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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2010

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2010

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The Festival is a globally acclaimed event showcasing the best of Victoria’s culinary culture over an exciting 12-day program. With more than 250 diverse events featuring some of the world’s best chefs and wine identities, the Festival reaffirms Victoria’s reputation as Australia’s leading food and wine destination. This year sees the return of one of Victoria’s iconic Regional World’s Longest Lunches – Marysville – one year on from Black Saturday. It is a great honour to be working with this resilient community and others towards the revitalisation of our regions. The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival offers our primary producers, chefs and winemakers an ideal platform to showcase their products to thousands of festival-goers from all over the world. For lovers of food and wine, it promises to whet and satisfy every appetite – I encourage you to come along and taste the best Victoria has to offer.

Victoria’s reputation as a world-class culinary destination will be on display again at the 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Now in its 18th year, the Festival celebrates the best of our State’s outstanding food and wine culture. Through continued growth and unique activities, the Festival continues to affirm its place as a hallmark event on the prestigious Victorian events calendar. The Festival offers something for locals and visitors alike, with more than 250 events taking place across Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria. During the Festival, Victoria’s top restaurants and wineries, laneway cafes and rooftop bars are on show, and with more than 100 events under $100, you will be sure to find something to suit your taste and budget. This year’s event also welcomes leading world-class chefs and wine identities to the Langham Melbourne MasterClass, with tickets to these events highly coveted by food and wine lovers. I hope you enjoy the 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and all the outstanding gastronomic experiences on offer in our great State.

With many restaurants, cafés, bistros and bars dotted down our laneways and adorning our rooftops, it is easy to see why Melbourne is Australia’s culinary capital. The City of Melbourne is once again delighted to support Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Featuring an array of events over 12 bustling days, the Festival highlights our city’s love of food, wine and conviviality.

Browse the official Festival Guide to find something that tickles your palate. Whether it be at one of the city's top restaurants, down a narrow laneway, on a rooftop, in the fresh country air or adrift a seductive ocean breeze, eat, drink, JOIN IN.

This year’s Festival explores a growing interest in food sustainability, which will see City Square transformed into the ultimate food-producing urban plot for Metlink Edible Garden. Look out for other mini-plots as they, too, pop up around Melbourne. We celebrate the wonderful culinary influences of our Chinese and South-East Asian migrant heritage at the Festival’s hallmark World’s Longest Lunch, the eagerly anticipated return of Heat Beads® Hawkers’ Market and an exciting new Dumpling Crawl through Chinatown. Enjoy nibbling and sipping your way around the Festival’s sumptuous selection of the best Australia’s food and wine capital has to offer.

Contents A word from the kitchen – Behind the scenes Up the garden path

MasterClass Winemaker Dinners

Sips for the novice and the knowing Multicultural Melbourne

Tim Holding MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Experiences with Sommeliers Liquid Indulgence

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Food for the mind Explore Victoria

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The Murray

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Miele Hands-On MasterClass

The 2010 program is rich in variety and quality, highlighting the excellence of our food and wine industry. Melbourne events such as Cellar Door at Southgate and Hotshot & Teapot, alongside more than 70 regional events across the state, provide producers with an opportunity to showcase their craft. The program demonstrates the Festival’s commitment to the continued quality, variety and growth of the food and wine industry in regional Victoria.

Now in its 18th year, the 2010 Festival offers a world-class program showcasing the creativity and skills of the passionate people who comprise our Victorian food and wine industry. With well over 100 events on offer for under $100, along with many free events, the program is as accessible as it is innovative.

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The return of World’s Longest Lunch to Marysville, after a year of hardship for many, is testament to the strength of our regional communities. I encourage you all to join me in sampling our regional hospitality and celebrating the Festival’s diverse program, ranging from high-end fine dining to relaxed al fresco celebrations.

I look forward to celebrating Victoria’s prosperous food and wine landscape with you at this year’s Festival.

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Edible discoveries

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MasterClass Chef Dinners Chef Dinners at crown

Very Special Lunches and Dinners

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Casual Bites

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Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula

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Chef & Wine Presenter Biographies

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Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

Once again I am delighted to be a part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, winner for the second year running in the Melbourne Airport Victorian Tourism Awards.

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It is with much enthusiasm that I join in the celebrations of Australia’s pre-eminent food and wine event, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

In many ways, this year’s Festival is a reflection of a return to basics in the kitchen (Langham Melbourne MasterClass, Miele Hands-On MasterClass) and growing interest in food sustainability (Metlink Edible Garden). Melbourne continues its love affair with coffee (Hotshot & Teapot) and the peoples’ favourite makes its triumphant return (Heat Beads® Hawkers Market).

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High Country

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World's longest lunch – Melbourne Roasters week

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Earthly Abundance – The dinner

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Growing, Cooking, Sharing

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Give them coffee. They will come.

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Up the Garden Path

Gastronomy 2010 is all about the global food trends of edible flower power, the energy of good soil and clean seas, and the sustainable and joyful model of small-scale farmers and gardeners working with local chefs.

We have gone full circle. The world’s most exciting chefs have been leading us on a merry dance through the science laboratory with their molecular and pharmaceutical gastronomy, but now, the next-gen chefs are fighting back, by leading us up the garden path. Gastronomy 2010 is all about the global food trends of edible flower power, the energy of good soil and clean seas, and the sustainable and joyful model of small-scale farmers and gardeners working with local chefs. Among those doing what comes naturally at MasterClass are the inspired David Kinch of Manresa in California, the fish-mad Mads Refslund of MR Restaurant in Copenhagen, London’s charming two-star chef Claude Bosi of Hibiscus, and Sydney’s Peter Gilmore of Quay, who has a ‘growing room’ in his glamorous harbourside restaurant so that the baby heirloom vegetables can be picked just minutes before we eat them. But even mother nature can do with a little nudge every now and then. So spice queen Ana Sortun of Boston adds warmth to her farm-fresh food with her own spice mixes, and eco-aware Thomasina Miers of London’s Wahaca does it with streetwise style at her Mexican market-inspired diners. New York’s always-in-hot-water bad-ass chef David Chang of Momofuku does it with new-generation Korean-American attitude and loads of spicy kimchi, and local hero Neil Perry does it with smoke and fire at his ground-breaking Rockpool Bar & Grill. This year our wonderful weekend MasterClass – the beating heart of the entire Festival, where kitchen secrets are laid bare in two days of talking, cooking and above all, tasting – can’t be contained. It spills out of the classroom and into BMW Edge as Italy’s brilliant artist-chef Massimo Bottura and Spain’s most challenging philosopher-chef Andoni Luis Aduriz discuss their life’s work with the ebullient Matt Preston in our inspirational Theatre of Ideas. From there we go out on the town in a series of match-made-in-heaven dinners that see the world’s most exciting chefs and winemakers hosted by our own greats in the spirit of cultural generosity, hospitality and having a damn good time. It’s what we do best, after all.

Jill Dupleix Creative Director – Global

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DON’T MISS… Theatre of Ideas We’re plating up the latest thinking in the world of gastronomy by putting the spotlight on two of the world’s most exciting chefs and providing a unique insight into how they create the food the world is talking about, presented by Matt Preston. See page 23 for further details.

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Our Stars

Browse the program to find events featuring these and other international guests of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival! Find the rest of our stellar line-up on page 25 …

Jamie Oliver Fifteen > From peeling vegetables in his dad’s pub-restaurant as a youngster, to influential stints in highly regarded London restaurants, Carluccio’s & River Café, this energetic and revolutionary English chef developed a genuine passion to cook fresh, honest and totally delicious food. Now world-famous for not only his food, but his initiatives encouraging healthy eating, as well as helping disadvantaged kids through the Fifteen Foundation, he is thrilled to be back in Australia. Find details on Jamie Oliver Live and Big Night Out with Fifteen on page 49

Nobu Matsuhisa Nobu restaurants worldwide > Nobuyuki Matsuhisa – known simply as Nobu – currently has 21 restaurants in 16 cities. He is the author of four cookbooks, and has received numerous culinary honours and citations. Nobu’s first job was in a Tokyo sushi restaurant, but it was time spent in Lima, Peru, that influenced what is now his signature style. His first restaurant, Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills, was an instant success. It was there he met Robert De Niro and together they opened Nobu in New York in 1994. Find details on Nobu’s Chef Dinner at Nobu at Crown on Page 42


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To begin we have something for all lovers of wine, from the beginner to the slightly obsessive and everything in between.

Sips for the novice and the knowing Melbourne is renowned for its love of diversity and proudly sits at the heart of a state that boasts 21 distinctly different wine growing regions, Victoria.

Whet your appetite!

As well as celebrating quality Victorian wine, Melburnians warmly welcome new experiences from the rest of the country and abroad. It’s this love for excellence and variety that has inspired the wine program for the 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. We start with something for all lovers of wine, from the beginner to the slightly obsessive – and everyone in between. As with food, wine touches most of our lives, so presenting the opportunity to unravel the mysteries that wine can sometimes evoke, sits snuggly with our broader Festival philosophy.

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Take the time to stroll along Southbank and enjoy Cellar Door at Southgate. Whet your appetite? Learn more about wine when you make your way to The Langham for our Wine Retreat (but make sure you pre-book!). New to 2010, Wine Retreat is all about giving wine lovers a fresh, interactive experience, with discussions on different foods and how they work with wine. Or, if you recognise yourself as wine-obsessed, then Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience is the pick for you. Throughout the Festival, there are myriad wine events – also those celebrating beer, whisky and other tipples – being held all around Victoria. At once fascinating, fun and informative, our drinkable program shows just how diverse and engaging our wonderful city and regions truly are.

SIP SPEECH Ben Edwards Creative Director – Wine

Wine words to aid your beverage banter during the Festival Big: Descriptor for full-bodied wines, often

high in alcohol, flavoursome and, in the case of red wine, high in tannins.

Mouthfeel: Term used to describe the texture of the wine and the way it feels inside your mouth – based on tasting the combination of textures, flavours and weight. The Nose: The smell of a wine (often described as its ‘bouquet’ or ‘aroma’), which is the major determiner of the perceived flavour in the mouth

FIVE highlight events for your drinking pleasure; browse the program for DOZENS more drinkable discoveries.

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Pre-Dinner Drinks

Martini History tour

There can be few people more qualified to discuss the noble art of making the perfect martini than Vernon Chalker of Gin Palace fame. The perfect way to get the taste buds titillated. See page 60.

Entrée Young Vines

Enjoy the full flush and enthusiasm of youth at this luxe party with some of Victoria’s young gun winemakers and their wines. The setting is lavish. A suitable backdrop for a celebration of the “New Guard” of Victorian wine. See page 60.

Main Course

The Appropriately Long Sommelier Lunch

The boys and girls of Sommeliers Australia and some of Melbourne’s hottest chefs are throwing a lunch at Ormond Hall that will take you back to a time when a long lunch was a testament to staying power. Simply brilliant! See page 58.

Multicultural Melbourne One of the best things about living in Melbourne is that we are able to express our love for our heritage, our ancestors, our food as much as our love of Australia. Take Little Bourke Street’s newly refurbished Chinatown, for instance. While it is still the spiritual heart of the Chinese on account of being the longest inhabited Chinatown precinct in the Western world, it is now a microcosm of the many communities that make up our city. Here, Chinese dumplings rub shoulders with Japanese okonomiyaki; Korean kimchi jostle with wickedly delicious Thai tom yam and perky Italian antipasti mingle with gutsy Greek mezze. This year the Festival celebrates and honours the cuisines of the diverse ethnicities that call our fabulous city home. On offer is the return of our much-loved Heat Beads® Hawkers’ Market, where you'll find Melbourne's top 30 hawkers' dishes hailing from 12 Asian hotspot eateries along with vibrant entertainment, music and cooking demonstrations to feed your soul. A perfect way to spend a balmy March Melbourne night. We bring together one thousand people at a continuous long table for our World’s Longest Lunch,

stretching alongside the National Gallery of Victoria to showcase tantalising Chinese flavours and visually spectacular performances. Still more dynamic events will allow you to taste your way from Afghanistan to Africa, from Peru to Portugal, without venturing further than our outer suburbs. Wonderfully topical at the moment, Dumpling Crawl provides an intimate behind-the-scenes look at Cantonese, Shanghainese and Chiu Chow (a regional group from Guangdong) yum-cha dumplings and why we love them. While a range of Japanese events show you the intricacies of sake and the Izakaya style of cuisine. To celebrate our rich and diverse traditions, camels and Bollywood dancers will greet us on the World Passport Tour to Dandenong to taste global flavours – with home-grown produce, naturally. The heartland of migrants from all over the world (more than 140 communities), modern Dandenong is the new hub of foodie Melbourne. Our city is one hell of a great place to live. Come feast and embrace our rich traditions, our laneways, our vibrant peoples, our very own Hawkers’ Market and our many cuisines.

You will taste your way from Afghanistan to Africa, from Peru to Portugal, without venturing further than our outer suburbs.

Let your tastebuds do some globetrotting, these events – and many more – champion foreign fare

MIDDLE EASTERN BAKERY TOURS

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A GLORIOUS TASTE OF INDIA

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DISCOVER THE JOY OF SAKE

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WORLD STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

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GREEKS VS THE REST

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Victorian Sparkling Spectacular

EQ has always featured prominently at the Festival, and their sparkling spectacular will showcase some very exciting, and completely world-class wines coming out of Victoria today. See page 60.

Palate Cleanser

Shinobi Japanese Beer Garden

The cleansing ale is a vital part of Australian culture. This event pays homage to our beloved liquid gold in the calming surrounds of a Japanese garden designed with authenticity and style in mind. See page 60.

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Packed lunch? Take some time out from the office to enjoy the lush, edible surroundings of the Metlink Edible Garden at City Square. See page 15 of the guide for more details, including a week-long timetable of free cooking demonstrations for kids and adults.

Growing, Cooking, Sharing Heroic Heirloom

Heirloom produce is harvested from seeds and plants that have been handed down from one generation to the next. They come from open-pollinated plants (pollinated by natural circumstance) and are coveted for their delicious flavour, not to mention their positive environmental impact.

How I love my own vegetable garden – it is endlessly fascinating and changes by the day. A flower today and three days later a bean! How exciting is that! There is little that is more satisfying than growing your own food, harvesting it, preparing something fresh and delicious, and sharing the bounty with loved ones. And the growing vegetables are so beautiful – so many different shapes and colours.

Okay, you know what they say about Melbourne – ‘great food and great wine’ of course, but also ‘the coffee is brilliant’. Not just brilliant here and there, either.

So we’re bringing it on all over town with a very zeitgeisty Roasters' Week from 15 to 21 March to celebrate the art and science of roasting – the heartland of our own entrenched coffee industry. It’s for coffee geeks, sure, and for those obsessed with the relative merits of ristretto versus piccolo or Fairtrade versus organic beans, but it’s also an open door to those just getting their heads around the delicate, creative, complex, aromatic world of coffee for the first magical time.

I’m thrilled that the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is embracing the same philosophy through the Metlink Edible Garden and an exciting new children’s program. It’s an undeniably powerful concept which encourages us to reassess our connections with food; celebrate our many regional food growers and providores; and get our own hands dirty.

Check out Roasters' Week on page 21.

Jill Dupleix

I hope that you will join in the fun. Be inspired by The Digger’s Club’s glorious display of edible plants, learn the secrets of fresh food preparation from top chefs, or join my own favourite cooks – skilled primary school students – for a tasty home-grown food experience as part of my Edible Garden event.

Spilling the beans

Some key coffee terms just in case all this talk is brewing your brain...

Happy growing, cooking and sharing,

Stephanie Alexander

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Give them coffee. They will come.

Coffee culture in Melbourne is as wide as it is deep. People here discuss the art of cupping, of syphon-ing, of tamping and texturing as other people in other towns might discuss property values and TV shows. It is not normal. It is bordering on obsessive compulsive behavior. And it is very, very Melbourne.

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program makes the concept of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal food real for thousands of primary school children around Australia each week.

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It's an undeniably powerful concept which encourages us to reasses our connections with food; celebrate our many regional food growers and providores; and get our own hands dirty.

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A brewing method that uses vapour pressure to filter coffee through a cloth filter, producing a clean cup.

When coffee is brewed by forcing hot water through finely ground coffee beans using pressure to create 25-30ml of rich coffee with a thick, gold foam on top (crema).

A pour over (also known as filter), is a gentle way of brewing coffee, by pouring boiling water over ground coffee in paper filter.

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Regional revitalisation Melbourne Food and Wine Festival reaches beyond its culinary capital to Victoria’s glorious food and wine regions, celebrating the State’s diverse spoils in a 70-event strong regional program. Pillow-light gnocchi, crafted at the hands of the gorgeous nonnas of the North-East. A five-course nod to Australian garlic, grown and prepared by regional champion George Biron. The lost-art of whole-carcass butchery, rediscovered. Port Phillip Bay’s proud bounty – wild-caught seafood, delicately fleshed, elegant. Tender grass-fed, dry-aged steak, its juices evoking thoughts of Echuca’s ancient red gums – steak you’d travel for. These authentic mouthfuls of regional Victoria capture a true expression of time and place. Produce, personalities and places intermingle to paint a unique picture on each region’s canvas. One of the most arresting images, 200 lunching revellers seated along the river flats of the Steavensons River, toasting the journey of Marysville’s road to recovery. An emblem of the revitalisation of our regions, Marysville World’s Longest Lunch returns as one of 19 spectacular long lunches taking place simultaneously on the first day of the Festival, from the treetops of Noojee to the Sorrento shoreline.

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Explore Victoria Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is the perfect time to Put Victoria on your Table and bask in the edible bounties of our State. With over 70 regional events taking place across 12 days, taste your way through our 10 regions. Why not pop into a local farmers’ market along the way? We grow and make some of the best food and wine in the world. You’d be silly not to! See page 71 and EXPLORE VICTORIA.

The Festival also dishes up hands-on and in-depth learning opportunities, where the intellectual collides with the sensorial. Elsewhere, produce is hero, whether your fetish is pork, olives, tomato, garlic, artisan bread or seafood. Or wine. Escape for a day to winery-based festivities within 90 minutes drive of Melbourne, or plot your weekend gastronomic escape. Let the Festival fill your glass and take your breath away...

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Regional events covering everything from planting and harvesting produce to grape crushing. Become an instant expert and tell all your friends about it.

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Escape for a day to winery-based festivities within 90 minutes drive of Melbourne, or plot your weekend gastronomic escape. Let the Festival fill your glass and take your breath away…

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Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market

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Taste and experience the flavours and fragrances of Asia Why? Nose-tickling spices, enticing aromas, clacking bowls, clashing woks and delicious dishes. > Let your senses be stimulated as the sounds and smells of Asia

rise and float over Melbourne once again with the highly anticipated return of the original Heat Beads® Hawkers’ Market.

Follow the glow of incandescent lantern light for three special evenings of street food ambience. Choose from a selection of Melbourne's top 30 hawkers' dishes – okonomiyaki, gado gado, ikan penggang, bulgogi, fried ice cream and more – from 12 of our city's most popular Asian chefs and restaurants, then match your selections to Scotchmans Hill wines and frothy James Boag’s brews.

True taste enthusiasts insist on Heat Beads BBQ Briquettes

Learn the secrets to noodle pulling, dumpling making, spring roll-ing and rice frying to the beat of Japanese drumming and other lively entertainment. From Japan to Vietnam, Singapore to Indonesia, walk your palate through the bustling backstreets of Asia.  een to inject your own style? Decorate your stretch K of table to suit your mood; kitsch or classic cloths and candelabras encouraged! Prizes will be awarded.

When: 15 – 17 March Session 1: 6.00PM – 8.00PM Session 2: 8.30PM – 10.30PM

Where: Queen Victoria Market, pedestrian entry from

cnr. Queen and Therry Street, and from carpark Cost: Pre-sale: $45.00. At the gate: $48.00 (includes entry, entertainment, live cooking demonstrations, door prizes, recipe booklet and 4 hawkers’ plate vouchers) Junior ticket: $20.00 (includes 2 hawkers’ plate vouchers) Bookings: melbournefoodandwine.com.au or phone Ticketmaster 136 100

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Heat things up in your own backyard: Buy your ticket to the Heat Beads® Hawkers’ Market and go in the draw to win one of three unique Heat Beads® solid fuel Entertainer BBQs. Entry forms available at each Heat Beads® Hawkers’ Market session. Visit melbournefoodandwine. com.au for more details.

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Melbourne's Top 30 Hawkers' Dishes 12 Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market restaurants will be presenting a selection of tantalising menu items. Here's a taste of their signature dishes to whet your appetite.

Chilli India Beef Vindaloo

Hallah Hallah Bulgogi

Chillipadi Chicken Laksa

Kenzan @ GPO Maguro sushi sushi

Co Ðo Pho

Laksa Me Ikan Panggang

Cookie BBQ Chicken Sticks with Green Papaya Salad & Rice

Pan Asian Húi Guo Róu

Dainty Sichuan Food Sichuan BBQ

Sake & Grill Maedaya Tsukune

Spicy beef curry

Marinated barbecued beef

Spicy noodle soup

Cooked tuna hand roll

Grilled fish

Twice cooked pork cheek

Chilli chicken

Chicken meatball with special sauce

Dumpling King Pan-fried Dumpling Combo

Warung Agus Balinese Restaurant Babi Guling Roasted suckling pig

A variety of vegetarian options available. Don’t forget to pick up your Heat Beads® Hawkers’ Market mini recipe book for your chance to try these delicious meals at home.

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Come and Appreciate the Taste yourself at the Heat Beads Hawkers’ Market – Queen Victoria Market

Visit www.heatbeads.com for authentic recipes and tips for cooking on live coals

Adding to the hustle and bustle will be the thundering sounds of music, dance and drumming, both traditional and contemporary.

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Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th March 2010, 6.00pm - 8.00pm and 8.30pm - 10.30pm

Hawkers’ Rhythms

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“ MFWF has always been about what makes living in this town a pleasure. Our wonderful food and wine – of course – but also our laneways and rooftops, our history, our heritage.” – The Age, Epicure

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has unearthed a group of talented artists and landscapers to answer these questions with appetisers for the eyes, scattered throughout the city.

Just like the Triffids took over London, the humble veggie patch sprouts wildly out of control on the steps of the State Library. Edible flowers, fruit and vegetables wrap their way around the Festival's iconic plate, fork and glass, what will they take over next?

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Will food grow in the city? Can we grow it in small, dark, difficult places? Will it grow behind glass in an underground train station platform? Can a crop grow in the back of a ute? Tomatoes on a plate? Bush tucker between metal?

State Library of Victoria, Swanston Street

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Why? Because there is an art to growing food.

HARBOUR ESPLANADE

Food meets art in places you least expect

By Edible Eden Design

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Long before the construction of transport waterways and shiny glass towers of today, the Docklands was a natural swamp land, fertile and plentiful with waterfowl, fish, many edible plants and animals. Is it ancient history or can nature break through the metal trappings of modern civilisation?

PLATE, GLASS, FORK – EPIC FEAST

Cnr. Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

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Presented by the City of Melbourne

By Pod Garden Design

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Feasting Vignettes

Once upon A Time

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7.00AM – 7.00PM What happens when a ute crashes into a white picket fence and lands in an edible garden bed? Do the herbs and vegetables take it lying down? Be an eye witness at Home Delivery.

The Digger’s Club – truck in edible flowers, plants and trees to boldly build the city a public edible garden. The sprawling patch will form a metro homage to the diverse produce grown in Victoria’s own backyard, our 10 regions. As the garden’s delicious inhabitants grow toward the sun, home-grown garden chefs such as Stephanie Alexander, Jude Blereau (Whole Food Cooking) and Matt Wilkinson (Circa) will take to the stage to share their culinary love and knowledge. City workers and lunchers, mums and dads, friends and little tackers alike can see, touch, smell and taste their way through the garden, while taking in nourishing workshops and cooking demos that show the simple skills required to grow and harvest food. Worms will wriggle, jewel-coloured fruits will ripen and veggies and seeds will be swapped. Join in and be inspired to transform your own inner-city terrace or outer-suburban block into a delicious and sustainable sea of fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs and seeds. Continue the learning by visiting The Edible Garden online at melbournefoodandwine.com.au for all things fresh, home-grown and seasonal.

When: 12 – 19 March, 10.00AM – 7.00PM Where: City Square, Swanston Street, Melbourne Cost: Free More details: Visit melbournefoodandwine.com.au

STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN FOUNDATION: Metlink EDIBLE GARDEN EVENT growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing

Veggie Swap

Why? Because kids learn to enjoy the good stuff when they’ve planted, grown, picked and cooked it.

> Would you still turn all your lemons

> This hands-on workshop is the perfect opportunity for kids and their parents to learn the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation principles, in the fun and engaging environment of Metlink Edible Garden. Children will harvest their own vegetables and see cooking demonstrations by Kitchen Garden primary students preparing a delicious seasonal feast. All will then take their seats at the long table in Metlink Edible Garden to enjoy the culinary fruits of the day.

When: 14 March Workshop 1: 10.00AM – 12.00PM Workshop 2: 2.00PM – 4.00PM

Bring your home-grown fruits, vegetables and top gardening tips to City Square for the Veggie Swap and get a taste for this friendly, informal and sustainable marketplace.

When: 13 March, 10.00AM Where: City Square,

Cost: $50.00 per person, places limited Bookings: melbournefoodandwine.com.au

Cost: Free entry and participation More details: Visit us online at

or phone Tickmaster 136 100

Public Transport is the best way to get to and from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. For public transport information visit metlinkmelbourne.com.au or call 131 638

into lemonade if you could swap some for apples? Each weekend Melburnians from the inner northern suburbs meet to swap and share their excess fruit, vegetables and herbs. For one special day, in celebration of Metlink Edible Garden, CERES Urban Orchard Project and the Yarra Urban Harvest Produce Swapmeet will collaborate to share their produce and invite others to learn how it’s done.

Where: City Square,

Swanston Street, Melbourne

for extended session details

Metlink Edible Garden Weekday Program

Hands-on kids' workshops

Swanston Street, Melbourne

melbournefoodandwine.com.au

Note: All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is recommended for children aged 8 – 12 years.

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Tuesday 16

Wednesday 17

Thursday 18

Friday 19

Gardening Demos

12.45pm

Soil: Good Dirt Keith Edwards, The Digger’s Club

Compost: Black Gold Keith Edwards, The Digger’s Club

Seed Sowing: Secrets Keith Edwards, The Digger’s Club

Espalier: Edible Sculpture Chris England, Merrywood Plants

Harvesting and Cooking Keith Edwards and Luke Palmer, The Digger’s Club

Cooking Demos

1.15pm

Matt Wilkinson, Circa, the Prince

Nicolas Poelaert, Embrasse

Meredith Kirton, author Harvest

Luke Palmer, Fork to Fork at Heronswood

Matthew Evans, author The Real Food Companion

1.45pm

Michael Ryan, Provenance

Jude Blereau, author Whole Food Cooking

Paul Wilson, Mr Wilson

Pierre Roelofs Freelance pastry chef

Alastair McLeod, Bretts Wharf

4.30pm – 6.00pm

Family Garden Food*

Family Garden Food*

Family Garden Food*

Family Garden Food*

Kids Demos

*Family Garden Food – Bring your family to the city for a guided tour of our Metlink Edible Garden and discover how you can grow, harvest, cook and eat sustainable produce from your urban backyard. Experience a series of fun, interactive activities and a demonstration of just how easy it is to create delicious Family Garden Food that will inspire you all to dig-in!

Naming Rights Partner

Partners

Nature prefers public transport.

FOR further information visit us at melbournefoodandwine.com.au or call 03 9823 6100

The Digger's Club

If you care about what you put in your mouth and want to lead a healthy and self-sufficient lifestyle, then The Digger’s Club can show you how. Visit The Edible Garden at melbournefoodandwine.com.au for essential updates on how to plant and harvest your own produce and give the environment a helping hand along the way.


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Cellar Door at Southgate

Cellar Door at Southgate

Cellar Door at Southgate

Put Victoria on Your Table Providores’ Market Visit the Providores’ Market for the perfect food to complement your wine tasting. Sample Victoria’s great cheeses, dried fruits, olives and breads direct from the producers. Purchase a taste of regional Victoria to take home. Cheese

Melbourne’s original riverside marketplace of boutique Victorian wineries

Meredith Dairy Milawa Cheese Company

Produce

wine regions without leaving the city.

Feature Wineries

> Gather your friends, head to the Southgate Promenade and enjoy

Test your palate on known and familiar varietals, uncover new favourites from undiscovered corners of the State and stock your cellar to continue the lively festivities at home. How to improve on vinous perfection? Pick up a tasting plate of artisan Victorian nibbles or cheeses from the adjoining Providores’ Market, find a sunny spot and delight in the bounty of our regions against the iconic Melbourne city skyline. Enjoy delicious tastes at the Southgate restaurant food stalls: Kouzina Tutto Bene

La Camera Walter's Wine Bar

Refreshments from James Boags and Sanpellegrino water also available.

When: 20 – 21 March, 12.00PM – 5.00PM Where: Southgate Promenade Cost: $35.00 per day, includes wine tastings and tasting notes booklet Bookings: melbournefoodandwine.com.au

or phone Ticketmaster 136 100 Limited sales on the day, pre-purchase of tickets is recommended.

Alpine Valley

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– Boynton's Feathertop – Gapsted Wines

Ballarat

7 Pyrenees

– Best’s Great Western – Grampians Estate – Kimbarra Wines – Mount Cole Wineworks – Mount Langi Ghiran – Seppelt Winery

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– Ballarat Pinot Noir Showcase

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Bendigo

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– Bellarine Estate – Scotchmans Hill – Shadowfax Winery

Gippsland

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– D'Angelo Wines – Windy Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Goulburn Valley

Rutherglen

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King Valley

Free educational sessions will take place on Cellar Door stage, followed by free wine tasting tours for limited numbers. Tunes will be played throughout the day by Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Yarra Valley Dairy

Cellar Door Stage Program

Happy Fruit

12.30PM

Victorian Sparkling

JimJam Foods

1.30PM

Pinot Noir

La Madre Bakery

2.30PM

Italian Varietals

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Complete your Southgate weekend with a relaxing Cellar Door Wine Lunch or Dinner and enjoy the gorgeous view of Melbourne’s skyline set against the Yarra River.

1.00PM

Victorian Sparkling

Wildings Pantry Essentials

2.00PM

Pinot Noir

Arctic Fox Brewing

3.00PM

Italian Varietals

Grand Ridge Brewery Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company Three Troupers Brewery

Tour places are limited. Please register on the day at the Scruffy Bunch Tours stand opposite the stage. Tours will depart from the Scruffy Bunch stand.

White Rabbit Brewery

– Boat O'Craigo

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– Buller View Wines & Ros Ritchie Wines – Delatite Winery – Snobs Creek Estate

Yarra Valley

– Box Stallion – Rebello Wines

Lunch > Two-courses including entrée and main with each course served in a different Southgate restaurant along with a perfectly matched glass of Victorian wine. When: 20, 21 March, 12.00PM – 2.00PM Cost: Option of $35.00 or $55.00 menu

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

Effen Brewing Company

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– Chambers Rosewood – Lake Moodemere Vineyards – Rutherglen Estates – Stanton & Killeen Wines

Upper Goulburn

– Granite Hills – Hanging Rock Winery – Sautjan Vineyards

Mornington Peninsula

Scruffy Bunch Mini Tours

– Plunkett Fowles

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Macedon Ranges

Microbreweries

Mount Zero Olives

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– Brown Brothers Wines – Gracebrook Vineyards – King River Estate – Pizzini Wines

– Goulburn Terrace – Mitchelton and Preece Wines – Tisdall Wines

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– Berrys Bridge Wines – Mount Avoca – Polleters – Wimmera Hills

– Downing Estate – McIvor Estate – Milvine Estate Wines – Peregrine Ridge – Sanguine Estate – Shelmerdine Vineyards – Tellurian – Tyrrell's Wines

– Blackjack Wines

Cellar Door Wine Lunches & Dinner

Dinner > Three-courses including entrée, main and dessert, each served in a different Southgate restaurant and matched perfectly with a glass of Victorian wine. When: 21 March, 6.00PM – 10.00PM Cost: Option of $65.00 or $85.00 menu

Sip Sessions and Taste Tours

Michel’s Fine Biscuits

Geelong

Pure South

Cellar Door Program

Puglia Cheese (The Providore Group)

Why? Because it’s your chance to tour and taste from Victoria’s

a divine afternoon of alfresco wine tasting as over 60 of Victoria’s best boutique wineries bring their cellar doors to you.

Locheilan Farmhouse Cheese

Innocent Bystander – Hirsch Hill Estate – Mandala Wines – Medhurst Wines – Miller's Dixon Creek Estate – Punt Road Wines – Seville Estate – Stefani Estate – Warramate Wines – Yering Farm Wines – Yering Station

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Earthly Abundance – The Dinner Global goes local for this sensory extravaganza of glamour and gastronomy Why? Because you’ll never see Prahran Market like this again. The culinary stars of America make heroes of seasonal Victorian produce to complement soul-enriching wines at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s glamour night.

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Prahran Market, Melbourne's home of fresh produce, transforms into a leafy, luscious, edible paradise for the evening. Start your roving feast with delicious canapés and wine in the market square, before settling in the market hall at tables strewn with herbs, vegetables and fruits. Delight in three sumptuous courses crafted by a star-studded cast of visiting chefs: April Bloomfield, Nancy Silverton, David Kinch, Nobu Matsuhisa and Josiah Citrin. The feast continues back in the square, where wine, chocolate, cocktails, coffee and cheese will be served in abundance.

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Where: Participating Southgate restaurants Bookings: 03 9699 4311

Just as the seasons ebb and flow, so too will you amble through this bountiful garden in full autumn harvest.

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When: 17 March, 7.00PM – 11.30PM Where: Prahran Market, enter via Essential Ingredient,

Elizabeth Street, exit via Commercial Road, South Yarra Cost: $195.00 Bookings: melbournefoodandwine.com.au or phone Ticketmaster 136 100

Partners

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL FOR further information visit us at melbournefoodandwine.com.au or call 03 9823 6100

Sanpellegrino Café Society Photography Exhibition

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Melbourne’s thriving café society culture is all about sharing good coffee, good food and stimulating conversation with friends. The Sanpellegrino Café Society Photography Competition involves selected café society establishments in Melbourne. These cafés were asked to collaborate with a final year RMIT photography student to create an image that captures fashion in café society. All 25 images representing Melbourne’s leading cafés will be on display.

When: 12-23 March Where: Mid Level, Southgate Cost: Free

Bookings: Not required

Partners

FOR further information visit us at melbournefoodandwine.com.au or call 03 9823 6100


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Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market

Monday 15 March

Barilla Foodie Films

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Films with flavour at Federation Square Why? We love exploring the link between food and art,

celebrated on the big screen.

Mel Stuart 1971 Distributed by on Chapel Distributi

The original film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ssic. scrumptious cla

> Pull up a deck chair for an evening of free outdoor cinema, with

World's Longest Lunch

World’s Longest Lunch

TUESday 16 March 5.30PM – Chef Demo Jude Blereau, Author, Whole Food Cooking 6.30PM – Film Mostly Martha

Sandra Nettlebeck 2001 Distributed by Paramount Pictures

One of the hottest tickets on Melbourne’s event calendar

An argumentative workaholic chef is given the task of caring for her orphaned niece.

Why? It is World’s Longest Lunch. Need we say more?

a prelude of performances from Melbourne International Jazz Festival and lively dish demonstrations in a grassed Fed Square.

> This year’s World’s Longest Lunch table will stretch its way

From the sugar-fuelled antics of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, to Black Gold’s thought-provoking exploration of the global coffee industry, Foodie Films is your post-work alfresco picnic spot with a twist. Bring your own picnic or drop in to Beer Deluxe Hamburger Grill at the rear of the plaza for a cold beer or wine while savouring the last moments of daylight saving.

When: 15 – 19 March, 5.30PM – 9.30PM Where: Federation Square Plaza Cost: Free entry

Buy a glass of wine or beer to be enjoyed alfresco, local restaurants will have dinner boxes available from $10.00+ Bookings: No bookings required, come early to reserve your deck chairs Naming Rights Partner

Partners

Chef demonstrations hosted by Barilla Australia executive chef Luca Ciano

WEDNESDAY 17 March

THURSDAY 18 March

FRIDAY 19 March

5.30PM – Chef Demo Greg Feck, Sapore

5.30PM – Chef Demo Tobie Puttock, Fifteen

5.30PM – Chef Demo Pierre Roelofs, Freelance pastry chef

6.30PM – Film My Dinner with André

6.30PM – Film Babette’s Feast

6.30PM – Film Black Gold

Gabriel Axel 1987

Marc & Nick Francis 2006

Louis Malle 1981

Distributed by Chapel Distribution

Distributed by Madman Entertainment

Artistic, sensual and sacred passions unite in Norway all through one sitting of French cuisine.

An insight into the multi-billion dollar coffee trade and one man’s fight for a fair price.

Distributed by Aztec International

Over dinner in an upmarket New York City restaurant, two old friends share their life stories.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

along St Kilda Road in a vibrant flourish of food, wine and entertainment inspired by China. Rally your family, friends, colleagues or clients to be part of this delectable spectacle surrounded by the iconic Melbourne arts precinct.

Join nearly 1000 others for a superb three-course lunch, matched with delicious Scotchmans Hill wines and surrounded by lush, leafy trees with views of the city.

Right: dim sum in Chinese bamboo basket

World’s Longest Lunch is among the first Festival events to sell out each year, so reserve your seat early to be part of this unique experience. Vegetarian menu available.

When: Friday 12 March, 12:00PM – 3.00PM Where: St Kilda Road, in front of the NGV and Arts Centre Cost: $115 Bookings: melbournefoodandwine.com.au

or phone Ticketmaster 136 100 More details: Visit us online at melbournefoodandwine.com.au

FOR further information visit us at melbournefoodandwine.com.au or call 03 9823 6100

Homeless World’s Longest Lunch

> Can’t make it to the World’s Longest lunch? Then cheer up someone else instead. HEAT, (Hospitality, Employment and Training) is a program which trains young people in the industry while providing them with much needed support. HEAT and patron, chef Guy Grossi will create a World’s Longest Lunch for the homeless. Your purchase of a ticket will contribute a donation to HEAT and enable a less fortunate member of the community to enjoy this iconic event.

