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East Malvern​ Food and Wine Festival

Mark your diaries because the 2nd annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will be held again on this Sunday 19 November 2017 from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Last year more than 3000+ Melbourne foodies and wine lovers flocked to picturesque Central Park, East Malvern for an amazing day, sipping and savouring over 100 wines and an extensive array of invited local and regional culinary exhibitors and artisan producers of international cuisines. This year a vast range of exquisite wineries from more than 15 Bendigo and Heathcote regions including Balgownie Estate, Red Edge, Silver Spoon, Lome Vineyard, Burnt Acre, Noble Red, Coliban Valley, Mount Burrumboot Estate, Glenwillow Estate, Mount Camel Winery, Tellurian Wines and Farmer and the Scientist will be showcased. There will also be a new local craft beer and cider producer alley featuring Two Birds Brewing, Barrow Boys Brewing, Bad Shepherd Brewing Co and Captain Vanzibar. So come and enjoy a unique and intimate experience, meet the passionate winemakers and brewers and learn about, taste and purchase their premium award-winning wines and ales. Feast from local Melbourne favourite food trucks and pop-up restaurant stalls including Richmond Oysters & Seafood Tapas, That’s …

Review: California Burgers

What’s the one thing that California and California Burgers have in common? You’ll find great burgers there! After extensive travel, sampling all that California has to offer and taking inspiration from many different burger joints including ‘In n Out’ Theo and the team have definitely hit the nail on the head. Everything is prepared fresh on the premises throughout the day, (apart from the buns… hey they can’t be good at everything!) and Theo makes and bashes all of the beef patties himself, approximately 9000 a week! That’s a lot of burgers!! The menu is simple, but don’t let that fool you, there is still plenty to choose from with each of them offering something different – all of which are delicious. Our top picks are the L.A.X – which gives you twice the yumminess, the Venice – adding a surprise tropical twist and if burgers aren’t your thing then try the Crompton (chicken) burger it’s delightful. Open every night of the week until late, so if you find yourself in Windsor on an evening …

Paris to Provence

Want to travel to France the last weekend of November? Good choice, as Christmas markets are booming during this period. Your ID will never be ready on time, “Dommage, mais c’est la vie” as we said in the “langue de Molière”. Except if you drive to the Como House and Garden. Upon arrival process to the cashier and get your ticket… no ID required…, and let the magical Paris to Provence comes to you. Each year in November the Como House and Garden transforms into a whimsical French popup village for three days and puts together more than 70 stalls and exhibitors representing everything French in Melbourne, ranging from French food, travel and tourism, children activities, boutique, brocante, lifestyle and furthermore. If you love France and its culture come along to polish your French skills, network with other Frenchies, watch, touch, smell and taste all that embodies France and be immersed in a vibrant and lively French village atmosphere. This year, the festival will honour Coco Chanel with a unique exhibition in Como House’s Boudoir, Grand …

The Food Truck Fiesta

Measuring last year’s success in smiles and tummy’s full of food, The Food Truck is excited to present an all-inclusive experience celebrating food, drink and local music with family & friends. It’s a fiesta! Last year they saw over 65,000+ attendees at the St Kilda & HIghett events. So this summer they are looking to expand the events and concept throughout Victoria. The team at Food Truck Fiesta are committed to including the community on every level at each event. One of their largest endeavours is to partner with a different charity to raise funds and awareness for various causes throughout Melbourne and Victoria. Pet friendly, vegan options, rides and activities for kids, live entertainment and most importantly, it is community based! Start off your Summer early in November with delicious food and outdoor warm Summer air. Event info: Highett:   2nd to 7th of November ’17 – Sir William Fry Reserve Geelong: 1st – 3rd of December ’17 – Geelong Showgrounds Williamstown: 25th – 28th of January ’18 – Seaworks More information: Check their website.

Night Noodle Market 2017

The highly-anticipated Night Noodle Markets returns to Birrarung Marr from 9-26 November, setting Melbourne alight with the smells, sights and sounds of more than thirty sizzling hawker-style stalls. The Asian market feast will see food-lovers indulge in the signature dishes and innovative tastes from Melbourne favourites such Hochi Mama, Bambu, Mr Miyagi, Hoy Pinoy, Wonderbao and Gelato Messina, all served alongside roaming performers, DJs and live music. Over eighteen flavour-packed nights, the markets will shine a light on Melbourne’s multi-cultural flavours, fusing cuisines from across Asia in one vibrant, open-air experience. Old favourites Hoy Pinoy will be serving their sizzling ‘ Inihaw na manok – Chicken skewers in traditional soy glaze’, while St Kilda’s Mahjong showcases their regional signatures from across China, including their ‘Dan Dan Noodle’ – Szechuan hawker style spicy chicken noodles. Wonderbao is cooking up heavenly steamed buns with tasty flavours and fillings, including their ‘ Guabao box’ with roast pork belly, sweet & spicy korean fried chicken, panko crumbed eggplant as Vietnamese food truck, Nem N’ Nem, brings their signature bahn …

Say Cheese Festival

Say Cheese! Once again, Prahran market will be transformed into the “fromage capital” of Victoria. Held on Sunday 29th October from 10am to 4pm, the Say Cheese Festival will see local cheese makers, producers, mongers and other local producers gathering at the market to demonstrate their products. This year’s program will include Yarra Valley Dairy, Berrys Creek Farm Cheese, Apostle Cheese, Grampians Olive Oil Co, and Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods. There will be melted cheese, grilled cheese, cheese workshops, a tone of tasty cheese treats, cheese sculpturing, cheese on cheese on cheese, and more cheese. Say cheese again. You will also enjoy some delicious beverages at the cute prosecco bar, or chill out on the mezzanine and appreciate some live music to help break up the lactose intake. So come along and Say Cheese! When: 29 October 2017 Where: Prahran Market More information: Check their website.

WIN: Tickets to the Sweets Expo

The SWEET expo is the perfect destination to taste, touch, see and smell for yourself. It’s the perfect day out for lovers of baking, foodies with a sweet tooth, and anyone who loves to celebrate! Hundreds of delectable exhibitors including; cake decorating shops, specialist ingredient suppliers, party supply shops, specialty baking equipment suppliers, event caterers, sweet food makers & bakers and party industry service suppliers like stylists and photographers will all be there. Offering delectable demonstrations, hands-on tutorials as well as showcasing all of the latest gizmo’s and gadgets from leading Australian brands, the Sweet expo has all you need under one roof for two spectacular days. SWEET expo brings the pages of Sweet Magazine to life in the perfect day out for lovers of baking, foodies with a sweet tooth, and anyone who loves to celebrate! Shop the latest kitchen gadgets and cake decorating tools, eat your way through a market filled with pop up bakeries, ice creameries, chocolatiers and more – and learn from Australia’s favourite chefs and cake decorators at hourly demonstrations across …