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Melbourne wine & cheese fest 2024


Prepare your taste buds for a truly delectable experience as the Wine & Cheese Fest returns to Melbourne on Sunday, 3rd March 2024. Hosted at The Timber Yard, this event promises a delightful showcase of the finest dairy products and grape varieties, creating an unforgettable celebration for all attendees. An Epicurean Delight Embrace the 11th edition of the Wine & Cheese Fest, where approximately 50 artisan producers from Victoria and beyond will converge to curate a sensory paradise. With complimentary tastings, engaging masterclasses, and the opportunity to interact with each boutique producer, this event is a tribute to Australian businesses and the art of gastronomy. Culinary Showcases Step into a world of culinary exploration with renowned producers such as That’s Amore Cheese, BoatShed Cheese, Schulz Organic Dairy, Long Paddock Cheese & The Cheese School, L’Artisan Cheese, Urban Vineyard, Bellarine Estate Winery, Pizzini Wines, Clarnette Wines, and John Gehrig Wines. Additionally, a selection of eateries including Ummu Gozleme, Porcupine Eatery, Athens Traditional Souvlaki, and Cannoleria will be present, offering delicious dishes to savor between tastings. The Ultimate Experience Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or simply seeking to tantalize your taste buds, the Wine & Cheese Fest caters to all enthusiasts of fine cheese and wine. Attendees can partake in free masterclasses conducted by cheese producers and winemakers, gaining insights into production techniques, culinary tips, and the art of becoming a true aficionado. For those seeking an extra element of excitement, the Grape Stomp Competition awaits, offering participants the chance to win delightful prizes. Express your interest… Read More

West Melbourne’s best food festival

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Get ready, foodies and music lovers! The much awaited, premier food and music festival in Melbourne’s West – Flavour Fest – is back and promises to be more scrumptious and entertaining than ever before. The festival will take centre stage on Saturday, 2 March, from 12pm to 9pm. A celebration of community, culture, and cuisine, this spectacular event is proudly presented by Melton City Council and Woodlea. It offers a delightful mix of mouth-watering bites from Victoria’s most popular food trucks, thrilling kids activities and a line-up of music artists that promise an electrifying performance that will have you dancing into the sunset. The main stage will come alive from 3pm onwards with sweet sounds from artists including the Pierce Brothers, Steph Strings, Kitschen Boy, Mitch Santiago, and D’Arcy Spiller. But before the music commences, the afternoon is dedicated to tantalising your taste buds. Savour the flavours from some of Melbourne’s best food trucks, including Big Boy BBQ, Hoy Pinoy, 400 Gradi, and many more. But it’s not only about the savoury delights. The ‘Sweet Life’ zone is specifically designed for the sweet-toothed, offering a variety of desserts from cakes to greek doughnuts and gelato. And for those over 18, a visit to Flavour Fest’s dedicated Beer Garden is a must. Here you’ll find local boutique brewers, wine distillers and artisan spirits from Melbourne’s West, including the likes of ReWine, Wonki, and The Prosecco Van. Flavour Fest is also a family-friendly event. The ‘Play Zone’ will feature a sustainability-focused immersive art experience by the Slow… Read More

The Espy does Asian with a dumpling dego and roast duck banquet

Mya Tiger at the Esplanade

Prepare your taste buds for an exciting culinary journey at Mya Tiger at the Hotel Esplanade (The Espy). This month heralds the arrival of two delectable offerings that are guaranteed to delight – a Dumpling Degustation and a Roast Duck Banquet! Starting August 9, the Dumpling Degustation will be served up every Wednesday from 5.30pm. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine, setting the tone for an evening of indulgent dumpling discovery. The chefs at Mya Tiger have put together an innovative menu that takes the humble dumpling to new heights. Feast on unique creations like Wagyu Beef with Bone Marrow and Red Braised Duck & Candied Cumquat, in addition to some of Mya Tiger’s renowned classics. The Dumpling Degustation is priced at just $39 per person. The Roast Duck Banquet provides a unique twist to the traditional Sunday roast. Beginning on August 13, this extraordinary banquet will be served from 5.30pm every Sunday. Guests can anticipate a glass of sparkling on arrival followed by a tantalising banquet featuring Roast Duck in three ways – classic Roast Duck Pancakes, handmade Braised Duck Dumplings and a final flourish of Crispy Szechuan Duck. Please book in advance as availability is limited each Sunday. The Roast Duck Banquet is also priced at $39 per person. Mya Tiger is your perfect destination for any occasion, offering sumptuous food, refreshing drinks and a welcoming atmosphere. It is open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday from 12.00pm-2.30pm and for dinner daily from 5.30pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, the… Read More