Italy’s No.1 Pasta & Sauce

When: 12 March, 12:00PM - 3:00PM Where: The lawn of the St Kilda Town Hall, Corner Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Cost: $50.00 donation buys someone less fortunate a ticket to a World's Longest Lunch. Donations are tax deductible.

Regional World’s Longest Lunches

> 19 World’s Longest Lunches

will wind their way through Victoria’s spectacular regions. North, south, east, west, thousands of Victorians will feast simultaneously in picturesque locations to celebrate our food and wine culture across the State. See the Explore Victoria section on page 71 for full details.

Bookings: 03 9696 5340 Website: www.heat.org.au

Peking duck

Partners

FOR further information visit us at melbournefoodandwine.com.au or call 03 9823 6100

Go the delicious distance

Many of our Regional World’s Longest Lunches are less than an hour away from the centre of Melbourne. Gather your friends and make the trip out of town to enjoy the spectacular settings.

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Roasters' Week

Roasters' Week Discover the secrets behind top coffee beans, blends and baristas. Why? Because good coffee is as rich, complex and fascinating as any wine – and an essential daily fix. > Designed for coffee enthusiasts, Roasters’ Week is a series

of workshops held in Melbourne's boutique coffee roasteries. Take a warehouse tour, talk with the roasters and understand the art and passion behind the bean. Learn the art of cupping, sample new and old brewing methods or find out how to become a brilliant home barista. Bookings are essential, places are limited.

Visit page 53 for details on the Hotshot Super Class, your chance to get insider advice from renown international Q Cupping expert Tracy Allen (USA).

Roasters' Week Program Event

Day

Time

Roastery

Address

Type

Bookings

Price

Introduction to Cupping Expand your coffee palate and experience the unique flavours with a cupping session

15 March

10.00AM

Market Lane Coffee

Shop 13, Prahran Market, Corner of Elizabeth Street and Market Lane, South Yarra

Cupping Session

03 9804 7434

Free

Australian Grown Coffee Learn more about growing, processing and roasting with the home-grown bean (includes cupping session)

15 March

6.00PM

Eureka Coffee / Growers Espresso

332 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

Discussion and Cupping

03 9486 1886

$25.00

Specialty Coffee Adventure Hands-on sample roasting of various green beans, cupping session, plus brewing with French press, syphon and espresso

16 March

4.00PM

Auction Rooms / Small Batch

103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Sampling, cupping and brewing session

orders@ smallbatch. com

$20.00, with coffee to take home

Coffees from the Region Explore the diverse coffees of the region (includes cupping session)

16 March

6.00PM

Eureka Coffee / Growers Espresso

332 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

Discussion and Cupping

03 9486 1886

$25.00

Home Brewing Methods Learn to brew like a pro, with these top tips, tricks and methods.

17 March

10.00AM

Market Lane Coffee

Shop 13, Prahran Market, Cnr of Elizabeth Street and Market Lane, South Yarra

Brewing Methods

03 9804 7374

Free

From Crop to Cup Join discussions, view demonstrations and go behind the scenes on this roasting warehouse tour.

17 March

12.00PM

Di Bella

19 Leveson Street, North Melbourne

Roasting Warehouse Tour

03 9329 2973

Free

Cup of Excellence Join this coffee cupping session with expert Mike Cracknell

18 March

6.00PM

Di Bella

19 Leveson Street, North Melbourne

Cupping Session

03 9329 2973

Free

What Makes a Great Home Barista? Brush up on your skills with this seminar and demonstration

19 March 20 March

10.00AM 10.00AM

Coffee Company

260 Carlisle Street, Balaclava

Discussion with Demonstrations

03 9534 6604

$15.00

Sample them all! Syphon, Turkish, Otto, stovetop and espresso

20 March

12.00PM

Di Bella

19 Leveson Street, North Melbourne

Brewing Methods

03 9329 2973

Free

FOR further information visit us at melbournefoodandwine.com.au or call 03 9823 6100

Partner

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LANGHAM MELBOURNE MASTERCLASS

Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Parisian A fternoon Tea

with Gontran Cherrier.

langham melbourne masterclass theatre of ideas

Serving up our finest chefs and winemakers

Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience Miele Hands-On MasterClass

Why? Because it’s your chance to see the globe’s new wave chefs, in the one venue.

Chef & Wine Presenter Biographies

> With your purchase of your one or two day ticket you can mix and match between these areas:

masterclass session details

Chef MasterClass Whether you’re a soufflé queen or have never boiled an egg, you will find something to inspire you in our line-up. Each chef will demonstrate a selection of dishes and tastings of two of these are provided.

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Wine Retreat An intimate up close and personal exploration of the approachable wine world. A perfect addition to your Chef MasterClass selections, why not mix and match? We know food and wine belong together.

How to book your Langham Melbourne MasterClass full-day tickets

Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience Obsessed with wine and wine culture? Discuss, debate, taste and learn with a world-class panel. More on page 24.

Call 136 100 to book your ticket

When: 20, 21 March, 9.30AM – 4.30PM Where: The Langham, Melbourne,

> The day or days you would like to attend (ie: Sat, Sun or both), and > The number and letter that correlates to each of your preferred sessions (eg: 1A, 2B, 3C, 4D), and > Your payment method and details.

When booking, have ready:

1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank

Cost: $320.00 single day ticket, $595.00 weekend ticket Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100

What does your Langham Melbourne MasterClass ticket include?

THEATRE OF IDEAS Presented by Matt Preston A meeting of two of the world’s sharpest culinary minds Why? Because it’s food for the brain. > Catch up with the latest thinking in the world of

THE LANGHAM Melbourne

French pastry chef, Gontran Cherrier will create a delicious Parisian Afternoon Tea at ARIA Bar & Lounge during the Melbourne Food

and Wine Festival. Gontran is a fourth generation Parisian baker and patissier who has worked in Michelin starred restaurants, written acclaimed cookbooks, and is watched by millions on France’s Cuisine TV. For more information please visit www.gontran-cherrier.com When: Monday to Friday 12-23 March

Time: 10:30am to 4:30pm

Gontran will make personal appearances between 3:00-3:30pm on 17, 18, 19 March Cost: $65.00 per person includes a glass of Moët & Chandon, $49.00 per person for Afternoon Tea only

gastronomy, presented by Matt Preston. A rare insight into two of the world’s most controversial chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz and Massimo Bottura and how they create the food that is being talked about globally. Includes a drink and a nibble after the final session.

When: 21 March, 2.00PM – 6.00PM Where: BMW Edge at Federation Square, enter via the Atrium on Flinders Street

Cost: $85.00 Bookings: melbournefoodandwine.com.au

> Sessions of your choice – Chef MasterClass, Wine Retreat or Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience > Morning and afternoon tea > Convent Bakery lunch > MasterClass recipe book > A copy of The Age

MASSIMO BOTTURA Art, Theatre, Politics, Food Visionary chef Massimo Bottura, two star Michelin chef and 2009’s highest new entry in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants at number 13, is renowned for taking traditional Italian food from the past into the future. Discover why Osteria Francescana in Modena in Northern Italy is on every foodie’s must-do list, as Massimo talks art, technique, tradition, inspiration and food trends while showcasing his most famous – and infamous – dishes.

NOTE: Your first preference may not be available due to the limited number of tickets for each session. Tickets are inclusive of GST. We regret that it is not possible to refund or alter completed bookings. This program is correct at time of printing and may be subject to change.

ANDONI LUIS ADURIZ Stretching the Boundaries of Taste Submit or Rebel? Spain’s most intellectually challenging chef invites the diners to decide every night at Mugaritz. This session will turn your ideas about flavour balance, food presentation and the art of dining upside-down. Andoni Luis Aduriz and his former head chef, Dan Hunter of the Royal Mail Hotel, promise a playful and evocative session, a signpost to the future of global cuisine. Proceed with Caution, or Wrong Way, Go Back? You decide.

Moderator: Dan Hunter, Royal Mail Hotel

or Ticketmaster 136 100

To make a booking please visit www.ariabar.com.au, email rest.res@langhamhotels.com, or call 1800 641 107

FOR further information visit us at melbournefoodandwine.com.au or call 03 9823 6100

Naming Rights Partner Langham Melbourne MasterClass

langhamhotels.com One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia. T (61 3) 8696 8888

Media Partners

F (61 3) 9690 5889

Principal Partner Gastronomy

Naming Rights Partner Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

Partners


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Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience – Single Sessions

Wine Presenters Biographies

Barolo, Italy

Discuss, debate, taste Why? Because it’s as essential to your wine experience as a good pinot.

Andrew Blake

> Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience sees the world’s most

Executive Chef – Blakes Feast, Melbourne www.blakesfeast.com.au

innovative winemakers and experts get together to talk new fashions and old traditions.

> Andrew has long been one of Melbourne’s most consistent and highly respected chefs, proving his ability to succeed at providing almost every level of food imaginable, from catering through to three-hat dining. Andrew brings his expertise as a chef into our food and wine matching session.

Hosted by Ben Edwards, President of Sommeliers Australia, this event is the perfect opportunity for wine lovers to build on their knowledge of global wine trends. From Barolo to Burgundy, if you are wine-obsessed don’t miss this.

Sunday, Session 2D

When: 20 – 21 March, 10.00AM – 12.30PM, 2.00PM – 4.30PM

Chiara Boschis

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Winemaker – E.Pira & Figli, Barolo, Italy www.pira-chiaraboschis.com

Cost: $160.00 per session

> Winemaker, viticulturalist, marketer and

Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 or

Sommeliers support provided by

melbournefoodandwine.com.au

spokesperson for a beautiful selection of vines in God’s own country, Chiara Boschis personifies the very soul of barolo. Engaging, insightful, entertaining and obviously very busy, it is a privilege and an honour to have her present her wines and to offer insight into one of the hottest regions on the face of the earth, Piedmont. Saturday, Session 3E MasterClass winemaker lunch at Sosta Cucina

Acqua Panna

Naming Rights Partner

The source of Acqua Panna is located at the famous Villa Panna in the hills of Tuscany. Acqua Panna has a soft, light and perfectly balanced taste which provides a long lasting sensation of smooth refreshment. It is limpid and luminous and carries few mineral salts, without impairing its structure. Due to its unique characteristics and rare ability to subtly cleanse the palate, esteemed sommeliers and restaurateurs affirm that Acqua Panna is not only the perfect mineral water for dining, but also “a water that belongs on the wine list.”

James Broadway Sommelier – Gertrude Street Enoteca, Melbourne www.gertrudestreetenoteca.com

> To say that James knows a thing or two

FOR further information visit us at melbournefoodandwine.com.au or call 03 9823 6100

about Italian wine is understating the truth. The first Australian representative of the Slow Food movement, importer, providore and undeniably one of the country’s foremost authorities on Italian wine.

Learn to cook like the masters

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Why? Because it’s a rare chance to get up-close and

personal with culinary genius.

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Ana Sortun1

Michael Psilakis3

Oleana, Boston, USA Spice It Up

Anthos, New York, USA Greek Food Revisited

This could be the best-smelling hands-on session ever, as spice queen Ana Sortun gets you grinding, pounding, toasting, roasting and blending your own exotic spice mixes, before you cook up an array of Turkish, Lebanese, Greek and Moroccan-inspired dishes that look and taste as good as they smell.

Even an acclaimed Greek chef such as New York’s Michael Psilakis agrees that the best Greek food has always been made at home, by hand. Pick up the secrets of both ancient and modern Greek cooking in this one-off, hands-on session, as Michael deconstructs our favourite Greek dishes with riffs on homemade pita bread, pickled figs and the magic of mastic ice-cream along the way.

Gontran Cherrier2

> We learn more when we are actively involved;

so MasterClass grows this year with the introduction of three-hour hands-on sessions, just off campus at the elegant Miele Gallery. Classes include the lesson and a shared table dining session with the selected chef, with the purpose of celebrating the natural, tactile, sensual and satisfying joy of producing good food by hand.

When: 20 – 21 March Where: Miele Gallery,

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Fourth generation baker, Paris, France Hot from the Oven Don an apron and get into flour power in this Masterclass premiere: an exclusive three-hour hands-on session with France’s young baker and pastry chef. Gontran promises to get you kneading, rising, rolling and folding like a Michelin star boulanger as he reveals the secrets of traditional French breads – and you get to take home what you have baked.

Thomasina Miers4 Wahaca, London, UK Down Mexico Way If you can make a corn tortilla, says Tommi Miers, you can make tacos, tostadas, tacquitos, with their citrussy-fresh fillings and their hot salsas. Learn to char your chillies, grill your tomatoes, toast your garlic, and pat out your own corn tortillas like (as one Mexican proverb has it) ‘a butterfly’. Join Tommi at the chic Miele Gallery to make and eat classic Mexican street food as they do in the markets of Mexico.

> A relative newcomer to the restaurant world,

David’s passion is, quite simply, wine. With a personal wine collection worth over $40 million, it rates as one of the world’s largest and finest private collections, based both in Southern California and Australia, and is the pool from which two of Australia’s best wine lists draw some of their most impressive and highly sought-after wines. MasterClass wine dinner at Rockpool Bar & Grill

Ben Edwards Sommelier – The Wine Guide, Melbourne www.thewineguide.com.au

> Show judging, wine writing, consulting to

restaurants and hosting corporate wine events, are just some of the roles Ben Edwards plays in the Australian wine scene. Add to this seven years of Presidency of Sommeliers Australia and co-contributing to Australia’s most respected annual wine publication, the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. Ben Edwards is Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s Creative Director – Wine. Host of Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

Jane Faulkner Wine Writer – Melbourne

James Halliday

Philip Rich

Wine Writer – Yarra Valley www.winecompanion.com.au

Wine retailer – Prince Wine Store, Melbourne www.princewinestore.com.au

> There can be no name in the wine game more

> As founder of one of Australia’s finest wine

Stephen Henschke

Lincoln Riley

Winemaker – Henschke, Barossa Valley www.henschke.com.au

Sommelier – Taxi Dining Room , Melbourne www.transporthotel.com.au

> The fifth generation of a proud name

> A bright star in sommelier circles today, and

Sunday, Session 1E

Sunday, Session 2D

Sally Humble

Dan Sims

Sommelier – Cutler & Co. Melbourne www.cutlerandco.com.au

Sommelier – The Wine Guide, Melbourne www.thewineguide.com.au

> ‘Bright young thing’ sums up Sally best, having

> Making wine accessible to consumers is at the

Saturday/Sunday, Session 4D

Host of Wine Retreat

David Lawler

Matt Skinner

Sommelier – Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne www.rockpool.com

Wine writer, consultant & educator, Melbourne www.mattskinner.net

> Head sommelier at Melbourne’s Rockpool Bar

> Melbourne’s very own international

easily recognised than that of the author of The Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday. Founder of Brokenwood and Coldstream Hills wineries, author of over 50 books, easily the country’s most hard-working and senior wine judge for over 30 years, and mentor to many of today’s most influential members of the wine community.

synonymous with quality, Stephen is as meticulous in his approach to nurturing the wine industry as he is with his winemaking, as well as being a wonderful caretaker of a vineyard at the very heart of Australian wine, Hill of Grace.

an almost meteoric rise through the ranks of the Melbourne Sommelier Coterie, capped off with an award as Dux of the Lorenzo Galli Scholarship in 2008, and becoming Head Sommelier for Cutler & Co. in 2009.

Winemaker – Howard Park & MadFish Wines, Margaret River www.howardparkwines.com.au www.madfishwines.com.au

Saturday, Session 1D

& Grill, and a fine-dining background that includes Paul Bocuse, Langtons, Ondine and Vue de monde, David is well equipped to discuss the merits of wines built for a great cellar. David is also Vice-President of Sommeliers Australia and in charge of the education program for the same organisation, a vital role for the future of the wine service industry.

Gaia Gaja

MasterClass wine dinner at Rockpool Bar & Grill

> Larger than life and with a vast international

Winemaker – Gaja, Barbaresco, Italy

> Gaia is the fifth generation of her

Kate McIntyre

Saturday, Session 3E

Jeff Burch

Miele Hands-On MasterClass

David Doyle restaurateur – Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney www.rockpool.com

cellar to match his personality, Jeff wears his heart on his sleeve with a passion for great wine regardless of origin, and this is reflected in the quality of the wines produced at his estate.

> A significant contributor to The Age

and Gourmet Traveller WINE, show judge, educator and all around good gal, Jane is held in the highest regard by the industry and consumers alike, and always offers invaluable insights into the world of wine.

Wine Writer – Moorooduc Estate, Mornington Peninsula www.moorooduc-estate.com.au

Sunday, Session 1E MasterClass winemaker dinner at Lamaro's

family to work at the Gaja Winery, stretching across 250 acres of vineyards in Piedmont’s Barbaresco and Barolo districts. Taking pride in their family’s rich winemaking heritage, the new generation of Gaja's, led by Gaia Gaja, is determined to make all preceding generations proud.

Andrew Caillard MW

Saturday, Session 3E MasterClass winemaker dinner at Stokehouse

including winner of the CIVC Vin de Champagne award in 2001, almost a Master of Wine, and one of Australia’s most engaging speakers on the subject of wine, especially of the sparkling variety.

Michael Glover

Saturday, Session 1D

Wine Auctioneer – Langton’s Fine Wine Auctions, Sydney www.langtons.com.au

> Andrew Caillard MW is a

specialist wine auctioneer and co-founder of Langton’s Fine Wine Auctions. Australia’s undisputed foremost authority on the highly lucrative secondary wine market, Andrew displays a perfect pedigree for discussing and elaborating on which wines to buy for your cellar, or for investing in for the future.

Winemaker – Bannockburn Vineyards, Bannockburn www.bannockburnvineyards.com

> Highly engaging, often controversial and

always entertaining, the man at the helm of Geelong’s most revered winery Bannockburn Vineyards offers insights into pinot noir like no other in the wine game. Saturday/Sunday, Session 4D

> Kate is a highly decorated wine professional,

Gabrielle Poy Sommelier – City Wine shop, Melbourne www.citywineshop.net.au

> A vital member of the well-oiled wine team at

City Wine Shop, Gabrielle has travelled extensively to further her knowledge and understanding of the vagaries of wine. Conquering New Zealand, Italian and Spanish vintages, has seen her fast become one of the best sommeliers in the country. Saturday, Session 1D

Alister Purbrick

206 – 208 Coventry Street, South Melbourne TarraWarra Estate, Yarra Valley

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Winemaker – Tahbilk, Nagambie Lakes www.tahbilk.com.au

> As a past president of the Winemakers'

Federation of Australia, and Chief Executive of the Tahbilk Group, the inaugural chairman of Australia’s First Family of Wines has a vast wealth of experience to ensure this important initiative is in capable hands. In 2010 Tahbilk celebrates its 150th year.

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Sunday, Session 1E

stores, Philip’s enthusiasm for the great wines of the world, and especially burgundy, has brought great enjoyment to his customers and added to the undoubted colour of the vibrant Melbourne wine scene. Philip also writes a highly acclaimed monthly contribution for The Financial Review Magazine.

the winner of the Gourmet Traveller WINE Sommelier of the Year Award in 2008 and The Age Good Food Guide Sommelier of the Year 2010, Lincoln plies his trade with disarming ease at one of Melbourne’s finest venues, Taxi Dining Room.

very core of Dan’s enthusiasm for wine, and has been for the 15 years he has worked in the industry. Helping people enjoy their dining experience to the ultimate level saw him win the coveted The Age Good Food Guide Sommelier of the Year in 2008.

wine media darling, Matt comes with impeccable credentials for discussing wine, including highly awarded bestsellers, TV shows and regular contributions to some of the most respected publications on the planet. Sunday, Session 2D

Nick Stock Wine Writer – Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide, Melbourne

> Nick Stock is one of Australia’s most prolific

wine commentators, whose frank and fearless style has made him one of the most popular and widely read Australian wine critics, culminating in his award for World’s Best Drinks Journalist in 2007 at the World Food Media Awards. Saturday/Sunday, Session 3D

Bruce Tyrrell Winemaker – Tyrrell’s Vineyard, Hunter Valley www.tyrrells.com.au

> Dedicated to maintaining a family dynasty in

the Hunter Valley that stretches back to 1858, the Tyrrell’s star continues to burn bright under Bruce’s watchful gaze, and has been deservedly recognised as such by gathering the title of Winery of the Year in the 2010 Australian Wine Companion. Sunday, Session 1E MasterClass winemaker dinner at Lamaro's

Giuseppe Vaira Winemaker – G.D. Vajra, Barolo, Italy www.gdvajra.it

> ‘Beppe’ may be a mere 24 years of age,

but the resonance he feels with Piedmont and wine becomes a story of philosophy, passion, respect and an eye on the future. The insights offered by this thoughtful man will offer exploration into the here and now, and the future of an exciting family company that will one day be in his hands. Giuseppe’s visit has been made possible through the support of Enoteca Sileno. Saturday, Session 3E MasterClass winemaker dinner at Sarti

Tahbilk Cellar , Goulburn


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Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Chef Biographies 1

Andoni’s restaurant Mugaritz in Spain

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Star chefs and winemakers from around the globe unite with Melbourne’s best for Langham Melbourne MasterClass and a series of dinners in 2010. Get to know them here.

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DAVID CHANG6

Guy’s restaurant Grossi Florentino

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MOMOFUKU, NEW YORK, USA www.momofuku.com

Why? Because Alice Waters says his restaurants are ‘the future of slow fast food’.

th walnut baklava Pineapple tabouleh wi e Delia and arak foam by Shan

> Dave Chang’s visionary take on the future of

David’s visit made possible through the support of the U.S. Consulate General.

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ANDONI LUIS ADURIZ1

FOURTH GENERATION BAKER, PARIS, FRANCE www.gontran-cherrier.com

MUGARITZ, gipuzkoa, SPAIN www.mugaritz.com

Why? Because he will turn your ideas about food

Why? You can see what he looks like.

and dining upside down.

Hell, why not?

> For this two Michelin star chef, food is a journey

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> French TV celebrity Gontran Cherrier is young, 3

CLAUDE BOSI3 HIBISCUS, LONDON, UK www.hibiscusrestaurant.co.uk

Why? Because he is, quite simply, the most

ALEX ATALA2

exciting French chef in London.

> Originally from Lyons, the foodie heart of

D.O.M., SAO PAULO, BRAZIL www.domrestaurante.com.br

Why? Because he is South America’s most exciting chef.

> This one-time DJ and punk rock musician has

put Brazil on the foodie’s hit list. At his widely acclaimed Sao Paulo restaurant, currently sitting at number 24 on the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, he brings the born-to-be-wild flavours of the Amazonian rainforest to the world by combining them with classic French training and avant-garde techniques. MasterClass Chef Dinner at Jacques Reymond

France, Claude rose rapidly through the great Parisian restaurants of Alain Passard and Alain Ducasse before doing something few French chefs would do – he went to England, earning first one Michelin star, then two, for his Ludlow-based Hibiscus restaurant. His poetic, harmonious, natural cooking (and his stars) has successfully relocated to the heart of Mayfair. Sunday, Session 4B MasterClass Chef Dinner at Embrasse

MASSIMO BOTTURA4 OSTERIA FRANCESCANA, MODENA, ITALY www.osteriafrancescana.it

Why? For his intellectual combination of regional authenticity and cutting-edge technique.

> This bright-eyed, quick-thinking conceptual

male, single… and he bakes beautiful French breads. At 30 years old, he is the fourth generation of his family to train as a baker and patissier, working in Michelin-starred restaurants such as l’Arpege and Lucas Carton before writing nine cookbooks and being watched by millions on France’s Cuisine TV. We predict a riot. MasterClass Chef Afternoon Tea at The Langham

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REX MORGAN15

MAHA, MELBOURNE www.mahabg.com.au

GROSSI FLORENTINO, MELBOURNE www.grossiflorentino.com

Why? Because he has put the modern into

Why? Because he is Melbourne’s Italian past,

BOULCOTT STREET BISTRO, WELLINGTON, New Zealand www.boulcottstreetbistro.co.nz

> Coming from four generations of Maltese

bakers, Shane Delia trained in classical French cookery before moving to Eleonore’s at Chateau Yering where he was executive chef at the age of 22. By combining his Maltese background and his classical training he has created a magical carpet ride of a dining experience at Maha that is a feast for all the senses. Sunday, Session 4C

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JOSIAH CITRIN8

CODA, MELBOURNE www.codarestaurant.com.au

MÉLISSE, Los Angeles, USA www.melisse.com

Why? Because he’s the next Young Melbourne

Why? Because he has brought French finesse

Chef Most Likely To…

to Los Angeles.

> With an Indian father and Italian mother, Adam

> Local-boy-made-good Josiah cooked at some

of Los Angeles’ most famous restaurants (Spago, Chinois on Maine, Patina), before opening Mélisse with his wife, Diane, in 1999. His seamless blending of classic French cuisine, local produce, and Southern Californian hospitality has won him two coveted Michelin stars and firmly stamped him as a guiding light of the LA restaurant scene. Josiah’s visit made possible through the support of Crown. MasterClass Chef Dinner at the brasserie by Philippe Mouchel

BURCH AND PURCHESE, MELBOURNE www.burchandpurchese.com

in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide at Sydney’s Quay restaurant for seven consecutive years, recently scooping the pool with Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Restaurant of The Year, and inclusion (at 46) in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. How? By turning octopus, sashimi tuna and abalone into ‘pearls’, and transforming chocolate into Sydney’s most show-stopping dessert. Peter flies courtesy of Virgin Blue.

Why? He works with chocolate. What else do

Saturday, Session 1A

you need to know?

> Rex Morgan has long been associated with

DAVID

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MANRESA, LOS GATOS, USA www.manresarestaurant.com

Wellington’s vibrant restaurant scene, winning the city’s major restaurant awards at Citron more times than he has had hot dinners. Now chef-partner of the iconic Boulcott Street Bistro, his very modern blend of Maori heritage and French training puts him in a unique position to fuse New Zealand’s lovely produce – with indigenous ingredients that best express his Maori culture. Rex’s visit made possible through the support of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Sunday, Session 1C

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> At his groundbreaking West Coast restaurant,

ROCKPOOL BAR & GRILL, MELBOURNE & SYDNEY www.rockpool.com.au www.blackmorewagyu.com.au

up the garden path.

David’s visit made possible through the support of Crown.

BURCH & PURCHESE, MELBOURNE www.burchandpurchese.com

OSTERIA MOZZA, LOS ANGELES, USA www.mozza-la.com

technology and thinking to good use: dessert.

Why? Because she’s now doing for American

chocolate-making talents in the kitchens of some of London’s most revered hotels – The Savoy, The Goring, Raffles, Browns and The Bentley. He joined Vue de monde in 2005 and has worked with The Press Club and Sydney’s Guillaume at Bennelong. He recently joined forces with fellow Brit patissier Ian Burch to create a new benchmark in the local patisserie scene.

> Los Angeles-born, Nancy came to fame as pastry

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Nancy’s visit made possible through the support of Crown.

Why? Because he is Australian produce’s greatest ambassador.

> It is the quality of our local produce that has

MasterClass Chef Dinner at Circa, the Prince

ANTHONY ROSS20 THE LANGHAM, MELBOURNE www.melbourne.langhamhotels.com.au

Why? Because she is the poster

ANTHOS, NEW YORK, USA www.anthosnyc.com

> She hunts, she fishes, and she cooks: Tommi

Why? Because he puts the ancient flavours of

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ANA SORTUN22 OLEANA, BOSTON, USA www.oleanarestaurant.com

Why? Because she’s a Norwegian-American

cooking Turkish-Lebanese in Boston – and because we kind of get that.

> Ana runs the acclaimed Oleana in Melbourne’s

sister city of Boston, Massachusetts, and wrote the best-selling SPICE: Flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean. Her husband Chris Kurth supplies her with vegetables from their 50-acre organic Siena Farm – and Ana’s intuitive use of her own fragrant and flavourful spice mixes such as za’atar, baharat and ras el hanout brings them to life. Ana’s visit made possible through the support of City of Melbourne - celebrating 25 years of the Melbourne-Boston sister city relationship. Sunday, Session 2A

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Greek on the modern table.

> Michael Psilakis calls his food First Generation

Greek, a glamorous blend of modern American influences with traditional Greek family cooking that has won him a bagful of awards, including best new chef from Food & Wine Magazine 2008. He currently runs three hot New York restaurants, including the ground-breaking, Michelin-starred Anthos, which means ‘re-birth’ or ‘blossoming’.

Heirloom tomato kibbeh and heirloom tomato dolma stuffed with labne by Ana Sortun

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Adam D’Sylva’s restaurant Coda in Melbourne

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MasterClass Chef Dinner at JJ's Bar and Grill

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chef of Wolfgang Puck’s ground-breaking Spago. She revolutionised the industry by devoting herself to artisanal, handmade bread at the much-loved La Brea Bakery and Campanile restaurant, becoming the James Beard Foundation’s Pastry Chef of the Year 1990. Now she’s the come-back kid, joining forces with New York’s Mario Batali to open Osteria Mozza in Hollywood.

of The Langham, Melbourne turns his kitchens and well-trained staff over to the world’s most celebrated chefs, helping them reproduce their most iconic dishes for our very own MasterClass. Born and trained in Hong Kong, Anthony Ross worked with Paul Bocuse restaurants in Hong Kong and in Melbourne prior to becoming the executive chef of The Langham, Melbourne in 2001.

Michael’s visit made possible through the support of the U.S. Consulate General.

trained as a patissier in England, going on to work in the grand hotels of London. He was also involved in training apprentices for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London. In 2006, after being named Pastry Chef of the Year by the Craft Guild of Chefs UK, he made the move to Melbourne and now, with Darren Purchese, consults for top Australian restaurants with the aim of pushing Australian pastry chefs to the forefront of creativity.

pizza what she did for American bread.

driven this famously pony-tailed Australian chef to the heights of world-class dining with the elegant Rockpool, his more recent Rockpool Bar & Grill, and his special new regional Chinese baby, Spice Temple. He is number one fan of David Blackmore’s 100% Wagyu beef. ‘Taste and texture are the ultimate goal,’ he says.

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Saturday, Session 2A MasterClass Chef Dinner at MoVida aqui

famous Noma restaurant in Copenhagen (currently number 3 and rising in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list) before opening his own Copenhagen restaurant and gaining a fast Michelin star for his intelligent, naturally rooted cuisine, with its pure, personal, uncompromisingly seasonal ethos.

that makes MasterClass great.

WAHACA, LONDON, UK www.wahaca.co.uk

Miers is the modern English foodie. Co-star of BBC TV’s Wild Gourmet, she won BBC 2’s Masterchef in 2005 and has a regular recipe column in The Times, but her secret passion is for Mexico. Now her eco-friendly Mexican cantina in London, Wahaca, converts 15,000 people a week to the joys of fresh, market-driven, streetwise Mexican food.

Why? Because we love great Danish chefs. > Mads was founding partner of the now

> Every year, the much-loved executive chef

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girl for modern Mexican food.

MR RESTAURANT, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK www.mr-restaurant.dk

Why? Because he is the behind-the-scenes genius

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> Like his business partner Darren Purchese, Ian 2

New Zealand, Maori-style.

Why? Because he is taking Californian cuisine

MasterClass Chef Dinner at Number 8 restaurant and wine bar

> Peter has won the coveted three chefs hat award

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chef makes a habit of ensuring Melbourne’s gastronomic Italian-style future by restoring our gastronomic Italian-style past, first with the magnificent Florentino restaurant, thereby ensuring its survival, and since with Mirka at Tolarno Hotel. His subtle but satisfying Italian cooking is perfectly in tune with both past and future.

> This high-energy, second-generation Italian

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driven and inspirational chef.

Sunday, Theatre of Ideas

Why? For a taste of modern

David reinterprets French and Modern Catalan using the terroir of the Californian coast and biodynamic vegetables grown especially for him at Cynthia Sandberg’s Love Apple Farm. His innovative and intuitive cooking has won him two Michelin stars with its inspired technique, fresh thinking, unexpected flavour matches and a barrage of original and inspirational ideas.

Why? Because he is Sydney’s most creative,

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present and future.

contrarily developed an affinity with Asian food, cooking first at Ocha restaurant with Yasu Yoshida. After a year working in Italy he returned to expand his Asian repertoire with Geoff Lindsay at Pearl, then became head chef of Melbourne’s Thaiinspired Longrain. He opened Coda in 2009 fusing Modern European, Thai and Vietnamese influences in a minimalist modern basement. In other words, it’s a very Melbourne experience.

QUAY, SYDNEY www.quay.com.au

chef has his roots in Northern Italy, where his art-filled restaurant has pulled in two Michelin stars and this year rocketed to number 13, the highest new entry in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. His stated aim is to express his emotions through his food, as would an artist, treating the plate as a blank canvas.

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Middle Eastern.

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> Darren developed his celebrated patisserie and

American dining – a funky fusion of Korean food, offal, crudo and all-American platters of country ham – has even blasé New York foodies standing in line at his casual, buzzy East Village Momofuku Ssam Bar. ‘I don’t like being told what to do,‘ he says. ‘I just cook what I want to cook’.

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DARREN PURCHESE18 Why? Because he puts the best of modern

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MasterClass Chef Dinner at Cumulus Inc.

of the mind, a meditation on flavour, technique and nature. His rural Mugaritz restaurant outside San Sebastian, voted the fourth best restaurant in the world in 2009, has been described as like ‘eating in a post-fallout Garden of Eden’ and ‘pure Zen flavour in its most modern form’.

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Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Saturday 20 March Chef MasterClass

9.30am – 10.45am

Session

A

11.15am – 12.30pm

Session

2

B

Chef MasterClass

C

Registration at The Langham, Melbourne

Registration at The Langham, Melbourne

Registration at The Langham, Melbourne

1A: Peter Gilmore

1B: David Kinch

1C: REX MORGAN

Grace and Flavour

California Dreaming

100% Pure New Zealand

1D: B  rilliant BUBBLES

At Sydney’s acclaimed Quay restaurant, Peter Gilmore’s graceful, harmonious, nature-based cuisine fights for attention with the beautiful harbour views – and still wins hands-down, as every mouthful reveals layer upon layer of flavour. Look, learn and, best of all, taste this truly great chef’s beautifully balanced food, with its almost Asian respect for texture.

David is one of the leading proponents of modern Californian cuisine, with a philosophy deeply rooted in the local terroir. Watch as this compellingly modern two Michelin star chef talks about how the changing seasons constantly inspire him with the changing shapes, textures and flavours of his farm-to-table produce.

The very modern blend of Maori heritage and French training means New Zealand chef Rex Morgan is just as happy knocking out modern bistro dishes made of New Zealand’s superb produce – lamb, kumara, avocado oil – as he is coming up with dishes that express the special qualities of Maori culture, using horopito (bush pepper), fern tips and kelp pepper.

Moderator:

Moderator:

Moderator:

Michael Meredith

Jane Faulkner Kate McIntyre Gabrielle Poy

Morning break

Morning break

Morning break

Morning break

2A: THOMASINA MIERS

2B: GONTR  AN CHERRIER

2C: MADS REFSLUND

The Fabulous Baker Boy

Danish Michelin-starred wunderkind chef Mads Refslund hates fish ‘drowned’ in gooey sauces until all natural flavours and healthgiving properties are lost. ‘The sea has a wonderful taste of its own,’ he says, here to teach us how to ‘capture the moment’ with our own increasingly precious fish, vegetables and shellfish.

2D: FOOD & WINE with a lisp, kiss and sigh...

New Mexico Mexican food has at last come of age. Come and learn the ancient food of the Aztecs, as Tommi Miers of London’s Wahaca Mexican cantina showcases some of her modern Mexican favourites, from slow-cooked lamb barbacoa with the hottest salsa ever, to citrussy-fresh ceviche tostadas and smoky crab fideus – plus the lowdown on how to drink tequila.

Pim Techamuanvivit

Fourth generation boulanger (baker), celebrated author and French Cuisine TV star Gontran Cherrier will share with you the art of viennoiserie, those irresistible bakery products based on fine French pastry. Watch, learn – and taste! - as he promises to show you a few tricks that will take the mystery out of your own pastry work at home.

How Not to Drown Fish

1.30pm – 2.45pm

Session

3

3.15pm – 4.30pm

Session

4

Presenters:

A food and wine-matching extravaganza, focusing on the produce of the Iberian Peninsula and Mediterranean basin. Whites, reds and stickies will be put alongside classic foods of each of these countries and our team of highly skilled sommeliers will discuss what works and why.

Moderator:

Moderator:

Moderator:

Matt Wilkinson

Lunch by Convent Bakery

Lunch by Convent Bakery

Lunch by Convent Bakery

Lunch by Convent Bakery

3A: ALEX ATALA

3B: MASSIMO BOTTURA

Treasures of the Rainforest

Paint it Black … with Aceto Balsamico

3C: Ian BURCH & Darren PURCHESE

3D: SEDUCED  WITH STYLE BY STOCK

South America’s most exciting chef (D.O.M., Sao Paolo) proves that the ancient flavours of the Amazon can be as cutting-edge as contemporary three-star cuisine, from homely tapioca and the simple Brazil nut, to the exotic heart of palm. Expect a few surprises from this high-energy punk rock DJ-turned-chef.

Gabriel Gate

Mischievous conceptual Italian chef Massimo Bottura applies his usual textural, theatrical, abstract thinking to balsamic vinegar, a speciality of his home town of Modena. Like the modern art that adorns his two Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana, expect food that looks – and tastes – provocative, personal and passionate.

New Ways with an Old Obsession Australia’s most notorious pastry chefs Darren Purchese and Ian Burch don’t believe in death by chocolate. They live by it instead, breathing new life and energy into modern chocolatiering, and promising to show us a few new tricks that will revolutionise our own entertaining. If you eat anything as long as it is brown, this is for you.

Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide author and contributor to Gourmet Traveller WINE Nick Stock, will take participants on a journey of discovery, checking in to see who and what is hot in the Australian wine industry in 2010 and why.

