Prepare yourself for a month long celebration of the tastiest and most flavoursome foods from Melbourne’s hottest chefs! From fine dining, to one off dinners and night markets, November sees the return of The Age Good Food Month. Here are our top picks to mark in your foodie calendar.
Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
Everyone’s favourite outdoor markets are back with 56 stalls and three bars. The Asian Hawker style market will feature old favourites like Longrain, Red Spice Road and Wonderbao along with newcomers, Din Tai Fung, Delhi Streets and Hawker Hall.
We Know Melbourne exclusive offer: Receive a free yummy treat at the Red Spice Road/Burma Lane stand. Find out here.
Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne
If you’re after the ultimate sugar high, this is the event for you. There’ll be masterclass presentations from dessert giants, Katherine Sabbath (Sydney); thee American heroes of soft-serve, Big Gay Ice Cream (New York); dessert queen Philippa ‘Snickers Dessert’ Sibley; king of dessert-for-dinner degustations Pierre Roelofs (Melbourne) and the cocktail wizards from Melbourne’s internationally renowned Black Pearl.
Supernormal, 180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
The ultimate foodie event, if you haven’t swooped on tickets for the ramen rave you’re going to have beg, steal, bribe your friends for a ticket as it is now sold out. Ramen king Ivan Orkin will be serving up the delicious bowls of noodle goodness at one of our all time favourites, Supernormal. DJs Andras Fox and Zach PM will be banging the beats and Lucky Peach editor Chris Ying will be introducing Orkin’s book Ivan Ramen. To top it all off, foodie giant Andrew McConnell will be serving signature snacks and karaoke beats in the basement. We told you’ll want to beg!
Ceres, Cnr Stewart & Roberts Streets, Brunswick East 3057
Experience the vibrant colour, spice and flavour of authentic Tamil cuisine that’s rarely found outside Sri Lanka. Feast on a traditional vegetarian banquet of curries, chutneys, bhajis, dahl, kormas and masalas. The feasts aims to raise community awareness of the issues facing asylum-seekers. Feast for a good cause!
A secret location
Seven courses, artistically arranged, balancing, taste and textures. Simon Denton’s Kappo restaurant, will be doing an exclusive kaiseki dinner with matched drinks in a mystery location just to up the ante.
Ms Collins, 425 Collins Street, Melbourne
Chefs, Daniel Wilson (Huxtable) and Daniel Ponyer (Ms Collins) will fire up the stoves and prepare their pans for the ultimate cook off at Melbourne’s Ms Collins. Eat, drink and vote for your favourite Master Chef over 6 plates including desserts and matched wines.
Burma Lane, 37 Artemis Lane, Melbourne
Enjoy an eight-dish banquet of mouth-watering Burmese and Thai flavours, expertly prepared by chefs John McLeay and Johan van der Walle.
When: November 1 – 30
Where: Various locations around Melbourne and regional Victoria
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