Pidapipo’s creations for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2024

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As we step into the month of March, the excitement around the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) continues to soar, and there’s no shortage of remarkable events to captivate your taste buds. If you’re looking to add a dash of thrill to your MFWF experience, the Pidapipo collaboration promises a fusion of savoury and sweet flavors that will leave you craving for more!

A Delectable Fusion: Salty Sweet

Pidapipo, known for its innovative and delectable gelato creations, has joined forces with expert chef and restaurateur Dan Hong to introduce “Salty Sweet” as a captivating addition to this year’s MFWF lineup. This extraordinary collaboration brings together the expertise of Pidapipo and the culinary ingenuity of Dan Hong to offer an unprecedented culinary journey.

Gelato Creations Beyond Imagination

From the 16th of March throughout the festival, indulge in three unique and specially crafted gelato flavors exclusively available at Pidapipo stores. The one-of-a-kind creations include:

  • Sweet Corn and Cheese: Experience a surprising twist of sweet corn gelato topped with parmigiano reggiano, delivering a delightful blend of sweet and savory notes.
  • Stoner’s Delight: Indulge in the richness of cinnamon donut gelato complemented by raspberry jam, pretzel and peanut praline, chocolate-coated potato chips, candied bacon crumb, and a generous drizzle of hot nutella, creating a symphony of flavors.
  • Pandan Pina Colada: Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with pandan-infused coconut and pineapple gelato, offering a refreshing and exotic delight in every scoop.

Unforgettable Launch Party

March 16th marks the much-anticipated launch day, where the Fitzroy Laboratorio will host an unforgettable party featuring Asian-inspired sweet and savoury treats with a Pidapipo twist, meticulously curated and tested by Dan Hong himself, alongside Pidapipo’s co-founder Lisa Valmorbida.

Exclusive event-only dishes at this celebration include:

  • ‘Strange Flavour’ Burrata with Sesame Sauce and Sichuan Chili Oil: A sophisticated blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
  • Lockdown Prawn Toast with Japanese Tartare Sauce: A delightful combination that pays homage to traditional flavors with a modern twist.
  • Cheeseburger Spring Rolls: A playful take on classic flavors, merging the essence of a cheeseburger with an unexpected presentation.
  • Banana Fritter alla Pidapipo: Indulge in a banana-shaped choux pastry filled with banana jam and golden syrup gelato, served with a rum-spiked warm creme anglaise, available exclusively at the Fitzroy Laboratorio throughout the festival.

This one-of-a-kind collaboration promises an unmatched culinary experience, blending the artistry of gelato with the culinary brilliance of Dan Hong, ensuring an unforgettable journey of flavors and creativity.

For those seeking an adventure for the senses, the Salty Sweet collaboration is a must-visit, offering an exclusive opportunity to savor the unexpected and celebrate the art of culinary innovation.

For more information on the Festival head to the website