Moderator:

Moderator:

Moderator:

Presenter:

Afternoon break

Afternoon break

Afternoon break

Afternoon break

4A: DAVID CHANG

4B: CLAUDE BOSI

4C: GUY GROSSI

New Food, New York

Mixed Marriages

Guy Grossi’s New Beef

Can a young, iconoclastic Korean-American chef show us the future of American food? At New York’s Momofuku, Dave Chang mixes funky Korean food and down-home countrycured Kentucky hams with serious wines, loud music and communal tables. Watch as this self-confessed ‘bad-ass’ chef forces east to meet west, and old to meet new – and gets away with it.

Can smoked eel find happiness with roast beef and Irish moss? Will crab ever settle down with elderflowers and licorice? Do sea trout, pigs head and eucalyptus have anything in common? How does mutton feel about feta and anchovy jus? Claude Bosi of London’s Hibiscus is the master of mixed marriages, winning two Michelin stars for turning unlikely partnerships into natural companions.

Our own Italian maestro Guy Grossi introduces us to the slow-growing Tuscan Chianina, setting out to prove that the world’s oldest breed of cattle (famed for centuries as Tuscany’s bistecca alla fiorentina) deserves a place of its own on the Australian table. Expect a sizzling session as Guy premieres the new bistecca alla Victoriana.

4D: PINOTPHILES  UNITE AND CONQUER

Moderator:

Moderator:

Moderator:

Jacques Reymond

2.45pm – 3.15pm

An insightful exploration of the many different sparkling wines made in Australia and around the world. France’s champagne, Italy’s prosecco, Spain’s cava and of course our own beautiful bubbles grown on home soils. There will be others, but you have to be there to find out more.

Andrew Blake Lincoln Riley Matt Skinner

Frank Camorra

Andrew McConnell

Jill Dupleix

Nicolas Poelaert

Epicurious?

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Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

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Adriano Zumbo

Daniela Mollica

Nick Stock

The minx is back and she is bad. Pinot noir takes wine lovers to dizzying heights and is just as quick to grind their love under foot with total contempt. It is time to take charge, move forward and find out what makes great pinot noir great and how to get your hands on it.

Presenters:

Michael Glover Sally Humble

Chef MasterClass at Rockpool Bar & Grill

Registration at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Registration at Rockpool Bar & Grill

10.00am – 12.30pm Double Session

10.00am – 12.00pm Double Session

1E: 2  007 Burgundy – The Best of the Best & The Best of the New Melbourne is the heartland for Burgundy worship in Australia, and two of its foremost self-acclaimed ‘nuts’ James Halliday and Philip Rich, will help unravel the eternal mysteries that lie therein, through a single wonderful vintage, 2007. Domaine de la RomanéeConti, Leflaive, Roumier, Henri Boillot, Leroy and a raft of other top-flight producers will be on show. Blind taste three brackets of six wines.

1F: Neil Perry

Presenters:

James Halliday Philip Rich

Chef MasterClass

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9.30am – 10.45am

Session

The Steak and the Sizzle Dry-aged, full blood, 300-day grain-fed, double-bred, pure blood, +9 marble scores… the steak is no longer simple. We go off-campus for a session that promises plenty of sizzle and not a little steak. Gather around the chargrill at Rockpool Bar & Grill with Australia’s fiercest ambassador of quality meat, Neil Perry, and the country’s foremost producer of 100% full blood Japanese Wagyu beef, David Blackmore, to explore the wonderful world of Wagyu and taste the difference for yourself. Saturday Exclusive

Lunch at The Langham, Melbourne for full day ticket holders

Lunch at The Langham, Melbourne for full day ticket holders

2.00pm – 4.30pm Double Session

2.00pm – 4.00pm Double Session

3E: P  iedmont under the microscope – the babes of Barolo and Barbaresco An in-depth exploration of the wines of Piedmont being under the watchful gaze of some of Italy’s hottest producers. Demand for barolo and barbaresco is at an all time high across the globe, and with a run of great vintages it is easy to see why. Blind taste three brackets of six wines; Dolcetto and Barbera in the first; Barbaresco in the second and Barolo in the third.

3F: Neil Perry

Presenters:

Chiara Boschis James Broadway Gaia Gaja Giuseppe Vaira Saturday Exclusive

I f you book this double session, don’t book a 4th session.

If you missed out on a MasterClass session this year, sign up to Epicurious? the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival e-newsletter for exclusive updates. Sign up at melbournefoodandwine.com.au

The Steak and the Sizzle Dry-aged, full blood, 300-day grain-fed, double-bred, pure blood, +9 marble scores…the steak is no longer simple. We go off-campus for a session that promises plenty of sizzle and not a little steak. Gather around the chargrill at Rockpool Bar & Grill with Australia’s fiercest ambassador of quality meat, Neil Perry, and the country’s foremost producer of 100% full blood Japanese Wagyu beef, David Blackmore, to explore the wonderful world of Wagyu and taste the difference for yourself.

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10.45am – 11.15am 11.15am – 12.30pm

Session

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Chef MasterClass

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Chef MasterClass

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Registration at The Langham, Melbourne

Registration at The Langham, Melbourne

Registration at The Langham, Melbourne

1A: Peter Gilmore

1B: NANCY SILVERTON

1C: REX MORGAN

Grace and Flavour

100% Pure New Zealand

1D: B  rilliant BUBBLES

At Sydney’s acclaimed Quay restaurant, Peter Gilmore’s graceful, harmonious, naturebased cuisine fights for attention with the beautiful harbour views – and still wins hands-down, as every mouthful reveals layer upon layer of flavour. Look, learn and, best of all, taste this truly great chef’s beautifully balanced food, with its almost Asian respect for texture.

Slow Fast Food Decade after decade, Nancy Silverton has revolutionised American fast food. First it was the sandwich, made with artisanal breads, then the pizza, saved from disgrace by wood-fired ovens and rustic, organic toppings. Watch as she reinvents three American ‘fast food’ favourites for us with first-rate ingredients and a canny cook’s sixth sense for balance, flavour and harmony. Fast food? Yes. Junk food? Never.

Moderator:

Moderator:

Moderator:

Michael Meredith

Jane Faulkner Kate McIntyre Gabrielle Poy

Morning break

Morning break

Morning break

Morning break

2A: ANA SORTUN

2B: josiah Citrin

2C: MADS REFSLUND

Sizzle and Spice

LA Confidential

How Not to Drown Fish

Boston star Ana Sortun of Oleana uses Turkish and Eastern Mediterranean spices to produce food described by The New York Times as ‘rustic-traditional and deeply inventive’. She insists that traditional spice blends can make our food rich, exciting, satisfying, comforting and provocative without the need for butter or cream. We think she makes a lot of sense.

Josiah Citrin of Mélisse spills the beans on what it’s like to be a two-star Michelin chef (like winning an Oscar, apparently) and local boy cooking in LaLa Land – and how he fuses French finesse and Los Angeles style to create the sort of food you want to eat whether you’re out with your grandmother, or with a Hollywood star.

Danish Michelin-starred wunderkind chef Mads Refslund hates fish ‘drowned’ in gooey sauces until all natural flavours and healthgiving properties are lost. ‘The sea has a wonderful taste of its own,’ he says, here to teach us how to ‘capture the moment’ with our own increasingly precious fish, vegetables and shellfish.

2D: FOOD  & WINE with a lisp, kiss and sigh...

Brad French

The very modern blend of Maori heritage and French training means New Zealand chef Rex Morgan is just as happy knocking out modern bistro dishes made of New Zealand’s superb produce – lamb, kumara, avocado oil – as he is coming up with dishes that express the special qualities of Maori culture, using horopito (bush pepper), fern tips and kelp pepper.

Session

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An insightful exploration of the many different sparkling wines made in Australia and around the world. France’s champagne, Italy’s prosecco, Spain’s cava and of course our own beautiful bubbles grown on home soils. There will be others, but you have to be there to find out more.

Presenters:

A food and wine matching extravaganza, focusing on the produce of the Iberian Peninsula and Mediterranean basin. Whites, reds and stickies will be put alongside classic foods of each of these countries and our team of highly skilled sommeliers will discuss what works and why.

Session

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Registration at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 10.00am – 12.30pm Double Session 1E: F  irst Families of Australian Wine Celebrating the rich vein of great wine produced in Australia has never been easier than with this exciting initiative put together by 12 of the most revered wine producers in the country. The challenge has been put to them to dust off the cobwebs, and drag some extraordinary wines to showcase our rich heritage, and to get an insight into what the future holds. Taste three brackets of six wines each selected from the First Families of Australian Wine stable.

Presenters:

Jeff Burch Stephen Henschke Alister Purbrick Bruce Tyrrell Sunday Exclusive

I f you book this double session, go straight to a 3rd session next.

Moderator:

Moderator:

Matt Wilkinson

Lunch by Convent Bakery

Lunch by Convent Bakery

Lunch by Convent Bakery

Lunch by Convent Bakery

Lunch 12.30pm – 2.00pm

3A: ALEX ATALA

3B: MICHAEL PSILAKIS

3C: ADAM D’SYLVA

Treasures of the Rainforest

Next-Gen Greek

Wham bam, nuoc mam!

3D: SEDUCED  WITH STYLE BY STOCK

2.00pm – 4.30pm Double Session

South America’s most exciting chef (D.O.M., Sao Paulo) proves that the ancient flavours of the Amazon can be as cuttingedge as contemporary threestar cuisine, from homely tapioca and the simple Brazil nut, to the exotic heart of palm. Expect a few surprises from this high-energy punk rock DJ-turned-chef.

Michael Psilakis of the celebrity-studded Anthos restaurant in New York puts the ancient flavours of Greece onto the modern table, reinventing old favourites for a glamorous new generation of Greek food lovers. His modern Greek cooking rethinks traditional recipes exploiting the earthy, robust, healthy Mediterranean flavours we all love so much.

Hot new Melbourne star and co-owner of Coda, Adam D’Sylva is the go-to man for fresh, lively streetwisebut-glam Vietnamese food. Explore the world of fish sauce, fresh betel leaves and tropical sugarcane as you discover just how fresh and fragrant (and fabulous) Vietnamese food can be in the hands of a very twentyfirst century chef.

Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide author and contributor to Gourmet Traveller WINE Nick Stock will take participants on a journey of discovery, checking in to see who and what is hot in the Australian wine industry in 2010 and why.

Moderator:

Moderator:

Moderator:

Presenter:

Afternoon break

Afternoon break

Afternoon break

Afternoon break

4A: DAVID CHANG

4B: CLAUDE BOSI

4C: SHANE DELIA

New Food, New York

Mixed Marriages

Can a young, iconoclastic Korean-American chef show us the future of American food? At New York’s Momofuku, Dave Chang mixes funky Korean food and down-home country-cured Kentucky hams with serious wines, loud music and communal tables. Watch as this self-confessed ‘bad-ass’ chef forces east to meet west, and old to meet new – and gets away with it.

Can smoked eel find happiness with roast beef and Irish moss? Will crab ever settle down with elderflowers and licorice? Do sea trout, pigs head and eucalyptus have anything in common? How does mutton feel about feta and anchovy jus? Claude Bosi of London’s Hibiscus is the master of mixed marriages, winning two Michelin stars for turning unlikely partnerships into natural companions.

Feast: A Celebration of the Middle Eastern Table

4D: PINOTPHILES  UNITE AND CONQUER

Moderator:

Moderator:

Jacques Reymond

3.15pm – 4.30pm

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Moderator:

Philippe Mouchel

Sunday Exclusive

2.45pm – 3.15pm

Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

Andrew Blake Lincoln Riley Matt Skinner

Cath Claringbold

1.30pm – 2.45pm

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Presenters:

Sunday Exclusive

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Wine Retreat

Registration at The Langham, Melbourne

Jane Lawson

I f you book this double session, go straight to a 3rd session next.

Presenters:

Saturday Exclusive

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Wine Retreat

Registration at The Langham, Melbourne

Matthew Evans

10.45am – 11.15am

Chef MasterClass

Sunday 21 March

Andrew McConnell

Food for thought

George Calombaris

Nicolas Poelaert

Christine Manfield

Maha’s Shane Delia wants us all to gather around the table for celebratory feasts of small plates, slow roasts, warm breads, spicy dips and fragrant rice dishes, all imbued with the seductive spices of the Middle East. ‘As long as I have good food, and family and friends to share it with, my life is complete,’ he says. Sunday Exclusive

Moderator:

George Calombaris

The Festival greatly acknowledges the support and creative thoughts of our chef and wine presenters, room hosts and moderators.

Nick Stock

The minx is back and she is bad. Pinot noir takes wine lovers to dizzying heights and is just as quick to grind their love under foot with total contempt. It is time to take charge, move forward and find out what makes great pinot noir great and how to get your hands on it.

Presenters:

Michael Glover Sally Humble

3E: G  reat Wines of the World from a Great Cellar Understanding what makes a wine both great and worthy of cellaring is one of the mysteries of the wine industry. David Doyle, co-owner of Sydney’s Rockpool Bar & Grill has gone to extraordinary lengths and expense to put together one of the best collections of wines to be found in the world. Andrew Caillard MW, from Langtons Auctions will lend his experience to this once in a lifetime tasting of some illustrious wines of Australia and the rest of the World. Three brackets of six wines: begin with a taste of champagne and five whites in the first bracket; six reds in the second and four reds, one sauternes and one vintage port in the third.

Presenters:

Andrew Caillard MW David Doyle James Halliday David Lawler

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Uniquely Melbourne Laneways and rooftops Tours and crawls of melbourne

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Laneways & Rooftops A La Bonne Franquette

Viet Lane Sunday Lunch

> If Paris is known for its outdoor dining, Melbourne is equally known for its laneways. Put them together and you will enjoy a Melbourne laneway experience with a dedicated French flavour. Enjoy a complimentary kir royal on arrival, prior to high-profile French chef and now Melburnian, Gabriel Martin, presenting an outstanding French Brasserie style five-course degustation menu, with his own modern twist.

> For this leisurely Sunday lunch we're renaming our patch of McKillop Street Viet Lane, and celebrating the food of Vietnam on one long outdoor table. Red Spice Road chef John McLeay's eightcourse feast will include squid with green mango and fresh herb salad and pork belly with chilli caramel, all served with wines from Mornington Peninsula's Crittenden Estate and Tiger beer.

> Tantalise your taste buds and learn a thing or two about creating unique cocktails with Belvedere Vodka mixology guru Robb Sloan. With stunning St Kilda sunset views from our rooftop balcony, be prepared for a memorable evening of soothing sounds whilst stimulating your senses. Definitely a night not to be missed, if you like a cocktail with a twist.

When: 14 March, 12.00PM – 3.00PM Where: Red Spice Road,

When: 17 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Next Level, Hotel Barkly,

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 03 9603 1601 Website: www.redspiceroad.com

Cost: $40.00 Bookings: 03 9525 3332 Website: www.hotelbarkly.com

All That Sparkles

Joie de Vivre

> We invite you to discover two of Melbourne's best-kept secrets and hidden gems – The Emerald Peacock and Chandon sparkling cocktails. Take in the city skyline from The Emerald Peacock rooftop bar while serious mixologists use seasonal fruit, exotic ingredients and handcrafted syrups to prepare an irresistible collection of Chandon cocktails. Bring your friends and be part of the sparkling wine cocktail and rooftop revolution.

> Under the setting sun, Alfred Place will come alive to the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes of France. Enjoy delicious tastings of Comme's contemporary French fare prepared by chef Daniel Southern, served alfresco, complemented by superb French sparkling wine, Kronenbourg beer and romantic accordion music. Two nights of absolute joie de vivre.

When: 13 March, 6.30PM – 11.45PM Where: The French Brasserie, 2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne

Cost: $95.00 kir royal and food only, other beverages on consumption

Bookings: 03 9662 1632 Website: www.thefrenchbrasserie.com.au Rooftop Garden BBQ

> Enjoy a relaxed Sunday barbeque – Circa style. Set amongst the lush rooftop garden of the Prince Deck, experience an evening of great food and wine while listening to tracks by local DJs. Head chef Matt Wilkinson will be creating a barbeque menu featuring stunning regional produce together with delights from Circa's own garden. When: 14 March, 6.30PM – 9.30PM Where: Circa, the Prince, 2 Acland Street, St Kilda

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9536 1122 Website: www.circa.com.au

27 McKillop Street, Melbourne

When: 17 March, 6.30PM – 7.30PM Where: The Emerald Peacock, 233 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Cost: $45.00 includes sparkling on arrival, two Chandon cocktails and canapés

Sounds & Sunset Rooftop Mix uP

109 Barkly Street, St Kilda

When: 17, 18 March, 6.30PM – 8.30PM Where: Comme, 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne

Cost: $50.00 Bookings: 03 9631 4000 Website: www.comme.com.au

Bookings: 03 9413 5226 Website: www.theemeraldpeacock.com

Matt Preston Media personality

What I love about food and wine in Melbourne? The variety, the breadth, the proximity, the choice, the value, the quality, the madness and that no matter where you go for good food or drink in the inner city there’s always somewhere else nearby to entice you to kick on. Very few cities offer that.

Top picks for the Festival Dandenong World Food Tour

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All the three tours will open up another world to even the most assiduous foodie. Personally I love the Afghani food of Dandenong so if I had to pick just one… It’s a brilliant new event.

All that Sparkles

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Melbourne takes it to a whole new level, with tasty morsels down each laneway, on every rooftop, and even underground. Let your tastebuds guide you through a city synonymous with food and wine.

Emerald Peacock’s sparkling cocktail night should be a winner – and I’ve not been there yet but am busting to go so that’s another reason. To use the Festival to discover new places.

Roman Block Party

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Uniquely Melbourne

Laneways & Rooftops Tastes of Italy on the Roof

The Young bloods of Rutherglen

Seasonal Regional Backyard Shenanigans

> Ideally located on iconic Hardware Lane,

> The hot, young winemakers of

> Pink Alley will be transformed into a

Campari House consists of four unique levels, including one of Melbourne's newest rooftops. Soak up this brilliant city skyline as experienced head chef Simon Turner produces a selection of grazing tastes from regional Italy. Accompanied by carefully matched Italian wines, you will experience the wonderful food and beverage reputation the Italians are known for.

When: 17, 23 March, 6.00PM – 8.00PM Where: Campari House, 23 – 25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne

Cost: $50.00 Bookings: 03 9600 1574 Website: www.camparihouse.com.au

Rutherglen – Nick Brown, Jen Pfeiffer, Susie Campbell, Christobelle Anderson and Damien Cofield – join forces with hot, young chef talent Robin Wickens of The Deanery to create an alfresco laneway lunch. Winemakers will rotate between tables sharing their favourite wines (including Rhône varietals, reds and muscats) matched to a shared and super-posh five-course barbeque menu.

When: 21 March, 12.30PM – 5.00PM Where: The Deanery, 13 Bligh Place, Melbourne

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 9629 5599 Website: www.thedeanery.com.au

Laneways & Rooftops Aphrodisiac Orgy

grassy Victorian backyard environment this season as chef Michael Nunn delights punters with an eight-course degustation menu. Each course from this seasonal menu will showcase the finest wine and produce from a particular region. So join the Collins Street brigade as they celebrate seasonal regional Victoria.

> Easily the most outrageous and existentially troubling event in last year's Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Madame Brussels' Aphrodisiac Orgy could never be outdone...or could it? We've set out to do it again, more luscious, ripe, chocolate-smeared and hysterical than ever. Bear in mind that split pomegranates are meant to look like that – they do it to themselves.

When: 21 March, 2.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Collins Quarter,

When: 21 March, 6.30PM – 9.30PM Where: Madame Brussels,

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 9650 8500 Website: www.collinsquarter.com

Cost: $56.00 plus booking fee Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 Website: www.madamebrussels.com.au

86A Collins Street, Melbourne

Level 3, 59 Bourke Street, Melbourne

cocktails in the sky

> For one night only, you are invited to an unforgettable evening of delicious canapés and grazing plates at Eureka 89. Enjoying the spectacular views from Melbourne's highest vantage point, you will be served inspiring cocktails, fabulous wines and premium beers 297m above the city. Eat, drink, mingle – and enjoy. When: 15 March, 6.30PM – 9.30PM Where: Eureka 89,

alive ace comes Alfred PL tival 2009 for Fes

Level 89, Eureka Tower, Southbank

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 03 9693 8889 Website: www.eureka89.com.au

ITALIAN LANEWAY LOCAL

open house festival

> Fifteen and Friends Italian Laneway Local... Viva Italia.

> Experience and celebrate the universal addiction of coffee at St ALi, from espresso to slayer, siphon, pour-over to the God Cup.

Fifteen Melbourne, along with neighbours Il Solito Posto and Italy 1, are proud to host a night reminiscent of the old country hospitality enjoyed by Italians worldwide as we take over George Parade with dinner, wine and music under the stars. Dine al fresco in the heart of Melbourne enjoying three courses produced by three of Melbourne's best Italian restaurants, complemented by interesting, regional Italian wines. And in true Italian fashion, you'll be serenaded by instrumental and vocal Italian folk music throughout. The food will be rustic, offering authentic fresh flavours that are true to their northern and Mediterranean origins, paired with some of Italy's interesting wines selected on region, grape variety, vintage and terroir and just how well they complement the food. Soak up the passion, beauty and essence of all things Italian without leaving Melbourne.

“ I like to ask the traders advice.” Matt, budding Wunderchef.

On weekends Matt enjoys cooking new things. He likes shopping at Prahran Market as he can ask for advice from our family owned businesses, who love sharing their expert knowledge. Maybe you should discover Matt’s secret for creating culinary sensations by shopping at Prahran Market.

> Views from the 89th floor of Eureka Tower reach the edge of Melbourne and beyond. In 2010, Eureka 89 celebrates Melbourne's surrounding regions. For one magical evening you will circumnavigate Victoria in a multi-course feast of the State's finest produce and wines, as you enjoy a six-course dinner prepared by executive chef Melissa Biczo, with matched wines.

For those more interested in the technical stuff, join a roasting tour, learn how to make siphons, become a food and coffee matching expert, and let our baristas teach you to create the 'God Cup'. Here at St ALi we live, breathe, nurture, fantasise, smell, and worship coffee and, to be honest, many of us would not hesitate swapping our first born for it. After we have shown you what we live for, and who we are, please kick back with us, some beers, friends and good music and enjoy our home.

When: 16 March, 7.30PM – 10.30PM Where: Fifteen Melbourne,

When: 21 March, 5.00PM – 9.00PM Where: St ALi,

Cost: $150.00 Bookings: 1300 799 415 Website: www.fifteenmelbourne.com.au

Cost: Free Bookings: 03 9645 5511 Website: www.stali.com.au

115-117 Collins Street, Melbourne

Our View of Victoria

We will be opening our world to the public and showing you what makes us tick. In an intriguing and fun evening in our laneway, experience our favourite brewing methods and coffee from around the world. Taste an amazing espresso from the Slayer coffee machine, compete in the barista throw-down, or just sit back and enjoy some tasty eats.

12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne

Chefs from ar ou gather outside nd the globe Pellegrini's

When: 16 March, 6.30PM – 10.30PM Where: Eureka 89, Level 89, Eureka Tower, Southbank

Cost: $180.00 Bookings: 03 9693 8889 Website: www.eureka89.com.au

Did you know?

Last year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival brought 30 Michelin Stars together in Melbourne. Don’t miss your chance to see our 2010 international and local stars in action. See page 41 for our MasterClass Chef and Winemaker Dinners.

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Tours & Crawls by our local comedian Monica Dullard and expand your knowledge in Middle Eastern bakeries, each with their own bread-making techniques, ingredients and stories to tell. Sample the Turkish pides, Lebanese flat bread and dips, varieties of Middle Eastern pizzas and learn how to make mouth-watering baklava pastries. Includes samples to take home.

When:

13, 19, 20 March, 9.00AM – 11.15AM, 12 – 14, 18 – 21 March, 11.30AM – 2.00PM, 13, 14, 19 – 21 March, 2.00PM – 4.30PM

Where: Sydney Road, Brunswick Cost: $40.00 Bookings: 03 9380 2005 Website: www.sydneyroad.com.au

> Are you a dumpling diva or divo? While dumplings and their many variations may be found in all of the world's great cuisines, it is to the Chinese we owe the most culinary gratitude. Join dumpling maestro Tony Tan as he wanders through the newly refurbished Chinatown precinct exploring new flavours and dishes at three of his favourite restaurants. Start at Yum Cha Café for Cantonese dim sum, then to Hu Tong Dumpling to sample Shanghainese dim sum and finally, Mask of China for Chiu Chow dumplings. When: 15, 16, 17 March, 11.00AM – 1.00PM Where: Yum Cha Café, 193 – 195 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Cost: $50.00 plus booking fee Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100

> Join The Progressive Pork Trail dinner as Ian Curley at The European, Rhys Phillips at Bottega and Daniel Kranjcic at Cecconi's Cantina reveal the gastronomic mojo that is all things pork. These three barons of the burners will showcase the subtleties of the whole of this delectable beast with a feature dish at each of the Pork Trail's three establishments.

Cost: $90.00 Bookings: 0411 133 528 Website: www.thesweetgreek.com.au The Duck Crawl

> Creator of the now legendary Duck

Crawl, Roy Moorfield, takes dedicated crawlers through Chinatown for teasmoked duck and Peking duck at Bamboo House, Cantonese roast duck at Tea House and soy duck with tofu and crisp taro duck with noodles at Crystal Jade, all matched with superb Victorian pinot noir. To finish, a glass of refreshing rosé at Jwow wine bar.

When: 15, 16, 22, 23 March, 12.00PM – 3.00PM Where: Bamboo House,

47 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $120.00 plus booking fee, no children

When: 17 March, 9.00AM pick up Fed Square, 4.00PM drop off Where: Corner of Russell and Flinders Streets (Federation Square)

Cost: $70.00

www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au

> Start with a Greek coffee and freshly

18a Haughton Road, Oakleigh

kitchen gardens, where primary school children grow, harvest, prepare and share delicious, seasonal food. Visit several Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Schools to see pleasurable food education in action in beautiful garden and kitchen classrooms. All day tour with delicious gourmet packed lunch included.

Bookings: 03 8415 1993 Website:

GREEK FOOD TOURS

When: 13, 20 March, 9.30AM – 3.00PM Where: The Sweet Greek,

> Tour some of Melbourne’s beautiful

(Not suitable for small children)

(includes dumplings and tea)

The Pork Trail

baked biscuits and pastries from one of the best Greek zaharoplasteia (bakers) in Oakleigh before visiting colourful and bustling family-owned foodstores for the best loukanika (Greek sausages). Continues with a taste of Greek olive oils and cheeses to a Lesvos fishmonger and more, finishing with a banquet style lunch at a favourite Greek cafeteria. Opa!

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Tour

When: 15, 22 March, 7.00PM – 10.30PM Where: The European, 161 Spring Street, Melbourne

The Magic Carpet Food Ride

> Save on travel fares – it's all here in Sydney Road, Brunswick, where the world is at your feet. Come and join our magic carpet ride, sampling exotic foods while being entertained by our local comedian, Monica Dullard. An hilarious, educational progressive dinner, tasting the magic flavours of the Middle East and Asia in Sydney Road, Brunswick. When: 12, 18, 19 March,

6.30PM – 10.00PM

Cost: $105.00 with a glass of wine at each venue

Bookings: 03 9654 0811 Chapel St Progressive Dinners

Where: Sydney Road, Brunswick Cost: $65.00 Bookings: 03 9380 2005 Website: www.sydneyroad.com.au

Coda

Wine Down Windsor Bar Tour

> Party with us while soaking up some Chapel St precinct style as you take the path to a palatable journey on a walking tour of Windsor. Explore, expose and celebrate this vibrant precinct through its fashion, food, perfectly-conditioned ales, wealth and diversity of wines and the people who produce it and consume it.

Below: The famous Maha Turkish delight-filled doughnuts.

When: 18 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Railway Hotel, 29 Chapel Street, Windsor

Cost: $39.00 Bookings: 03 9529 6331 Website: www.chapelstreet.com.au

Roger Cummins

> Take a unique cultural journey guided

The Dumpling Crawl

The Gastronomic Gallery

> NGV and Persimmon's head chef, Terry Clark, host an exclusive dinner to stimulate the mind and palate. Dinner begins in the beautiful NGV gardens, before weaving a culinary tour of the Gallery's grandest and unique spaces. Over five courses, Clark pushes the boundaries of his celebrated lunchtime menu. This progressive dinner explores how great art can inspire great food. When: 19 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Cost: $140.00 Bookings: 03 8662 1555

> The ultimate progressive dinner – three restaurants, one great night. Entrée and main are each served with a glass of wine, dessert comes with tea or coffee. Participating restaurants: Chez Olivier, Palate and FOG. Mama Ganoush, Hoo Haa and Café Orange. Mosq, Pan Asian and Souq Kitchen & Bar. La Camera, Temperance and Oriental Tea House. Greek Deli, CNF and Kanpai. When: 16, 17 March, 7.00PM – 9.45PM Where: Various Venues Cost: $70.00 Bookings: 03 9529 6331 Website: www.chapelstreet.com.au

Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100

Dandenong World of Food Tour

Crawl 'n' Bite

> Discover a world of exotic cultural and culinary delights in the heart of Dandenong – it's like going on a world food safari all in one day. You'll not only feel your senses (especially your taste buds) come alive, you'll be able to shop in specialty shops and the famous Dandenong Market.

> While small remains the flavour of the month, we didn't realise how many people loved the crawl concept until we created Crawl 'n' Bite for last year's Festival.

Climb Aboard the Afghan Caravan

Leave Your Passport Behind And Savour The World

> On the way to the Afghan Bazaar explore the splendours of this fantastic precinct. Experience the specialty food stores and feel your taste buds come alive as you enjoy an Afghan lunch and a shopping trip to the famous Dandenong market. A day in the Afghan precinct is a true culinary and cultural escape, plus the gracious hospitality of the Afghani people will make you want to return again, and again.

> Our culinary adventure begins on the shores of the British and Irish isles in the heart of amazing Dandenong, exploring traditional favourites from cold pork pies to haggis. Then by foot to Lebanon for delicious savoury and sweet treats, before discovering Afghan spices. Across the road we go shopping at the Dandenong market. Our appetites whetted we meet in Southern Asia to devour Asian delights and then off to Little India for cakes and lassi. It's the trip of a lifetime.

When: 13, 16, 19, 20 March, 9.30AM – 4.00PM Where: Pick up and drop off from

Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Cost: $65.00 A Glorious Taste of India

> The rich cultural and culinary diversity

of Little India is amazing and a must see for those who love the spice and colour of Bollywood. On this fabulous day trip you'll do everything from discovering Indian spices and tucking into a tantalising Indian lunch and mouth-watering Punjabi sweets, to exploring the Dandenong market. Little India is famed for its wedding shopping and you'll love the colour and splendour of the beautiful saris and jewellery – a real culinary and cultural adventure.

When: 13, 16, 19, 20 March 9.30AM – 4.00PM Well-known chef and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's Creative Director-Cultural, Tony Tan, will conduct this tour on 13 March.

Where: Pick up and drop off from

Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets

Cost: $65.00

Small plates, fabulous flavours – it's what we crave right now. You will visit three restaurants on your selected crawl guided by a staff member from your starting restaurant. At each restaurant you will sample a signature small plate with a cleverly matched drink.

HOW TO BOOK

Group 1

– Choose a group from the ones listed on the right – 1, 2, 3 or 4.

A. The Press Club Bar 03 9677 9677 B. Longrain 03 9671 3151 C. Trunk 03 9663 7994

– Within that group, choose a restaurant to start at A, B or C. – Choose a sitting time, 6.00PM or 8.30PM.

Tickets are limited, if your preferred restaurant is full make sure you call one of the other restaurants to secure your spot. This year's Crawl 'n' Bite again includes some of Melbourne's hottest restaurants grouped to give a unique dining experience.

When: 13, 16, 19, 20 March, 9.30AM – 4.00PM

Coda

For those looking for more, the buzz continues with a (not so small) after party at the chic Emerald Peacock in Lonsdale Street, where you will be served a complimentary cocktail, the exquisite Majestic Taj.

– Call that restaurant to book your ticket.

Bookings: 03 9771 6666 Website: www.greaterdandenong.com

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MIDDLE EASTERN Bakery Tours

When:

Group 2 A. MoVida Next Door 03 9663 3038 B. Coda 03 9650 3155 C. Seamstress 03 9663 6363

Group 3 A. Maha 03 9629 5900 B. The Deanery 03 9629 5599 C. Red Spice Road 03 9603 1601

Group 4 A. Portello Rosso 03 9602 2273 B. MoVida aqui 03 9663 3038 C. Café Vue 03 9691 3899

22, 23 March, 6.00PM – 8.00PM, and 8.30PM – 10.30PM

Where: Pick up and drop off from Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Where: Various venues Cost: $50.00 Bookings: Book at individual

Cost: $65.00

Be sure to book early to secure your place as Crawl 'n' Bite sold out on the first day in 2009.

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Who's coming to town?

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THE HIGH LIFE

Talking Pub Series 2

> A series of rooftop art projects curated by West Space that celebrate the dizzy heights of Melbourne. For the duration of the Festival, Melbourne artists will exhibit imaginative artworks that respond to the unique flavour of some of our best-loved rooftops. How will artists interpret the hunter/gatherer ethos at Sarti Restaurant & Bar or the flamboyant cheekiness of Madame Brussels?

> Talking Pub Series 2 explores the humble corner pub and the importance it has played in the social development of Melbourne. In 2010 we set our sights on the tumultuous decades between the 1940s and 1970s – the era of the legendary six o'clock swill. This year's theme is Cultural Diversity.

How will they respond to the understated but oh-so-Melbourne elegance of the Order of Melbourne, or the cool-as–acucumber and high-as-a-kite atmosphere of Rooftop Bar? We encourage you to take a walking tour with friends. Have a tipple at each venue and explore the work of eight innovative and exciting young artists who are working, literally, at the top of the town. ‘Get high.’

When: 12 – 23 March Where: Sarti,

6 Russell Place, Melbourne Rooftop Bar and Cinema, Level 7, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne The Order of Melbourne, Level 2/401 Swanston Street, Melbourne Madame Brussels, Level 3, 59 – 63 Bourke Street, Melbourne CURATED BY West Space ARI, Level 1, 15 – 19 Anthony Street, Melbourne

Our guest team will take their lead from a scene from the 1966 film, They're a Weird Mob. The film portrays the experiences of new migrants grappling with the bizarre social rituals of Australians. Our featured scene depicts the unique challenges faced by a new Italian migrant when simply trying to buy a beer at a pub. This sets the stage for our team to discuss all aspects of cultural diversity within the pub environment, from the segregation of patrons based on race and gender, to the evolution of dining formats and drinking habits and the pub cuisines that have introduced Melburnians to such common vernacular as chicken parma and special fried rice. For more information visit www.hotellincoln.com.au

When: 15 – 20 March, 12.30PM – 2.00PM, 15, 16 March, 7.00PM – 9.00PM Where: Hotel Lincoln,

91 Cardigan Street, Carlton

Cost: $88.00 Bookings: 03 9347 4666 Website: www.hotellincoln.com.au

Savour Culture – Taste History

> Spend the evening at one of Melbourne's

most historic sites, the Old Melbourne Gaol and former justice precinct. Arriving at the former City Watch House, you will be greeted by a group of sergeants ready to take you through the 'Watch House Experience', winner of a National Tourism Award. Sample pre-dinner dining the way some of Melbourne's most infamous criminals did right up until the early 1990s. Then explore the era of the Old Melbourne Gaol in the late 1800s, enjoying a fourcourse degustation dinner with matched Victorian wines. The innovative menu will pay homage to the settlers' traditional dishes and how they shaped historical and modern Australian cuisine. Throughout the night be educated – and entertained – by a series of cameo performers who once called the Old Melbourne Gaol home, including Kelly Gang matriach Ellen Kelly. A fun night of Australian history, with excellent food and wine, plus live acoustic music by traditional jazz players from Melbourne's eclectic jazz music scene.

When: 19, 20 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, Melbourne

Cost: $174.00 Bookings: 03 9663 4218 Website: www.marekai.com

The Flavour Fiesta

> At Prahran Market it's all about flavour. We've all been let down by produce that looked great but had no taste, but at Prahran Market our traders seek out the best produce from local growers and producers or make it from scratch themselves to provide Melburnians the highest quality food available. We invite you to our very special tasting event, The Flavour Fiesta. For one day only we will have many different varieties of the same fruits, vegies, deli items and more on tasting so you can try many available options at the same time and compare the differences. This will help you learn about varieties, which are your favourites and, importantly, how to select the best ingredients to make your dish a culinary sensation. At our Flavour Fiesta you'll also learn about fruit and vegetable grades and why there is a price difference between items. Become a more educated shopper and never be disappointed again.

When: 20 March, 9.00AM – 5.00PM Where: Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Cost: Free entry, some tastings

of premium product may involve a small charge

Bookings: 03 8290 8220 Website: www.prahranmarket.com.au

Cost: Free, check restaurants for opening times

Website: www.westspace.org.au

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Feast with Fossils

> Duck beneath the belly of a massive mamenchisaurus and contemplate the speed of the small and agile hypsilophodon. Walk up high to where the flying reptiles soar while you enjoy a delicious selection of canapés and wines by Peter Rowland Catering. Museum staff will be on hand to share the secrets of the dinosaurs in this unique setting. When: 16 March, 6.30PM – 9.00PM Where: Melbourne Museum, Science and Life Gallery, Carlton

Cost: $58.00 Bookings: 03 8341 7400 Website: www.museumvictoria.com.au Donovans Back Door – Once More

> Again Gail and Kevin Donovan and chef Robert Castellani invite you to explore their restaurant. The Pre-Opening experience: Hands-on working with Robert in the kitchen. Join Gail to discover Donovans ever-changing interiors and philosophy. Food and wine with Gail. The Pre-Dinner experience.

