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Imbue Distillery
Products: Gin
Local outlets: Online
Fitzroy Cellars
Hop and Vine, Warrandyte
Liquorologist, Balwyn North
Lower Plenty Liquor
Northcote Bottleshop
Second Home, Eltham

Venues: Bowerbird Bar, Richmond; Craft Kitchen and Bar, Eltham; Fondata 1872, Kangaroo Ground; Jock & Eddie, Eltham; Little Black Pig & Sons, Heidelberg; Little Drop of Poison, Eltham; Mercer's Restaurant, Eltham; Next Door Warrandyte Bar and Eatery; Platform 3095, Eltham; The Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood
Township/Suburb: Research
Notes (in their own words):

Imbue Distillery are a husband and wife team that make hand-crafted gins and gin liquers imbued with stories (and flavours) relating to where they live (Nillumbik). They are not afraid to play with flavours and, for example, their first product was gin infused with dandelion, prickly pear, blackberry and fennel, all foraged from the local area. Over time, they plan to expand to other spirits and liqueurs. Together, founders Mel and Mick Sheard share 30 years' experience in Melbourne’s food industry.

Read an interview with Mel and Mick Sheard.

Italian Chef
Products: A variety of pastas. Sauces.
Blood Orange, Hawthorn
Continental Deli, Hawthorn
The Rathdown Village Deli, Carlton North
Township/Suburb: Brighton
Notes (in their own words):

Italian Chef makes a wide variety of pastas, including tagliatelle, ravioli, tortelli, gnocchi, lasagna and cannelloni. They also make napoli and meat ragu sauces. At markets, they also sell ready-to-eat ravioli and gnocchi.

iVi’s Chevaps
Products: Ready-to-eat chevapi (meat patties) in bread
Township/Suburb: Doreen
Notes (in their own words):

iVi's Chevaps sell ready-to-eat chevapi (skinless, sausage-shaped meat patties, Balkan style) served in turkish-style bread with optional raw or cooked onions and ayvar (capsicum relish). They are cooked on a gas BBQ and are served on environmentally friendly recycled paper plates with a recycled paper napkin and wooden skewer to hold them together.