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CALIA BUSHFIRE APPEAL


The devastating Australian Bushfires have killed almost 1 billion native Australian Animals. Our heart goes out to all those affected by these bushfires. The bushfires are now larger than the Amazon, US and Indonesian bushfires combined. 

Calia will be donating 50% of all Matcha Drink sales at both our stores between 7-14 January to Zoo’s Victoria Emergency Wildlife Fund.

In addition, Calia’s staff have pledged to donate all of their tips for the month of January to CFA Victoria, WIRES Wildlife Rescue and the Australian Red Cross.

Thank you to all the hardworking volunteers who are doing the best they can to put out the flames and minimise the impact of the fires. Thousands of volunteers are battling the fires and saving the lives of humans and wildlife.


Donations can be made at:

Zoos Victoria Emergency Wildlife Fund

CFA Victoria

WIRES Wildlife Rescue

Red Cross Australia

CALIA TO OPEN FIRST INTERNATIONAL STORE IN KUALA LUMPUR

Calia is proud to announce that we will be launching our first international store in Kuala Lumpur in early 2020. Famous for being a food paradise, Malaysia is the perfect destination to begin our international expansion. We are pleased to open in the prime city location of Pavillion Mall alongside exclusive brands such as Dior, Hermes and Rolex. 


Located in the exclusive Pavilion Mall in the heart of Kuala Lumpur (occupying the former Ben's Cafe site on Level 6), Calia Pavilion will offer locals and tourist the same menu as the Calia Australia stores alongside an expanded menu including some local delights such as our version of Nasi Lemak. You can also expect to see dishes with fresh seafood and uni flown directly from Japan as well as our famous Calia Wagyu Bowls. Watch as our expertly trained chefs prepare your meal right before your eyes in our open kitchen - a signature feature at all of our Calia stores.

Image: Pavilion Mall Kuala Lumpur


Calia Pavilion will seat approximately 100 diners as well as a takeaway coffee and drink area serving specialty coffee from Australian Roasted Calia Coffee Beans and matcha drinks made from matcha directly imported from the Uji Region of Kyoto in Japan. Calia's Rose Latte and Purple Potato Latte will also be available alongside new signature drinks exclusive to Calia Malaysia.

Calia Pavilion will also have a dedicated retail area offering the latest in Calia food items imported and sourced from Australia and around the world to ensure we deliver the best to our customers. You will be able to purchase our delicious Calia Chocolate Macadamias to Italian Truffle Oil and Calia homewares. Our friendly staff in Calia Pavilion will also be able to assist in designing the ultimate gift boxes for friends, family or clients.


Follow Calia Malaysia on Instagram for the latest updates at @caliamalaysia

For job opportunities at Calia Malaysia please email your CV and preferred job position to: malaysia@calia.com.au

Calia Pavilion Kuala Lumpur - Opening Feb/Mar 2020


A CALIA CHRISTMAS

Celebrate Christmas with your loved ones by dining at Calia or by giving the gift of Calia. Enjoy our Christmas themed displays and windows as you browse our retail marketplace for a unique gift or whilst waiting for a table in our dining room.

BESPOKE GIFT BOXES AND HAMPERS


Our in-store staff can create bespoke gift boxes and hampers for you to gift to friends, family or valued clients. Choose from our exclusive variety of Calia Teas, Honey, Cookies, Nuts and Chocolates or from our selection of Imported Truffle Products to create the perfect Calia Gift Box. We also have Gift Vouchers available for purchase that can be used in both our restaurant and retail marketplace.


WORLD FAMOUS LOISON PANETTONE


Calia is proud to launch its Christmas range of Panettone and Pandori from world famous Italian Artisan Patisserie Loison.  Loison is a third generation family owned Patisserie founded in Italy in 1938 with a focus on producing the highest quality signature Confections and Panettone. Calia carries Loison Cookies, Panettone and Pandori. Select from a variety of Loison Panettone and Pandori flavours including Rose, Chocolate, Fig or Original.

GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE



Our staff can professionally gift wrap your purchase in-store for a small fee. While you wait for your gift to be beautifully transformed you can enjoy a coffee or a meal in our dining room.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CALIA!


For more assistance on any of our services please feel free to approach our friendly in-store staff who will be more than happy to assist in ensuring you have a wonderful Christmas. 

From all of us at Calia - we wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!


Calia Emporium

Level 3, Emporium Shopping Centre

Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Saturday to Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Thursday to Friday: 10am - 9pm


Calia Chadstone

Luxury Precinct Entrance, Chadstone Shopping Centre

Chadstone VIC 3148 Australia

Monday: 10am - 5:30pm

Tuesday to Thursday: 10am - 9:30pm

Friday to Saturay: 10am - 10pm

INSIDE THE MOST LUXURIOUS MENU YOU’LL FIND IN A RETAIL PRECINCT

By Broadsheet


Calia serves the Rolls-Royce of Wagyu flown in from Japan, rare toro tuna belly, and a 25-minute matcha lava cake … in Chadstone’s new dining precinct West Piazza. In partnership with Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, we take a look at a surprising and decadent menu.