Dine at the Seafarers Rest

> An evening enriched with historical significance and fabulous food, a new twist on old favourites as prepared by talented Australian chef Andrew Blake. Start with aperitifs in St Peter the Mariner Chapel, followed by entrée in the Norla Dome. Head to the Celia Little dining room for main course, with dessert in the beautiful courtyard. When: 19 March, 6.30PM – 10.00PM Where: Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders Street, Docklands

Cost: $150.00 Bookings: 03 9629 7083 Website: www.missiontoseafarers.com.au Roman Block Party

> Robert Marchetti and Maurizio Terzini's Roman Block Party is returning to Giuseppe Arnaldo & Sons – a little bit of Rome in the heart of Melbourne. They will joining forces with Neil Perry (Rockpool Bar & Grill), Shinichi Maeda (Wasabi), Anthony Lui (Flower Drum) and Josh Emett (Maze by Gordon Ramsay) to provide a night of good food, good drinks, good music and good times.

Into the kitchen with Robert. Wine tasting with Kevin. Food and wine with Gail and Kevin. All from the heart.

When: 21 March, 6.30PM – 9.30PM Where: Giuseppe Arnaldo & Sons,

When: 16, 17 March, 10.00AM – 2.30PM,

Cost: $125.00 Bookings: 03 9694 7400 Website: www.idrb.com

16, 17 March, 5.30PM – 10.30PM

Where: Donovans,

40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Crown Complex, Southbank

Cost: $100.00 tour + lunch,

World Street Food Festival

> Since biblical times, markets have been a place where people gather not only to purchase provisions, but to discuss politics, enjoy social interaction and revel in the spontaneity and organised chaos an open air market provides. Melbourne is a city that was built around markets. Queen Victoria Market, as the largest, is a beloved Melbourne icon and the multicultural epicentre of the city. Melburnians love of food is renowned. Shaping Melbourne's food palate for over 130 years, Queen Victoria Market is rich in its culinary history and proud of its role in helping to build Melbourne's identity as a food lovers' paradise. Traditionally, Queen Victoria Market was an essential part of the lives of new Australians, providing produce from their homelands, jobs for new arrivals and, of course, a meeting place giving all cultures an opportunity to share experiences. Today the market remains a food mecca for emerging cultures, recognising that learning from these nationalities is vital to Melbourne's future as a truly multicultural city.

$130.00 tour + dinner

Bookings: 03 9534 8221 Website: www.donovanshouse.com.au Young Bunch

> Meet the young bunch of winemakers and winery owners, and discover their wines, their way. This dynamic, approachable bunch of 30ish year olds includes Ben Portet (Dominique Portet, Yarra Valley), Nick Brown (All Saints Estate, Rutherglen), Christian Dal Zotto (Dal Zotto, King Valley), Clare Burder (Eminence, King Valley), Matt Fowles (Plunkett Fowles, Strathbogie Ranges), Simon Steele (Shadowfax, Werribee) and Rowly Milhinch (Scion Vineyard, Rutherglen).

To celebrate our love of world food and our appreciation of the global culinary experience, Queen Victoria Market will be hosting a World Street Food Festival showcasing an array of cuisines from all continents. From Africa, Asia and Europe

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When: 18 March, 6.30PM – 10.30PM Where: Red Hummingbird,

1st Floor, 246 Russell Street, Melbourne

Cost: $50.00 includes extensive wine tastings, light food

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Melbourne is home to 3,000 restaurants boasting more than 70 individual styles of cuisine. Not a surprise given our city is home to people of 140 different cultures!

to South America and, of course, Australia, nothing beats the smell, taste and sounds of the food of the streets. Watch as the food is cooked right in front of you, marvel at the speed at which it becomes yours to walk away with, breathe in the aroma and savour the tastes that make each particular cuisine unique. Finally, for a unique multicultural experience , match your food selection with a wine from another part of the world. Every great city in the world has a great market – and in Melbourne it is Queen Victoria Market. What could be more synonymous with markets than street food? It's time to discover (or rediscover) your love of markets and what makes them truly special. Meet and greet, mingle and observe. Soak up this historical site whilst listening to the vibe of market trade and the worldly sounds of a truly multicultural Melbourne. Tasting plates from $7.00.

When: 21 March, 10.00AM – 4.00PM Where: Queen Victoria Market,

Cnr Queen and Victoria Streets, Melbourne

Cost: Free entry, tasting plates from $7.00 Bookings: 03 9320 5822 Website: www.qvm.com.au


edible discoveries MasterClass Chef Dinners Chef dinners at crown

Gontran Cherrier at work

Very Special Lunches and Dinners , golden Shellfish in bonito brothKinch vid Da by raspberries

Casual Bites Classroom Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express

MasterClass Chef Dinners GONTRAN CHERRIER'S1 PARISIAN AFTERNOON TEA

MOMOFUKU DOES3 MELBOURNE

> French TV celebrity pastry chef, Gontran

> New York's current kitchen darling

Cherrier, will join The Langham, Melbourne to create a delicious Parisian afternoon tea at ARIA Bar & Lounge throughout the Festival. Gontran's favourite French treats, including madeleines de miel and galette a la pistache, will be served with champagne and Langham's signature hot fluffy scones and finger sandwiches. Gontran will make special appearances on 17, 18, 19 March, 3.00PM – 3.30PM

When: 12, 15 – 19, 22, 23 March, 10.30AM – 4.30PM

David Chang of Momofuku teams up with Cumulus Inc.'s Andrew McConnell for a one-off multi-course meal. Expect fireworks as this emphatically modern Korean/American chef shows us why he was awarded two Michelin stars without even trying, for the ethnic/eclectic, city-smart, urban macho cooking he calls the future of American food.

When: 18 March, 7.00PM Where: Cumulus Inc.,

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Where: ARIA Bar & Lounge at The

Cost: $150.00 includes set menu

Cost: $49.00 includes afternoon tea,

Bookings: 03 9650 1445 Website: www.cumulusinc.com.au

Langham, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southgate $65.00 with a glass of Möet & Chandon

Bookings: 1800 641 107 Website: www.ariabar.com.au SOUTH OF THE BORDER2

> While some restaurants view street food as the new haute cuisine, we're more interested in street cred, where dishes and flavours pay homage to their humble heritage. Thomasina Miers' not-so-secret passion is for Mexico, and her London restaurant, Wahaca, serves street food from south of the border. In Melbourne she will be dishing up five courses alongside Frank Camorra at his new restaurant, MoVida aqui. When: 17 March, 6.30PM Where: MoVida aqui,

Level 1, 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne

with matched wines

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> Mads Refslund, a leader in Nordic gastronomical cuisine, prepares an Australian bounty with a Scandinavian sensibility at Circa, the Prince. Together with Matt Wilkinson, they will present a six-course tasting menu promising fresh flavours and neutral textures using the best local produce. When: 18 March, 7.00PM Where: Circa, the Prince, 2 Acland Street, St Kilda

Cost: $120.00 includes set menu with matched wines

Bookings: 03 9536 1122 Website: www.circa.com.au

> Andoni Luis Aduriz joins Dan Hunter for a celebration of Mugaritz, a day to encourage contemplation, raise questions, play with perceptions and more. Included are: ten-course tasting menu with premium Spanish and Australian wines, kitchen garden tour, cellar tour and tasting with Royal Mail sommeliers, and Q & A with Andoni Luis Aduriz and Dan Hunter. Parker St, Glenelg Hwy, Dunkeld

Website: www.royalmail.com.au down THE GARDEN PATH6

> French-born chef Claude Bosi has

been awarded two Michelin stars for his inspirational approach to natural flavours at his stylish London restaurant Hibiscus. Join Claude and his host chef, the talented Nicolas Poelaert of the chic and intimate Embrasse, for an exclusive five-course menu (each course matched with wine) of Claude's tantalising and nature-driven flavour combinations, inspired by our own great Victorian produce, naturally.

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When: 23 March, 7.00PM Where: Embrasse,

312 Drummond Street, Carlton

Cost: $165.00 includes set menu with matched wines

Bookings: 03 9347 3312 Website:

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Bookings: 03 9663 3038 Website: www.movida.com.au

> Meet chef Alex Atala of D.O.M. Restaurant, Sao Paulo – the epitome of contemporary Brazilian cuisine, hosted by our very own innovative and passionate chef Jacques Reymond, who has been in love with the exotic produce of the Amazon basin since working there as executive chef for the Hotel Tropical in Manaus. Expect an evening of innovation and inspiration, brave new tastes and techniques, and exceptional produce matched to exceptional wines.

See Michael Psilakis at the Australian Gourmet Traveller Reader's Dinner featured in the March issue

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When: 22 March, 6.30PM Where: Royal Mail Hotel,

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When: 22, 23 March, 7.00PM Where: Jacques Reymond, 78 Williams Road, Prahran

Cost: $225.00 includes set menu with matched wines

Bookings: 03 9525 2178 Website: www.jacquesreymond.com.au

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Above: 1. Gontran Cherrier 2. Thomasina Miers 3. David Chang 4. Mads Refslund 5. Andoni Luis Aduriz 6. Claude Bosi 7. Alex Atala 8. Michael Psilakis


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Chef Dinners at Crown Dinner with David Kinch1

Dinner with Josiah Citrin4

> Hailing from the critically acclaimed Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, California, this two star Michelin chef will inspire Melbourne diners with his pursuit of exceptional ingredients and unexpected flavour matches. Guests at Number 8 restaurant and wine bar will be treated to David's French and modern Catalan influenced cooking style, culminating in an exquisite wine dinner.

> Celebrating a decade of success at his Los Angeles restaurant Mélisse, chef Josiah Citrin will bring his contemporary American – French cuisine style to the brasserie by Philippe Mouchel. Before Mélisse he worked at some of Los Angeles' most famous restaurants – Spago, Chinois on Maine and Patina. Josiah's passion for food and creative flair will be on show at this exclusive dinner.

When: 18 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: Number 8 restaurant and

When: 21 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: the brasserie by Philippe

Cost: $190.00 Bookings: 03 9292 7899

Cost: $190.00 Bookings: 03 9292 7808

Dinner with Nobu Matsuhisa2

Dinner with Nancy Silverton5

wine bar, Riverside at Crown, Crown Entertainment Complex

> Based in Beverly Hills, chef Nobu will return to Melbourne for the 2010 Festival to host an exclusive wine dinner in his stunning riverside restaurant at Crown. This internationally renowned master of the kitchen will take diners on an unforgettable journey of innovative new-style Japanese cuisine. Nobu applies his own artistry to each dish to ensure they are all events in themselves, a testament to his now legendary gastronomic excellence. When: 19 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: Nobu, Riverside at Crown, Crown Entertainment Complex

Mouchel, Riverside at Crown, Crown Entertainment Complex

Very Special Lunches & Dinners Number 8 restaurant and wine bar

Featured Restaurant Menus As well as hosting wine dinners to showcase their signature dishes, the Stars of America chefs will be featuring exclusive restaurant menus in each of their host restaurants for lunch* and dinner throughout the 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Chef

Restaurant

Dates

April Bloomfield

Breezes

16 – 23 March

Josiah Citrin

the brasserie by Philippe Mouchel

16 – 23 March

David Kinch

Number 8 restaurant and wine bar

16 – 23 March

Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu

16 – 23 March

Nancy Silverton

JJ’s Bar and Grill*

16 – 23 March

*JJ’s Bar and Grill is open for dinner only

> Los Angeles' native Nancy Silverton has a passion for pastry and came to fame as Wolfgang Puck's pastry chef at Spago. Nancy has collected a host of awards throughout her career and has joined forces with Mario Batali to call Hollywood's Osteria Mozza home. Joining the team at JJ's Bar and Grill, Nancy will host an exclusive wine dinner.

> Following last year's sold out Dine

Partners

on the Nile event; AMES presents a nine-course journey along the ancient Spice Route. Take an exotic gastronomic adventure across three continents and surround yourself with the heady scents of cinnamon, cloves and saffron while enjoying cultural entertainment along the way.

When: 22 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: JJ's Bar and Grill, Level 1, Crown Entertainment Complex, Southbank

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Presented by AMES Social Enterprises and hosted by restaurateur Dur-é Dara, all the dishes will be prepared by enterprise graduates. The authentic recipes have endured the centuries and were brought to Australia by multicultural groups whose origins derive along the Spice Route, ensuring you will enjoy an eclectic mix of fine food.

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> The ultimate indulgence awaits in the heart of the Chapel St Precinct as acclaimed restaurants, FOG, Chez Olivier, Souq Kitchen & Bar and Palate create a five-course lunch, complemented by award-winning local wines. Then it's time for guests to take their VIP seats and enjoy the visual feast as leading fashion designers present their luxe collections on the catwalk.

> The Age Good Food Guide Young

When: 13 March, 12.15PM – 3.30PM Where: Grattan Gardens,

When: 15 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Gingerboy,

Cost: $80.00 Bookings: 03 9529 6331 Website: www.chapelstreet.com.au

Cost: $125.00 Bookings: 03 9662 4200 Website: www.gingerboy.com.au

Around Italy in 7 Days

Greeks vs the Rest

> Indulge in a gourmet degustation tour

> Join George Calombaris and friends

Chef of the Year 2009, Chris Donnellan, will prepare six dishes highlighting the flavours, cooking styles and techniques of South-East Asia, including Thailand's tom kha goong (coconut soup with crystal bay prawns) and goi choi vit (banana flower salad with duck) from Vietnam, each dish served with a specially designed cocktail with flavours to match.

27 – 29 Crossley Street, Melbourne

of Italy with guest chef Massimiliano Ferraiuolo, who will be arriving from Italy exclusively for a week's residence at Society. Travel north to south with a different gastronomic journey each night, starting in Venice and finishing in Sicily at week's end. Naturally, matching Italian wines are included. Bookings are limited.

at Hellenic Republic for a rematch of the Great Debate – Greeks vs. The Rest – an evening full of Hellenic food, beverage and culture as well as the charm and hospitality the Greeks are famous for. Enjoy a four-course sharing trapezi menu, with an ouzo to start and Greek wines to follow.

When: 15 – 21 March, 6.30PM – 9.30PM Where: Society Restaurant,

When: 15 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Hellenic Republic,

Cost: $125.00 Bookings: 03 9639 2544 Website: www.societyrestaurant.com

Cost: $115.00 Bookings: 03 9381 1222 Website: www.hellenicrepublic.com.au

23 Bourke Street, Melbourne

434 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Spain vs Victoria

> Hosted by chef de cuisine Philippe

Perrey and hotel sommelier Josh Fraser, Sotano Wine and Tapas will feature a showdown between Spain and Victoria. Spanish wine vs Victorian wine. Spanish cheese vs Victorian cheese. Spanish cured meat vs Victorian cured meat. Who will be the winner? This educational program will allow you to sip and sample a selection of the best produce from both Spain and Victoria.

When: 14 – 18 March, 6.30PM – 8.30PM Where: Sotano Wine and Tapas, Hilton Melbourne, South Wharf

Cost: $60.00 Bookings: 03 9027 2122 Website: www.sotano.com.au

The AMES Social Enterprise program includes catering businesses set up to provide jobs, accredited hospitality training, skills development and work experience programs. The enterprises include Sorghum Sisters African Corporate Catering and Cultural Cooks.

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When: 21 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: Breezes,

Chefs at work at Nobu

Level 3, Crown Towers, Crown Entertainment Complex, Southbank

winemaker info

Cost: $140.00 Bookings: 03 9292 6896

> The Stars of America dinners

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Six courses six countries

AMES is the largest provider of settlement, education and employment services to refugees, migrants and multicultural communities in Victoria.

> British-born, chef and co-owner of the famous Spotted Pig gastro-pub in New York, April Bloomfield will visit Crown in March. Specialising in seasonal British and Italian dishes using the best local ingredients, this Michelin star chef began her career in London, before venturing to the United States.

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Foodies' & Fashionistas' Lunch

Greville Street, Prahran

From the Suez to Sumatra

Cost: $160.00 Bookings: 03 9292 6891

Cost: $190.00 Bookings: 03 9292 7879

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and featured restaurant menus will be paired with wines selected by Robert “Bob” Coleman of Chateau St. Jean, a 250 acre vineyard and winery north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma.

When: 13 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Artspace, Level 17, Victoria University, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Cost: $125.00 Bookings: 03 9938 4772 Website: www.ames.net.au/events

As assistant winemaker Bob collaborates closely with Chateau St. Jean winemaker Margo Van Staaveren. Creating synergy within a winemaking team has always been his goal, and that partnership will be reflected in the wines presented at the dinners.

The Spotted Pig and The Breslin > April Bloomfield is executive chef and co-owner (with restaurateur Ken Friedman) of New York City’s first gastro-pub, the Spotted Pig, which has been awarded a Michelin star for five consecutive years. April honed her craft in kitchens throughout London and Northern Ireland, including a stint at The River Café where she learned to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of food. She spent summer 2003 at the legendary Chez Panisse before opening the Spotted Pig. Her newest restaurant is The Breslin, in New York’s Ace Hotel.

Dine with a Michelin Star Chef

> Ramon Freixa, renowned Spanish culinary star and Nuevo37 executive chef, will showcase a bold, authentic New Catalan offering of unique and diverse tastes, textures and temperatures. The evening will feature a seven-course degustation presented and discussed by Ramon, with each course complemented by exceptional and rare wines opened by hotel sommelier Josh Fraser. Salud. When: 19 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Nuevo37, Hilton Melbourne, South Wharf

Cost: $225.00 Bookings: 03 9027 2126 Website: www.nuevo37.com.au

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Very Special Lunches & Dinners

Suckling pig dinner

> While suckling pig is found in many of the world's great cuisines, we doubt if there is anything more delicious than the suckling pigs prepared by chef Adrian Richardson in his celebration of "the happy pig". Along with a range of entrées made from pork products, this piggy banquet will be matched with some of the James Squire range of beers. When: 15, 22 March, 6.00PM – 9.45PM Where: La Luna, 320 Rathdowne Street, Carlton

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9349 4888 Website: www.lalunabistro.com.au

Very Special Lunches & Dinners

The Mythological Greek Table

Melbourne and Sydney for eight

A cook's kitchen garden

GASTRONOMIQUE MASQUERADE REPAST

> The iconic Greek Deli and the Hellenic Museum team up to examine the influence of Hellenic culture and the Greeks' almost mythological passion for food and drink. Treat yourself to the most sensuous Greek experience enhanced by matching wines, while Greek music and lively storytelling reveal the history and culture of Greek cuisine, like it has never been told before.

> Sydney comes south when SMH Chef

When: 15, 18 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Greek Deli & Taverna,

When: 16 March, 7.00PM – 10.30PM Where: ezard restaurant,

Melbourne's Middle Eastern Chefs

> We're exploring the progression of food, from its source in the garden to the creation of dishes in our kitchen. This dinner will celebrate a cook's garden, with produce grown especially for the night by Bruce Charlton of the Rusk kitchen team. Bruce has lovingly planted, grown and harvested the ingredients to be highlighted in a menu created by Lance Rosen.

> The Marquis and Marquise de Libertine cordially invite you to embrace the era of romanticism for chamber-music led cocktails in the anteroom followed by a seated dinner featuring five courses of fine French fare of the most appropriate opulence matched to equally beguiling wines. All must arrive adorned with a masque, and in the Festival spirit, each masque must be furnished with some epicurean ingenuity.

Cost: $75.00 Inclusive Bookings: 03 9827 3734 Website: www.greekdeli.com.au

Cost: $185.00 Bookings: 03 9639 6811 Website: www.ezard.com.au

> Melbourne's most exciting Maghreb

Like Mother, Like Son?

EAT/DRINK

> Combined, Lucia and Riccardo boast

Eat/Drink is a pop up taste tour of Melbourne hosted by seminal online guide ThreeThousand.com.au and catered by Fresh Fork. By day a haven for all things creative and covetable, by night The Thousands Shop, housed in city icon Curtin House, will transform into an equally inventive pop-up restaurant for four nights only. Eat/Drink will include five courses inspired by Melbourne's suburbs and beyond, two sittings per night, limited to 20 people per sitting.

583 Chapel Street, South Yarra

100 years' experience in Italian cooking. Join the Momessos for a taste of Calabria in the 1970s vs. Melbourne 2010. This four-course degustation is inspired by four decades of culinary difference. Pasta saracca vs. borlotti bean foam, broken spaghetti, prawns and zucchini. Who is the better chef? You be the judge. Spaces are limited.

When: 16 – 17 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Sarti, 6 Russell Place, Melbourne

Cost: $90.00 includes aperitif on arrival, other beverages on consumption

Bookings: 03 9639 7822 Website: www.sarti.net.au

of the Year 2009 Sean Connolly of Sean's Kitchen and Astral at Star City joins Teage Ezard (who was the recipient of a similar Melbourne award way back in 2003) to present eight tantalising courses, including local bream with caramelised eggplant, and seven score wagyu beef with foie gras – with matched wines, naturally.

187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

and drinks

Canvas is a spectacular space that lends itself perfectly to a grand Middle Eastern food event, with its giant Moroccaninspired ornamental screen bordering the room and the wonderful rooftop outlook across the olive tree lined decking. World Vision Australia will benefit from all profits on the evening.

Bookings: 03 9662 1657 Website: www.thethousandsshop.com.au

When: 16 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Canvas,

When: 17 – 20 March Where: The Thousands Shop,

Level 6, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Cost: $75.00 includes five courses

www.freshfork.com

When: 17 March, 6.45PM – 10.30PM Where: Rusk Restaurant,

764 Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield South

chefs will come together for one inspiring evening at the beautiful Canvas Restaurant, creating a spectacular multicourse feast for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – The Middle East: Food of Many Nations. Chefs, including Abla Amad (Abla's), Pierre Khodja (Canvas), Joseph Abboud (Rumi) and Ismail Tosun (Gigibaba), will present the food of their various countries, from Lebanon to Algeria, Persia to Turkey. These are chefs who have established the food of their homeland in Melbourne, a true 'melting pot' of cuisines proudly emanating from the Middle East. Our resident sommelier will marry Victorian wines to each course.

Level 1, 302 – 320 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Cost: $150.00 Bookings: 03 9819 2200 Website: www.canvasrestaurant.com.au

Cost: $75.00 Bookings: 03 9523 7410 Website: www.ruskrestaurant.com.au Chianina & Chianti Santa Fe 'Soul'

> Santa Fe 'Soul Food' – South West USA

authentic five-course degustation dinner. Inspiration for the South West dinner has come from FOG's head chef Jeremy Sutphin, who spent two years working with Mark Miller at his famous Coyote Café in Santa Fe, and other established restaurants, including at Bien Shur Restaurant, New Mexico, with FOG owner Sam Frantzekos. Jeremy will display his exceptional culinary talents paired with his experience of cooking South West USA cuisine and drawing on the influences of the region to present a five-course degustation of unique and authentic dishes – no doubt the most authentic Santa Fe food ever to be served in Melbourne. The dinner will be held in the elegant main dining room at FOG, where the interior is memorable in itself.

Cost: $85.00 food only, matched wines at additional cost

Bookings: 03 9521 3155 Website: www.fog.com.au > Chef Adrian Richardson presents

'An Evening of Offal'. Dedicated lovers of offal, or those adventurous enough to try it, will delight in this specialty banquet celebrating real nose-to-tail eating, Victorian wines to enjoy throughout, and the traditional haggis with a shot of Victorian Baker Hill whisky to finish.

When: 21 March, 6.00PM – 9.45PM Where: La Luna, 320 Rathdowne Street, Carlton

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9349 4888 Website: www.lalunabistro.com.au

> Finally it has arrived – the breed behind

Italy's famous bistecca alla fiorentina is now home grown. Chianina beef, 100% grass fed, bred by Daniela Mollica and her farmer husband Sam in South Gippsland, will star at this feast, lovingly designed and prepared by Guy Grossi and expertly matched with wines from the same region.

When: 17 March, 7.30PM – 11.00PM Where: Grossi Florentino, 80 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $180.00 Bookings: 03 9662 1811 Website: www.grossi.com.au

When: 17 March, 7.00PM – 11.30PM Where: Libertine,

500 Victoria Street, North Melbourne

Cost: $180.00 Bookings: 03 9329 5228 Website: www.libertinedining.com.au Pork Indulgence

Degustation Dinner

> This is the ultimate piggy feast. Hot off the heels, or should we say trotters, of our chef Martin Walker's prestigious PorkStar status, comes our highly anticipated special public dinner, where every course, including dessert, features our delicious friend. Indulge in canapés and cocktails on arrival, followed by a three-course dinner of Victorian pork, with matching Victorian wines.

> Southgate on the banks of the Yarra River, proudly offers a night to remember with a sumptuous five-course degustation dinner featuring matched wines from Victoria's boutique wineries.

When: 17 March, 6.30PM – 10.30PM Where: Bluestone Restaurant Bar, 349 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 9620 4060 Website:

www.bluestonerestaurantbar.com.au

When: 16 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Fog Restaurant and Bar, 142 Greville Street, Prahran

An Evening of Offal

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Delicious, indulgent and intimate dinners of discovery.

Each course will be served with a glass of perfectly matched wine from a selection of Victoria's favourite boutique wineries. The Southgate Victorian Wine Degustation Dinner allows diners to experience five courses at five different Southgate restaurants, all on one evening. Let Southgate's chefs, together with some of Victoria's best boutique winemakers, spoil you with this unique wining and dining experience whilst watching the sun set over the beautiful Yarra River and the spectacular view of the Melbourne city skyline as it lights up for the evening. Appetiser, entrée 1, entrée 2, main and dessert courses will all be served with a glass of Victorian boutique wine. Dessert will also be served with tea or coffee. In accordance with the responsible serving of alcohol, all wines will be served as a 75ml pour.

When: 16 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Southgate,

On the banks of the Yarra River, Southbank

Cost: $90.00 Bookings: 03 9699 4311 Website:

www.southgate-melbourne.com.au


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Very Special Lunches & Dinners > In a collaboration of talents, Raw

Materials – The Studio – an extraordinary warehouse space in Footscray – has joined world-renowned ensemble Speak Percussion to present a unique sensory experience, bringing together food, wine and music. Speak's artistic director Eugene Ughetti, and the ensemble, will perform specifically composed pieces to match Glenn Flood's Italian-inspired tasting menu, with wines to match.

When: 19, 20 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Raw Materials – The Studio, 148 Cowper Street, Footscray

Cost: $175.00 Bookings:

Website: www.studiorawmaterials.com.au A TASTE OF THE PROVINCES

> A menu of signature dishes skillfully

prepared by chef Anthony Lui showing the influences of many parts of China. Sourced from the finest ingredients from around Australia – prawns from South Australia, scallops from Western Australia, and Victorian lamb prepared as a modern version of a classic Mongolian dish, lunch will be accompanied by Paringa Estate wines.

When: 20 March, 12.00PM – 3.00PM Where: Flower Drum Restaurant, Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 9662 3655 Website: www.flower-drum.com

The Victorian Palate

> Exploring Victoria's regions, their hero ingredients and accompanying wines. In the company of their producers over five courses we will showcase great Victorian food and wine. Each dish's principal ingredient will be from a different region, with benchmark wine from the same region to match. Experience the best regional Victoria has to offer in uptown Fitzroy.

> Melbourne’s most talented front of

house lads collaborate to command the floor and present their favourite wines alongside signature dishes from their fine establishments. Introducing the 2010 team: Luke Stringer (Mezzo Bar & Grill), Adam Cash (Cutler & Co), Sam Christie (Longrain), Simon Denton (Verge / Izakaya Den), Sean Kierce (Ladro) and Chris Young (Jacques Reymond) plus MC Erez Gordon. All proceeds go to StreetSmart, supporting people experiencing homelessness in Melbourne. Last year the event raised some $20,000.

At the Farm BIG NIGHT OUT WITH FIFTEEN

When: 21 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Mezzo Bar & Grill,

www.speakpercussion.com/shop

17 Market Lane, Melbourne

Very Special Lunches & Dinners

Front of House AllStars Dinner

PASTA PERCUSSION

35 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $175.00 Bookings: 03 9650 0988 Website: www.streetsmartaustralia.org Pipo's Sicilian Feast

> Joseph "Pipo" Vargetto will be

preparing a shared table Sicilian feast with memories of his childhood and foods prepared by nonnas of his youth. Think platters of arancino, croquettes and cured meats, followed by slow-braised lamb with cous cous, rolled beef with garlic, chilli and anchovy and, of course, nonna's ricotta cannoli, all paired with some great "Australian Italian" wines.

When: 23 March, 6.30PM – 10.30PM Where: Mezzo Bar & Grill, 35 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $99.00 Bookings: 03 9650 0988 Website: www.mezzobar.com.au

JAMIE OLIVER LIVE

> Jamie Oliver, one of the world's most popular TV chefs and freshly back from filming his Ten Network series Jamie’s American Road Trip, makes his long awaited return to Australia in March 2010 for two shows only of live action, exclusive to Melbourne. Jamie is currently putting together a new arena show with plenty of surprises just for the Australian audience. Since he’s been away, Jamie’s been busy as ever from teaching firsttimers to cook in Jamie’s Ministry of Food to exploring the delicious and varied food that America has to offer, so he has plenty of raw material to inspire a really special performance. "I can’t wait to get back to Australia," says Jamie. "It’s been too long. I always love my time in your country and I'm excited about it already." This will be the first opportunity since 2006 to see Jamie live in Australia and it may not happen again for a good few years so make sure not to miss out and book now!

When: 11,12 March, 8.00PM Where: Hisense Arena, Batman Ave, Melbourne

Cost: $89.00 Platinum, $69.00 Gold, plus booking fee

Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 Website: www.jamieoliverlive.com.au

> Join the Fifteen Foundation and founder Jamie Oliver at the first ever fundraiser event in Australia – A Big Night Out with Fifteen – to be held at NGV on Saturday 13 March. A Big Night Out with Fifteen will be a fun-filled evening, with lots of great ways for you to support the Fifteen Foundation, fabulous entertainment and an incredible five-course dinner menu designed and cooked by Jamie, Tobie and the apprentices to ensure you have a night to remember. Our aim is to raise much needed funds for our charity so that we can continue our transformational work with young people.

> "Goosey Goosey Gander where shall I wander. Upstairs to Undertaker to the master's food chamber." Enjoy five unique courses by iconic Melbourne chef Paul Wilson and the Undertaker kitchen team, inspired by some of Victorias best local and loved rural producers. All courses will be matched with an eclectic mix of wines from regions such as Heathcote, Henty, Rutherglen, Beechworth and Macedon Ranges.

When: 16 March, 7.00PM – 11.45PM Where: Undertaker, 329 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9818 3944 Website: www.theundertaker.com.au

When: 18 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: St Jude's Cellars, 389 – 391 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9419 7411 Website: www.stjudescellars.com.au Celebrate the Beast

> The European's unstoppable PorkStar Ian Curley will pay homage to what is described the world over as the most versatile of meats. He will unleash his brilliant pork alchemy to lovingly prepare three courses in three different styles for one night only. The celebration of the beast will come complete with matching wines as well as canapés and coffee. When: 18 March, 7.00PM – 10.30PM Where: The Tea Room at Supper Club, 161 Spring Street, Melbourne

Cost: $140.00 Bookings: 03 9654 0811 Website: www.theeuropean.com.au

So far we’ve secured the venue, host, auctioneer and entertainment. For the time being it all remains top secret so all you have to do now is put the date in your diary, book your ticket and prepare for a fantastic night!

When: 13 March, 7.00PM – 12.00AM Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Cost: $500.00 per person, $5,000.00 per table of ten, plus booking fee

Bookings: 02 9331 7507 Website: www.jamieoliverlive.com.au

A Japanese Omakase Experience

> Omakase literally means entrust and basically means chef's choice. The itamae (sushi chef) personally selects the freshest seasonal ingredients to create a unique degustation style dining experience renowned for its taste, quality, and skilled presentation. Head sushi chef Masayuki Yoshida presents six succulent seafood courses expertly paired with complementing sakes. A must for Japanese cuisine enthusiasts. When: 18, 21 March, 6.30PM – 8.30PM Where: Tomodachi, Level 3, Melbourne Central, Melbourne

Cost: $69.00 includes glass of sparkling on arrival

Bookings: 03 9663 1940 Website: www.tomodachi.com.au The Feast Day of San Giuseppe

> Church St Enoteca will be celebrating the Sicilian feast day of San Giuseppe, the patron saint of Sicily, hunters and fathers. His feast day is the most important celebration on an island famous for its poverty-defying banquets. Our celebration will journey from the sea to peasant heartland, finishing with traditional Sicilian cheeses and pastries and showcasing Sicilian beer and wine along the way. When: 19 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Church St Enoteca, 527 Church Street, Richmond

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9428 7898 Website: www.churchstenoteca.com.au

Why we rely on fundraising support? Every year Fifteen Melbourne recruits 20 young people to join our pioneering apprenticeship scheme at a cost of $60,000 per student. In order to continue our work, and to impact more young people in the community, we need to raise just over $1,000,000 a year. Our annual fundraising event is a very important way of reaching this financial target.

BY the sea

> "One, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive. Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and then I went to Undertaker again." Saying good-bye to another dreamy Australian summer, Paul Wilson and the Undertaker kitchen team explore under the sea with an ocean-inspired five-course dinner matched with wines from the stunning Mornington Peninsula and Geelong regions.

La Guerra Del Pacifico

> The War of the Pacific was fought between Peru and Chile from 1879-1884, resulting in a peace treaty and division of land between the two. More than a century later, The Apartment's kitchen is run by the joint forces of Danny Parreno, a native Peruvian, and his sous chef, Chilean Nelson Burgos. The chefs will stage a four-course dinner, with guests receiving an offering for every course from each chef, inspired by their own native cuisines but with a modern Australian twist. Matched boutique South American wines and Latin-inspired cocktails will accompany each course. Guests will be supplied with ballot forms to vote on their favourite dish – and at the end of the night we will declare the winner of La Guerra del Pacifico for 2010. This will be an authentic night featuring some of South America's favourite tastes and textures... sit back, relax, enjoy the beats and soak in the culture. A great opportunity for Melbourne foodies to experience and learn about Latin food at its best.

When: 16, 17 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: The Apartment Restaurant Lounge Bar, 401 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $110.00 Bookings: 03 9670 4020 Website: www.theapartment.com.au

When: 23 March, 7.00PM – 11.45PM Where: Undertaker, 329 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9818 3944 Website: www.theundertaker.com.au

Front of House All Stars Photo credit: Dave Tacon

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Will you serve chocolate like this in 2011?

Casual Bites contemporary high tea

> Transform your afternoon into one of

relaxation with a contemporary high tea at The Westin Melbourne. Experience a modern twist on the traditional as you savour the many delectable treats on offer featuring SuperFoods, known to improve wellbeing and longevity, before replenishing with an aromatic coffee or herbal tea infusion. Available each afternoon of the Festival.

idea 6555: Chocolate branch - Break & Share A concept to share chocolate. Each branch is about 60cm, and has extra bits and/or aromas linking it to the tree it is referring to. Submitted by Labmember Jan Van Mol, Belgium © addictlab.com

When: 12 – 23 March, 3.00PM – 5.00PM Where: Lobby Lounge at The Westin,

Make your mark with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival by submitting your great food and wine ideas FOOD & WINE LABRESEARCH Great ideas are organic and they come from people just like you, so this year Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has partnered with global creative think-tank Addictlab to help bring your great ideas to life. GET RECOGNISED We will be publishing a selection of Melbourne food and wine ideas in an Inspiration book and will share your ideas on a dedicated website (with your permission)

OR KEEP TO YOURSELF Over the past 12 years Addictlab has worked with more than 9,500 ideas from more than 4,000 people in 150 countries and provided gateways for fresh talent into some of the world’s leading brands. The reason Addictlab is successful is that it protects the interests of its members above all else. Your idea can remain secret and will be protected by the Addictlab system – it’s how it works! But it might change your life too...

GET INVOLVED For more information, go to www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au

addictlab.com global creative think tank

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205 Collins Street, Melbourne

Death By Chocolate

> If you're a crime fiction fan who loves chocolate, here's an evening to warm your cocoa-loving heart – an interactive murder mystery with chocolate tasting. Interview the suspects, study the clues, sample the chocolates, solve the crime. Can you uncover WhoDunnit? A new version of the sell-out, award-winning experience from Edinburgh, Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals. When: 12 – 14, 18 – 21 March, 7.00PM – 9.15PM Where: Koko Black Chocolate, 52 Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: $45.00 Bookings: 03 9635 2200 Website: www.westin.com.au/melbourne

Cost: $50.00 Info : 0422 528 228 Bookings: www.whodunnitevents.com

The Unwind Ritual

A Sparkling Breakfast

> Make the shift from day to night and join us for an evening escape in the chic Martini Bar. New experiences awaken your spirit as you are taken on a journey through the cocktail ages. Led by a trained bartender, learn how to make your favourite cocktail as you feast on enticing appetisers. Tuesday to Saturday evenings during the Festival.

> Enjoy a dazzling breakfast dish with a glass of one of Australia's most loved sparkling wines. With two choices for breakfast and bubbles, and the whole day to enjoy them, you can savour your indulgence while lounging in the sun taking in the entertaining surrounds of St Kilda. What a great start to any day.

When: 12, 13, 16 – 20, 23 March,

5.30PM – 6.30PM

Where: Martini Bar, The Westin, Melbourne

Cost: $39.00 includes cocktail, appetisers, cocktail book to take home

Bookings: 03 9635 2200 Website: www.westin.com.au/melbourne Lazy Sunday Jazz Lunch

> Transform your Sundays. Replenish the

mind, body and spirit with a Lazy Sunday Jazz Lunch in Allegro Restaurant. Soak up the smooth sounds of live jazz as you settle in for a relaxing afternoon amongst the tree tops of Collins Street. Start with sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a decadent – and lazy – three-course lunch.

When: 14, 21 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Allegro Restaurant at The Westin, 205 Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: $75.00 includes a glass of sparkling

When: 13, 14, 20, 21 March, 8.00AM – 3.30PM Where: Veludo Bar and Restaurant, 175 Acland Street, St Kilda

Cost: $20.00 Bookings: 03 9534 4456 Website: www.veludo.com.au Scandinavian Smorgasbord

Couture Cupcakes High Tea

> Ladies, slip on your stilettos and make a booking for the most fashionable foodie event this year – Couture Cupcakes High Tea at Hotel Nest. Enjoy tea poured from silver pots, sip some bubbly and choose a delectable morsel from the selection of "couture cupcakes" personally decorated by leading Australian fashion designers including Arabella Ramsay, Allanah Hill and Juli Grbac. When: 13 , 14 March, 1.00PM – 5.00PM Where: Hotel Nest, 111 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park

Cost: $50.00 ($5.00 from every ticket will be donated to Royal Children's Hospital Physio and Occupational Therapy Unit.)

