Gourmet Living – A Suburban Gourmet Paradise
“For me, gourmet food stores are like Disneyland. There are always new wondrous things I've never tried before. Gourmet Living is now a foodie's paradise in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.”
For me, gourmet food stores are like Disneyland. There are always new wondrous things I’ve never tried before. My eyes light up, and my wallet cries out in fear. I’m usually one that buys something if I haven’t seen it before, even though I probably don’t have any idea what I’ll use it in. Other times, I’m there for a specific purpose, and will try to refrain from buying things new amazing sounding things. It’s a hard battle, it’s like someone with a shoe addiction going into a massive shoe emporium.
Gourmet Living is one of the latest gourmet food stores to help us create restaurant quality dishes at home. Everything from Milawa mustards, crusty fresh bread, cheese, tableware and flavour packed food hampers. There is a huge range of tasting available around the store to help you decide as well.
Locals from the Templestowe area, Dallas and chef wife Rebecca McMillian, along with restaurant
I managed to ask Rebecca a few questions about the store;
What prompted you to open the store?
Being a chef, I have always felt strongly about Australian products and gourmet foods. When the opportunity came about to extend our business next door, my partners and I decided a Gourmet Food Store was the way to go. We felt there was a need for it in Templestowe. The village is made up of many restaurants and cafes so we felt that a food store would fit in quite well. I had many many brands in mind from the word go. Brands that I knew weren’t easily accessible for people in outer suburbs of Melbourne I wanted to bring then into one place…..They’re mostly all my favourites too! Melbourne has such a strong foodie scene, we basically wanted to extend this out to the suburbs!
Is ingredient matching/recommendation a service you offer? For example, if I was wanting to throw a party of lots of little nibbles, but wasn’t sure what to put on or with my cheeseboard, could someone help me out?
What are the top 5 selling products?
Is there something you guys stock that no one else stocks?
With Christmas on its way, what can you offer customers?
When can we expect the online shop to be open?
17a Anderson Street, Templestowe
Phone: (03) 9846 5375