More Shopping … and geared up for the tourist trade
April 24, 2014
About Emporium Melbourne
Welcome to Emporium Melbourne, reimagined. Situated behind Myer Melbourne in Little Bourke Street.
Emporium Melbourne hosts Australia’s first Uniqlo, the largest Australian designer precinct in the country and 30 unique food icons, all in the heart of the CBD. The precinct features a mix of local and international designers, innovative concept and flagship stores and world class architecture.
The precinct connects to Melbourne Central, Myer Melbourne and to David Jones via pedestrian bridges and tunnels. It also indelibly connects with Melbourne’s history and its heart.
75 years after the establishment of the Myer Emporium on Lonsdale Street, Emporium Melbourne once again occupies its position as the city’s premier retailer centre, committed to delivering a world class retail experience effortlessly integrating a fusion of fashion, culture, food and art.
They have a unique Concierge service who will also deliver parcels to nearby city hotels.
Saturday – Wednesday 10am – 7pm
Thursday – Friday 10am – 9pm
ANZAC Day 1pm – 9pm
We ‘Love’ being a ‘little bit Italian’ – Congratulations Johnny Di Francesco
April 14, 2014
An Australian chef from Melbourne has won this year’s award for the best Pizza Margherita at the World Pizza Championship in Italy.
The annual competition, which took place this year in the Italian city of Parma, attracts hundreds of entrants from around the world. The international panel of judges decided the winner in the traditional Neapolitan pizza category was Johnny Di Francesco, who runs two restaurants in Melbourne – 400 Gradi in Brunswick and 90 secondi at Docklands.
But local pride was not all lost, as the Di Francesco family hails from Naples and the chef himself trained in the city’s prestigious Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. His recipe firmly follows tradition – and with good reason – as Neapolitan pizza won EU ‘Traditional Speciality Guaranteed’ status in 2010. This strictly defines the ingredients and manner of cooking – the pizza must be baked in a wood-burning stove and have a smooth, supple texture.