Good Food Month kicks off in Melbourne with the city’s best restaurants

Melbourne Good Food Month bar

With summer now a distant memory thanks to the temperature dipping into single digits, what better way to get over the winter blues than with a glass of red and food from some of Australia’s top chefs at this month’s Good Food Month Melbourne?

And we all know if there’s one thing Melbourne does well, it’s food and wine.

Melbourne Good Food Month food

For the next two weeks, Melbourne Palms, a palms-inspired pop up restaurant nestled right in the action of Federation Square will play host to exciting events with home-grown culinary greats including a stellar line-up.

Join the likes of Alla Wolf-Tasker from The Lake House, Daylesford and Andrew McConnell (Supernormal, Cumulus, Cutler & Co., Melbourne), a pasta party with Andreas Papadakis of Tipo 00, Melbourne, Mitch Orr (ACME, Sydney) and Joel Valvasori-Pereza(Lulu La Delizia, Perth), and a fish butchery masterclass with Josh Niland (Saint Peter, Sydney), just to name a few.

Melbourne Good Food Month launch

There’s even still a few highlights for the month still available, like Brunch with Josh Niland (Sunday 17 June, 10.30am, $70), One Fish, One Chef with Josh Niland (Sunday 17 June, 2pm, $80?), Date Night with 8-Bit & Glacé Frozen (Friday 22 June, 6.30pm, $60?) and Cutler & Co: An evening at the Cutler & Co Bar (Wednesday 20 June, $75) that includes an incredible offering.

Melbourne Good Food Month hors deouvres

Josh Niland’s brunch is with the two-hatted chef, the seafood king behind Saint Peter in Sydney’s Paddington and winner of the 2018 Good Food Guide’s ‘Best New Restaurant of the Year’ award.

You’ll hear about his strong focus on the importance of locally sourced, sustainable food and inspiration behind his expertly crafted sustainable seafood dishes, over an innovative three-course brunch with matching Brand’s Laira.

Melbourne Good Food Month photo

Meanwhile in One Fish, One Chef, food lovers will join Niland for an intensive theatre- seated fish butchery masterclass where they will be able to see him butcher a whole fish in minutes, improve their filleting skills, and learn head-to-tail techniques. The class will be concluded with fresh seafood snacks made using the same type of fish used in the demonstration.

And it goes on. Read more about what’s on here.

Tickets are also available for the The Dave-inci Code, a night hosted by Chefs David Moyle (Longsong) and David Verheul (Embla), that will serve up a renaissance-style menu of Biblical proportions, that also includes wine on the night along with a live Q&A with Ardyn Bernoth, Good Food editor.

Friends of Good Food Month is a series that will happen throughout the event, which will see chefs from Atlas Dining, Ricky & Pinky, San Telmo, Rice Paper Scissors, Taxi Kitchen, Burma Lane and Massi Osteria curate and host their own unique experiences for your culinary (and taste buds) pleasure.

June never tasted so good!

Melbourne Good Food Month restaurant