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Get Frenched this Bastille Day in Melbourne

We can’t all just nip off for a cheeky trip to Paris, so let Bastille Day come to you. 225 years after la revolution, celebrate French culture at North Melbourne’s Meat Market Bastille Day French Festival, and enjoy a variety of food, live music, wine and films. With entry to the event starting at just $2 we recommend nabbing a ticket to a performance from the Melbourne French Theatre, or nibble your french goodies at one of the film viewings. For an even more immersive experience, why not try your hand at a wine, pastry or cheese masterclass with some of Melbourne’s best. Take home a bevy of delights from the French Food Market – the diet starts next week. For now, there is only cheese, croissants and wine. Tres bien! Where: The Meat Market, 5 Blackwood street North Melbourne When: 15th – 16th July More info: https://www.bastilledaymelbourne.com/

Get après-ski chic with Mont Plonk

On the 21st June, Mont Plonk had its exclusive opening party. Dressed in our most cosy winter jumpers we headed down to Melbourne Public Terrace to sample some delicious spiced mulled wine, snuggle into some Ugg Australia sheepskins rugs and get out our best pose for some snaps in the Mont Plonk chair lift. Despite being over 200km away from any hint of snow-kissed mountain caps, this well designed urban ski lodge creates the true look and feel of an après-ski bar. There isn’t any entry fee to access Mont Plonk, so come along with your friends and family and enjoy the après-ski experience. You will also have the opportunity to reserve tables by purchasing a “Group Ski pass”, which includes a reserved table, a cheese fondue to share, a bratwurst sausage each, a choice of hot toddy or boozy hot chocolate each and 2 shots from the shot-ski per person. On until the 16th July, Mont Plonk promises an authentic après-ski experience slap-bang in the middle of Melbourne. So for those who can’t make …

A Chocolate Lover’s Guide to Melbourne

Cookies and milk. Gin and tonic. Nutella and Spoons. Some things are just made for each other, and in our eyes Winter and Chocolate are the perfect match. Whether it’s in the form of a hot chocolate scalding the tongue, a cheeky box of handmade belgian treats or a more-ish pastry bursting with sugar laden loveliness, here’s our pick for chocolate in Melbourne: Cacao Lab Servicing the sweet tooths of St Kilda since 2003, Cacao has created a CBD lab to take chocolate love to the next level. With their full range of more-ish treats. Infamous for their decadent éclairs, pastries and handmade chocolates, enjoy an old school treat in their futuristic setting in the heart of the city Where: Drivers Lane, City. Also available in Highpoint and St Kilda.   Pana Chocolate If you’ve ever snaffled up one of Pana’s blocks from your local health food store or grocer, rejoice – Pana’s flagship store in the heart of Richmond is here to serve you even more vegan friendly delights. Expanding from their winning blocks …

Sweet, Savoury, Special – June Edition

Variety is the spice of life – That’s why our foodies are always on the hunt for interesting faire and where to find it. Sweet, Savoury, Special is our top three picks for where to find something that suits whatever direction your palette is taking you.   SWEET: Lukumades, West Melbourne: Doughnuts are in and there is no stopping them. Up your game with Lukumades greek doughnuts, bite sized balls of pure love and lavish toppings served hot from this funky new West Melbourne spot. As founder Exarhos Sourligas said to Good Food “We only do one thing – but we do it really well”. Find Lukumades for your loukomades needs opposite Queen Victoria market for a sweet fix as you wander through. Where: 83 Peel St, West Melbourne VIC 3003 More: lukumades.com.au     SAVOURY Horn Please – Fitzroy: Based around the concept of “Indian with no boundaries” Horn Please separates itself from traditional Indian restaurants. Owner and head chef Amar Singh takes dishes from various regions of India, then makes them his own with …

Send a Raven: The GoT Inspired Wine festival hath returned

WINE IS COMING: Game of Rhones festival celebrates the grapes of the Rhone Valley (think Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne) and is making its way to Melbourne June 10th. Don your best Game of Thrones inspired outfit and make like Cersei Lannister by sampling a mix of Australia and New Zealand’s best wines. Every ticket includes a free PLUMM glass, but if you haven’t brought your own golden chalice to drink from, what’s the point? If you’re feeling especially worthy of the throne, a Royal Pass gives you pre event access, food vouchers, and an important date with a sommelier who will curate an experience exactly to your taste. Early raven tickets are currently available here Even if one can’t make it due to ones regal callings elsewhere, we strongly suggest you check out their facebook page for some cracking GoT/wine memes and pictures of previous year’s event. Valar Mourvedre Morghulis What: Game of Rhones Wine Festival When: June 10th, 2017 Where: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, Melbourne, VIC 3051 Tickets: Get em here

Win: Tickets to the Italian Food Festival

Thank you for your entries! This competition is now closed. More wine! More food! More Italians! More Fun! Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in June with the second Melbourne Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine lover. Melbourne’s top Italian chefs are turning out in force to make it a day to remember, with much-loved locals Rosa Mitchell (Rosa’s Canteen) and Johnny di Francesco (400 Gradi) leading the charge. The teams from Melbourne’s favourite Italian restaurants (400 Gradi, Caterina’s Cucina e Bar, Trattoria Emilia, Bar Idda, Pasta Classica, La Bonta, Small Axe and Pasta Adagio among them) will be cooking up a storm in our pop-up restaurants, and there’ll be cooking demonstrations with chefs and providores on the Main Stage. Guests can taste over 200 Italian …

Good Beer Week is upon us

Gather your steins, boots, and Granddad’s best mug, Good Beer Week is upon us again for another year from the 12th to the 21st of May. Filled with a brimming cornucopia of events, this year brings with it a variety of themed moments spread across Melbourne City, such as Beer School, Pint of Origin, Foodie and Good Times. Beer DeLuxe once again remains the heartbeat of the festival, with their prime location in Fed Square. Should you miss the festival’s opening party on the 12th, fear not: Beer DeLuxe are here to feed and water you in the best possible way. A six course-six beer night with a kiwi flavour (The country, of course – Liberty and Epic brewing from NZ fill your glasses), Palate to Plate menu offerings and Granddad’s Supper – The Boilermaker edition degustation on Saturday night are sure to tantalise. Should you be the discerning type and seek education with your ale, Good Beer Festival has you covered. Meet the founder of Sierra Nevada beer baron Ken Grossman on the Wednesday to chat about becoming …