Bookings: 03 9699 9744 Website: www.hotelnest.com.au Courtyard Cinema

> Birichino's courtyard cinema will

showcase the classics in foodie films both new and old. Allow all five senses to be stimulated: sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. The evening will start with a two-course meal with wine, then enjoy a movie amongst friends in the open courtyard. A distinctive Italian experience for just 25 guests per night.

When: 14 – 16, 21 – 23 March, 6.30PM – 10.30PM Where: Birichino,

315 Montague Street, Albert Park

Cost: $89.00 Bookings: 03 9696 0117 Website: www.birichino.com.au

> Join in our annual Scandinavian festivities at the Exchange Hotel. Enjoy a traditional Scandinavian smorgasbord, featuring Danish smrrebrd – elaborate layers of wonderful, artistically structured open sandwiches, as well as flavoursome regional dishes of herrings, salmon, meatballs and delicious desserts. Sing along to Scandinavian songs as you sample our range of traditional schnapps. A fun day for all to attend. When: 13, 14 March, 1.00PM – 4.00PM, 14 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM

on arrival

Where: The Exchange Hotel,

Bookings: 03 9635 2200 Website: www.westin.com.au/melbourne

Cost: $75.00 including selected beverages,

39 Bay Street, Port Melbourne $55.00 for under 18 including beverages

Bookings: 03 9810 0058 Website: www.theexchangehotel.net.au

Australia’s only 24/7 dedicated food channel, LifeStyle FOOD, brings the finest Australian and international chefs into your home. Enjoy Jamie Oliver Month this March, showcasing groundbreaking food programs including Jamie’s Ministry of Food, Jamie’s Fowl Dinners, Jamie Saves Our Bacon and Jamie Oliver’s Eat To Save Your Life.

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THE ART OF HIGH TEA

> Appreciate the pleasure of high tea at the National Gallery of Victoria as The Tea Room's talented pastry chefs prepare a delectable array of handmade sweets and savouries. Choose a traditional high tea service with an exclusive guided tour of Chinoiserie (12 March). Or try our high tea with a modern twist, coupled with a highlights tour of NGVs Modern Decorative Arts Collection (19 March). When: 12, 19 March, 3.00PM – 5.00PM Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Cost: $45.00 Bookings: 03 8662 1555 Website: www.ngv.vic.gov.au CULINARY CINEMA

> The Tea Rooms' Selvana Chelvanaigum and Persimmon's Terry Clark take inspiration from great food films. Choose Selvana's intoxicating selection of inspired sweets coupled with a cocktail, before seeing Like Water for Chocolate (13 March). Or, enjoy Terry's lunchbox creation – which we promise is inspired by, not literally based on the film – before entering The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (20 March). When: 13, 20 March, 1.30PM – 5.00PM Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Cost: $30.00 (for food), film screening is free

Bookings: 03 8662 1555 Website: www.ngv.vic.gov.au


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Casual Bites

Casual Bites

South Side Soul Sundays

> What makes a South Side Soul Sunday? Traditional southern cuisine, of course, matched with time-honoured southern cocktails, plus some of Australia's best soul bands. With the choice of a two or three-course sit down dinner, your complimentary drink will set you off on your very own journey to the deep south. When: 14, 21 March, 3.00PM – 3.00AM Where: Veludo Bar and Restaurant, 175 Acland Street, St Kilda

Cost: $40.00 2 course set menu, $45.00 3 course set menu

Bookings: 03 9534 4456 Website: www.veludo.com.au Upstairs Downstairs Fitzroy Feast Passaporto per Italia

> Veneto to Sicilia.... Crack parmigiano reggiano in Emilia Romagna, sip on a bellini whilst enjoying the carnevale atmosphere in Veneto, drop by a Tuscan fattoria to sample extra virgin olive oil and wine, eat pizza and gelato as you stroll the chaotic markets of Campania. Taste the sea as you treat yourself to sardines and anchovies on the shores of Sicily and lick your fingers after indulging in spit roast porchetta as enjoyed by the sheep herders of Sardegna.

> Move from one culinary level to another, Asia to Europe, you choose the start of your two-stop journey. Panama Dining Room and Rice Queen are a floor apart but for two nights they will be joined by a culinary common denominator – pork. A dish in each venue makes for the ultimate yin and yang of pork. When: 14, 21 March, 7.00PM – 10.30PM Where: Panama Dining Room/ Rice Queen, 231 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Cost: $55.00 Bookings: Panama Dining Room

03 9417 7663

And whilst savouring all of this, be sure to gather the stamps that fill your passport for your chance to win.

Iberian Nights

When: 13 March, 10.00AM – 5.00PM Where: Enoteca Sileno,

through the far reaches of Spain and Portugal. Our evening will consist of a five-course degustation of traditional dishes from the region, made with the very best locally sourced produce. They'll be matched with local and imported Iberian wine varieties, and served in a relaxed and social setting of shared tables and conversation.

920 Lygon Street, Carlton North

Cost: Free entry, tastings on offer, food and beverage available for purchase throughout the day.

Bookings: 03 9389 7000 Website: www.enoteca.com.au

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> Join us on an Iberian culinary adventure

When: 15 – 17 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Wheare: Portello Rosso, 15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9602 2273 Website: www.portellorosso.com.au

International World of Food

Cheese and A Damn Good Cracker

> Celebrate Melbourne's multiculturalism

> Come to Terra Rossa to taste cheese,

with World Restaurant and Bar and participate with international menus prepared especially for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Featuring favourites from across the globe from traditional French cuisine to Indian Thali Delhi, World will complement each menu with Victorian wines and brews influenced and inspired by each country represented.

crackers and wine with experts from producers, King Island Dairy and Hirsch Hill Wines. Showcasing Victorian cheeses matured in Terra Rossa's own cheese room paired with great wines and a 'damn good cracker', a cracker comedian will also be performing.

When: 15 – 23 March, 6.00PM – 10.00PM Where: World Restaurant and Bar,

Where: Terra Rossa Restaurant Bar,

Shop 4, Building 2, Southbank

When: 13, 20 March, 11.30AM – 1.00PM, 1.30PM – 3.00PM 87 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Cost: $35.00 Bookings: 03 9650 0900 Website: www.terrarossarb.com.au

Cost: $65.00, includes three-course meal with beverages

Bookings: 03 9690 6999 Website:

www.worldrestaurantbar.com.au

Cheese Rolling Competition

THE WORLD OF WINE AND CHEESE

> Once a year, the world gathers in

> As Punch Lane celebrates its 15th anniversary, come along and try cheeses from around the world, with wines selected by top sommelier Ben Knight. Have your blues with your VPs, ciders and Perry's with your bries, enjoy alpine cheeses with wines from Alsace and the Jura. Explore the world of wine and cheese with a Melbourne institution. See you there. When: 15 , 22 March, 6.30PM – 8.00PM Where: Punch Lane, 43 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $50.00 Bookings: 03 9639 4944 Website: www.punchlane.com.au

Gloucestershire for its famous cheese rolling competition. Terra Rossa has brought cheese rolling to Melbourne's Duckboard Lane, with entrants racing against the clock for the chance to win a wheel of cheese and a case of wine. Races start at 9.00AM with a complimentary coffee or glass of wine for all entrants.

Are You Game?

The Beer & The Beast

> Chef Rob Kabboord loves nose-to-tail eating. Here he will prepare whole animals with different techniques, each dish matched with a different beer style. The dinners are guaranteed to challenge your ideas of food and drink matching (think whole confit duck a la orange paired with a red ale). An evening for both food and beer lovers, showcasing local and international beers. When: 15,16 March, 6.00PM – 11.00PM Where: The Hotel Max, 32 Commercial Road, Prahran

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9529 1006 Website: www.hotelmax.com.au

When: 14 March, 9.00AM – 6.00PM Where: Terra Rossa Restaurant Bar,

When: 17 March, 6.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Royal Mail Hotel on Spencer,

When: 14 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Sapore,

Bottomless bowl of Mussels

Cost: $90.00 Bookings: 03 9329 6955 Website: www.theroyalmail.com.au

Cost: $55.00 food only Bookings: 03 9534 9666 Website: www.sapore.com.au

Under the sea

Tequila – The Unknown Spirit

> Chef Ben Wrigley is offering freshly steamed Spring Bay black-lipped mussels in true Provincial style. Served in authentic mussel pots with our famous wood-fired flatbreads and four traditional sauces to choose from, you may try as many flavour combinations as you like. Enhance your experience with matched beer and wine if you wish.

519 Spencer Street, West Melbourne

> Experience life under the sea while enjoying a roving sustainable seafood cocktail feast at Melbourne Aquarium. To begin, a sumptuous oyster bar with the penguins in Antarctica, followed by canapés overlooking the Yarra, onto the coral atoll, finishing with dessert in the spectacular fishbowl. Throughout the night enjoy wines from Mornington Peninsula's T'Gallant, and premium Victorian beer.

Cost: $99.00 Bookings: 03 9923 5915 Website:

to Hands Up for the Homeless charity)

Bookings: 03 9650 0900 Website: www.terrarossarb.com.au

www.melbourneaquarium.com.au

> Terra Rossa is famous for cheese and

is hosting a five-course, cheese-themed degustation. Enjoy and sample dishes created by head chef Stan Delimitrou from local Victorian produce, each dish including cheese as an ingredient. Guest cheese experts will be on hand to discuss their products and answer your questions, and Yarra Valley's Hirsch Hill Wines will complement each course.

When: 15 – 18 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Terra Rossa Restaurant Bar,

The Unmentionables

Cost: $99.00 Bookings: 03 9650 0900 Website: www.terrarossarb.com.au

showcasing head chef Rob Kabboord's love of offal. A must for all diehard offal fanatics – and those still deciding. Nine courses of "unmentionable" offal delights, showcasing more unfamiliar offal as well as the traditional cuts cooked in interesting ways. Includes Victorian red and white wine selected for the event.

87 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

> Join us for a relaxed lunch at Sapore to celebrate all things Italian. Enjoy four shared courses showcasing local providores and winemakers and all the wonderful influences that our immigrants have brought to Victoria. If you love Italian cuisine, a relaxed environment and good wine, with views to match, join us at the Riviera end of Fitzroy Street.

Cnr King and Flinders Streets, Melbourne

Cost: $5.00 (All proceeds will be donated

TR's Cheese Degustation

“…a relaxed and . social setting of shared tables and conversation.”

> Experience the Royal Mail Hotel on Spencer's unique 'roadkill' dinner. Sample a selection of Australian game meats and seafoods, including Flinders Island wallaby, Redesdale rabbit, Daylesford venison, Yarra Valley yabbies, Flinders Ranges kangaroo, plus emu, buffalo, crocodile and more. Matched with wines from Victorian wineries, this event is not for the faint hearted – if you're game.

When: 18 March, 6.30PM – 8.30PM Where: Melbourne Aquarium,

87 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

> These will be two fantastic nights

A relaxed Sunday Lunch

3 – 5 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

> Join celebrated Californian chef and best-selling author Joanne Weir, on a culinary journey of South America, sampling delicacies from her new book Tequila. Supported by talented Melbourne chefs Simon Arkless and Paul Wilson, enjoy a structured tasting of three rare Mexican tequilas whilst exploring the world’s purest spirit with a culinary legend. Joanne's book available for purchase on the day.

299 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Cost: $32.00 food only Bookings: 03 9810 0042 Website: www.provincialhotel.com.au

When: 21 March, 4.00PM – 6.00PM Where: Match Bar & Grill,

249 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Cost: $65.00 Bookings: 03 9654 6522 Website: www.matchbar.com

THE ART OF SLOW COOKING

Moonlight Shines

> Good things come to those who wait. We've perfected the art of slow-cooking, where flavours have time to mellow and develop before reaching the table. Our chefs will be starting early to prepare a five-course dinner of slow-cooked dishes including pork, beef, lamb and fish, matched with wines selected from Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.

The Moonlight Flat Oysterage in Batemans Bay for tastings and shucking lessons. Steve is the artisan behind the nation's most innovative range of oysters, the Moonlight Flat brand portfolio, regarded as the benchmark on leading menus. Steve says that if you buy pre-opened, tap-rinsed oysters you're missing half the exquisite taste of the luxury oyster experience...

When: 18 March, 7.30PM – 11.30PM Where: The Geebung Polo Club,

When: 23 March, 6.00PM – 8.00PM Where: Cumulus Inc.,

Cost: $85.00 Bookings: 03 9810 0032 Website: www.geebung.com

Cost: $75.00 Bookings: 03 9650 1445 Website: www.cumulusinc.com.au

85 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East

When: 15, 22 March, 6.00PM – 9.30PM Where: The Provincial Hotel,

> Come and join Steve Feletti from

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

The Provincial Tour De France

> Let The Provincial take you on a francophile's journey through the various culinary regions of France, a virtual Tour de France with a four-course dinner demonstrating the unique flavours and cooking techniques ranging from Brittany's seafood in the north to the lamb of the Pyrenees in the south. Optional matched wines available on the night. When: 18, 19 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: The Provincial Hotel, 299 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Cost: $65.00 food only,

beverages on consumption

Bookings: 03 9810 0042 Website: www.provincialhotel.com.au

When: 22, 23 March, 6.00PM – 11.00PM Where: The Hotel Max, 32 Commercial Road, Prahran

Cost: $90.00 Bookings: 03 9529 1006 Website: www.hotelmax.com.au

“ Melbourne reminds me why I do what I do, why I enjoy all this food stuff.” – Heston Blumenthal

The Fat Duck, UK’s number one chef and guest of the 2009 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Melbourne melons?

Melons have often been overlooked by backyard gardeners in Victoria, with a climate widely regarded as too cold to produce good quality fruit. Our friends at The Digger’s Club disproved this theory last season by growing an abundant crop of delicious heirloom watermelons and rockmelons at their gardens in Dromana producing huge, delicious fruit in just a few months. So take the melons out of the too hard fruit basket and get planting!


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Classroom Shop, Cook, Eat with the Chef

World's Sausage Factory

> Learn chef's secrets first hand at a

> World's head chef, Lee Bearman, will

Queen Victoria Market tour, cooking class and long lunch with chef Scott Pickett. Start with breakfast and bubbles at The Point, before heading to the market for lunch supplies. Help Scott prepare lunch, then sit down to three courses in The Point's lakeside café. A culinary adventure unearthing the secrets of Melbourne's best.

When: 12 March, 9.00AM – 3.30PM,

13 March, 10.00AM – 4.30PM

Where: The Point,

Aquatic Drive, Albert Park

Cost: $95.00 includes transport to the market

Bookings: 03 9682 5566 Website: www.thepointalbertpark.com.au Master chefs' chocolate tasting

> An evening with Tim Clark, chef

patissier, and Laurent Meric, maitre chocolatier from Cacao Fine Chocolates & Patisserie. Over two hours Tim and Laurent will take you through the history of chocolate, from the cocoa pods to the handmade fine chocolates and cakes, tasting the best of origin chocolates from around the world, maximum 20 guests per class.

When: 12, 14 – 19, 21 – 23 March,

5.00PM – 7.00PM

Where: Cacao Fine Chocolates, 52 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9646 8794 Website: www.cacao.com.au

host a fun, hands-on sausage making workshop to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about sausage making, including different styles, techniques, casings, sizes and cooking methods. You will be able to take home the sausages you make, along with Lee's sausage recipes for you to try at home.

When: 13 March, 12.00PM – 3.00PM Where: World Restaurant and Bar, Shop 4 Building 2, Southbank

Cost: $35.00 Bookings: 03 9690 6999 Website:

> Campari House prides itself on its homemade breads, pasta, flavoured salts and infused oils. Ever wondered how to make the perfect loaf of bread? Learn how and reap the rewards, enjoying your creation with a selection of cheeses and matched Italian wines. Really, what's better than a Sunday afternoon with a nice red, cheese and your own homemade bread?

When: 13, 20, 21 March, 10.00AM – 3.00PM, 17, 23 March, 6.00PM – 9.00PM

When: 14, 21 March, 3.00PM – 5.00PM Where: Campari House,

Where: The Sweet Greek Cooking School,

23 – 25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne

www.worldrestaurantbar.com.au

$125.00 evening and Sunday classes (excludes shopping trip)

Cost: $75.00 Bookings: 03 9600 1574 Website: www.camparihouse.com.au

Breadmaking Workshop

Bookings: 0411 133 528 Website: www.thesweetgreek.com.au

Hands-On Cooking with Jude Blereau

Cost: $135.00 daytime classes,

> Join us for an entertaining day of hands-on baking using the magnificent 109 year old wood-fired ovens at the historic Abbotsford Convent. Includes: workshop with our head baker, walk around historic convent, recipes and baking methods, basic sourdough techniques, morning tea, lunch and refreshments Also, your own embroidered apron to take home.

Make it, bake it, ice it, eat it

When: 13, 14, 20, 21 March,

> Want to learn how to pipe like a pro? Join us for an intimate hands-on, autumnal baking and decorating workshop. Learn how to bake seasonal petit four style cakes and explore different icing, piping and decorating techniques. Price inclusive of morning or afternoon tea and edible goodie bag.

Where: Convent Bakery,

2.00PM – 5.00PM

8.00AM – 3.00PM

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Cost: $120.00, concession $80.00 Bookings: 03 9419 9426 Website: www.conventbakery.com

Hotshot Super Class

> Harvest a crop of organic, vineripened tomatoes and make pasta sauce – the traditional Italian way. The day includes harvesting and production (each participant will take home their share of the produce) and, most importantly, the tasting – a sit down lunch cooked up by a leading Melbourne chef and accompanied by Victorian wine.

> A rare chance to get insider advice

When: 13 March, 10.00AM – 2.00PM Where: Joe's Shoe Store,

When: 13, 14 March,

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 0422 067 874 Website: www.littleveggiepatchco.com.au

Breadmaking, cheese & wine

> Located in the heart of Hellenic Oakleigh, The Sweet Greek offers one of Melbourne's most authentic Greek cooking experiences. Teacher Vicki Peppos mixes ancient and modern Greek dishes with her passion for regional traditions, story telling and lively music. Using certified organic ingredients, classes include a produce shopping trip and a full sit down meal matched with boutique Greek wines. Opa!

18a Haughton Road, Oakleigh

Pasta Sauce Making Day

233 High Street, Northcote

Greek Cooking Classes

from Super Roaster and Q cupping expert Tracy Allen (USA).

The weekend workshop is a hands-on, instructional workshop for industry professionals. Topics include exploring the science behind the latest roasting techniques for specialty coffee and an exploration of the world of Q cupping.

When: 14 March, 9.30AM – 12.30PM,

> Jude Blereau, chef and Perth-based owner of The Earth Market and Whole Food Cooking, will conduct hands-on workshops while in Melbourne to release her third book, Wholefood for Children – Nourishing Young Children with Whole and Organic Foods: Dynamic Vegetarian – 15 March Create dynamic vegetarian dishes while learning about the nutritional value of ingredients.

Where: babycakes,

Wholefood for children – 17 March

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 95314500 Website: www.babycakesbydesign.com.au

More than simply recipes, nourish your children with Jude’s knowledge and ideas.

1/29 – 31 Scott Street, Elwood

When: 15, 17 March, 10.00AM – 2.00PM Where: The Essential Ingredient

Cooking School, Prahran Market, Elizabeth Street, South Yarra

Crazy about coffee? See Roasters' Week on page 21 for more exciting coffee workshops.

1.00PM – 6.00PM

Where: Dimattina’s,

306 Lygon Street, Carlton

Cost: $500 for the weekend Bookings:

www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au or phone Ticketmaster 136 100

Cost: $225.00 per workshop Bookings: 03 9827 9047 Website:

www.theessentialingredient.com.au

You want me to prepare lunch?

> You want me to prepare my lunch and you will cook it? That's right. Fifteen Melbourne invites you to join us for an intimate and interactive lunch, hosted by Tobie Puttock. You will help prepare your meal and be involved in the entire process, producing fresh pasta, picking herbs and selecting wines. Limited to 40 guests. When: 21 March, 1.00PM – 3.30PM Where: Fifteen Melbourne, 115 – 117 Collins Street, Melbourne

VIC229

Cost: $150.00 Bookings: 1300 799 415 Website: www.fifteenmelbourne.com.au

They’d probably float along on clouds of nutmeg, scale glistening aubergine mountains, and dance the rumba on a stage made of Turkish Delight. If your taste buds could dream, they’d dream of taking a tour through Australia’s most multicultural city, Dandenong during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Visit greaterdandenong.com or call 03 9771 6666 to make taste bud dreams come true.

What's on?

There are stunning food and wine events happening throughout the year, ready to satisfy your every taste! Visit the What’s On page at melbournefoodandwine.com.au to browse through our plethora of delicious events.


Edible Discoveries

Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express - Melbourne www.coldstreamhills.com.au

Brighton

9539 7000

C'est Bon

Port Melbourne

9646 2296

Dalmatino

Port Melbourne

9645 6584

Lamaro's

South Melboune

9690 3737

Lord Cardigan

Albert Park

9645 5305

Mirka at Tolarno Hotel

St Kilda

9525 3088

Pizza e Birra

St Kilda

9537 3465

The Point

Albert Park

9682 5566

Sapore

St Kilda

9534 9666

Arintji

Melbourne

9663 9900

Bistro Guillaume

Southbank

9693 3888

Bistro Vue

Melbourne

9691 3838

Bluestone Restaurant

Melbourne

9620 4060

Bottega

Melbourne

9654 2252

When: 12 – 23 March Where: Various Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express restaurants

Butchers Grill

Melbourne

9639 1222

Collins Quarter

Melbourne

9650 8500

across Victoria.

The Deck Restaurant

Southbank

9699 9544

Bookings: The menu is available at lunch only and may not be available every day of

Dish

Melbourne

9677 9933

Fifteen Melbourne

Melbourne

1300 799 415

The French Brasserie

Melbourne

9662 1632

Gingerboy

Melbourne

9662 4200

Grossi Florentino

Melbourne

9662 1811

Longrain Restaurant and Bar

Melbourne

9671 3151

Maha

Melbourne

9629 5900

Money Order Office

Melbourne

9639 3020

Mezzo Bar & Grill

Melbourne

9650 0988

Persimmon

Melbourne

8620 2434

Portello Rosso

Melbourne

9602 2273

Punch Lane

Melbourne

9639 4944

Red Spice Road

Melbourne

9603 1601

Sarti

Melbourne

9639 7822

Society

Melbourne

9639 2544

Taxi Dining Room

Melbourne

9654 8808

Trunk

Melbourne

9663 7994

Verge

Melbourne

9639 9500

Walter’s Wine Bar

Southbank

9690 9211

Arrivederci

Carlton

9347 8252

Balzari

Carlton

9639 9383

Embrasse

Carlton

9347 3312

Hotel Lincoln

Carlton

9347 4666

La Luna Bistro

Carlton North

9349 4888

Matteo’s

Fitzroy North

9481 1177

St Jude's Cellars

Fitzroy

9419 7411

Bacash

South Yarra

9866 3566

Bistro Thierry

Toorak

9824 0888

Bond Street Café & Wine Bar

South Yarra

9824 1161

Cafe Fidama

Yarraville

9687 0133

Chez Olivier L'Epicerie

Elsternwick

9523 0391

Fog Restaurant & Bar

Prahran

9521 3155

The Grand

Richmond

9429 2530

Hotel Metropolitan

North Melbourne

9328 4222

Koots Salle à Manger

Kooyong

9822 3809

Livingroom

Malvern

9576 0356

Maris

Malvern

9500 0665

Mercer’s Restaurant

Eltham

9431 1015

Omni

Essendon North

9379 9497

Pearl

Richmond

9421 4599

Philhellene

Moonee Ponds

9370 3303

Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder

Richmond

9421 2808

Sosta Cucina

North Melbourne

9329 2882

The Undertaker

Hawthorn

9818 3944

Over 60 great restaurants at the one price. when it comes to the city’s best food.

> Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express brightens up your lunch break

for another year by giving you the chance to dine at some of Melbourne’s top dining spots for a fraction of the usual price. Choose from the impressive list and treat yourself to the lunch special: two courses, a glass of Victorian wine and coffee or tea for $35.00

the week. Check availability and book by contacting individual restaurants directly.

Website: melbournefoodandwine.com.au

Established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday, Coldstream Hills has become one of Australia’s leading wineries. Situated

Maha Bar & Grill

in the cool and beautiful Yarra Valley, its steep, close-planted

Coldstream Hills

Express yourself in the country – Go to page 81 for participating regional restaurants.

supple texture, and great length of flavour. These wines drink well now, and have the ability to develop with age.

Wine, Dine and Win! > Become the most popular person in the office – every time

you lunch at a participating restaurant during Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express, you can go into the draw to win a free lunch for two, every week, for a year.

Y A R R A

V A L L E Y,

V I C T O R I A

Lunch in the City

Fitzroy & Carlton

vineyards have become a signature of the region. Winemaker

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which display elegance, silky

By The Bay The Baths Restaurant

Why? Because it’s the perfect way to make sure you’re in the know

Andrew Fleming creates award winning wines, most notably

Restaurant Suburb Bookings

Drawn 1 April, 2010 Participating restaurants, conditions and details online:

melbournefoodandwine.com.au

Partner

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Quick Sips & Classroom

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MasterClass Winemaker Dinners Dinner with Gaia Gaja

> The Stokehouse proudly welcomes Gaia Gaja (Angelo Gaja's daughter) for an intimate dinner showcasing some of Italy's greatest wines. Founded in Barbaresco, Piedmont in 1859, the Gaja winery now produces wine from both the Tuscany and Bolgheri regions. Wines from both regions will be included, as well as some benchmark single vineyard and older Barbaresco wines which have made Gaja famous.

Dinner with the Families

Great Wines of the World

> Fancy dinner with Australia's greatest wine families? Lamaro's will be hosting a dinner showcasing Australia's First Families of Wine – twelve renowned family wineries – with one wine from each family matched to Michael Lambie's four-course menu. Four family members will be in attendance – Bruce Tyrrell, Scott McWilliam, Chester Osborn of d'Arenberg and Jeff Burch of Howard Park

When: 19 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: Stokehouse Upstairs,

When: 21 March, 6.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Lamaro's,

> A unique opportunity to join David Doyle, owner of Rockpool Bar & Grill, Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's Fine Wine Auctions, James Halliday, wine writer and judge, and David Lawler, sommelier Rockpool Bar & Grill for this dinner. Neil Perry will craft an exclusive menu using the finest produce to complement a mythical selection of the world's best wines, hand picked from David Doyle's $40 million wine collection.

273 – 279 Cecil Street, South Melbourne

When: 21 March, 6.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Rockpool Bar & Grill,

Cost: $305.00 Bookings: 03 9525 5555

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 9690 3737 Website: www.lamaros.com.au

Cost: $700.00 Bookings: 03 8648 1900

(Palm Room), 30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda

Giuseppe 'Beppe' Vaira

> From Piedmont, the birthplace of slow

food comes a celebration of barolo, wine of kings and the pleasures of the palate. Join talented young winemaker Beppe Vaira as he shares the wines and passion of his heritage. Beppe will talk us through Vajra vintages and Sarti's Riccardo Momesso will create a five-course regional degustation celebrating all things Piedmont.

When: 19 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Sarti, 6 Russell Place, Melbourne

Crown Complex, Southbank

Domenica in Barolo

Alex Cleary

> Transport your senses to Piedmont

Designer, Alpha 60

over Sunday lunch featuring Italy's king of wines, barolo, from the queen of barolo (and special guest of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival) Chiara Boschis of E. Pira & Figli. Enjoy a traditional five-course Piedmontese feast prepared by Sosta Cucina's Maurice Santucci and Travis Humphrey, matched to Chiara's stunning wines. The perfect Sunday lunch Italian style.

What I love about food and wine in Melbourne? Below: 1. David Lawler 2. Bruce Tyrrell 3. Jeff Burch 4. David Doyle 5. Gaia Gaja 6. Chiara Boschis 7. Giuseppe Vaira 8. Andrew Caillard MW

When: 21 March, 12.30PM – 4.30PM Where: Sosta Cucina,

Cost: $150.00 Bookings: 03 9639 7822

12 – 14 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Cost: $160.00 Bookings: 03 9329 2882

I love that we are spoilt for choice – so many great venues and options. Melbourne is so unique and cool.

My top picks Aladdin’s Cave of Cocktails

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Drinkable Discoveries

Experiences with Sommeliers

Liquid Indulgence Spanish Sparkling Sunday

The United Wines of the Americas

The Appropriately Long Sommelier Lunch

How Not to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

The Little Champagne House of RA

> Crossing both hemispheres, North and

> Now in its third year, this celebration

> One of the most anticipated (and

> Undeniably one of Melbourne's finest

South America offer a vast array of wines and wine styles. From cool Casablanca sauvignon to Canada's monumental sweet wines (and everything in between), there is something here to delight even the most demanding palate.

When: 13 March, 2.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Entre Tapas y Vinos,

> For lovers of all wine, especially sparkling, this degustation lunch is the perfect way to finish off the weekend. Spain's most-awarded winery, Segura Viudas, will transport your palate to Barcelona and back as you savour a menu designed for our flagship wine. Red lovers will enjoy wines from Rioja, home to Spain's national treasure, the tempranillo grape. When: 14 March, 12.30PM – 3.00PM Where: The Botanical, 169 Domain Road, South Yarra

of the fine art of matching beautifully crafted wines to some of Melbourne's most perfectly executed food, offers you an opportunity to experience first-hand Melbourne food and wine at its pinnacle.

enjoyable) events of the Festival, this annual assault on pomposity is on again. Join the delectable Ms Pearls, Lincoln 'Rocco' Riley and Dan 'Hollywood' Sims as they take positions on the front line.

venues for enjoying the delights that champagne provides, the Champagne House of RA will exhibit an unforgettable foray into the intricacies and intrigue that keeps champagne on the tips of our lips.

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 9820 7888 Website: www.seguraviudas.com.au

When: 14 March, 12.30PM – 5.00PM Where: Ormond Hall,

When: 15 March, 5.30PM – 7.30PM Where: RA @ Collins Quarter,

When: 18 March, 5.30PM – 7.30PM Where: RA @ Collins Quarter,

Bass Phillip Wines & Gippsland Produce

Cost: $55.00

> Join us for a five-course degustation

2/12 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (enter via Moubray St)

Cost: $35.00

Cost: $135.00

86A Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost:$35.00

86A Collins Street, Melbourne

menu designed by executive chef Greg Malouf, showcasing Gippsland regional produce served with matching Bass Phillip wines by Phillip Jones. An interactive dinner and open discussion on food and wine matching, presented by Jane Faulkner.

Enquiries: info@sommeliers.com.au Bookings: All ticket sales via

www.sommeliers.com.au

When: 15 March, 7.00PM – 10.30PM Where: MoMo, 123 Collins Street, Lower Plaza Level, Melbourne

Cost: $250.00 Bookings: 03 9650 0660 Website: www.momorestaurant.com.au Chandon Oyster Hour and Dinner

Food, Wine & Fashion @ Flemington Saturday 6 March – Super Saturday

> Sometimes simple ideas are the best. Oysters and sparkling wine for example, a simple pairing yet acknowledged as one of the world's great food and wine matches. This year, for one night only, Mezzo Bar & Grill will be dedicated to the winemaker-led Chandon Oyster Hour, freshly shucked Australian oysters matched to Chandon's premium sparkling wines, followed by a sumptuous dinner.

New location for 2010

Located at the east end of the famous Flemington lawns, this precinct will promise a feast for the senses and will include interactive master classes, fashion activations and exclusive raceday tours. Enjoy the chance to sample from a range of signature dishes that each of the participating restaurants have become renowned for and meet the Chefs that inspire and create these menus. This package includes two entrée size tasting plates from the restaurant of your choice, two glasses

of Victorian wine, a tasting plate of cheese, a sweet delight and coffee. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in entertainment, fashion, gourmet food and wine and exciting Group 1 racing action at Flemington. Date:

Saturday 6 March

Venue:

Flemington Racecourse Public Lawn East

Time:

11.30am

Price:

$100pp

When: 16 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Mezzo Bar & Grill, 35 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $150.00 Bookings: 03 9413 5226 Website: www.chandon.com

150 Years 3 Generations 2 Families – 1 Dinner

> Join two of Victoria's well-respected

families for an exclusive dinner to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Tahbilk. One of Australia's exceptional winemakers, Alister Purbrick, has teamed with leading Australian chef Guy Grossi to host a once-in-a-lifetime food and wine experience. Be amongst the first to experience, and compare, releases from the Tahbilk museum, together with a sumptuous five-course degustation menu.

When: 16 March, 7.30PM – 11.00PM Where: Grossi Florentino, 80 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $195.00 Bookings: 03 9662 1811 Website: www.grossi.com.au

dine with the Winemaker

> Enjoy a winemaker's dinner hosted by Franco D'Anna of multi award-winning Hoddles Creek Estate, established in the Yarra Valley in 1997. These singlevineyard, estate-grown wines have been lauded by Australia's premier wine writers, and your four-course, Italian inspired dinner will be matched with Hoddles Creek Estate sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon. When: 22 March, 6.30PM – 9.00PM Where: Society Restaurant, 23 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 03 9639 2544 Website: www.societyrestaurant.com From Fathers to Sons

The Autumn Forage

> Chef Jeramiah Schoemaker and Matt Pattison, winemaker at Metcalfe Valley vineyard on the border of the Macedon Ranges wine region, will create a meal using some of Victoria's finest produce and wines. While chef Jeramiah forages the Victorian landscape for the best autumn produce, winemaker Matt will select wines to accompany the feast, including some he has bottled especially for the occasion. When: 17 March, 12.00PM – 3.00PM, 7.00PM – 9.00PM Where: Ellery & Co,

46 Church St, Hawthorn

> Tenth generation winemaker, Ben Portet, joins his father, Dominique, to pay homage to the Portets who have gone before, including his grandfather, Andre, who was régisseur at Chateau Lafite. Philippe Mouchel’s special menu will be matched with 2004 Lafite Rothschild (in magnum), Dominique’s 2006 Andre Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yarra Valley and Heathcote, and Ben’s new label, Ten Men, 2008 Yarra Valley Shiraz. When: 23 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM Where: the brasserie by Philippe Mouchel, Riverside at Crown, Crown Entertainment Complex, Southbank

Cost: $280.00 Bookings: 03 9292 7808 Website:

Cost: $135.00 Bookings: 03 9853 3533 Mount Avoca Turns 40

www.thebrasserieatcrown.com.au

> Mount Avoca is celebrating forty years of winemaking with a special vertical tasting of the best of premium vintages and a preview of upcoming releases. The Italian sets the scene with a six-course degustation menu matched with Mount Avoca wines selected by the winemaker John Harris from John and Matthew Barry's private cellars.

> Farewell Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2010 at Match Bar & Grill's champagne and cocktails dinner. The evening will commence with canapés and cocktails on the Match deck, overlooking the magnificent heritage State Library of Victoria in the heart of the CBD, and then proceed to the dining room, where the celebration of food, champagne and cocktails will continue. The four-course masterpiece will be orchestrated by head chef Simon Arkless and Paul Wilson, a formidable culinary talent, winner of three chefs hats and The Age Good Food Guide Chef of the Year 2002. Credited with serving some of Australia's most exciting food, Paul continues to receive critical acclaim for crafting inspiring dishes that take an innovative approach to cuisine traditions. Naturally, each course will be expertly matched with wine and cocktails.

When: 21 March, 12.30PM – 3.30PM Where: The Italian, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9654 9499 Website: www.mountavoca.com

This promises to be a fun evening with great food, wine and service, in an outstanding setting. And isn't this what the Festival is all about?

249 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Cost: $165.00 Bookings: 03 9654 6522 Website: www.matchbar.com.au

Flemington is pleased to offer customised packages for corporate and group bookings. For bookings or further information please contact VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 or visit www.flemington.com.au

The Flemington logo is TM, Victoria Racing Club Limited (ACN 119 214 078).

Champagne and Cocktails Dinner

When: 23 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: Match Bar & Grill,

Chateau-Yering Station – tasting room

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Flemington is proud to announce a fresh new approach to food, wine and fashion on Super Saturday. As a special preview event to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, this will be a rare and exciting opportunity to enjoy the culinary delights of some of Melbourne’s most popular restaurants, all within the vibrant setting of a day at the races.

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THE Great Victorian MICROBREW-OFF

Shinobi Japanese Beer Garden

Beer Vs Wine – Food Matching

The Rum Diaries

> EQ presents The Great Victorian

> Federation Square's Beer DeLuxe

> Join the team at The Portland as we

Microbrew-Off. Victoria's award-winning craft brewers including Mountain Goat, Holgate and others will present their prized liquid gold to taste. Guests vote on brews with winning beers added to EQ's beer list. Voters go into the hourly draw to win a dozen beers. A terrace barbeque with EQ's house-made sausages is included.

will present the Shinobi Japanese Secret Beer Garden. A holistic sensory experience, architecturally designed and built to embody authentic Japanese style and philosophy, soak up the atmosphere while sipping Japanese beer and enjoying house-made Japanese snacks such as sushi or yakitori. You may even try out your origami skills and read your lucky Omikuji fortune.

pitch the Malt Shovel Brewery's James Squire range of beers against wines from Mitchelton made by Australian Young Winemaker of the Year, Ben Haines. Matched to five sumptuous courses prepared by The Portland Hotel's head chef, Rob Elliot, you decide which matches best.

Riverside Terrace, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank

When: 12 – 23 March, 12.00PM – 11.45PM Where: Beer DeLuxe,

Where: Portland Hotel,

Cost: $35.00 Bookings: 03 9645 0644 Website: www.eqrestaurantbar.com.au

Cost: Free entry, food and beverage

When: 13 March, 12.00PM – 5.00PM Where: EQ Restaurant and Bar,

Victorian Sparkling Spectacular

> EQ is showcasing Victoria's finest

Federation Square, Melbourne available for purchase

Bookings: 03 9663 0166 Website: www.beerdeluxe.com.au 150 years of Tahbilk

> This spectacular tasting has been

sparkling wines from famous producers including Taltarni, Stonier, Yarrabank and emerging and boutique wineries. Fill your flutes, meet the makers and enjoy canapés prepared using Victorian produce. Enjoy entertainment throughout the day with live music and laid back DJs and, of course, Melbourne's most panoramic views. Guests can purchase their favourite drops at cellar door prices.

created to celebrate 150 years of Tahbilk, one of the Australian First Families of Wine. Alister Purbrick of Tahbilk will guide an intimate four-decade exploration of Tahbilk's precious marsanne, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and the rare Langton's classified 1860 Vines Shiraz. Tasting plates of fare created by lauded chef Robin Wickens will accompany the wines.