Despite being inside a bustling shopping precinct in Melbourne, Calia’s chic décor somehow makes you forget the busy department stores and swarms of customers pulsating around you.


The Japanese-focused restaurant-to-retail store – which has a part-dining, part-grocery offering and was founded by chef Francisco Javier Araya – opened its second location on Chadstone’s ground floor.


From the layered puff pastry mille-feuille with purple sweet potato crème, to the kombu-dashi-braised abalone ceviche, Mauritian-born executive chef Kerry Lam (ex-chef de cuisine at Calia Emporium) knows what makes Calia’s offering something special.


We asked the chef to pick what he thinks are the five most notable dishes at Calia.


Read more at: https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink/article/inside-most-luxurious-menu-youll-find-retail-precinct

Second Truffle Discovery & Wine Dinner Released - Tues 11th June 2019

Due to popular demand and having sold out our first dinner on June 4th 2019, we have released a second date for our Calia, Yu Kitchen & Truffle Melbourne Truffle Discovery & Wine Pairing Dinner - Tuesday June 11th 2019!


Calia, Yu Kitchen, Truffle Melbourne & Cape Mentelle are proud to present a special one night only Truffle Discovery and Wine Pairing Degustation Dinner.

Created by Executive Chef Bernard Kong, you will enjoy 6 exclusive courses of fresh Australian truffle dishes with the optional pairing of 4 superb Cape Mentelle Wines from Margaret River.

Presented by Yu Kitchen, Calia, Truffle Melbourne, Cape Mentelle, Mayura Station Wagyu, Global Meats, Aquanas Foods, Morco Fresh & Stonebarn Truffles.


YU KITCHEN FRESH TRUFFLE DISCOVERY DEGUSTATION DINNER MENU

Course 1 - Baby Green Lip Abalone Salad with Fresh Shaved Truffle

Course 2 - Truffled Mayura Wagyu Beef Xiao Long Bao

Course 3 - Hokkaido Scallop wrapped in Yunnan Ham, Truffle & Pumpkin Veloute

Course 4 - Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly, Truffled Pear foam, Spiced Carrot Puree

Course 5 - Drunken Free-Range Chicken Roulade, Velvet Truffled Egg, Asparagus Fried Rice

Course 6 - Soybean Panna Cotta, Truffle Honey, Freeze Dried Blood Peach Snow

Tickets available at https://yukitchentruffle2.eventbrite.com.au

Truffle Discovery & Wine Pairing Dinner - Tues 4th June 2019



Calia, Yu Kitchen, Truffle Melbourne & Cape Mentelle are proud to present a special one night only Truffle Discovery and Wine Pairing Degustation Dinner.

Created by Yu Kitchen's Executive Chef Bernard Kong, you will enjoy 6 exclusive courses of fresh Australian truffle dishes with the optional pairing of 4 superb Cape Mentelle Wines from Margaret River.

Presented by Yu Kitchen, Calia, Truffle Melbourne, Cape Mentelle, Mayura Station Wagyu, Global Meats, Aquanas Foods, Morco Fresh & Stonebarn Truffles.


YU KITCHEN FRESH TRUFFLE DISCOVERY DEGUSTATION DINNER MENU

Course 1 - Baby Green Lip Abalone Salad with Fresh Shaved Truffle

Course 2 - Truffled Mayura Wagyu Beef Xiao Long Bao

Course 3 - Hokkaido Scallop wrapped in Yunnan Ham, Truffle & Pumpkin Veloute

Course 4 - Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly, Truffled Pear foam, Spiced Carrot Puree

Course 5 - Drunken Free-Range Chicken Roulade, Velvet Truffled Egg, Asparagus Fried Rice

Course 6 - Soybean Panna Cotta, Truffle Honey, Freeze Dried Blood Peach Snow

Tickets available at https://yukitchentruffle2.eventbrite.com.au

Calia just launched a second Japanese-inspired restaurant-to-retail concept in Chadstone and it is a sight to behold.

Calia just launched a second Japanese-inspired restaurant-to-retail concept in Chadstone and it is a sight to behold.

By Urbanlist


Split over two levels, the shiny new Chadstone venue flaunts 100 indoor seats and an additional 50 seats in an outdoor area. Best part? It’s open until 10 pm every night so you can enjoy Michelin-star level Japanese cuisine until late.

The expanded menu from the original Calia sees new items such as the beef udon soup and matcha soba in addition to a grazing menu of 18 moreish Japanese sharing plates. The tapas-style plates boast familiar Emporium favourites, from the sashimi plate to the grilled tiger prawns to the totally delicious umami fries. 

