Tutto Bene, the famed risotto specialist, revealed their tips for the perfect risotto during a series of masterclasses in July. Taken by head chef Nathan Scarfo, all points were covered from the variety of rice and cooking process, to how risotto should be like in terms of texture and consistency. Vialone Nano rice is preferred, rather than Arborio, and simplicity is king...

Tucked away on the second floor of the Southgate complex, Miyako Japanese Cuisine & Teppanyaki offers authentic Japanese cuisine from new head chef Yosuke Furukawa, recently of Izakaya Den. The restaurant features two teppanyaki grills, and a sushi and sashimi bar serving up market fresh fish. A range of seating options is available, from the regular tables, to the small balcony area (which can even be heated) with wonderful views of the CBD along the Yarra, and private tatami room complete with sunken tables. We opened with a small appetiser...

Waterslide Bar is the newest addition to Southgate, taking its place right next to La Camera. Fred Siggins (of Black Pearl) and Former Australian Bar Manager of the Year, Tim Wastell (Rockpool Perth, The Blue Diamond, The Saint St Kilda), have teamed up to create the cocktail menu and extensive drinks list, featuring wines and spirits, including nine pages of whiskeys. Techne Architecture and Design were in charge of the fit out, utilising dark timbers, gold and purple shades to create an ambience of retro elegance. There are plenty...