When: 14 March, 11.00AM – 4.00PM Where: EQ Restaurant and Bar,

When: 13 March, 2.00PM – 5.00PM Where: The Deanery,

Riverside Terrace, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank

Cost: $50.00 Bookings: 03 9645 0644 Website: www.eqrestaurantbar.com.au A Flight Back in Time

13 Bligh Place, Melbourne

Cost: $75.00 Bookings: 03 9629 5599 Website: www.thedeanery.com.au Aladdin's Cave of Cocktails

> Victoria's Tahbilk winery celebrates its 150th birthday in 2010. To commemorate the occasion EQ Restaurant and Bar will offer a three-course dinner presented with a flight of tastings of Tahbilk's shiraz and marsanne, from both the current vintage and historical releases. Winemaker Neil Larson will be a special guest on the last night, March 23.

> Climb the stairs to our Aladdin's Cave of Cocktails, where we'll demonstrate the craft of making three very distinct cocktails, as well as sharing the history of this most social of drinks and which ingredients work best when making them. Guests will also enjoy a paired snack menu with their cocktails, and a goodie bag to take home.

When: 12 – 23 March, 8.00PM – 11.00PM Where: EQ Restaurant and Bar,

When: 13, 14, 20, 21 March,

1.00PM – 5.00PM

Riverside Terrace, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank

Where: Seamstress Restaurant & Bar,

Cost: $65.00 Bookings: 03 9645 0644 Website: www.eqrestaurantbar.com.au

Cost: $85.00 Bookings: 03 9663 6363 Website: www.seamstress.com.au

113 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

> In the comfort of our intimate cocktail lounge we will chart an exploration of unique rum regions, introducing you to the tastes of Bermuda, Martinique, Trinadad and Tobago and Anguilla. Tapas-style tastes specific to these regions will be matched with cocktails highlighting the unique flavour of each type of rum. When: 15 March, 6.30PM – 8.30PM Where: Murmur,

When: 14 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM, 14 March, 6.00PM – 10.00PM

17 Warburton Lane, Melbourne

Cost: $60.00 Bookings: 03 9640 0395 Website: www.murmur.com.au

127 Russell Street, Melbourne

Cost: $65.00 Bookings: 03 9810 0064 Website: www.theportlandhotel.com.au The Wonderful World of Wine

> Step into World Restaurant and Bar's

new Mail Room where you will find our exclusive members' wine mail boxes. What wines can members expect to find in their individual boxes each month? Hosted by beverage manager Zac Youds enjoy some of the special and unique wines offered to members, along with a selection of canapés to enjoy with them.

When: 14, 18 March, 6.00PM – 8.00PM Where: World Restaurant and Bar, Shop 4 Building 2, Southbank

Cost: $40.00 Bookings: 03 9690 6999 Website:

www.worldrestaurantbar.com.au

Martini history tour

> "I love a martini: Two at the most!

Three, you're under the table...Four, you're under the host." Dorothy Parker. Eminently notorious host of The Gin Palace, Vernon Chalker conducts an intimate martini tasting, taking you on a liquified history tour of the world's most sophisticated cocktail. The cost includes 10 mini-martinis. Places are strictly limited.

Five course cocktail degustation Young Vines

> Fresh faced, hot and young. So are the winemakers at this SOCIAL event. Showcasing the likes of Mac Forbes' edgy wines, the tall Gary Mills of Jamsheed and Adam L'impostér Foster of Syrahmi. It is here where you will drink the fruits of these young winemakers' hard work and indulge in the mouthwatering delights of iconic chef Paul Wilson and the Undertaker kitchen. The party begins and ends in our SOCIAL bar, amongst funky light installations that have enough sex appeal to light the city for a week. Listen to the soundtrack of cool where jazzy vibes and smooth beats will waft through Undertaker's intimate spaces until late into night. This is an event not just for the young but the young at heart with a shared passion for groundbreaking wines and mouthwatering food that will have you wanting more.

When: 14 March, 12.30PM – 3.30PM Where: Undertaker, 329 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Cost: $50.00 Bookings: 03 9818 3944 Website: www.theundertaker.com.au

> Following on from 2009's slew of awards and commendations, the Der Raum team, under the guiding eye of owner/executive bartender Matthew Bax, is pleased to present a further insight into their ever-evolving cocktail craft via a series of four, five-course cocktail degustation events, reaffirming their position as one of the best bars in Australia, if not the world. When: 15, 16, 22, 23 March, 8.00PM – 11.00PM Where: Der Raum,

438 Church Street, Richmond

Cost: $70.00 Bookings: 03 9428 0055 Website: www.derraum.com.au The Exchange Beer School

> Go back to night school at The Exchange Hotel. Study alongside like-minded people over two nights with Malt Shovel master brewer, Roy Lever. Learn the nuts and bolts of brewing while tasting beer and delicious canapés. Then come graduation night, with diploma in hand, it's time to celebrate with a four-course beer and food matching dinner. When: 16, 22, 23 March,

7.00PM – 9.00PM

When: 16, 22, 23 March,

Where: The Exchange Hotel,

Where: Gin Palace,

Cost: $25.00 single class, $40.00 both

Cost: $60.00 Bookings: 03 9654 0533 Website: www.ginpalace.com.au

Bookings: 03 9810 0058 Website: www.theexchangehotel.net.au

6.00PM – 9.00PM

10 Russell Place, Melbourne

39 Bay Street, Port Melbourne classes, $50.00 graduation dinner

A Journey of Specialty Coffee

> An educational evening with St ALi's head barista Aaron Wood and roaster Hamish McKenzie. Three individual coffees will be discussed in detail, from farming to harvesting and processing. Then it will be time to cup the coffees and discuss tasting notes on each. The group's favourite coffee will be tasted through a choice of brewing from espresso, siphon and slayer. When: 18 March, 6.00PM – 8.00PM Where: St ALi,

12 – 18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne

Cost: $50.00 Bookings: 03 9645 5511 Website: www.stali.com.au A Biodynamic Wine Day

> A slow Saturday lunchtime introduction to the pleasures of biodynamic wines. Wine writer Max Allen will lead you through a handson introduction to the principles of biodynamics, followed by a convivial tasting of some of the finest wines available to humanity (all biodynamic, naturally), finishing with a leisurely lunch of great biodynamic food prepared by Enoteca's Brigitte Hafner. When: 20 March, 10.00AM – 3.00PM Where: Gertrude St Enoteca, 229 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Cost: $150.00 Bookings:

www.redwhiteandgreen.com.au

Discover the joy of Sake

> No longer limited to the confines of

Japan, sake has arrived on the world stage gracing the drink menus of many fine international bars and restaurants. Join sake professionals Andre Bishop and Toshi Maeda for a complete sake 101. Over two hours they'll cover the basics of production and grading with tastings of seven premium sakes and three otsumami (Japanese drinking snacks).

When: 22 , 23, March, 6.00PM – 8.00PM Where: Nihonshu Shochu & Sake Bar, 163 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Cost: $70.00 Bookings: 03 9663 8118 Website: www.nihonshu.com.au

The rules of rum, secrets of sake and the conventions of cocktails – life’s liquid mysteries unveiled.

THE

essential ingredient

stays on

Creating the perfect Cocktail

> "Nobody goes to greater lengths to produce better drinks and food than we do," Chris Kukielko, Match Bar & Grill Managing Director. To prove the point, Match Bar & Grill will hold cocktail classes to showcase the tools and techniques needed to make the perfect cocktail. The classes will take you on a journey through the history of cocktails, how they evolved, essential ingredients and, naturally, tricks of the trade. Featuring Match Bar's most popular cocktails, guests will experience firsthand what it takes to make a perfect cocktail, guided by industry heavyweight and Match bar manager, Russ McFadden. Be greeted with one of Match's signature cocktails and delicious canapés on arrival, then sit down to experience a sumptuous dinner created by celebrated chef Simon Arkless. Before each of the three creative courses, Match's highly trained bar staff will create a different cocktail. Guests will be invited to assist, giving an opportunity to experience and learn. But if you prefer

to simply sit back and sip, that's fine too. You'll also receive a complimentary $25.00 enomatic wine card, allowing you to sample both rare and popular wines from around the globe. Guests will also have the chance to purchase a copy of Dale DeGroff's award winning book, The Craft of the Cocktail. Opening in September 2008 Match Bar & Grill has become a popular destination in the Melbourne social scene, and recently won Best New Bar 2009 at the Bartender Magazine Awards. Join us for a night filled with great drinks, delectable cuisine and fun, as we present creating the perfect cocktail at its very best.

When: 15 – 18 March, 6.30PM – 10.30PM, 22 March, 6.30PM – 10.30PM Where: Match Bar & Grill,

249 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Cost: $110.00 Bookings: 03 9654 6522 Website: www.matchbar.com.au

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Yum - events for families and kids Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music

> Devoted to the good things of life

enjoyed in the great outdoors, Mordialloc's Fine Food, Wine and Music Festival will include some of Melbourne's top master chefs demonstrating favourite dishes, wines from Victoria's finest growers, and two music stages presenting Mark Seymour, with jazz and blues by Blue Shaddy and Andrea Marr. A great family festival.

When:

13 March, 11.00AM – 10.30PM, 14 March, 11.00AM – 6.00PM

Where: Peter Scullin Reserve, Beach Road, Mordialloc

Cost: $2.00 donation Info: 1300 653 356 Website: www.kingston.vic.gov.au

Concert information and bookings at www.mso.com.au.

Book at theartscentre.com.au on 1300 182 183 and Ticketmaster outlets on 1300 136 166.

> Each year Viva Victoria celebrates our unique cultural diversity with a truly inclusive and vibrant festival featuring music, food and craft from the many cultures that enrich our community. Highlights include an exceptional selection of authentic cuisines from more than thirty countries. Sample delicious Middle Eastern sweets, spicy curries, sweet and savoury pastries and relax in the international beer garden. When: 14 March, 12.30PM – 7.00PM Where: Federation Square, Cnr Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne

Cost: Free entry, food and beverage available for purchase

Website: www.multicultural.vic.gov.au

Artisano Gelato

ASRC 2010 Global Gourmet Fair

> See how Trampoline makes gelato on-site in the artisan tradition using the world's best ingredients, including fresh milk direct from our Gippsland farms. A hands-on, educational experience which the whole family will enjoy, you'll also be treated to taste the final product, including surprisingly different flavours such as Spotty Dog, Berry Pav and Lamington.

> The ASRC Global Gourmet Fair is a one-day festival highlighting culturally diverse foods and music from Victoria's multicultural refugee population. In its fourth year, the Fair is a celebration of the international dishes, customs, and food stories of those living in our community. It provides an opportunity for the whole community to celebrate our cultural diversity.

Bright 'n' Sandy Food & Wine

> Designed to educate and tease out the gourmand in us all. Sample a rich variety of product at the bathing box exhibits, learn new and innovative culinary techniques, or just sit back and enjoy the hand-picked lineup of entertainment. We won't forget the kids, with a handful of especially designed activities, including their very own interactive cooking classes. When: 21 March, 11.00AM – 6.00PM Where: Green Point, Esplanade, Brighton

Cost: $2.00 Info: 03 9599 4444 Website:

www.bayside.vic.gov.au/brightnsandy

Family Fair Day

Stephanie Alexander

> A Festival family favourite, The Point Family Fair Day brings picturesque Albert Park Lake alive with a gourmet Australian barbeque, live music and fine wine and food tastings from premium local producers. A host of free children's entertainment and sporting activities ensures there will be something to entertain all the family. Tickets can be pre-purchased or bought on the day.

What I love about food and wine in Melbourne

When: 21 March, 12.30PM – 4.00PM Where: The Point,

When: 13 March, 10.00AM – 12.00PM Where: Trampoline, Southgate, On the

When: 20 March, 11.00AM – 4.00PM Where: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, 12 Batman Street, West Melbourne

Cost: $30.00 adults, $20.00 children,

Cost: Free Website: www.trampolinegelato.com.au

Cost: Free Info: 03 9326 6066 Website: www.asrc.org.au

Bookings: 03 9682 5566 Website: www.thepointalbertpark.com.au

banks of the Yarra River, Southbank

Single tickets on sale Monday 15 February

Viva Victoria

Kids' Cupcake & Biscuit Design

> A hands-on class for kids run by highly regarded pastry chef Maria Lantelme of Lollipop Cakes. The kids will learn how to mix and roll icing, decorate and design cupcakes and biscuits. There will be enough decorating so they can take their goodies home to show off to the whole family and maybe even host their own high tea. When: 13, 14 March, 10.00AM – 12.30PM Where: Lollipop Cakes and Cookies, Rear 734 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 0422 248 083 Website: www.lollipopcakes.com.au

Aquatic Drive, Albert Park

$90.00 family (2 adults and 2 children)

Melbourne’s diverse population means that the food offering is becoming more and more exciting by the year. I particularly enjoy experiencing the work of the next generation of young chefs... and some of my favourite pinot noir are so close in the Yarra Valley!

My top picks Artisano Gelato

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Yum - events for families and kids Mini chef

> Hands-on cooking classes: Create some real fast food (not the junk sort, the quick sort) to fill your tummy and even feed your family too. All mini folk must bring a grownup who will listen and do exactly what they are told (that means they do all the hard, hot, boring bits).

Victorian Opera

When: 19 March, 10.30AM – 11.15AM, 12.15PM – 1.00PM, 2.00PM – 2.45PM Where: Artplay,

Schools' Cupcake Competition

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Cost: $20.00 per child (adults free) Bookings: 03 9664 7900 Website: www.artplay.com.au Junior chef

Flathead Festival

2010 Season Now on sale “There may only be four candles on Victorian Opera’s birthday cake, but that hasn’t stopped it enchanting audiences” The Age

> Melbourne's fish and chip enthusiasts will love the Flathead Festival at Docklands. Docklands presents a tempting selection of waterfront restaurants, cafés and bars offering a range of cuisines including Japanese, Indian, Italian and Greek, to mention just a few. Visit the restaurants to discover their individual variation on traditional fish and chips fitting with their custom cuisine. Or be tempted by the deliciously familiar fish and chips we all love, available at a number of eateries. Eat in for lunch or dinner, or find a bench seat on the water's edge to enjoy the stunning views with a take-away meal. For a day out on the weekend, visit Docklands on Saturday or Sunday to take advantage of the music and free family entertainment that will bring the waterfront to life – including cooking demonstrations, jumping castles, face painting and more. The Flathead Festival at Docklands is on at lunch and dinner at various service times. Visit www.newquay.com.au or www.waterfrontcity.com.au for restaurant details, menus and times.

When: 15 – 21 March,

12.00PM – 10.00PM

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust Walton/Ibert: The Bear/Angélique Weill & Brecht: The Threepenny Opera, A co-production with Malthouse Theatre Britten: The Turn of the Screw Handel: Julius Caesar

Where: Newquay and Waterfront City, Docklands Drive, Melbourne

Cost: Free entry, dishes priced from $10.00 upwards

> Hands-on cooking classes: Living in multicultural Melbourne, we eat food made using traditions and recipes from all over the world. Discover, experience and create your own delicious traditional dishes using authentic ingredients, methods and techniques. Each individual creation will form part of a HUGE feast at our shared table. Then we will eat, laugh, and have food fun.

> Budding chefs, bakers and patissiers are invited to showcase their skills in baking and cupcake decorating. The competition enables students to develop their culinary skills, and be in the running to win fabulous prizes. Participants are required to make four cupcakes from the same recipe with the same decoration on each. When: 18 March, 9.00AM – 1.30PM Where: William Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Cost: Free Bookings: 03 9606 2111 Website: www.angliss.edu.au

When: 20, 21 March, 9.30AM – 11.30AM, 1.00PM – 3.00PM Where: Artplay,

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Cost: $25.00 per child

(free for school groups only)

Bookings: 03 9664 7900 Website: www.signal.net.au

> The Children's Food Education & Mirabel Foundations invite you to sponsor a seat at our first ever "Big Feed". We will be working with a group of celebrity chefs, arts professionals and special young people to create a magnificent luxury lunch for other young people who are down on their luck – a kids helping kids sort of deal. When: 21 March, 12.00PM – 2.30PM Where: Signal, Banks of the Yarra River,

behind Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

Website: www.waterfrontcity.com.au OR www.newquay.com.au

> The Thai Culture & Food Festival returns to Federation Square for its seventh year on Sunday 21 March. Food stalls on the River Terrace will serve delicious Thai food prepared by some of Melbourne's leading Thai restaurants. Savour the tastes of green curry, fish cakes, pad thai, chicken basil and more at $8.00 per dish, plus Thai desserts and drinks. Watch and learn the secrets of Thai cooking and fruit carving at the free cooking demonstrations. Relax in the Singha beer garden and enjoy live entertainment.

the Big Feed

Cost: $100.00 per seat Bookings: 03 9664 7900 Website: www.signal.net.au

THAI CULTURE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Trial a Trade

Marquees in the main square will showcase Thai products and handicrafts; enjoy a Thai massage; watch the Muay Thai tournament and pick up travel and general information on Thailand.

> Trial a Trade in cookery, patisserie, baking, butcher, hospitality and confectionery. William Angliss Institute is offering young people aged 14-18 the opportunity to experience food and hospitality careers for a day. This unique program will give participants a hands-on feel for working life as a chef, baker, butcher, waiter, barista, confectioner or patissier.

Cultural shows will feature an international dance group from Thailand plus the annual Miss Thai Festival. Enter the raffle draw for a chance to win one of three return tickets to Bangkok.

When: 20 March, 9.00AM – 2.00PM Where: William Angliss Institute,

When: 21 March, 10.00AM – 8.00PM Where: Federation Square,

555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Cost: $28.00 Lunch not included Bookings: 03 9606 2111 Website: www.angliss.edu.au

Roving guides in traditional Thai outfits will provide information about the day's activities and Thailand. Come and enjoy a day in Thailand. Entry is free.

Cnr Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne

Cost: Free entry, food and beverage available for purchase

Website: www.thaifestvic.com

World Premieres Greenbaum & Baglin: The Parrot Factory de Jong & Carradine: The Cockatoos victorianopera.com.au to find out more, book tickets and subscribe online or 1300 723 038

Looking for more edible education?

Visit our website for a listing of cooking schools and classes taking place all year 'round: melbournefoodandwine.com.au


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Food for the Mind 100 Mile Challenge

> When we sit down to eat, it's often surprising how little we know about what is on our plate. Take the 100 Mile Challenge at South Melbourne Market. We'll show you how to shop and create a meal with foods grown and produced locally. Make your impact on the environment small,but very delicious. When: 13 March, 10.30AM – 12.30PM, 14 March, 1.30PM – 3.30PM Where: South Melbourne Market,

Using Food as a Learning Tool

Imagine a World Without Seafood

> We are all aware of what foods are good for your body, but do we know what's best for the mind? Whether you are learning, teaching, selling or buying, this seminar will make you aware of what foods stimulate your mind and give you a competitive edge. Because sometimes a cake just won't cut it.

> The Australian Conservation Foundation is developing a new and exciting initiative making it easy for restaurant-goers to choose sustainable seafood. This cooking competition will feature some of Melbourne's best apprentice chefs showcasing a creative approach to cooking with sustainable seafood. ACF’s executive director, Don Henry, will discuss how we can protect our oceans by choosing sustainable seafood.

When: 16, 17, 23 March, 9.00AM – 5.00PM

Corner Cecil and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne

Where: Queens Loft,

Cost: $20.00 All proceeds from ticket

Cost: $145.00 includes conference

sales will be donated to the Australian Conservation Foundation

Bookings: 03 9209 6295 Website:

www.southmelbournemarket.com.au

Cook A Book French Dinner

> Your hosts, editor and publisher

Antoni Jach and Bordeaux-born restaurateur Olivier, will celebrate French food and literary tradition in which gastronomy plays a significant role. Your culinary and cultural encounter includes a three-course dinner with matching wines and a fascinating discovery of the selected book of the evening, the writer and his relationship to earthy delights and French identity.

When: 14, 18, 21 March, 7.00PM – 10.00PM Where: Chez Olivier,

121 Greville Street, Prahran

Cost: $115.00 Bookings: 03 9525 2273 Website: www.chezolivier.com

133 Queensbridge Street, Southbank catering menus to sample and discuss, fully-facilitated learning program of nutritional benefits for mind and body

Bookings: 03 9698 8011 Website: www.marekai.com Beast on a Block

> Got the beast covered? Know your way around a side of lamb? We think there's always something new to learn, so share your tips on working with lamb with chef Scott Pickett as he breaks down a whole beast. Learn about each cut then join us for a three-course dinner with wine – lamb's on the menu. When: 17 March, 5.30PM – 10.30PM Where: The Point, Aquatic Drive, Albert Park

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 9682 5566 Website: www.thepointalbertpark.com.au

When: 18 March, 6.30PM – 9.00PM Where: The Terrace @ Royal Botanic

Gardens, Gate A, Cnr Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street, South Yarra

Cost: $65.00 includes seafood degustation

and a glass of wine on arrival. Supported by Delaware North as a fundraiser for ACF's Sustainable Seafood program.

Bookings: www.acfonline.org.au/seafood The Changing Melbourne Table

> Melbourne's dining experience both in and out of the home has never offered more diverse possibilities than today. Tony Tan, the Festival's Creative Director-Cultural, will lead a panel of renowned Melbourne culinary identities to discuss the evolution of two Melbourne obsessions: food and shopping, explored in the State Library's new exhibition, 'til you drop: shopping – a Melbourne history. When: 18 March, 1.00PM – 2.15PM Where: Experimedia, State Library of

Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Cost: Free Bookings: 03 8664 7099 Website:

www.slv.vic.gov.au/goto/tilyoudrop

David Chang

MasterClass chef and guest of the 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

What I'm looking forward to in Melbourne? “I’m looking forward to meeting the great people and chefs of Australia. I’ve heard from Anthony Bourdain and others that Melbourne is one of the best and most overlooked food destinations in the world. Others that have attended the festival say it’s a unique experience. I’m excited to witness the melting pot, as well as work with local ingredients that are completely foreign and exotic to me.”


Food for the Mind

Food for the Mind Shaping Australian Hospitality

> Have you ever wondered how some of the top chef/restaurateurs got to where they are today? Join us for an open and interactive discussion about the future of Australian hospitality with two of Australia's leading chef/restaurateurs and rising new talent, followed by networking drinks. If you are industry based, this is your chance to find out how to open career doors. When: 22 March, 3.00PM – 4.30PM Where: Circa, the Prince, 2 Acland Street, St Kilda

Cost: Free, seats are limited Bookings:

www.appetiteforexcellence.com

Salt: A Culinary Exploration

STARTING A CAFé OR RESTAURANT?

> Taste a wide range of specialty and gourmet salts matched with food presented by top chefs. Explore all facets of salt, from traditional food preservation to avant-garde techniques and unexpected pairings as well as the newest trend, salt slab cooking. As perfect salting is the basis of good food, this is a must-attend workshop for any chef or hobby cook.

> Make sure your dream is based on reality and invest in information you can take to the bank. This one-day workshop features a panel of successful Victorian restaurant and café operators, as well as industry experts Ken Burgin and Todd Blake, CEO Restaurant & Catering Victoria. You'll discover tricks and traps for the unwary, preparation for due diligence if you are buying a business, information about the latest trends, licensing, legal and purchasing issues. How to have success with staff recruitment, retention and management, your biggest expense and challenge. Discover the secrets of the kitchen. How to handle the chef and kitchen staff, especially if they know much more than you. What equipment, design and marketing strategies will ensure a profitable operation? Cost control and financial management including, importantly, how to make a profit.

When: 22 March, 3.00PM – 6.00PM Where: Kobe Jones,

Level 1, 427 Docklands Drive, Docklands

Cost: $60.00 includes workshop, food, drink, gift bag and book

Bookings: 02 9437 0438 Website: www.greatgrandfamous.com

These are big questions, and it's important to know the answers before you take the plunge.

Jeff Martin: Café Society

> As part of his renowned ongoing series of food related imagery, local artist Jeff Martin placed himself unobtrusively in over forty of Melbourne's famous and sometimes hidden cafés which add to the unique fibre of this city. Having worked in many aspects of the food industry for over seventeen years before dedicating himself to being a fulltime artist in 2002, Jeff has developed an innate understanding, through keen observation, of the varied ways in which each operate. Sketchbook in hand, he ate or drank at every location whilst deftly depicting the café's individual look, pace and ambience. No doubt you will have enjoyed a coffee or meal at many of them, recognise some and discover a range of others. Join us for opening drinks with the artist 13 March 2.00PM – 5.00PM. Enjoy Jeff's enlightening talks: 20 March 11.30AM 27 March 11.30AM Exhibition open Tuesday to Friday 10.00AM – 5.30PM Saturday 11.00AM – 5.00PM Last day 27 March

Lunch is included.

When: 13 March, 9.00AM – 4.30PM Where: Bluestone Restaurant Bar,

When: 13, 16 – 20, 23 – 27 March Where: Gould Galleries,

349 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Cost: $350.00, group booking price for

270 Toorak Road, South Yarra

two or more adults. $290.00 each

Bookings: 1800 001 353 Website: www.profitablehospitality.com

Cost: Free Bookings: 03 9827 8482 Website: www.gouldgalleries.com

Appetite for Excellence 2009 Young Chef winner, Matthew Dempsey and Young Waiter winner, Alice Heath

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Regional World 's Longest Marysville 2008 Lunch,

lton Roxburgh House, Hami

Greater Melbourne The Murray Mornington Peninsula High Country Gippsland Goldfields Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

The Murray

Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express – Regional

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Grampians World's Longest Lunch Hamilton

> Experience a gastronomic journey celebrating the evolution of the Henty wine region. Seated at our long table set amongst the magnificent oaks and pines of the Hamilton Botanic Gardens, indulge in the best local produce prepared by Hamilton's leading chefs, complemented by soothing music and the superb ambience created by these famous gardens. A regional taste of excellence. LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Hamilton Botanic Gardens,

Hamilton Harvest on the Hill

> We're celebrating the wealth of the

region with locally grown organic produce and local winemakers showcasing their finest wines from the Henty region. Meet the growers and learn how their produce makes it to the table, taste the richness of natural foods and enjoy demonstrations such as sausage making, grape crushing, kids' chocolate making and gourmet barbeque classes using Western District meats.

When: 13 March, 9.00AM – 4.00PM Where: Hamilton Botanic Gardens, Cnr French and Thompson Streets, Hamilton

Cnr French and Thompson Streets, Hamilton

Cost: Free entry, food and wine available

Cost: $80.00 Bookings: 03 5573 0429

Info: 1800 807 056

for purchase

Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, in the Grampians is host to visiting chef Andoni Luis Aduriz. See Andoni at Theatre of Ideas (page 23).

Holy Goat Cheese

What I love about food and wine in Victoria The story behind all that is offered, the cooks and producers’ hard work, and the animals and plants that nourish and provide for us.

Top picks for the Festival Fearless Vampire killers

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Chefs Go Organic

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> Mount Avoca is celebrating forty years of winemaking in Victoria's Pyrenees. A region recognised for its shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, Mount Avoca has more recently developed a range of alluring whites. Come on a historical vertical tasting with winemakers Matthew Barry and John Harris to taste the best of the earlier vintages and be treated to a preview of new, unreleased wines. When: 13, 14 March, 12.00PM – 3.00PM Where: Mount Avoca Barrel Hall, Moates Lane, Avoca

Cost: $70.00 Bookings: 03 5465 3282 Website: www.mountavoca.com

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Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges World's Longest Lunch Marysville

> In 2010 we will be back presenting

the terrace at Yering Station as we host the popular Yarra Glen World's Longest Lunch. Incorporating the best seasonal produce the Yarra Valley has to offer, Yering Station's head chef Colin Swalwell will design a three-course menu matched with wines from a selection of the region's favourite producers.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Maryton Park,

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Yering Station,

Website: www.uge.asn.au

Cost: $90.00 Bookings: 03 9730 0115 Website: www.yering.com

Be inspired by a four-course menu of produce picked straight from the estate's own paddocks, orchards and kitchen garden and matched to TarraWarra Estate wines grown, harvested and made on the same soils. Over dinner, learn from those who bring us the spoils of our table – winemaker Clare Halloran, vineyard and property manager Stuart Sissins and chef Kevin Henderson whose combined experience at TarraWarra Estate spans more than 25 years. The winemaker, the viticulturist and the chef will share insights on the produce, its origin and journey to the table. This landmark Yarra Valley property is an estate in the true sense of the word – bringing together some of the region's oldest chardonnay and pinot noir vines, a working cattle farm, native bushland reserve, and is also home to the TarraWarra Museum of Art.

When: 13 March, 7.00PM – 10.30PM Where: TarraWarra Estate WineBar, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen

Cost: $135.00 four courses and matching wines

Bookings: 03 5962 3311 Website: www.tarrawarra.com.au

World's Longest Lunch Mount Dandenong

> Just 45 minutes from Melbourne

you will be SkyHigh on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, seated at our long table with the backdrop of towering native forest and magnificent views. With lunch prepared from our best local produce, and wines from nearby vineyards De Bortoli, Penbro Estate and Snobs Creek, you really will be on top of the world.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Skyhigh Mount Dandenong, 26 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong

Cost: $85.00 Bookings: 03 9751 0443 Website:

Cost: $25.00 Bookings: 03 9739 0666

> Ever complained that tomatoes just don't taste the way they used to? Yarra Valley Gourmet Greenhouse specialises in certified organic produce, in particular, a range of heirloom tomatoes, zucchini flowers and herbs. Browse around our farmers' market in picturesque Silvan and talk to the producers.

When: 13, 14 March, 10.00AM – 3.30PM Where: 13 March – Seville Estate,

Enjoy one of our picnic hampers on the lawn down by Ferndale Creek, purchase a seasonal produce box, or hand select the items you desire.

Cost: $250.00 Bookings: 0413 214 200 Website: www.wine-experientials.com

Don't be afraid of what you don't know. Once you have tried heirloom tomatoes, it will be hard to turn back. Taste is everything.

Demonstration Classes

> Be inspired...book in for a demonstration class with these passionate chefs who celebrate our organic produce in their menus every day: Rod Barbey – BCOZ Organic Dining. Katherine Lipic – Little Zephyr. Mathew Macartney – Chateau Yering. Dale Prentice – Stones of the Yarra Valley. Demonstration classes will be held throughout the day. Check website for details. Price includes an hour long class with a tasting to finish, plus a gourmet organic produce box to the value of $100.

When: 13 March, 9.00AM – 4.00PM Where: Ferndale Farmgate, 100 Ferndale Road, Silvan

Cost: Free entry to the market.

$150.00 Includes demonstration class plus a box of organic produce to the value of $100

Bookings: 0425 794 167 Website: www.yvgg.com.au

While you’re there

> Dominique Portet sparkling wine and a

10 St Huberts Road, Coldstream

> Work with celebrated winemakers

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2010 will see over 2000 people take their seat around the table on Friday 12 March at one of 19 World’s Longest Lunches being held across regional Victoria.

> Join Kate Goodman (Punt Road

Where: Punt Road Wines,

Organic Farmers' Market

www.skyhighmtdandenong.com.au

PORTET PETANQUE PINOT PIES

2.00PM – 3.30PM

Working with the Winemaker

14 March – Carlei Estate

From Estate-Grown to the Rhone

When: 13, 14 March, 10.30AM – 12.00PM,

38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen

Dylan McMahon at Seville Estate or Sergio Carlei at Carlei Estate (both rated red fivestar wineries by James Halliday). You'll be briefed on the full winemaking process to provide context and then involved in winemaking tasks, supervised by the winemaker personally. This is an active, "get-your-hands-dirty" experience not just standing around and watching.

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges winemaker) and Sean O'Brien (Barrique Wine Store), as they explore a selection of estate-grown wines from the Yarra and Rhone Valleys, and beyond. Kate and Sean will highlight the differences and similarities of these inspirational styles as you taste through a selection of viognier, shiraz, shiraz viognier and much more.

Chefs Go Organic

Grown & Made by our own hands an unforgettable feast of food and wine all grown and crafted by the people of TarraWarra Estate.

> Enjoy spectacular views from

the World's Longest Lunch to showcase the food, wine and hospitality of the region. Sit at our long table in the lush green valley and river flats of Steavensons River to enjoy local cool-climate wines, trout, olive oil and other treasures prepared by four of our region's finest chefs. Come celebrate our recovery.

36 Maryton Lane, Marysville

> Join us on Saturday 13 March for

World's Longest Lunch Yarra Glen

Pay a visit to the Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers' Market on Sunday 21 March. Visit melbournefoodandwine.com.au for full details on farmers' markets taking place around Victoria.

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Feast For Friends

straight pinot noir mmm... The friends of petanque will gather under the umbrellas. A French throwing of the silver balls on the pitch will test your skill. Bring your team and we'll have winemakers, pies and pinot prepared. A fun run around the vineyard and dam thrown in... purely perfect Portet.

> Enjoy a long lunch with family and friends at Mandala's vineyard and restaurant, in the picturesque Yarra Valley. Mandala chefs will prepare special produce from some of the region's finest producers, for an afternoon feast that truly gives you a taste of the Yarra. Celebrate fine local food and cool-climate wines on the rolling lawns at Mandala.

When: 14 March, 10.00AM – 5.00PM Where: Dominique Portet,

When: 14 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Mandala Wines,

Cost: Free entry, food and wine available

Cost: $35.00 Adult, $15.00 Children

870 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream for purchase

Bookings: 03 5962 5760 Website: www.dominiqueportet.com

1568 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek

(15 years old and under), $90.00 Family (2 adults and 2 children)

Bookings: 03 5965 2016 Website: www.mandalawines.com.au

Tastes from the Yarra Valley

> Restaurant 3777 at Mt Rael Retreat, overlooking Healesville with outstanding views of the glorious Yarra Valley, will prove the leisurely long lunch is thriving. Head chef Jarrard Botting will offer seven courses of the best produce the Valley has to offer, prepared with the style and robust flavours he loves. Relax – you can even book a room to stay overnight. When: 19 March, 12.30PM – 5.00PM Where: Mt Rael Retreat,

140 Healesville-YarraGlen Rd, Healesville

Cost: $70.00 includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, other beverages charged on consumption

Bookings: 03 5962 1977 Website: www.mtrael.com.au

Greater Melbourne World's Longest Lunch Warrandyte

> Indulge in a fine dining experience on the banks of the picturesque Yarra River. Join local producers, winemakers, musicians, artists and students, as they partner to deliver a dining experience like no other. Showcasing the region's finest produce and award-winning Kellybrook wines and trademark cider, Box Hill Institute chefs and talented students will create a world-class three-course luncheon. When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Warrandyte Walk,

Banks of the Yarra River, Warrandyte

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9840 9229 Website: www.manningham.vic.gov.

au/longestlunch

Werribee Park

> Food and wine – life's indulgences. Join

us at the funky Shadowfax winery to meet award-winning winemaker Matt Harrop, and tour behind the scenes. Savour local produce cooked in a wood-fired oven. Sip from a selection of fine wines and beverages over the five courses on offer. Be entertained by guitar and jazz music lilting through the vines. Indulge yourself.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Shadowfax Vineyard & Winery, K Road, Werribee South

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 9742 0902 Website: www.shadowfax.com.au

Boutique Bush Tucker

Lazy Sunbury Graze

> The Australian Garden celebrates the beauty of Australian plants, people and places. Join us for an evening of Australian native foods and music set against a spectacular backdrop. Drinks and canapés overlooking the breathtaking Australian Garden will be accompanied by an Indigenous music performance, followed by an exceptional dinner menu using Australian native food and local wines.

> A tour featuring three unique venues, three courses and passionate winemakers eager to share their latest drops – definitely not your standard Sunday lunch. Enjoy a relaxed tour of Melbourne's closest wine region as you experience some of Sunbury's hidden secrets and venues not normally accessible to the public, whilst savoring a different course and local wines at each location.

When: 13 March, 6.30PM – 9.00PM Where: Australian Garden,

When: 21 March, 11.15AM – 5.00PM Where: Various Venues Cost: $90.00 includes return transport by

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, 1000 Ballarto Road, Cranbourne

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 5990 2245 Website: www.rbg.vic.gov.au

bus (central Melbourne pick up and return point will be advised on booking)

Bookings: 03 9205 2353 Website: www.hume.vic.gov.au

Make your own wine

> Surrounded by the activity of vintage spend the morning with one of our winemakers, picking, crushing, fermenting, learning the art of blending and, finally, creating a bottle of your own wine. Then take your place at the table to enjoy a traditional grape pickers' lunch, featuring the best produce from Melbourne's west and surrounding areas and award-winning Galli Estate wines.

Lazy Sunbury Graze, Craiglee Estate

When: 14 March, 9.00AM – 2.30PM Where: Galli Estate Winery, 1507 Melton Highway, Rockbank

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 03 9747 1444 Website: www.galliestate.com.au

Farmers' market

Regional events in Greater Melbourne, less than 40 minutes from your doorstep…

The Werribee Mansion Farmers' Market will be taking place on Saturday 20 March, the perfect afternoon set against a Victorian landmark. Visit melbournefoodandwine.com.au for full details on farmers' markets around Victoria.


