There are few Melburnians who love food more than chef Paul Wilson, and fewer still who can create such memorable meals. Prepare to work up an appetite as he tells you the best places to eat and drink around Melbourne, and lets you in on a few secrets on the way.
Having originally relocated to Melbourne from the UK, Paul is to be believed when he describes Melbourne's food and wine scene as 'edgy, fun, locally inspired and very casual whilst being sophisticated.'
Paul is a big fan of Melbourne's incredibly multicultural local produce that allows chefs like him to create authentic food. 'You eat the best Mexican, Spanish, French, Mod Oz and Asian food in the world in Melbourne,' he declares.
The city's eclectic food communities are a big drawcard. The Vietnamese fish markets in Richmond and Footscray are Paul's biggest foodie secrets, but he'll also give you tips on other food pockets.
'Visit Victoria Street, Richmond for pho, Carlton for handmade mozzarella, Chinatown for Peking duck, St Kilda for Mexican, Brunswick for Greek and Middle Eastern delights, and Flinders Lane for cool Mod Oz eateries and bars.'