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The Espy Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

St Kilda’s iconic Hotel Esplanade, affectionately known as The Espy, is gearing up to host two extraordinary culinary collaborations as part of the highly anticipated Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Renowned chefs Jake Nicolson, Lyndon Tyers, Jimmy Hurlston, and Salim Gafayri will come together to curate exceptional dining experiences at Mya Tiger and Louey’s Bar & Kitchen for two exclusive nights.

Donna Chang X Mya Tiger, Friday 15th March, 7pm-9pm

The first of these exceptional events will take place on Friday, 15th March, from 7pm to 9pm, as Executive Chef Jake Nicolson and Head Chef Lyndon Tyers from Brisbane-based Cantonese powerhouse, Donna Chang, join forces with The Espy’s Asian-inspired restaurant, Mya Tiger. This collaboration promises an 8-course Festival banquet that fuses Cantonese and Asian-inspired flavors, delivering an unforgettable gastronomic experience in the heart of St Kilda. Priced at $123 per person (drinks on consumption), this promises to be a night to remember.

Jimmy Hurlston X Salim Gafayri X Louey’s, Friday 22nd March, 7pm-10:30pm

The culinary magic continues on Friday, 22nd March, from 7pm to 10:30pm, as Melbournians are treated to a night of Italian-American delights crafted by Jimmy Hurlston of Collingwood’s revered eatery, Easey’s, along with star pizza chef Salim Gafayri and Louey’s Executive Chef Telina Menzies. The 5-course dining and drinking experience will feature hearty, messy Italian eats with an American twist, complemented by a selection of Picklebacks, wine served in carafes, and beats from Disco Italia DJs. The evening will culminate with a free gig by Melbourne hip-hop icon Posse Shot in the Espy Basement. Priced at $148 per person, this promises to be an unmissable event for food enthusiasts.

These one-night-only experiences at The Espy during the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival present unique opportunities to immerse oneself in Melbourne’s vibrant culinary scene at this iconic pub. The tickets for these events are available for purchase through The Espy’s official website.

As the excitement builds for these exclusive culinary spectacles, Melbourne locals and visitors alike can look forward to indulging in a unique blend of flavors and experiences brought together by some of the most celebrated chefs in the industry.

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