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The Murray

Mornington Peninsula World's Longest Lunch Echuca Moama

World's Longest Lunch Mildura

World's Longest Lunch Red Hill

World's Longest Lunch Sorrento

> Celebrate the World's Longest

> Organised by the Rotary Club

> At the centre of the Peninsula

> Join us for a lavish three-course

Lunch on Echuca's famous wharf, the longest red-gum wharf in the world. Enjoy regional foods such as Murray cod, yabbies, trout, saltbush lamb and rabbit with award-winning wines from Echuca's Cape Horn Winery. Join us for a day that truly celebrates Echuca – great food, wine and friends.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Oscar W's Wharfside, Port of Echuca, Echuca

Cost: $90.00 Bookings: 03 5482 5133

of Mildura Deakin, Mildura World's Longest Lunch table will be set under the vines alongside Seasons Restaurant, Quality Hotel Mildura Grand. Enjoy a superb four-course meal featuring the unique produce, wines and beers of our region accompanied by some great entertainment. Proceeds will go towards the many local and international charities the club supports.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, Cnr. Seventh Street and Langtree Ave, Mildura

McGillivray's Best Steak in Australia

Flavours Afloat

> If you're serious about steak, the famous Gunbower Hotel is an easy half hour from Echuca, through the Aussie bush along the Murray. Here we're talking 300g grassfed Hereford, grown by McGillivray and processed at his brother's abbatoir just two kms away, dry-aged for thirty days then barbequed over red gum coals. Includes a glass of local wine, of course.

operating paddle steamer fleet for a unique dining experience created by some of Echuca's finest chefs.

18-20 Main Street, Gunbower Cost: $30.00 Bookings: 03 5487 1214

River Harvest Farmers' Market

> Join us for a culinary journey amongst

the river gums and in the historic port precinct. Stroll through the farmers' market, taste the unique local produce, sample the wines, then decide where to lunch at one of our wonderful restaurants or cafés.

When: 13 March, 9.00AM – 12.00PM Where: River Harvest Farmers' Market, Murray Esplanade, Echuca

Echuca Tomato Festival

> If you've heard about Spain's tomato

festival you'll have an idea of what's planned – a fun celebration of one of Australia's largest tomato growing regions, including sugo making, the great tomato bash and a tomato target celebrity challenge. Plus an extraordinary variety of cuisine, including pork sausages handmade locally, and regional wines that will confirm what a great winegrowing region we have here on the Murray.

When: 14 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Hopwood Gardens, High Street, Echuca Cost: Produce available for purchase from stallholders For more information on the Echuca Autumn Harvest Festival visit www.echucamoama.com.au

Cost: $80.00 Bookings: 03 5023 9917 Website:

Toast to ancestry

Echuca Autumn Harvest Festival

When: 13 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Gunbower Hotel,

> Welcome aboard the world's largest

When: 13 March, boarding at 6.30PM,

relaxed cruising from 7.00PM to 8.00PM, before mooring at Onion Patch for dinner and entertainment until 11.00PM. Make your reservations direct with the restaurants listed below.

Oscar W's on board P.S. Hero

> A modern interpretation of old river

foods on board the magical P.S. Hero, with a six-course menu matched with the world-renowned wines of Heathcote's Jasper Hill and M. Chapoutier.

> Dine amongst the wine barrels and

www.rotarymilduradeakin.com.au

savour the rich, nostalgic aromas of past vintages. In an area blessed with a Mediterranean climate and rich soils perfect for growing high-quality produce, Francesca, one of the renowned Chefs on the Murray, will present a magnificent menu from the regions of Piedmont and Calabria to accompany Monichino's new release Italian varietals.

When: 20 March, 7.00PM – 11.45PM Where: Monichino Winery, 70 Berry Road, Katunga

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 5864 6452 Website: www.monichino.com.au

Breads of the World

> To celebrate Harmony Day, Albury's award-winning community wood-fired oven will be fired up to feature local chefs cooking breads from their cultures, such as Indian naan, Turkish pides, artisan sourdoughs and many more. Enjoy a delectable taste of these freshly baked breads straight from the oven, together with the bountiful produce from around our region. When: 21 March, 5.00PM – 8.00PM Where: Albury Community Wood Fired Oven, Hovell Tree Park, Albury Cost: Free Bookings: 02 6023 8111 Website: www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au

Cost: $195.00 Bookings: 03 5482 5133 Ceres Restaurant on board Pride of the Murray

Cost: $150.00 Bookings: 03 5482 5599

Historic Port area, Murray Esplanade

Coriander on board P.S. Emmylou

> Enjoy an eclectic menu inspired by the street kitchens and hawker markets of Bangkok and Singapore – SouthEast Asian cuisine meets local produce, complemented by The Carriages wines.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Red Hill Showgrounds,

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: The Baths,

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 5931 0177

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: www.trybooking.com/cfq Website: www.thebaths.com.au

Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill

Sorrento Foreshore, Sorrento

Celebrate the Bay

> Rediscover Port Phillip Bay's bounty

of sparkling wild caught fish at the Vines of Red Hill, the Mornington Peninsula's prettiest vineyard restaurant. Chef James Redfern will create a daily four-course tasting menu matched with fine local aromatic wines for lunch Monday to Friday throughout the Festival.

When: 12, 15 – 19, 22, 23 March,

12.00PM – 3.00PM

Where: Vines of Red Hill,

150 Red Hill Road, Red Hill

Cost: $55.00 Tasting menu with wine Bookings: 03 5989 2977 Website: www.vinesofredhill.com.au

A Slow Start to Autumn

> This home-cooked cottage meal will emphasise regional produce, presenting traditional dishes inspired by visits to village restaurants in France, Italy and Spain. The provincial cuisine will capture Autumn's 'mellow fruitfulness' with seasonal fruits gathered by Slow Food members featured in each course. The set menu can be adapted to suit individual preferences, including advice about which wines you might bring. When: 14 , 21 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM,

The Perfect Peninsula Lunch

> The spectacular new winery and restaurant at Port Phillip Estate sets the scene for "shells and scales" – chef Simon West's clever menu featuring fresh seafood and shellfish from cool southern waters, matched with Sandro Mosele's sublime wines from Kooyong and Port Phillip Estate. A perfect way to enjoy lunch on the Peninsula, overlooking vines and Western Port Bay. When: 18 March, 12.00PM – 3.00PM Where: Port Phillip Estate, 263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 5989 4444 Website: www.portphillipestate.com.au ABUNDANCE DINING

Sit Amongst Your Lunch

> Montalto's kitchen gardens, orchards and berry gardens will be the destinations for this wonderful outdoor dining experience. Savour three courses in three separate locations that showcase Montalto and Barry Davis's estate-toplate philosophy, matched to our estategrown wines. Patrons can walk or ride Monty between courses through the vineyards, sculpture exhibition and extensive wetlands.

> Join us for Heronswood's Fork to Fork lunch with chef Luke Palmer, Clive Blazey, founder of the Digger's Club and the McCabes, who pioneered plantings of Mornington Peninsula pinot gris, and be tantalised by the freshest food ever grown and served in one of Victoria's most beautiful food gardens.

When: 20 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South

Where: Bittern Cottage,

Cost: $130.00 Bookings: 03 5989 8412 Website: www.montalto.com.au

Cost: $64.00 Bookings: 03 5983 9506 Website: www.bitterncottage.com.au

From Pigs to Pork

12, 13, 19, 20 March, 7.00PM – 11.00PM 2385 Frankston-Flinders Road, Bittern

> Merricks General Wine Store prepares food grown, collected, fermented, reared and caught on the Mornington Peninsula, including saffron, wild blackberries, Main Ridge Dairy and Bulldog Run Beef. Adding to the communal merriment, lunch will be accompanied by the finest estate-grown wines from local vignerons: Baillieu Vineyard shiraz and pinot noir, Elgee Park sparkling and viognier, and Quealy's wild fermentations, Pobblebonk and Rageous. 3458 – 3460 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks

Morrison's on board P.S. Pevensey

Cost: $110.00 Bookings: 03 5480 0126

lunch on the Sorrento foreshore overlooking Port Phillip Bay. Enjoy local produce from Smokehouse Restaurant, Sorrento Catering Company, Stringers Store and The Baths Restaurant, with wines from Mornington Peninsula wineries. Your participation and enjoyment will help raise funds for the Sorrento Primary School children.

When: 14 March, 12.30PM – 3.30PM Where: Merricks General Wine Store,

Cost: $135.00 Bookings: 03 5480 1254 > Morrison's Winery & Restaurant will entertain guests with the abundant tasting plates they are known for, including terrines, pates, pickled vegetables and local cheese. Unlimited tasting plates, wine, beer and soft drink.

hinterland the Red Hill lunch will highlight the region's specialties of the finest pinots and the diversity of artisan food producers. Ten celebrated chefs will join eighteen wineries from across the region to create a spectacular dining experience with a wonderful menu and superb wines in a beautifully rural location at Red Hill Reserve.

lunch with the locals

> Ceres' Italian Platter Feast will include small tastes and antipasto, slow-roasted rib of McGillivray's aged beef and roasted suckling pig, with wines from Cape Horn, The Carriages and Monichino.

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> As an advocate of paddock to plate food education chef Jason Goldingay will introduce you to the free-range farmers and their rare breed pigs before you begin his hands-on sausage-making class at beautiful Dromana Estate. After transforming pork into perfect handmade sausages, a skill you will have forever, enjoy them for lunch, along with terrines, rillettes, and Estate wines.

Stroll through our new food border and savour the incredible fruits, heirloom vegetables and flowers. Enjoy the rarely opened private pool lawn and historic house before taste testing an amazing array of tomatoes and freshly picked heirloom berries from our berry garden. Be entertained by Patrick McCabe with musings from vineyard history, punctuated by his selection of local wines. Share platters of late autumn heirloom vegetables served with local produce and enjoy the beauty of our garden.

When: 13, 14 March, 1.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Heronswood, 105 Latrobe Parade, Dromana

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 5984 7316 Website: www.diggers.com.au

When: 20, 21 March, 9.00AM – 4.00PM Where: Dromana Estate, 555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong

Cost: $180.00. Group booking of four or more $160.00 per person

Bookings: 03 9016 4278 Website: www.harvest2hearth.com.au

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 5989 8088 Website: www.mgwinestore.com.au

The Bridge Hotel, Echuca

or, Echuca Monichino Cellar Do

Once a virtual desert, 19th century irrigation has transformed the Murray region into one of the nation’s most fertile agricultural areas. The region is the State’s largest wine-producing region – over two-thirds of total wine production originates here.

Bay trout with grilled watermelon and late harvest tomato salad, Vines of red Hill

Farmers' Market

Mornington Peninsula, where produce meets the sea. Check out the Pearcedale, Mornington Peninsula and Seaford Farmers' Markets all taking place during the Festival. For full details visit melbournefoodandwine.com.au


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High Country The King Valley v The Italians

Three Nonnas in King Valley

King Valley and Beyond

> Come to Casa Luna in the beautiful King Valley to decide who wins – the King Valley or Italy. Taste local wines and compare them with their equivalent varieties from the land of their origins. Expect pinot grigio, arneis and sangiovese, with a few surprises as well, all matched with Casa Luna's Italian-influenced food, featuring wonderful locally grown produce.

> Come to the beautiful King Valley wine region to learn how to cook a selection of Italian dishes from three of King Valley's favourite nonnas – then sit down and enjoy the feast with the region's favourite wines. Nonnas Pizzini, Politini and Sartori will show you how to cook the lightest potato gnocchi, arancini al prosciutto and slowroasted suckling pig.

When: 20 March, 1.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Casa Luna

When: 20, 21 March, 10.30AM – 3.00PM Where: King Valley Cucina, 4515

> When Will and Steve Flamsteed opened King River Café in Oxley about fifteen years ago it would have been impossible to predict the influence they have had on the restaurants, hospitality and produce of the North East. Now acknowledged as catalysts for the region's vibrant restaurant scene, join them to celebrate with a six-course degustation with matched wines.

Gourmet Accommodation 1569 Boggy Creek Road, Myrrhee

Cost: $125.00 Bookings: 03 5729 7650 Website: www.casaluna.com.au

Wangaratta-Whitfield Road, Whitfield

Cost: Adults $60.00, $25.00 Children (food only)

Bookings: 03 5729 3604

The Three Nonna's

> Bendigo's popular Life's A Dish restaurant program will be offering its next delicious course as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2010.

86 Ford Street, Beechworth

Cost: $135.00 Bookings: 03 5728 1786 Website: www.theprovenance.com.au

Each Bendigo restaurant or café participating in Life's a Dish will create an exciting new dish, using local produce of course, to be matched with a selection of Bendigo regional wines.

Gippsland World's Longest Lunch Kilcunda

World's Longest Lunch Metung

World's Longest Lunch Noojee

> While taking in the spectacular views of our rugged South Gippsland coastline from the historic Kilcunda Bridge, soak up the ambience and enjoy a delectable degustation style lunch. We will be serving the best of Gippsland's fresh, diverse and bountiful produce prepared in a variety of ways, complemented by our local award-winning wines.

> Seated in this unique outdoor setting at one long continuous table, you will be treated to culinary delights prepared by local chefs and the staff and students of the East Gippsland TAFE. Utilising the best Gippsland produce, our three-course lunch will be complemented by some of the finest Gippsland wines, and an eclectic variety of entertainment.

> Gippsland Gourmet Country Tourism invites you to dine in the spectacular surrounds of Noojee in West Gippsland. With lunch served atop the historic trestle bridge you can taste and experience the fabulous food, wine and surrounds of this amazing part of Victoria. We invite you to join us – you won't be disappointed.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Kilcunda Bridge,

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Village Green,

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Trestle Bridge,

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 03 5672 1216 Website: www.sarahashe.com.au

Cost: $90.00 Bookings: metungfoodandwine@

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 0407 230 043 Website: www.westgippsland.com.au

Bass Highway, Kilcunda

Inverloch Food & Wine Fest

Metung Road, Metung

yahoo.com.au

Website: www.metung.com Bush Food Grazing

the backdrop to enjoying a relaxing day of delicious local and regional cuisine, local boutique wines and to soak up the smooth sounds of South Gippsland's popular musicians. Centre stage will be hosting cooking demonstrations and interviews with local wine and food producers. Free kids' activities all day.

> Experience the unique tastes of Australia's bush foods at Peppermint Ridge Farm. Feast on wild food dishes flavoured with organically grown native spinach, mint, lemon myrtle and aniseed myrtle. Refresh your senses touring the aromatic bush food gardens and get tips on preparing your own delicious dishes. Then visit our bush food nursery for plants to grow in your own backyard.

When: 13 March, 11.00AM – 5.00PM Where: The Glade,

When: 21 March, 12.00PM – 3.30PM Where: Peppermint Ridge Farm,

Cost: $5.00 Entry, $15.00 entry plus

Cost: $75.00 Bookings: 03 5942 8580 Website:

> The picturesque Inverloch foreshore is

Inverloch Foreshore, Inverloch tasting glass

Bookings: 1300 226 278 Website: www.visitinverloch.com

540 Tynong North Road, Tynong North

www.peppermintridgefarm.com.au

Plant in March

Goldfields

Bendigo's Life's a dish

When: 21 March, 6.30PM – 11.45PM Where: Provenance Restaurant,

World's Longest Lunch Ballarat

World's Longest Lunch Bendigo

Heathcote Snag Beer Bubble Fest

> The serenity of the Botanical gardens offers the chance to get away, relax and enjoy lunch prepared by Ballarat's most exciting chefs. With a focus on local produce, each dish will be matched with some outstanding Ballarat wines. Don't miss this opportunity to unwind with friends when the World's Longest Lunch returns to the tranquility of the Prime Minister's Walk.

> At our gorgeous table, stretching along the grand boulevards of Bendigo's historic Rosalind Park, savour regionally inspired dishes presented by Wine Bank on View and sommelier-matched wines from the burgeoning Bendigo wine region. Known for its rich, ripe reds, the region offers a far wider variety as you'll soon discover thanks to wines selected by home-grown sommeliers Lincoln Riley and Nicole Reimers.

> Meet microbrewers, winemakers and artisan butchers and enjoy live music as you relax on your picnic rug in the shade of the 100-year-old trees. With buses from Melbourne, we've even sorted out the designated driver. Live music, shady trees, great bubbles, beer and sausages at Heathcote's original agricultural showgrounds.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Prime Minister's Walk, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat

Cost: $90.00 Bookings: 03 5320 5758 Website: www.ballaratwineries.com

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Rosalind Park, Pall Mall, Bendigo

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 5444 4655 Website: www.bendigotourism.com

About Life's a Dish. The inspiration for Life's A Dish was with a tip of the chef's hat to the remarkable Buon Ricordo concept that began in Northern Italy in 1964. As part of this initiative, Bendigo's premier restaurants offer collectable plates as a souvenir of a memorable, regional meal.

World's Longest Lunch Moonambel

World's Longest Lunch Heathcote

> Sensational setting and

Bendigo Pottery, Australia's oldest working pottery, has embraced the program and now create hand-painted ceramic plates unique to each of the participating restaurants. Naturally, the dishes are as individual as the restaurants themselves, and the lively artwork may be inspired by specialty dishes, distinctive architectural features or even nearby landmarks. The plates are available for purchase at participating restaurants for $19.95 each.

inspirational dining on the grounds of Taltarni Vineyards as Moonambel Events, University of Ballarat and Charlton Catering team up to deliver one of the most popular lunches on the calendar. Meet the winemakers from the Pyrenees whose wine will complement the fine regional produce – Polleters, Dalwhinnie, Melross Estate, Peerick, Summerfield, Redbank, Blue Pyrenees, Taltarni and Warrenmang.

> Meat from farmers, vegies from

When: 12 – 23 March, 8.30AM – 10.00PM Where: Various Venues Cost: $45.00 Average price. Varies per

Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road, Noojee

restaurant. Glass of local wine and 2 courses. Option to purchase a Life's a Dish plate for $19.95

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Taltarni Vineyards, Taltarni Road, Moonambel

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 1800 206 622

gardeners, chefs from the region, Heathcote terroir wine and local ale prepared in the luncheon pavilion at the historic Heathcote Agricultural & Pastoral Showgrounds. Take your place at our long table in the shade of century old oaks and elms to join Cellar & Store for a true country lunch.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Heathcote Agricultural Showgrounds, Chauncey Street, Heathcote

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 03 5433 2204 Website: www.cellarandstore.com.au

Bookings: 1800 813 153 Website: www.bendigotourism.com

Food Fest on Churchill Island

> Set on picturesque Churchill Island, home of Victoria's oldest working farm, guests will enjoy a celebration of locally grown produce and the catch of the day, created by a host of Phillip Island's favoured chefs. The island's lunch will wrap the shoreline as guests share this unique setting accompanied by the murmurings of farm animals and native birdlife.

Sensational settings, inspirational dining, March is the perfect time to taste your way through the Victorian countryside.

When: 13 March, 12.00PM – 2.00PM Where: Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Phillip Island Road, Newhaven

When: 13 March, 11.30AM – 5.00PM Where: Heathcote Agricultural Showgrounds, Chauncey Street, Heathcote

Cost: $10.00 Includes entry & three tastings. Food & beverages available for purchase

Bookings: 03 5433 2204 Website: www.cellarandstore.com.au Bendigo Olive & Food Fiesta

> We will be featuring locally grown olives, wine, and food, with both jazz and authentic Italian music at the historic Bendigo Pottery. Come and participate in workshops on topics such as how to pickle your olives and pruning your olive tree. Enjoy learning cooking secrets from a chef, have a go at playing bocce. Entertainment for both adults and kids. When: 14 March, 10.00AM – 5.00PM Where: Bendigo Pottery, Midland Highway, Bendigo

Cost: $10.00, children 15 and under, free Garden Harvest Lunch

> Slow Food Ballarat presents a roaming lunch in Buninyong's historic Botanical Gardens: wandering, eating and meeting your way through the beautiful grounds while sampling our district's fine produce and wine. A superb organic vegetable garden will be installed, attendees can meet and purchase from the producers, and even bid for the mobile vegetable plots. Proceeds go towards the Botanical Garden's revitalisation When: 14 March, 11.30AM – 4.00PM Where: Buninyong Botanical Gardens, Inglis Street, Buninyong

Cost: $35.00 Adults. Slow Food members $30.00, children under 14 $10.00

Bookings: 03 5330 5555, option 9 Website: www.slowfoodballarat.org.au

Cost: $80.00 includes entry to Churchill Island

Bookings: 03 5956 7557 Website: www.spiceisland.com.au

World's Longest Lunch Noojee

Turn your back garden into a fresh food farm of your own. March is the perfect time for planting the four B’s – broccoli, broad beans, beetroot and brussel sprouts. Visit The Edible Garden for tips on planting and harvesting your own vegetables at melbournefoodandwine.com.au

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Wine Bank on View, Bendigo

Glorious garlic

Think about growing your own organic garlic. One clove produces one head. Plant it by the shortest day to harvest it around the longest day of the year, just in time for summer cooking.


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Explore Victoria

Goldfields Twilight Dining 1850s Style

> Enjoy a unique experience when you

step back in time for an evening of twilight dining along the main street of Ballarat's historic Sovereign Hill. The relaxed charm of this 1850s outdoor setting will be complemented by live music and a modern three-course menu focusing on regional ingredients and local wines.

When: 19 March, 6.30PM – 10.00PM Where: Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 5337 1199 Website: www.sovereignhill.com.au

Great Ocean Road & Bellarine Peninsula Go the whole hog

Damper Workshop

> Interested in sustainable food production and how we nurture the artisan in the 21st century? Then join central Victorian chef Peter Ford for a weekend of hands-on, back-to-basics on an historic sheep station, staying in shearers' quarters. Expect lively discussions, nose-to-tail butchery of a whole hog carcass (sausage making, terrines, rillettes) cooking and bread making in the wood-fired oven. Hard work? Probably. Rewarding? Definitely.

> Children and families can experience

the simple pleasure of baking traditional Australian damper over an open fire. Surrounded by the recreated 1850s gold rush town of Sovereign Hill, children will learn to create their own damper, which they can enjoy eating with locally made preserves and fresh butter. Billy tea will also be provided to participants.

When: 20, 21 March, 10.00AM – 4.00PM Where: Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat

When: 20 – 21 March, 10.00AM – 4.00PM Where: Moranghurk,

Cost: Free with entry ticket to

Cost: $350.00 includes accommodation

Bookings: 03 5337 1188 Website: www.sovereignhill.com.au

Sharps Road, Lethbridge

(bring sleeping bag), morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea both days, dinner Saturday

Sovereign Hill, $39.50 Adults, $18.00 Children

Bookings: www.peterfordcatering.com

A quirky tale – with food

> Come hear the tale of a bridge, where half still lies at the bottom of the sea – local history plus delicious regional produce including prime beef, cheeses, terrines, olives and artisan breads. Enjoy your picnic hamper sipping Heathcote wines and mingling with producers rebuilding after the devastation of Black Saturday. Great music, children's entertainment and a fun community spirit. When: 21 March, 10.00AM – 5.00PM Where: Redesdale Reserve, Kyneton – Redesdale Rd, Redesdale

Cost: $20.00 Adult's hamper,

World's Longest Lunch Bellarine

World's Longest Lunch Geelong

> Tantalising tastes, fabulous flavours, wonderful wines, vineyard views and bay breezes are yours to enjoy under the shade of the trees at Bellarine Estate's Winery and Restaurant. Begin your World's Longest Lunch journey sampling an array of local produce before dining on a magnificent four-course feast with perfectly matched award-winning wines. All five senses will thank you.

> Experience a culinary sensation of local produce and wine in an elegant afternoon under the trees, raising money for the Geelong Hospital Appeal. Enjoy the atmosphere as exceptional chefs from top local restaurants combine to showcase the best of the region in the magnificent Geelong Botanic Gardens, with beautiful food accompanied by excellent local wines.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Bellarine Estate Winery,

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Geelong Botanic Gardens,

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 5259 3310 Website: www.bellarineestate.com.au

Cost: $95.00 Bookings: 03 5260 3355 Website: www.barwonhealth.org.au/

2270 Portarlington Road, Bellarine

$10.00 Children's hamper

Bookings: 03 5423 4225 Website: www.tasteofgold.com Grapes and Grazing

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges World's Longest Lunch Bacchus Marsh

> A feast not to be missed set

within the Historic Avenue of Honour, bordered by stunning market gardens, apple orchards and strawberry fields. Delight in the diversity of local produce, lovingly prepared by our talented chefs and winemakers, overseen by our home-grown celebrity chef, Cath Claringbold. Our delectable menu will showcase the very best seasonal produce within the Shire of Moorabool.

When: 12 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh

Cost: $100.00 Bookings: 03 5367 5111 Website:

www.visitbacchusmarsh.com.au

Sunday Picnic at Hanging Rock

Lunch Amongst Brewery Tanks

> Pack the kids and the picnic rug, jump

> Join us for a leisurely Saturday lunch

on the Calder Freeway and head to the enchanting Hanging Rock to collect your picnic hamper for a celebration of family, food and wine. Be entertained by local musicians Ricketty Bridge while enjoying sumptuous hampers designed and produced by local cooking identity Tonia Todman and sipping cool-climate regional wines, local beer and juice.

inside our award-winning microbrewery, with eight Holgate beers to enjoy – from pilsner to porter. To showcase the spectrum of flavours that come from different beer styles, hops and malt, we will be matching the beers with a fourcourse beer-inspired lunch. An equally leisurely tour of the brewery will provide the requisite exercise.

When: 14 March, 11.30AM – 3.30PM Where: Hanging Rock Reserve,

When: 20 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Holgate Brewhouse at Keatings

South Rock Road, Woodend

Cost: $95.00 for 2 adults,

Hotel, 79 High Street, Woodend

Cost: $75.00 Bookings: 03 5427 2510 Website: www.holgatebrewhouse.com

$35.00 for 2 children

Bookings: 03 5428 2228 Website:

www.macedonrangeswine.com.au

The Night Sparkles

Red Meat Tell All

> The Spring Racing Carnival may be over but the social action continues at Eliza Park, a premier Victorian thoroughbred stud. Enjoy an evening of pure decadence, sparkling wine and gourmet degustation prepared by Melbourne's Andrew Blake amidst the champion stallions' barn. This black tie evening is your opportunity to mix with wine industry greats: Gordon Cope-Williams, John Ellis and Llew Knight.

> Witness first hand how Hardwicks,

Guy Grossi at lettuce farm in Bacchus Marsh

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one of Victoria's largest beef and lamb meat processors and wholesalers, provide retailers and the hospitality industry with the highest quality meat. You will observe livestock selection, meat processing, carcass grading and butchering. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who appreciate red meat and want to gain a greater insight.

When: 15, 16, 22, 23 March, 10.00AM – 11.30AM Where: Kyneton Saleyards, Saleyards Road, Kyneton

Cost: $70.00 Bookings: 03 5422 0474

PLAN Bee

> The honeybee is the single most important insect on our planet. Without honeybees pollinating our crops, at least a third of our food supply would perish. How would you cope without fruit and veg, milk and cereal? Honeybees' lives, crops and real Australian honey are all endangered. Workshops, film, honey taste education, hive creation and honey-cake competition. When: 21 March, 10.00AM – 4.00PM Where: Daylesford Town Hall,

Where: Oakdene Restaurant, 255 Grubb Rd, Wallington

Cost: $38.00 Bookings: 03 5255 1255 Website: www.oakdene.com.au

Cost: $75.00 includes lunch,

> Amble through the flavours from farmgates, wineries and seafood producers on the Bellarine as the regions finest chefs join forces to prepare a fourcourse masterpiece of local fare matched perfectly by award-winning wines. Acclaimed chefs from the finest local restaurants will enlighten you to the secret taste delights the Bellarine has to offer and only 70 minutes from Melbourne. When: 19 March, 6.30PM – 11.45PM Where: Parks Hall, Newcombe Street, Portarlington

Cost: $110.00 Bookings: 03 5259 3310 Website: www.visitportarlington.com

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The Longest View cocktail Party

> The colours of Australia: brilliant blue sea, bright gold canola, deep green vines awaiting vintage. Add 180º panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay, the You Yangs and Melbourne skyline, exquisite finger food prepared by chef David Warmisham-Hall and the Bellarine producers, superb wines from local vignerons and you have a relaxed, memorable cocktail party in an equally memorable setting. When: 21 March, 4.00PM – 7.00PM Where: Kilgour Estate Winery, 85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine

Cost: $90.00 plus booking fee Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 Website: www.thelongestview.com.au

$65.00 Slow Food members

Bookings: 0421 458 891 Website:

Naturally, we'll be showcasing the produce, beer and wines of the Bellarine Peninsula. To start, seafood and sparkling wine on our rooftop bar and deck, with 360º views of Queenscliff, Swan Bay and through The Heads, a magnificent panorama which has recently become accessible by the restoration of the hotel turret. Then it's back to ground level for canapés served amidst the sunny courtyards and original leadlights of the conservatory, before chef Mark Pilgrim and his team serve a banquet-style lunch in the Grand Dining Room, one of the few remaining such rooms in Victoria, restored to the glory of yesteryear. To add to this aura of history we will be displaying some of our archival photographs and mementos which will show the journey the Vue Grand has taken to become the icon it is today. Accommodation packages are also available.

When: 14 March, 12.00PM – 4.00PM Where: Vue Grand, 46 Hesse Street, Queenscliff

Showcase dinner

> Sample a taste of what has the reviewers raving with a five-course dinner featuring matching estate-grown Oakdene wines in our award-winning restaurant. Dine on local delights including Drysdale goat feta, Port Phillip calamari or Portarlington mussels caught straight from the bay, or the succulent Wallington rabbit rillettes, but save room for the mouthwatering Wallington strawberries. Hanging Rock

> Join us for an afternoon of progressive dining at the historic and elegant Vue Grand, a Queenscliff landmark for over 125 years.

Cost: $129.00 Bookings: 03 5258 1544 Website: www.vuegrand.com.au

www.slowfoodcentralvictoria.org.au

56 Mt Eliza Road, Kerrie

www.macedonrangeswine.com.au

When:

12, 15 – 19, 22, 23 March, 12.15PM – 2.00PM

Vincent Street, Daylesford

When: 20 March, 6.30PM – 11.30PM Where: Eliza Park, Cost: $165.00 Bookings: 03 5428 2228 Website:

> Oakdene Restaurant presents Grapes and Grazing at the Vineyard. Enjoy a two-course lunch in our awardwinning restaurant, showcasing an array of regional and local produce including our very own olives and samphire grown on the property and expertly prepared by our acclaimed chefs. A glass of Oakdene estate-grown wine is included, with tea or coffee to finish.

Tastes of the Bellarine Dinner

Eastern Park, Geelong

A Taste of Classic Queenscliff

If you’re looking for some inspiration to plan your perfect regional weekend. Visit melbournefoodandwine.com.au for complete regional itineraries.

When: 12 March, 6.30PM – 11.00PM Where: Oakdene Restaurant, 255 Grubb Road, Wallington

Cost: $120.00 five-course dinner including wine

Bookings: 03 5255 1255 Website: www.oakdene.com.au

Meat to measure

Last year’s World’s Longest Lunch saw over 315 kilograms of Victorian beef featured amongst three courses made by 38 chefs.

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Great Ocean Road Eclectic Taste Adventure

> Relax in the 1857 heritage

surroundings of Geelong's 2 Faces Restaurant and let Tim and his front-ofhouse team pamper you while chef Simon Yarham and winemaker Darren Burke collaborate to offer an exceptional dining experience, a four-course regional menu matched with award-winning Clyde Park Vineyard wines. Available Tuesday to Saturday evenings throughout the Festival.

When: 12, 13, 16 – 20, 23 March, 6.30PM – 10.00PM Where: 2 Faces Restaurant, 8 Malop Street, Geelong

Cost: $99.00 Bookings: 03 5229 4546 Website: www.2faces.com.au Fearless Vampire Killers

> Sunnybrae and the Alburrian

ambassador cordially invites you to a celebration of Australian garlic. Join fifty proud lovers of the stinking rose for lunch. Begin with a gartini, then five courses matched with fragrant wines. There will be a Cookwiz with a 10kg prize.

When: 13, 14 March, 12.30PM – 5.00PM Where: Sunnybrae Restaurant and Cooking School, 4285 Cape Otway Road, Birregurra

Cost: $110.00 Bookings: 03 5236 2276 Website: www.georgebiron.com

Artisan Bread Class

> Get down and doughy at La Madre Bakery in a hands-on workshop focusing on sourdough: making it, baking it, breeding it. We will also show you some quick bread recipes for everyday entertaining and tricks with pastry. Enjoy morning tea and lunch all held at the Bakery. This will be a small class with limited numbers.

Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express – Regional Express yourself in the regions

When: 15 March, 10.00AM – 2.00PM Where: La Madre Bakery,

Why: Choose from a delicious list of Victoria’s best restaurants

Cost: $120.00 Bookings: 03 5272 1727 Website: www.lamadre.com.au

When: 12 – 23 March Where: Various Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express restaurants

18 Milton Street, Geelong

Distiller for a Day

> Ever dreamed of distilling your very

and treat yourself to the impressive views and fantastic lunch special. Two courses, a glass of Victorian wine and coffee or tea for $35.00!

across Victoria.

Bookings: The menu is available at lunch only and may not be

available every day of the week. Check availability and book by contacting individual restaurants directly.

Website: melbournefoodandwine.com.au

own single malt whisky? Visit the Timboon Distillery to see how the wash is made from sparged malted barley, run the 600 litre copper pot still and cut your own single malt to take home to mature in a two litre American oak barrel. Then enjoy a local produce dinner matched to fine Australian whiskies.

Restaurant Suburb Bookings

3777 at Mt Rael Retreat

Healesville

5962 1977

When: 20 March, 12.00PM –

Athelstane House

Queenscliff

5258 1024

The Beach House

Geelong

5221 8322

The Railway Yard, Timboon

Campaspe Country House

Woodend

5427 2273

Cost: $980.00 includes meals, overnight

Ceres Restaurant

Echuca

5482 5599

Fishermen's Pier

Geelong

5222 4100

Healesville Hotel

Healesville

5962 4002

Joseph’s Restaurant

Werribee

9731 4130

Oakridge Wines

Coldstream

9738 9900

The Pickled Sisters Cafe

Wahgunyah

(02) 6033 2377

Stillwater at Crittenden

Dromana

5981 9555

Terrace Café

Traralgon

5173 9400

Vines of Red Hill

Red Hill

5989 2977

Warrenmang Vineyard Resort

Moonambel

5467 2233

Whirrakee Restaurant

Bendigo

5441 5557

Wine Bank on View

Bendigo

5444 4655

Woods Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke

9755 2131

21 March 10.00AM

Where: Timboon Railway Shed Distillery, accommodation, two litres to take home

Bookings: 03 5598 3555 Website: www.timboondistillery.com

A Slow Lunch in the Otways

> Otway Estate, situated in the beautiful Otway hinterland just outside Colac, will host a leisurely five-course lunch including wine and beer matching in conjunction with Slow Food SouthWest. Otway Estate promotes low food miles, sourcing the best local produce where possible, including their premium cool-climate wines, handcrafted beers and seasonal cordial selection which are produced on site.

Regional

When: 14 March, 12.00PM – 4.30PM Where: Otway Estate,

Wine, Dine and Win!

10-30 Hoveys Road, Barongarook

> Become the most popular person in the office – every time

Cost: $100.00 or $70.00 excluding drinks, $95.00 or $65.00 excluding drinks for Slow Food members

Bookings: 03 5233 8400 Website: www.otwayestate.com.au

2 Faces Restaurant, G eelong

you lunch at a participating restaurant during Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express, you can go into the draw to win a free lunch for two, every week, for a year.

Express yourself in the City – Go to page 55 for participating Melbourne restaurants.

Drawn 1 April, 2010 Participating restaurants, conditions and details online:

melbournefoodandwine.com.au

Partner

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Behind the scenes The secret to any great dish is quality ingredients... The Festival is an expression of Victoria's vibrant food and wine culture, we thank the Victorian industry and community for their ongoing involvement and support. Behind the lovingly prepared meal, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival team comprises dedicated event and marketing professionals who share a common passion for food, wine, our beautiful city, its surrounding regions and the Festival (of course). Operating on a not-for-profit basis, the Festival greatly acknowledges the hard work and support of our volunteers, the food, wine and hospitality industry, supporters and sponsors that allow the Festival to grow year on year. Particular thanks to Jill Adams, Stephanie Alexander, Richard Cornish, Gail and Kevin Donovan, Hilary Duns, Matt Preston, Sommeliers Australia and Leanne Tolra.

