New Life at the Press Club
George Calombaris and March Studio’s triple project in Melbourne, Australia. A feast for the eyes and the palate.
By Marta Lavinia Carboni
Melbourne’s Central Business District is also Australia’s intellectual capital. Hidden behind the neoclassical front of the old Herald Sun building, now you find a very particular culinary project. George Calombaris is an eccentric Australian chef who was also judge at Masterchef. He owns many places in Melbourne, including The Press Club: 84 elegant seats where you can enjoy high-quality Greek food.
The Press Club
Last one is Press Projects, a small experimental kitchen that opened recently. You can taste the dishes and discover the menu by making an appointment. March Studio – a name to keep in mind when it comes to international architecture -is behind the design. This is actually a very tight and rectangular place-laboratory, the walls are pale green, the pipes visible, the bricks white, and the stainless steel kitchen island stands in the middle of the room.
Three spots, one next to the other. A small revolution when it comes to Australia’s culinary world, new formats, high-quality food, a passion now shared by many. A way to enjoy the art of conviviality.
About the author Marta Lavinia Carboni works at Vogue and Elle Decor Italia. She designs and likes to do research, with a preference for color and space. Carboni worked for Nava, Zucchi and Italo Treno.