Those of us with a sweet tooth can try the creative sweet purple potato mille-feuille or the signature matcha lava cake for some ooey-gooey chocolate-y-ness. But if you’re feeling a bit swanky, you can try your luck by ordering the exclusive The Coconut dessert—but make sure to come in early on this one, as it’s only available in limited quantities.

Read more at: 

https://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/directory/calia-chadstone

JAPANESE DINER AND FOOD STORE CALIA HEADS TO CHADSTONE

By Broadsheet



Two years after opening the doors to its Japanese-inspired restaurant-to-retail store at Emporium, Calia is opening a second spot at Chadstone. Upstairs at the new store will be Yu Kitchen, a mid-range Chinese restaurant.

At Calia, patrons can dine on Wagyu rice bowls and matcha lava cakes, then move to the adjoining gourmet food store to buy ingredients for home.

The Chadstone location (opposite Tiffany & Co.) will seat 60 more diners (both indoors and outdoors) than the Emporium spot does. There’ll also be a wine and whisky tasting area – a venture too big for Emporium – and dinner service.

“We’ll still have the core menu for brunch and lunch,” says Calia chief executive officer Jason Chang. “We’ll also have another menu where you can sit down with friends, have a drink, and have some Japanese tapas.”

Francisco Araya, who trained under Ferran Adria at El Bulli, and worked at Tokyo’s Michelin-starred 81 Restaurant, has designed the menu at the new Calia.

Yu Kitchen will be connected to Calia by an internal staircase leading upstairs and will offer formal Chinese dining and yum cha. The menu is by executive chef Chen Kentaro of two-Michelin-starred restaurant Shisen Hanten in Singapore. Kentaro is also the son of “iron chef” Chen Kenichi.

Read more at:

https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink/article/calia-heading-chadstone

AN AMBITIOUS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DINING AND RETAIL CENTRE IS OPENING IN CHADSTONE THIS DECEMBER

By Concrete Playground



It might be best known as Melbourne's fashion capital, but Chadstone Shopping Centre is about to up the ante in its culinary department, announcing an ambitious new food and dining project to open this December.

Taking over the two-level space most recently home to the Louis Vuitton Time Capsule exhibition, the project will be home to two different dining offerings — a second outpost of restaurant-to-retail concept Calia downstairs and a Chinese yum cha restaurant above.

This next iteration of Calia comes two years after the original launched within Melbourne Emporium, boasting a larger, 120-seat capacity space, complete with retail area, dining space and dedicated section for wine and whisky tastings. Chef Francisco Araya (from Spain's Michelin-starred elBulli and Mugaritz) is plating up a luxurious, yet affordable menu, crafted around quality ingredients that are also available to buy in the adjoining retail space.

Read more at: https://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/restaurant/an-ambitious-multi-million-dollar-dining-and-retail-centre-is-opening-in-chadstone-this-december/

A Fine Diner with a Twist in the CBD

By Broadsheet

Calia is a gourmet food store, restaurant and educational space in one.

As a chef, Francisco Javier Araya has dedicated much of his life to sourcing sustainable ingredients in countries such as Spain, Japan, China and his native Chile.

He’s established strong connections with key culinary players all over the world having worked in Spain’s world-renowned restaurants elBulli and Mugaritz and Shanghai’s NAPA wine bar and kitchen. His Tokyo fine diner, 81 Restaurant earned him a Michelin star in 2013. Now, he wants to share this success with everyone.

Araya’s restaurant-to-retail concept, Calia, aims to help customers and diners better connect the food they’re eating to its origins and the stories behind it.

He wants people to understand the effort that goes into sustainable produce, either through signs explaining a product’s history or origins, or staff who are on hand to explain that information and offer samples.

Araya has also tried to emulate the fine dining experience, but do away with certain parts of the process he thinks are unnecessary.

Read more at: https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink/fine-diner-twist-cbd

The Hottest Restaurant Openings in January 2017

By Qantas Magazine



MELBOURNE  - Calia 

The food: Ferran Adrià’s protégé and the chef behind Tokyo’s Michelin-starred 81 restaurant, Francisco Araya has devised an Asian-inspired menu here that includes Robbins Island Wagyu with Japanese rice, onsen egg, shiso and caviar. 

The drinks: Local craft beers and a range of sakés, plus international and local wine labels such as Jauma, Domaine Simha and Ulithorne. 

The atmosphere: There’s lots of marble, brass and beechwood in this swank, buzzy eatery. 

The location: Third floor of the Emporium Melbourne shopping mall in the CBD.

Read more at: https://www.qantas.com/travelinsider/en/trending/new-restaurant-openings-in-january-2017.html

The Hottest Restaurant Openings in January