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Winter Harvest Festival at The Glen

Hibernation is not an option this winter when the festivities are this good – think toasted marshmallows, warming hot chocolate, whisky tasting and mulled wine. From Monday 18 June to Saturday 30 June, The Glen Shopping Centre will be hosting a winter themed festival across 12 days this month. The festival line up will include something for the entire family including market stalls, tasting plates, live music, cooking demonstrations and a Winter Whisky Harvest Masterclass courtesy of Moet Hennessy.

The Winter Whisky Masterclass will take place in a purpose-built event space, emblematic of a cosy log cabin and staged against the mountainous backdrop of the Dandenong Ranges. One of Australia’s best known sommeliers, Matt Skinner, will join experts from Moët Hennessy to guide participants through the finest of whiskies including Ardbeg 10YO, Uigeadail and Corryvreckan in a masterclass coupled with complimentary canapes from Melbourne’s hottest burger team and new culinary concept, HuxtaGO. A fully immersive whisky experience, guests will be taken on an interactive tour of the Isle of Islay in Scotland and the 200-year-old Ardbeg distillery, using the latest virtual reality technology.

The festive foodie fun will continue with themed winter workshops running on the Lower Ground floor outside Woolworths. From mushroom experts cooking fabulous fungi, followed by meat and produce experts who will be providing midweek tips and tricks on cooking seasonal dishes and warming winter meals. Weekend highlights will include Simple Steak Sandwiches Sessions with The Butcher’s Club, and Beers with sausage favourite Mr Bratwurst, meanwhile shoppers with a sweet tooth will enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows, and for those wanting to indulge in something stronger, mulled wine and cheese.

The Glen’s food gallery retailers will all have $12 lunch deals available to be enjoyed in the themed pop-up winter picnic areas inspiring shoppers to take in the scenic views without having to brace the seasonal elements. Adding to the ambience, live acoustic musicians will play in the food gallery over weekend lunch times.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Winter Whisky Masterclass – Taking place in The Glen’s newly opened food gallery on Thursday 21 June, Friday 22 June, Thursday 28 June and Friday 29 June at 5pm, 6.15pm & 7.30pm. Tickets cost $20 per ticket (plus transaction fees) and all ticket proceeds go towards Foodbank. This event is strictly 18+.

Live music performances – Live acoustic musicians in the food gallery from 12pm – 2pm on Saturday 23 June, Sunday 24 June, Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July.

$12 Picnic lunch deal – All food gallery retailers are offering a special picnic lunch offer from Monday 18 June to Saturday 30 June for shoppers to enjoy.

‘Random Harvest’ gift with purchase – David Jones is providing ‘Random Harvest’ gourmet picnic gift packs for shoppers who spend $30 on fresh food in The Glen’s fresh food market hall. Available while stocks last.

In centre activations include the following –

  • Mushroom Meals – Monday 18 June and Monday 25 June, 12pm – 2pm (lower ground near Woolworths)
  • Cooking demonstrations – Tuesday 19 June – Friday 22 June and Tuesday 26 June – Friday 29 June, 12pm -2pm using fresh local produce from The Glen retailers (lower ground near Woolworths)
  • Beers with Mr Bratwurst – Saturday 23 June and Saturday 30 June, 12 pm -2pm (lower ground near Woolworths)
  • Hot Chocolate with Coffee Hit and toasted marshmallows – Friday 22 June and Saturday 23 June, 12pm – 3pm (ground near David Jones)
  • Mulled Wine and Cheese – Friday 29 June and Saturday 30 June, 12pm – 3pm (ground near David Jones)

When: 18 June ~ 30 June 2018
Where: The Glen Shopping Centre, 235 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley
More information: here.