Cheese please - Fleur du marquis

This flavoursome French cheese has been absent for a while because of a ban on unpasteurised milk products, but is once again in store. Made from sheep’s milk, it has an exterior crust that is coated with dried rosemary, thyme, coriander seeds, juniper berries and pepper. You can eat the crust, but it’s bitter. The inside of the cheese is snowy white, cream moist and soft when it’s young and gets whiter and runnier as it ages.

Mark says:
The first bite shows the creamy silky texture and then it explodes in the back of your mouth and you can taste the dried rosemary flavour. The robust flavours of the sheep’s milk linger in the mouth. It’s great as a snack, with a salad or on a cheese platter because it looks spectacular. Ben says: Match it with a glass of the prunotto barbera d’alba, a fragrant, fruity red with hints of flowers.

There are several other new cheeses in the cheese room at Spring Hill and the cheese cabinet at Milton. Drop in and have a look.We also have a new cheese club offer with three classic cheese boxes available all year round.
>View our website for more details about our cheese boxes

Champagne degustation night

Have we got a treat for you! Tognini’s and Moet Hennessy invite you to an evening of fine champagne with exquisite accompanying food. We will be tasting the latest releases from the houses of Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon and Ruinart, finishing with a 1996 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc. These are special champagnes that you won’t find at your local bottle shop.
• Ruinart Blanc de Blanc NV
• Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV
• Moet et Chandon Grand Vintage 2000
• Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2002
• Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 1996
• Moet et Chandon Rose NV

David Cross from Moet Hennessy will take you on a journey through the champagnes while Mark will talk about matching champagne and food. You’ll have some delightful tastes matched with each champagne. Expect zuchinni flowers with crab mouse, blinis with smoked salmon, caramelised onion tart, scallops and fruit with mascarpone to finish. Limited releases will also be available for purchase. They’ll add the perfect touch to your Christmas celebrations.

Numbers are limited. Please contact us to book your place:
Price: $85; Time: 6.45pm for 7.00pm start; Date: Wednesday, 12 November 2008 Place: Tognini’s BistroCaféDeli, Cnr Turbot & Boundary Streets, Spring Hill 07 3831 5300;;

Melbourne Cup

If you are expecting a crowd for Melbourne Cup or organising the office function this year, we’ve devised a special menu for Melbourne Cup.

Try our special office "meal deal" - spicy marinated bbq chicken with cous cous + summer slaw for $12.50 per person. Whole butterflied marinated chicken (size 14), quartered for your convenience, with homemade barbecue sauce $14.50. Delivery can be arranged between 10am - 1pm to CBD.

Tognini’s marinated chicken has been prepared using Mark’s special recipe. The accompanying salads will be made fresh on the day - all delivered to you for a no fuss Melbourne Cup function. Also on offer are freshly prepared sandwiches, rolls and wraps - fillings include chicken, mayo and rocket; turkey, swiss and cranberry; ham, avocado and salad and many more. Antipasto and cheese platters from our catering menu are also available on request. Check out our catering menu or download the Melbourne Cup order form from

Don’t forget Melbourne Cup is a big day around town. Please get your orders in early! 07 3831 5300;

Mark’s tip for Melbourne Cup is get your order in early so you don’t miss the race!

Narelle’s tip is be nice to your mother!