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

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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?

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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 and oysters. Its invigorating – both personally and for Melbourne – to be a part of these amazing events. ‘Barolo vs. Etns’ at Massi and ‘How the boy became Mister Bianco’ at Mister Bianco. So excited!”

And to get into the full mood and swing of things around the city this month, Joseph is stopping at nothing to offer guests and fans of the venue’s menu something a little different.

“The fans never miss out! Our hospitality is always genuine and honest. The wines are sourced from some fabulous, passionate suppliers and the seasonal produce is at its prime. Everyone’s a winner,” he assures.

“At Massi Osteria we are having a little challenge between Barolo and Etna Rosso. North Vs South. It will be truly delicious. A fantastic event. And at Mister Bianco, a very symbolic dinner representing my journey as an apprentice cook, going overseas, cooking with my mum and opening the restaurants. The true joys of hospitality.”

See more about Mister Bianco at their website and head down to the Melbourne Good Food Month happenings all June. Here’s the Melbourne Good Food Month programme.

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