Melbourne Wine & Cheese Fest is back this March

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If wine and cheese are your thing, then this is the news you want. There’s a one-day festival held on Sunday 5th March that will give Melburnians – and visitors! – the chance to experience 50 local wineries, cheese and artisan producers all under the one roof. Held at the Port Melbourne Timber Yard, which will be converted into an epic wine and cheese delicatessen that has to be seen to be ‘brie-lieved’. Running across two mouth-watering sessions, foodies can meet each boutique producer, sample free tastings and support local vendors by buying goods brought from all corners of Victoria and beyond.   he live music, DJs and roving artists will keep guests entertained while their taste buds take a trip around Victoria, whilst the little ones keep busy in the dedicated kids’ zone complete with face painting, lawn games, and more interactive games. And for those looking to get their feet dirty and take home some delicious prizes on the day, Wine & Cheese Fest will be running their famous Grape Stomp Competition between 3pm and 4pm. Expressions of interest are now open, wineandcheesefest.com.au/grape-stomp-comp When:              Sunday 5th March, 2023, 11.30am – 8pm (across two sessions) 1st session: 11.30am – 3pm 2nd session: 3.30pm – 7pm Where:             The Timber Yard – 351 Plummer St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207 Who:                50 local wineries, cheese, and artisan producers Why:                To celebrate the 10th year of bringing together local wine and cheese makers under one roof for all to enjoy. Cost:                 General Admission: $44-$59, Total Wine Indulgence (TWI) $89/$94, VIP $150

Food festivals in Melbourne: East Malvern’s Central Park food and wine festival is back

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The 5th annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will return to East Malvern’s picturesque Central Park! At long last, after a long pandemic-fuelled break, the festival will boast a vast range of exquisite wineries from all across Victoria, artisan provedores and entertainment on Sunday 27 March 2022, from 11am to 6pm. The festival will feature a vast range of exquisite wines from 12 wineries from the Victorian wines including: Turners Crossing, Innocent Bystander, Red Edge, Tellurian Wines, Linnaea Vineyards, Munari Wines, Heathcote Winery, Olive Hills Estate, Wren Estate, Buller Wines, Buckshot Vineyard and Mount Avoca Wine. And for the more foodie amongst us, there’ll be local Melbourne favourite food trucks, local favourite restaurants and pop-up restaurant stalls like 48h Pizza & Gnocchi Bar, Nepal Dining, The Flying Calamari, Bao Melbourne, Mushiki Dumplings, The Smoke Pit and more. There’s also freshly shucked fresh and wild Signature Oysters matched with Sparkling prosecco served all day long. Our Merchant Coffee Roasters from Mansfield serving up freshly brewed coffee and even puppicinos for our fury friends and delicious desserts from the Pressed Waffle Bar and Luvlee Gourmet’s handcrafted ice creams for all to enjoy. For more info and to sort your itinerary out (tickets are $22.95), head to the festival’s website

