• Some of Melbourne’s best bartenders shared their favourite spring drinking spots with Broadsheet.

• The Broadsheet Kitchen has announced its first resident chef. Get ready for adventurous flavour pairings such as a dessert of frozen bay-leaf custard with a bitter caramel made from sherry and dried olives.

• Piccolina Gelateria has opened its new St Kilda store. Four special gelatos will rotate weekly. Last weekend there was buffalo ricotta and lemon curd; peanut-butter stracciatella; raspberry sorbet; and bread, butter and jam.

• Australia frothed at commercial beer giant Victoria Bitter’s foray into fashion merchandising.

• The owners behind Gertrude Street’s much-loved Colombian cafe Sonido have opened a factory and cafe dedicated to arepas in Preston. The sunshine-filled spot is so cheery in its yellow, white and aqua colour palette it’s almost therapeutic.

• Melbourne bartender Orlando Marzo, from South Melbourne fine diner Lûmé, has won Diageo World Class – the world’s most prestigious bartending competition.

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