Gastronomy Magazine Image:

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Frank Camorra Shane Delia Adam D’Sylva Jane Faulkner Andrew McConnell Daniel Mollica Nicolas Poelaert Darren Purchese Anthony Ross Vera Russo Matt Wilkinson

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Sponsors

Regional Image: Kate Goodman Jerome Hoban Maggie Mackenzie Adam Marks Gilles Lapalus Dominique Portet Richard Seymour Nick and Vicki Sher

Creative Panel

John Haddad AO, Chairman Kevin Luscombe AM, Deputy Chairman Chris Nolan Walter Wagner Tony Pointon Jane Brook Mathew Barbagallo Craig Hart Amy Poynton Jeremy Oliver Patron: Peter Clemenger

Creative Director – Global: Jill Dupleix Creative Director – Wine: Ben Edwards Creative Director – Cultural: Tony Tan

The program Design & Art: Paoli Smith Cover Creative: Clemenger BBDO Photography: Andrew Maccoll Editor: Pamela Bakes Website: Flint Interactive

Staff Chief Executive Officer: Natalie O’Brien Acting Chief Executive Officer/Marketing Director: Sara Quon Executive Assistant: Lara Main Accountant: Ian Baxter Marketing Manager: Ellie Rolland Marketing Coordinator: Dana Nikanpour Public Relations Manager: Sally Brown Public Relations Coordinator: Anna Hendriksen Sponsorship Manager: Laura Rega Program Manager: Sharlee Gibb Program Coordinator: Libby Haynes Event Manager: Rachella Birch-Samios Event Coordinator: Lindsey Thomson Administrative Assistant – Holly Jones Event Operations Assistant – Gastronomy: Anna Roberts Event Operations Assistant – Miele Hands-On MasterClass: Anna Baring Event Operations Assistant: Jaime Owen Event Operations Assistant: Ros Abercrombie Event Staff & Volunteer Coordinator: Laura Salvatore Event Ticketing Coordinator: Julie Wood If you would like to volunteer in 2011, contact us at work@foodfest.com.au

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Event Index

Key

Free:

Free

$50 and under: $ $51 – $199:

$$

$200 +:

$$$

Metro:

M

Regional: R

Vegetarian Friendly:

V

Kid Friendly/For Kids:

K

Gluten Free Friendly:

G

Key

Free:

Free

$50 and under: $ $51 – $199:

$$

$200 +:

$$$

Metro:

M

Regional: R

Vegetarian Friendly:

V

Kid Friendly/For Kids:

K

Gluten Free Friendly:

G

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Time Event Suburb Class Pg

Time Event Suburb Class Pg

Time Event Suburb Class Pg

Time Event Suburb Class Pg

Throughout the Festival

11:00AM

1:00PM

10:00AM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

10:30AM

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea

Southgate

$M

41

11:00AM

The Dumpling Crawl

Melbourne

$M

34

12:00PM

Flathead Festival

Docklands

Free M V K

65

12:00PM

The Duck Crawl

Melbourne

$$ M

34

12:00PM

Celebrate the Bay

Red Hill

$$ R G

75

12:15PM

Grapes and Grazing

Wallington

$RVG

79

12:30PM

Talking Pub Series 2

Carlton

$$ M V G

37

10:00AM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

8:30AM

South Yarra

Free M K

69

Aladdin's Cave of Cocktails

Melbourne

$$ M V G

60

The High Life

Melbourne

Free M

37

11:30AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

1:00PM

Scandinavian Smorgasbord

Port Melbourne

$$ M V K G

49

Feasting Vignettes

Melbourne

Free M

14

11:30AM

Heathcote Snag Beer Bubble Fest

Heathcote

$R

77

1:30PM

100 Mile Challenge

South Melbourne

$M

67

Bendigo's Life's a Dish

Bendigo

$RVG

77

11:30AM

Cheese and a Damn Good Cracker

Melbourne

$MVK

50

2:00PM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

12:00PM

Wine Retrospective

Avoca

$$ R

71

2:00PM

$R

73

Gunbower

$R

74

From the Estate-Grown to the Rhone

Coldstream

12:00PM

Mcgillivray's Best Steak in Australia

2:00PM

Make it, Bake it, Ice it, Eat it

Elwood

$$ M

53

2:00PM

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Event

Melbourne

$$ M K

15

3:00PM

Breadmaking, Cheese & Wine

Melbourne

$$ M V G

53

12:00PM

Shinobi Japanese Beer Garden

Melbourne

Free M V

60

3:00PM

Contemporary High Tea

Melbourne

$M

49

8:00PM

A Flight Back in Time

Southbank

$$ M V G

60

12:00PM

Food Fest on Churchill Island

Newhaven

$$ R V K G

76

12:00PM

Great Victorian Microbrew-Off

Southbank

$MVKG

60

12:00PM

World's Sausage Factory

Southbank

$M K

53

12:15PM

Foodies' & Fashionistas' Lunch

Prahran

$$ M

43

41

12:30PM

Fearless Vampire Killers

Birregurra

$$ R V G

81

1:00PM

Couture Cupcakes High Tea

Albert Park

$MG

49

Friday 12 March 9:00AM

Shop, Cook, Eat with the Chef

Albert Park

$$ M V

53

10:00AM

Metlink Edible Garden

Melbourne

Free M

15

10:30AM

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea

11:30AM

Jeff Martin: Cafe Society

Southgate

$M

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch

Melbourne

$$ M

19

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh

$$ R V G

78

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Ballarat

Ballarat

$$ R

77

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Bendigo

Bendigo

$$ R

77

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Bellarine

Bellarine

$$ R

79

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Echuca Moama

Echuca

$$ R

74

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Geelong

Geelong

$$ R V G

79

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Hamilton

Hamilton

$$ R V G

71

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Heathcote

Heathcote

$$ R V G

77

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Kilcunda

Kilcunda

$$ R V G

76

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Marysville

Marysville SOLD OUT

$$ R V G

72

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Metung

Metung

$$ R V G

76

1:00PM

Hotshot Super Class

Carlton

$$$ M V G

53

1:00PM

Sit Amongst Your Lunch

Dromana

$$ R

75

1:00PM

Aladdin's Cave of Cocktails

Melbourne

$$ M V G

60

1:00PM

Scandinavian Smorgasbord

Port Melbourne

$$ M V K G

49

1:30PM

Cheese and a Damn Good Cracker

Melbourne

$MVK

50

1:30PM

Culinary Cinema

Melbourne

$M

49

2:00PM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

2:00PM

150 Years of Tahbilk

Melbourne

$$ M

60

2:00PM

The United Wines of the Americas

St Kilda

$M

58

5:30PM

The Unwind Ritual

Melbourne

$M

49

3:00PM

South Side Soul Sundays

St Kilda

$M

50

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

6:00PM

Beer vs Wine – Food Matching

Melbourne

$MV

60

6:00PM

The Wonderful World of Wine

Southbank

$MVG

60

6:30PM

Courtyard Cinema

Albert Park

$$ M V K G

49

6:30PM

Spain vs Victoria

South Wharf

$$ M G

43

6:30PM

Rooftop Garden BBQ

St Kilda

$$ M

31

7:00PM

Upstairs Downstairs Fitzroy Feast

Fitzroy

$$ M

50

7:00PM

Death By Chocolate

Melbourne

$MVG

49

7:00PM

Scandanavian Smorgasbord

Port Melbourne

$$ M V K G

49

7:00PM

Cook A Book French Dinner

Prahran

$$ M

67

Monday 15 March 10:00AM

Artisan Bread Class

Geelong

$$ R V

81

10:00AM

Red Meat Tell All

Kyneton

$$ R

78

10:00AM

Metlink Edible Garden

Melbourne

Free M

15

10:00AM

Hands-On Cooking with Jude Blereau

South Yarra

$$$ M V

53

10:00AM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

10:30AM

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea

Southgate

$M

41

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

5:30PM

Barilla Foodie Films

Melbourne

Free M

18

5:30PM

The Unwind Ritual

Melbourne

$M

49

5:30PM

Donovans Back Door - Once More

St Kilda

$$ M

39

6:00PM

Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market

Melbourne

$$ M

13

6:00PM

Martini History Class

Melbourne

$$ M

60

6:00PM

The Beer & The Beast

Prahran

$$ M G

51

6:00PM

International World of Food

Southbank

$$ M V K G

50

6:00PM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

6:30PM

Courtyard Cinema

Albert Park

$$ M V K G

49

6:30PM

Feast with Fossils

Carlton

$MVG

39

6:30PM

Eclectic Taste Adventure

Geelong

$$ R V G

81

6:30PM

Around Italy in 7 Days

Melbourne

$$ M

43

6:30PM

Creating the Perfect Cocktail

Melbourne

$$ M V G

61

6:30PM

Our View of Victoria

Southbank

$$ M V G

33

6:30PM

Spain vs Victoria

South Wharf

$$ M G

43

7:00PM

Talking Pub Series 2

Carlton

$$ M

37

7:00PM

Melbourne's Middle Eastern Chefs

Hawthorn

$$ M

44

7:00PM

At the Farm

Hawthorn

$$ M

47 50

6:30PM

Boutique Bush Tucker

Cranbourne

$$ R V G

73

6:30PM

Flavours Afloat

Echuca

$$ R

74

6:30PM

Eclectic Taste Adventure

Geelong

$$ R V G

81

6:30PM

A La Bonne Franquette

Melbourne

$$ M V K G

31

7:00PM

A Slow Start to Autumn

Bittern

$$ R V K G

75

7:00PM

Big Night Out With Fifteen

Melbourne

$$$ M

46

7:00PM

Death By Chocolate

Melbourne

$MVG

49

11:00AM

The Dumpling Crawl

Melbourne

$M

34

7:00PM

Iberian Nights

Melbourne

$$ M V

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Mildura

Mildura

$$ R V G

74

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Moonambel

Moonambel

$$ R V G

77

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Mount Dandenong

Mount Dandenong

$$ R V K G

72

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Noojee

Noojee

$$ R

76

7:00PM

From the Suez to Sumatra

Melbourne

$$ M V

43

12:00PM

Flathead Festival

Docklands

Free M V K

65

7:00PM

TR's C heese Degustation

Melbourne

$$ M V

50

12:00PM

Celebrate the Bay

Red Hill

$$ R G

75

7:00PM

Grown & Made By Our Own Hands

Yarra Glen

$$ R

72

12:00PM

The Duck Crawl

Melbourne

$$ M

34

7:00PM

Chandon Oyster Hour and Dinner

Melbourne

$$ M V G

59

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Red Hill

Red Hill

$$ R V

75

Sunday 14 March

12:00PM

Celebrate the Bay

Red Hill

$$ R G

75

7:00PM

Melbourne and Sydney for Eight

Melbourne

$$ M V

44

Grapes and Grazing

Wallington

$RVG

79

44

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Sorrento

Sorrento

$$ R V G

75

8:00AM

Breadmaking Workshop

Abbotsford

$$ M

53

12:15PM

7:00PM

Like Mother, Like Son

Melbourne

$$ M V G

12:00PM

Homeless World's Longest Lunch

St Kilda

$M

19

8:00AM

A Sparkling Breakfast

St Kilda

$M

49

12:30PM

Talking Pub Series 2

Carlton

$$ M V G

37

7:00PM

La Guerra Del Pacifico

Melbourne

$$ M

47

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen

$$ R V G

72

9:00AM

Make Your Own Wine

Rockbank

$$ R

73

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

7:00PM

The Exchange Beer School

Port Melbourne

$MVG

61

5:30PM

Barilla Foodie Films

Melbourne

Free M

18

7:00PM

Santa Fe 'Soul'

Prahran

$$ M

45

5:30PM

How Not to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

Melbourne

$M

58

7:00PM

Degustation Dinner

Southbank

$$ M V G

45

6:00PM

Suckling Pig Dinner

Carlton

$$ M G

44

7:00PM

Chapel St Progressive Dinners

Various Venues

$$ M

34

6:00PM

Bottomless Bowl of Mussels

Fitzroy

$M

51

7:30PM

Italian Laneway Local

Melbourne

$$ M V G

33

6:00PM

Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market

Melbourne

$$ M

13

7:30PM

150 Years, 3 Generations, 2 Families, 1 Dinner

Melbourne

$$ M

59

12:00PM

World's Longest Lunch Warrandyte

Warrandyte

$$ R V

73

9:00AM

Cheese Rolling Competition

Melbourne

$MVKG

50

12:00PM

Werribee Park

Werribee South

$$ R V G

73

9:30AM

Make it, Bake it, Eat it, Ice it

Elwood

$$ M

53

12:15PM

Grapes and Grazing

Wallington

$RVG

79

10:00AM

Bendigo Olive & Food Fiesta

Bendigo

$R

77

3:00PM

The Art Of High Tea

Melbourne

$M

49

10:00AM

Portet Petanque Pinot Pies

Coldstream

Free R V K G

73

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

10:00AM

Kids' Cupcake & Biscuit Design

Hawthorn

$$ M V K

63

5:30PM

The Unwind Ritual

Melbourne

$M

49

10:00AM

Metlink Edible Garden

Melbourne

Free M

15

6:30PM

The Magic Carpet Food Ride

Brunswick

$$ M

34

Martini History Class

Melbourne

$$ M

60

$$ M

61

$$ R V G

81

15

Richmond

Geelong

$$ M K

Five Course Cocktail Degustation

Eclectic Taste Adventure

Melbourne

8:00PM

6:30PM

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Event

6:00PM

10:00AM

6:00PM

The Beer & The Beast

Prahran

$$ M G

51

8:30PM

Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market

Melbourne

$$ M

13

6:30PM

Showcase Dinner

Wallington

$$ R

79

International World of Food

Southbank

$$ M V K G

50

Wednesday 17 March

7:00PM

A Slow Start to Autumn

Bittern

$$ R V K G

75

Melbourne

$$ M

34

7:00PM

Death By Chocolate

Melbourne

$MVG

49

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Tour

8:00PM

Jamie Oliver Live

Melbourne

$$ M

46

67

Saturday 13 March 8:00AM

Breadmaking Workshop

Abbotsford

$$ M

53

8:00AM

A Sparkling Breakfast

St Kilda

$M

49

9:00AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

9:00AM

River Harvest Farmers' Market

Echuca

Free R

74

9:00AM

Hamilton Harvest on the Hill

Hamilton

Free R K

71

9:00AM

Starting a Cafe Or Restaurant?

Melbourne

$$$ M V

69

9:00AM

Chefs Go Organic

Silvan

$$ R

72

9:30AM

Dandenong World of Food Tour

Melbourne

$$ M

35

9:30AM

Greek Food Tours

Oakleigh

$$ M V G

34

10:00AM

Shop, Cook, Eat with the Chef

Albert Park

$$ M V

53

10:00AM

Passaporto per Italia

Carlton North

Free M V K G

50

10:00AM

Kids' Cupcake & Biscuit Design

Hawthorn

$$ M V K

63

10:00AM

Metlink Edible Garden

Melbourne

Free M

15

10:00AM

Pasta Sauce Making Day

Northcote

$$ M V

53

10:00AM

Artisano Gelato

Southbank

Free M V K G

63

10:00AM

Greek Cooking Classes

Oakleigh

$$ M V G

53

10:00AM

Working with the Winemaker

Various Venues

$$$ R

72

10:30AM

From Estate-Grown to the Rhone

Coldstream

$R

73

10:30AM

100 Mile Challenge

South Melbourne

$M

67

11:00AM

Inverloch Food & Wine Fest

Inverloch

$R

76

11:00AM

Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music

Mordialloc

$MVK

63

10:00AM

Working with the Winemaker

Various Venues

$$$ R

72

6:00PM

10:30AM

From Estate-Grown to the Rhone

Coldstream

$R

73

6:00PM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

11:00AM

Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music

Mordialloc

$MVK

63

6:30PM

Courtyard Cinema

Albert Park

$$ M V K G

49

11:00AM

Victorian Sparkling Spectacular

Southbank

$MVKG

60

6:30PM

Around Italy in 7 Days

Melbourne

$$ M

43

11:30AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

6:30PM

Creating the Perfect Cocktail

Melbourne

$$ M V G

61

11:30AM

Garden Harvest Lunch

Buninyong

$RVKG

77

6:30PM

The World Of Wine And Cheese

Melbourne

$MV

50

11:30AM

Sunday Picnic at Hanging Rock

Woodend

$$ R K

78

6:30PM

The Rum Diaries

Melbourne

$$ M

61

12:00PM

Wine Retrospective

Avoca

$$ R

71

6:30PM

Cocktails in the Sky

Southbank

$$ M V G

33

12:00PM

A Slow Lunch in the Otways

Barongarook

$$ R V

81

6:30PM

Spain vs Victoria

South Wharf

$$ M G

43

12:00PM

A Slow Start to Autumn

Bittern

$$ R V K G

75

7:00PM

Greeks vs the Rest

Brunswick East

$$ M V G

43

12:00PM

Feast for Friends

Dixons Creek

$RVK

73

7:00PM

Talking Pub Series 2

Carlton

$$ M

37

12:00PM

Echuca Tomato Festival

Echuca

Free R

74

7:00PM

Bass Phillip Wines & Gippsland Produce

Melbourne

$$$ M

59

7:00PM

Iberian Nights

Melbourne

$$ M V

50

7:00PM

Six Courses Six Countries

Melbourne

$$ M V

43

7:00PM

The Mythological Greek Table

South Yarra

$$ M

44

12:00PM

A Taste of Classic Queenscliff

Queenscliff

$$ R V G

79

12:00PM

A Relaxed Sunday Lunch

St Kilda

$$ M V K G

51

12:00PM

Beer vs Wine – Food Matching

Melbourne

$$ M

60

12:00PM

Lazy Sunday Jazz Lunch

Melbourne

$$ M

49

12:00PM

Viet Lane Sunday Lunch

Melbourne

$$ M

31

12:30PM

Fearless Vampire Killers

Birregurra

$$ R V G

81

12:30PM

Young Vines

Hawthorn

$M

60

12:30PM

The Appropriately Long Sommeliers Lunch

Melbourne

$$ M

58

Tuesday 16 March

12:30PM

Viva Victoria

Melbourne

Free M K

63

9:00AM

Using Food as a Learning Tool

Southbank

$$ M

67

12:30PM

Lunch with the Locals

Merricks

$$ R V

75

9:30AM

Dandenong World of Food Tour

Melbourne

$$ M

35

12:30PM

Spanish Sparkling Sunday

South Yarra

$$ M

59

10:00AM

Red Meat Tell All

Kyneton

$$ R

78

7:00PM

The Pork Trail

Melbourne

$$ M

34

7:00PM

TR's Cheese Degustation

Melbourne

$$ M V

50

8:00PM

Five Course Cocktail Degustation

Richmond

$$ M

61

8:30PM

Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market

Melbourne

$$ M

13

1:00PM

Couture Cupcakes High Tea

Albert Park

$MG

49

10:00AM

Metlink Edible Garden

Melbourne

Free M

15

1:00PM

Hotshot Super Class

Carlton

$$$ M V G

53

10:00AM

Jeff Martin: Café Society

South Yarra

Free M K

69

1:00PM

Sit Amongst Your Lunch

Dromana

$$ R

75

10:00AM

Donovans Back Door - Once More

St Kilda

$$ M

39

Melbourne food and wine encourages our events to consider wheelchair access. Please contact individual events to understand the access they are able to offer.

9:00AM 9:00AM

Using Food as a Learning Tool

Southbank

$$ M

10:00AM

Metlink Edible Garden

Melbourne

Free M

15

10:00AM

Jeff Martin: Cafe Society

South Yarra

Free M K

69

10:00AM

Hands-On Cooking with Jude Blereau

South Yarra

$$$ M V

53

10:00AM

Donovans Back Door - Once More

St Kilda

$$ M

39

10:00AM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

10:30AM

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea

Southgate

$M

41

11:00AM

The Dumpling Crawl

Melbourne

$M

34

12:00PM

Flathead Festival

Docklands

Free M V K

65

12:00PM

The Autumn Forage

Hawthorn

$$ M

59

12:00PM

Celebrate the Bay

Red Hill

$$ R G

75

12:00PM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

12:15PM

Grapes and Grazing

Wallington

$RVG

79

12:30PM

Talking Pub Series 2

Carlton

$$ M V G

37

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

5:30PM

Beast on a Block

Albert Park

$$ M

67

5:30PM

Barilla Foodie Films

Melbourne

Free M

18

5:30PM

The Unwind Ritual

Melbourne

$M

49

5:30PM

Donovans Back Door - Once More

St Kilda

$$ M

39

6:00PM

Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market

Melbourne

$$ M

13

6:00PM

Tastes of Italy on the Roof

Melbourne

$MVG

32

6:00PM

Greek Cooking Classes

Oakleigh

$$ M V G

53

6:00PM

Are You Game?

West Melbourne

$$ M

51

Melbourne food and wine encourages our events to consider wheelchair access. Please contact individual events to understand the access they are able to offer.


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Event Index

Key Continued

Free:

Free

$50 and under: $ $51 – $199:

$$

$200 +:

$$$

Metro:

M

Regional: R

Vegetarian Friendly:

V

Kid Friendly/For Kids:

K

Gluten Free Friendly:

G

Key

Free:

Free

$50 and under: $ $51 – $199:

$$

$200 +:

$$$

Metro:

M

Regional: R

Vegetarian Friendly:

V

Kid Friendly/For Kids:

K

Gluten Free Friendly:

G

Index

87

Time Event Suburb Class Pg

Time Event Suburb Class Pg

Time Event Suburb Class Pg

Time Event Suburb Class Pg

6:30PM

10:00AM

12:30PM

6:00PM

Eclectic Taste Adventure

Geelong

$$ R V G

81

Jeff Martin: Café Society

South Yarra

Free M K

69

Talking Pub Series 2

Carlton

$$ M V G

37

Great Wines of the World

Southbank

$$$ M

57 57

6:30PM

Creating the Perfect Cocktail

Melbourne

$$ M V G

61

10:00AM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

1:00PM

Aladdin's Cave of Cocktails

Melbourne

$$ M V G

60

6:00PM

Dinner with the Families

South Melbourne

$$ M

6:30PM

Pork Indulgence

Melbourne

$$ M G

45

10:00AM

Feasting Vignettes

Various Venues

Free M

14

1:00PM

Junior Chef

Melbourne

$MVKG

65

6:30PM

Courtyard Cinema

Albert Park

$$ M V K G

49

6:30PM

South Of The Border

Melbourne

$$ M

41

10:30AM

Mini Chef

Melbourne

$MVKG

65

1:00PM

The King Valley v The Italians

Myrrhee

$$ R

76

6:30PM

King Valley and Beyond

Beechworth

$$ R V K G

76

10:30AM

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea

Southgate

$M

41

6:30PM

All That Sparkles

Melbourne

$M

31

6:30PM

Joie de Vivre

Melbourne

$M

31

6:30PM

Around Italy in 7 Days

Melbourne

$$ M

43

6:30PM

Spain vs Victoria

South Wharf

$$ M G

43

6:45PM

A Cook's Kitchen Garden

Caulfield South

$$ M G

45

7:00PM

The Autumn Forage

Hawthorn

$$ M

59

7:00PM

Iberian Nights

Melbourne

$$ M V

50

7:00PM

TR's Cheese Degustation

Melbourne

$$ M V

50

11:30AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

12:00PM

Flathead Festival

Docklands

Free M V K

65

12:00PM

Celebrate the Bay

Red Hill

$$ R G

75

1:30PM

Cheese and a Damn Good Cracker

Melbourne

$MVK

50

6:30PM

A Japanese Omakase Experience

Melbourne

$$ M

47

1:30PM

Culinary Cinema

Melbourne

$M

49

6:30PM

Around Italy in 7 Days

Melbourne

$$ M

43

2:00PM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

6:30PM

Aphrodisiac Orgy

Melbourne

$$ M

32

2:00PM

Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

6:30PM

Dinner with April Bloomfield

Southbank

$$ M

42

6:30PM

Dinner with Josiah Citrin

Southbank

$$ M

42

South Wharf

$$ M

24

12:15PM

Grapes and Grazing

Wallington

$RVG

79

5:30PM

The Unwind Ritual

Melbourne

$M

49

12:15PM

Mini Chef

Melbourne

$MVKG

65

6:00PM

International World of Food

Southbank

$$ M V K G

50

12:30PM

Talking Pub Series 2

Carlton

$$ M V G

37

6:30PM

Eclectic Taste Adventure

Geelong

$$ R V G

81

12:30PM

Tastes from the Yarra Valley

Healesville

$$ R V G

73

6:30PM

The Night Sparkles

Kerrie

$$ R

78

2:00PM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

6:30PM

Around Italy in 7 Days

Melbourne

$$ M

43

2:00PM

Mini Chef

Melbourne

$MVKG

65

7:00PM

A Slow Start to Autumn

Bittern

$$ R V K G

75

7:00PM

Like Mother, Like Son?

Melbourne

$$ M V G

44

7:00PM

La Guerra Del Pacifico

Melbourne

$$ M

47

7:00PM

Gastronomique Masquerade Repast

North Melbourne

$$ M V

45

3:00PM

The Art Of High Tea

Melbourne

$M

49

7:00PM

Toast to Ancestry

Katunga

$$ R V G

74

7:00PM

Earthly Abundance – The Dinner

South Yarra

$$ M

17

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

7:00PM

Pasta Percussion

Footscray

$$ M V

46

7:00PM

Sounds & Sunset Rooftop Mix Up

St Kilda

$MV

31

5:30PM

Barilla Foodie Films

Melbourne

Free M

18

7:00PM

Savour Culture – Taste History

Melbourne

$$ M

37

7:00PM

Death By Chocolate

Melbourne

$MVG

Eat/Drink

Melbourne

$$ M

Abbotsford

$$ M

53

6:30PM

Roman Block Party

Southbank

$$ M

39

7:00PM

Upstairs Downstairs Fitzroy Feast

Fitzroy

$$ M

50

7:00PM

Front of House All Stars Dinner

Melbourne

$$ M

46

7:00PM

Death By Chocolate

Melbourne

$MVG

49

7:00PM

Cook A Book French Dinner

Prahran

$$ M

67

Monday 22 March 10:00AM

Red Meat Tell All

Kyneton

$$ R

78

10:30AM

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea

Southgate

$M

41

49

12:00PM

The Duck Crawl

Melbourne

$$ M

34

44

12:00PM

Celebrate the Bay

Red Hill

$$ R G

75

12:15PM

Grapes and Grazing

Wallington

$RVG

79

3:00PM

Salt: A Culinary Exploration

Docklands

$$ M

69 69

7:00PM

Chapel St Progressive Dinners

Various Venues

$$ M

34

5:30PM

The Unwind Ritual

Melbourne

$M

49

7:30PM

Chianina & Chianti

Melbourne

$$ M

45

6:00PM

International World of Food

Southbank

$$ M V K G

50

Heat Beads® Hawkers' Market

Melbourne

$$ M

13

6:30PM

Twilight Dining 1850s Style

Ballarat

$$ R V G

78

Sunday 21 March

Eat/Drink

Melbourne

$$ M

44

6:30PM

The Magic Carpet Food Ride

Brunswick

$$ M

34

8:00AM

6:30PM

Dine at The Seafarers Restaurant

Docklands

$$ M

39

8:00AM

A Sparkling Breakfast

St Kilda

$M

49

3:00PM

Shaping Australian Hospitality

St Kilda

Free M

9:00AM

From Pigs to Pork

Tuerong

$$ R

75

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

6:00PM

Suckling Pig Dinner

Carlton

$$ M G

44

8:30PM

Thursday 18 March 9:00AM

Schools' Cupcake Competition

Melbourne

Free M

65

6:30PM

Eclectic Taste Adventure

Geelong

$$ R V G

81

10:00AM

Metlink Edible Garden

Melbourne

Free M

15

6:30PM

Around Italy in 7 Days

Melbourne

$$ M

43

10:00AM

Jeff Martin: Café Society

South Yarra

Free M K

69

6:30PM

The Gastronomic Gallery

Melbourne

$$ M

34

10:00AM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

6:30PM

Tastes of the Bellarine Dinner

Portarlington

$$ R

79

10:30AM

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea

6:30PM

Dinner with Nobu Matsuhisa

Southbank

$$ M

42

6:30PM

Dinner with Gaia Gaja

St Kilda

$$$ M

57

7:00PM

A Slow Start to Autumn

Bittern

$$ R V K G

75

7:00PM

The Provincial Tour De France

Fitzroy

$$ M

51

7:00PM

Pasta Percussion

Footscray

$$ M V

46

7:00PM

Giuseppe 'Beppe' Vaira

Melbourne

$$ M

57

7:00PM

Savour Culture – Taste History

Melbourne

$$ M

37

7:00PM

Death By Chocolate

Melbourne

$MVG

49

7:00PM

The Feast Day of San Giuseppe

Richmond

$$ M

47

7:00PM

Dine with a Michelin Star Chef

South Wharf

$$$ M

43

Eat/Drink

Melbourne

$$ M

44

Southgate

$M

41

11:30AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

12:00PM

Flathead Festival

Docklands

Free M V K

65

12:00PM

The Perfect Peninsula Lunch

Red Hill

$$ R V G

75

12:00PM

Celebrate the Bay

Red Hill

$$ R G

75

12:15PM

Grapes and Grazing

Wallington

$RVG

79

12:30PM

Talking Pub Series 2

Carlton

$$ M V G

37

1:00PM

The Changing Melbourne Table

Melbourne

Free M

67

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

5:30PM

Barilla Foodie Films

Melbourne

Free M

18

5:30PM

The Unwind Ritual

Melbourne

$M

49

5:30PM

The Little Champagne House of RA

Melbourne

$$ M

58

6:00PM

International World of Food

Southbank

$$ M V K G

50

6:00PM

The Wonderful World of Wine

Southbank

$MVG

60

6:00PM

A Journey of Speciality Coffee

South Melbourne

$MVG

61

6:00PM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

6:30PM

The Magic Carpet Food Ride

Brunswick

$$ M

34

6:30PM

Eclectic Taste Adventure

Geelong

$$ R V G

81

6:30PM

Creating the Perfect Cocktail

Melbourne

$$ M V G

61

6:30PM

Joie de Vivre

Melbourne

$M

31

6:30PM

Under the Sea

Melboourne

$$ M

51

6:30PM

A Japanese Omakase Experience

Melbourne

$$ M

47

6:30PM

Around Italy in 7 Days

Melbourne

$$ M

43

6:30PM

Dinner with David Kinch

Southbank

$$ M

42

6:30PM

Imagine a World Without Seafood

South Yarra

$$ M G

67

6:30PM

Spain vs Victoria

South Wharf

$$ M G

43

6:30PM

The Young Bunch

Various Venues

$M

39

7:00PM

The Provincial Tour De France

Fitzroy

$$ M

51

7:00PM

The Victorian Palate

Fitzroy

$$ M

7:00PM

Celebrate the Beast

Melbourne

$$ M

Saturday 20 March 8:00AM

Breadmaking Workshop

Abbotsford

$$ M

53

8:00AM

A Sparkling Breakfast

St Kilda

$M

49

9:00AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

9:00AM

Trail-a-Trade

Melbourne

$M

65

9:00AM

The Flavour Fiesta

South Yarra

Free M

37

9:00AM

From Pigs to Pork

Tuerong

$$ R

75

9:00AM

Miele Hands-On MasterClass

Various Venues SOLD OUT

$$$ M

24

9:30AM

Junior Chef

Melbourne

$MVKG

65

9:30AM

Dandenong World of Food Tour

Melbourne

$$ M

35

9:30AM

Greek Food Tours

Oakleigh

$$ M V G

34

9:30AM

Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Southbank

$$$ M

23

10:00AM

Damper Workshop

Ballarat

Free R V K

78

10:00AM

A Biodynamic Wine Day

Fitzroy

$$ M

61

10:00AM

Go the Whole Hog

Lethbridge

$$$ R G

78

10:00AM

Greek Cooking Classes

Oakleigh

$$ M V G

10:00AM

Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

South Wharf

47

10:00AM

Roasters' Week

47

10:30AM

Breadmaking Workshop

9:00AM

Miele Hands-On MasterClass

9:30AM

Junior Chef

9:30AM 10:00AM

Various Venues

$$$ M

24

Melbourne

$MVKG

65

Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Southgate

$$$ M

23

Damper Workshop

Ballarat

Free R V K

78

SOLD OUT

10:00AM

Plan Bee

Daylesford

$$ R V

78

10:00AM

Go the Whole Hog

Lethbridge

$$$ M G

78

10:00AM

World Street Food Festival

Melbourne

Free R V K G

39

10:00AM

Thai Culture & Food Festival

Melbourne

Free M V K G

65

10:00AM

Greek Cooking Classes

Oakleigh

$$ M V G

53

10:00AM

A Quirky Tale - With Food

Redesdale

$RVKG

78

10:00AM

Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

South Wharf

$$ M

24

10:30AM

Three Nonnas in King Valley

Whitfield SOLD OUT

$$ R K

76

11:00AM

Bright 'n' Sandy Food & Wine

Brighton

$MVKG

63

11:15AM

Lazy Sunbury Graze

Various Venues

$$ M

73

6:00PM

Bottomless Bowl of Mussels

Fitzroy

$M

51

6:00PM

Discover the Joy of Sake

Melbourne

$$ M

61

6:00PM

Martini History Class

Melbourne

$$ M

60

6:00PM

The Unmentionables

Prahran

$$ M

51

6:00PM

International World of Food

Southbank

$$ M V K G

50

6:00PM

Crawl 'n' Bite

Various Venues

$M

35

6:30PM

Courtyard Cinema

Albert Park

$$ M V K G

49

6:30PM

The Origin of Things

Dunkeld SOLD OUT

$$$ R

41

6:30PM

Creating the Perfect Cocktail

Melbourne

$$ M V G

61

6:30PM

The World Of Wine And Cheese

Melbourne

$MV

50

6:30PM

Dine With the Winemaker

Melbourne

$$ M

59

6:30PM

Dinner with Nancy Silverton

Southbank

$$ M

42

7:00PM

The Pork Trail

Melbourne

$$ M

34

7:00PM

The Exchange Beer School

Port Melbourne

$MVG

61

7:00PM

Up The Amazon

Prahran

$$$ M

41

8:00PM

Five Course Cocktail Degustation

Richmond

$$ M

61

11:30AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

12:00PM

A Slow Start to Autumn

Bittern

$$ R V K G

75

12:00PM

Flathead Festival

Docklands

Free M V K

65

Tuesday 23 March

12:00PM

The Big Feed

Melbourne

$$ M V K G

65

9:00AM

Using Food as a Learning Tool

Southbank

$$ M

67

49

10:00AM

Red Meat Tell All

Kyneton

$$ R

78

16

10:00AM

Jeff Martin: Cafe Society

South Yarra

Free M K

69

10:30AM

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea

Southgate

$M

41

12:00PM

The Duck Crawl

Melbourne

$$ M

34

12:00PM

Celebrate the Bay

Red Hill

$$ R G

75

12:15PM

Grapes and Grazing

Wallington

$RVG

79

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

5:30PM

The Unwind Ritual

Melbourne

$M

49

6:00PM

Martini History Class

Melbourne

$$ M

60

6:00PM

Moonlight Shines

Melbourne

$$ M

51

6:00PM

Tastes of Italy on the Roof

Melbourne

$MVG

32

6:00PM

Discover the Joy of Sake

Melbourne

$$ M

61

12:00PM 12:00PM

Lazy Sunday Jazz Lunch Cellar Door Wine Lunches

Melbourne Southbank

$$ M $MVG

12:00PM

Cellar Door at Southgate

Southbank

$M

16

12:00PM

Distiller for a Day

Timboon

$$$ R V G

81

12:00PM

Bush Food Grazing

Tynong North

$$ V G

76

12:30PM

Family Fair Day

Albert Park

$MVK

63

12:30PM

Mount Avoca Turns 40

Melbourne

$$ M

59

12:30PM

The Young Bloods of Rutherglen

Melbourne

$$ M

32

12:30PM

Domenica in Barolo

North Melbourne

$$ M

57

53

1:00PM

Junior Chef

Melbourne

$MVKG

65

1:00PM

You Want Me to Prepare Lunch?

Melbourne

$$ M V G

53

$$ M

24

1:00PM

Aladdin's Cave of Cocktails

Melbourne

$$ M V G

60

Various Venues

$M

21

2:00PM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

6:00PM

Greek Cooking Classes

Oakleigh

$$ M V G

53

Three Nonnas in King Valley

Whitfield SOLD OUT

$$ R K

76

2:00PM

Seasonal Regional Backyard Shenanigans

Melbourne

$$ M

32

6:00PM

The Unmentionables

Prahran

$$ M

51

2:00PM

Theatre of Ideas

Melbourne

$$ M

23

6:00PM

International World of Food

Southbank

$$ M V K G

50

6:00PM

Crawl 'n' Bite

Various Venues

$M

35

6:30PM

Courtyard Cinema

Albert Park

$$ M V K G

49

7:00PM

Momofuku Does Melbourne

Melbourne

$$ M

41

11:00AM

ASRC 2010 Global Gourmet Fair

West Melbourne

Free M V K

63

7:00PM

TR's Cheese Degustation

Melbourne

$$ M V

50

11:00AM

Jeff Martin: Café Society

South Yarra

Free M K

69

7:00PM

Death By Chocolate

Melbourne

$MVG

49

11:30AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

Brunswick

$MV

34

2:00PM

Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

South Wharf

$$ M

24

7:00PM

Cook A Book French Dinner

Prahran

$$ M

67

11:30AM

Cheese and a Damn Good Cracker

Melbourne

$MVK

50

3:00PM

Breadmaking, Cheese & Wine

Melbourne

$$ M V G

53

6:30PM

Eclectic Taste Adventure

Geelong

$$ R V G

81

7:00PM

The Mythological Greek Table

South Yarra

$$ M

44

12:00PM

Flathead Festival

Docklands

Free M V K

65

3:00PM

South Side Soul Sundays

St Kilda

$M

50

6:30PM

Pipo's Sicilian Feast

Melbourne

$$ M G

46

7:00PM

The Nordic Prince

St Kilda

$$ M

41

12:00PM

A Taste Of The Provinces

Melbourne

$$ M

46

4:00PM

The Longest View Cocktail Party

Bellarine

$$ R V K G

79

6:30PM

Champagne and Cocktails Dinner

Melbourne

$$ M V G

59

7:00PM

Wine Down Windsor Bar Tour

Windsor

$M

34

12:00PM

Abundance Dining

Red Hill South

$$ R V G

75

4:00PM

Tequila – The Unknown Spirit

Melbourne

$$ M

52

7:00PM

Down The Garden Path

Carlton

$$ M

41

7:30PM

The Art Of Slow Cooking

Hawthorn East

$$ M

51

12:00PM

Cellar Door Wine Lunches

Southbank

$MVG

16

5:00PM

Breads of the World

Albury

Free R V K

74

7:00PM

By the Sea

Hawthorn

$$ M

47

Eat/Drink

Melbourne

$$ M

44

12:00PM

Cellar Door at Southgate

Southbank

$M

16

5:00PM

Open House Festival

South Melbourne

Free M V G

33

7:00PM

The Exchange Beer School

Port Melbourne

$MVG

61

12:00PM

Distiller for a Day

Timboon

$$$ R V G

81

5:00PM

Master Chefs' Chocolate Tasting

St Kilda

$$ M

53

7:00PM

Up The Amazon

Prahran

$$$ M

41

Brunswick

$MV

34

12:00PM

Lunch Amongst Brewery Tanks

Woodend

$$ R V G

78

6:00PM

An Evening of Offal

Carlton

$$ M G

44

7:00PM

From Fathers to Sons

Southbank

$$$ M

59

12:00PM

Roasters' Week

Various Venues

$M

21

6:00PM

International World of Food

Southbank

$$ M V K G

50

8:00PM

Five Course Cocktail Degustation

Richmond

$$ M

61

6:00PM

Cellar Door Wine Dinner

Southbank

$$ M V G

16

Friday 19 March 9:00AM

Middle Eastern Bakery Tours

9:30AM

Dandenong World of Food Tour

Melbourne

$$ M

35

10:00AM

Metlink Edible Garden

Melbourne

Free M

15

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