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5 must-do Melbourne Good Food Month events this June

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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

Chef Paul Iskov from The New Vanguard on Melbourne Good Food Month

Paul Iskov

Melbourne Good Food Month is back in town now, so we spoke to one kitchen man in the know who’s got some exciting things on the go. Name’s Paul Iskov from The New Vanguard in Melbourne and he’s leading the charge on what the restaurant’s name legacy will be in the southern food scene. Iskov will be cooking alongside Matt Stone in their Good Food Month event, which needless to say, he’s pretty stoked for. “I’m really looking forward to getting over to the East Coast and cooking for Melbourne Good Food Month. Matt is a great chef, really leading the way in Australia and changing the way people think, cook and eat, it’s going to be a really fun event and look forward to checking out the rest of the Festival,” said Iskov. We had a chat to him about what to expect and how it’s all going to go down. Why is food so good in Melbourne?  Melbourne has some of the best restaurants in Australia and the world, it is so multicultural and you have a huge amount of choices, when it comes to dining out. There is a huge amount of talented cook’s and when you pair that with great produce from the region, you get to experience some great food. How do you think what you do sets you apart from the rest of the Australian food scene? I would say Fervor is different in a few ways, but the main thing would be we don’t have a permanent restaurant,… 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

5 major things to see and eat this Melbourne Good Food Month

Marco Pierre White - AGE - Epicure

Melbourne Good Food Month is back again from 1-30 June and if previous years have been anything to go by, it’s gonna be a big one. There’s a tonne of stuff on for it, as per usual, this year with some big names like Marco Pierre White, Matt Stone, and Andrew McConnell throwing their tea towels behind it all. Here’s what to see this year. An Evening with Marco Pierre White Wednesday, 5 June 6.30pm Time with MPW will start with a dinner featuring Phil Wood (Pt Leo Estate and Laura, Mornington Peninsula) who will take on Marco’s classics and create them as his own. Tickets include four courses with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire. Osteria Marco Thursday, 6 June 6.30pm A conversation with Marco Pierre White while sharing pasta dishes by Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00, Melbourne) and Joel Valvasori-Pereza (Lulu La Delizia, Perth). The New Vanguard Friday, 7 June 6.30pm Chefs Matt Stone (Oakridge, Yarra Valley) and Paul Iskov (Fervor, Perth) are part of the new chef vanguard putting hyper-local, sustainably sourced produce on the menu. Young Chefs Lunch with Marco Pierre White presented by Citi Saturday, 8 June I 1.30pm Mentored by the master himself Marco Pierre White, Melbourne’s next generation of culinary superstars present an extraordinary lunch. The Young Chefs Lunch showcases the impressive skills of the young guns of the country’s top kitchens, with a three-course lunch with matched wines in the chic surrounds of Good Food Month’s Restaurant at Canvas House.  Sunday Best with Marco Pierre White and Andrew McConnell Sunday, 9 June 1.30pm Marco Pierre White and Andrew McConnell will… 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

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. 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. 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. 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,… Read More

What’s up with Melbourne Good Food Month according to Mister Bianco’s Joseph Vargetto

Mister Bianco Good Food Month 1

It’s Melbourne Good Food Month this June, which means it’s nothing but quality eating and good vibes around the southern food capital. Presented by Citi, the festival returns with favourites like Let’s Do Lunch, presented by Peter Lehmann Wines of the Barossa, and Friends of Good Food Month now added to the exciting event 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. But what does it mean for the chefs? We spoke to Joseph Vargetto of Mister Bianco about all things Melbourne Good Food Month. Other than just being plain rapt to be apart of the month-long activation around Melbourne, Joseph plays it safe on dubbing Melbourne the food capital (that it often tends to be) of Australia. “I have a pretty varied opinion on this divisive topic but I feel each city in Australia has their own clear strengths based on the local produce available – for example the incredible tropical fruits (including mango and pineapples) from Queensland,” he said. “But, when it come to an unwavering passion for food and going the extra mile to bring that flavour, texture and aroma to the table, it has to be Melbourne.” So it’s no surprise the chef is all about his involvement in it this year. “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of Melbourne Good Food Month. It’s in the right in the middle of the perfect time for Victorian local produce,” he said. “Beautiful autumnal winter ingredients like mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes… Read More