5 must-do Melbourne Good Food Month events this June

Food Month

Life’s basically normal again and with the annual Melbourne Good Food Month back on this year – safely – it’s time to plan what you’re going to hit up. Here are five feature events to add to the diary. Flower Drum x Neil Perry Where? Flower Drum | 6pm, 6:30pm & 7pm, Tuesday, 1 June | $220 Good Food Month couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Melbourne Good Food Month than with Flower Drum x Neil Perry. We wanted to go big – so we asked the country’s most hatted chef (149 at last count), Neil Perry, to collaborate with Melbourne’s culinary institution, Flower Drum for something truly exclusive. Neil has curated a one-off special menu filled with his favourite Flower Drum dishes – some of which are on the menu and some of which are the secret off-menu dishes made especially for Neil when he visits. Tickets include multiple courses plus a Q&A with the chefs.  Get tickets here Esmay Pop-up with Bar Liberty Where? Bar Liberty | 5:30pm, 6pm, 8pm & 8:30pm, Tuesday 15 June | $140 Good things happen when you pair Alanna Sapwell’s travelling restaurant, Esmay, with Melbourne’s hatted wine and dine masterpiece, Bar Liberty. Both have a focus on seasonal produce, and both live on that axis where creativity meets comfort.  Alanna’s touring Esmay around the country with Good Food Month, with all events in Brisbane, Canberra & Perth selling out in a flash, so we recommend snapping up tickets early as tickets are limited to this Melbourne… Read More

Melbourne Good Food Month feature events you want to try

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Melbourne’s Custom House is about to become the hub-of-hubs for this year’s Melbourne Good Food Month. With chefs Adam Liaw, Jason Baratt and Nick Mahlook on hand, there’ll be a series of unique dining events that await any hungry foodie. Here’s what’s on: Adam Liaw x Keita Abe When: Wednesday, 12 June, 6:30pm How much: $170 Adam Liaw, television host of Destination Flavour and author of five incredible cookbooks, is inviting Melburnians on a cultural and culinary journey, with Keita Abe from Sydney institution, Chaco Bar. Abe is the master of yakitori, cultivating a cult following with his famous meat skewers, inspired by his native city of Fukuoka, Japan. Tickets include multiple courses with premium wines and beer supplied by James Squire. The Good Food Editor’s Dinner presented by David Jones When: Friday, 14 June, 6:30pm How much: $170 National Good Food Editor Ardyn Bernoth and Chief Restaurant Critic Gemima Cody have assembled the who’s who of the industry, sharing their insights and anecdotes into the wonderful world of food – Jason Barratt, head chef of Halcyon House’s two-hatted restaurant Paper Daisy, Nick Mahlook, whose ocean-to-plate philosophy keeps Melbourne’s The Atlantic Group very busy, and Nikki To, the woman behind the famous food images in the business and the person Australia’s top chefs call when they want to elevate a dish into an icon. Young Chefs Lunch with Marco Pierre White presented by Citi  When: Saturday, 8 June 1:30pm In this special event, Marco Pierre White will host a four-course lunch, prepared by four hotly tipped stars of Melbourne’s culinary scene – Jessica… Read More

Melbourne Good Food Month with 8bit restaurant

8bit burgers

This June in Melbourne, it is Melbourne Good Food Month, which means it’s nothing but quality eating and good vibes around the southern food capital. Presented by Citi, the festival returns with favourites along the length and breadth of a packed programme. This year, Melbourne Good Food Month features heaps of foodiful events, showcasing the very best of Australia’s restaurant industry over 30 delectable days. We spoke to Shayne McCallum of 8bit restaurant in Melbourne who had nothing but the best to ay about the month-long celebration. A post shared by Eat8bit (@eat8bit) on Jun 25, 2018 at 1:10am PDT Melbourne is the food capital of Australia. What are your thoughts on this?  Melbourne is pretty lucky with all its diversity of restaurants & cuisines.  We have so much young, talented hospitality crew doing amazing things & opening great cafes, late night bars, & smart casual diners and the food and beer festivals all year round.  I can easily see, truth in that statement. Are you excited to be a part of the activations in Melbourne this Good Food Month? We were thrilled that we got asked to work with Good Food Month, I have personally done a few gigs with Good Food Month over the years, but it’s the first time 8bit has been a part of it, which we are really stoked about. Obviously, it’s all about the best of what you do, but are there any secrets or surprises in-store for fans? We are bringing some of our best-selling burgers & our waffle fries to this event, we don’t sell the waffle fries in store, so it… Read More