All posts tagged: eat

TGI FRIDAYS: We all need comfort food in winter

TGI FRIDAYS is dishing up American-inspired delights with a twist, launching a new oozing Mac & Cheese range and $15 ‘Ultimate’ oversized cocktails at Happy Hour. Treat yourself with TGI FRIDAYS famous potato skins loaded with creamy Mac & Cheese, opt for Baked Mushroom and Truffle Macaroni with field mushrooms, parmesan panko crumb, drizzled with truffle oil, and more cheesy goodness than your heart could ever desire. If cocktails are more your thing, TGI FRIDAYS, the OG of the Long Island Iced Tea, who created the drink way back in the 60’s has you covered – this time just bigger than ever. Launching a new Ultimates range nationwide, you’ll find signature extra-large cocktails on the drinks list including TGI FRIDAYS iconic Long Island Iced Tea. Why? Because bigger is always better. And for only $15 at Happy Hour, you’ll think it’s Friday every day.  

THE EUROPEAN NIGHT MARKET RETURNS BIGGER THAN EVER WITH A NOD TO DISCO

 After welcoming more than 20,000 visitors in 2018, The European Night Market returns to Madame Brussels Lane every Friday night this July with a 30% bigger footprint, more stalls than ever before, and neon-drenched entertainment.  Running every Friday 5pm – 10pm, the Euro disco inspired market will stamp your culinary passport with bites from Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey and Greece, as well as looping performances from Tanya George and retro beats by Fleiss. Dating back to 1853, the infamous Oddfellows Hotel will reopen its doors for four weeks only to peddle custom-made Hot Toddies and Mulled Wine.  Taste buds will be transported to Europe’s hotspots – a stop to Italy with Café Babbo’s Nutella-stuffed doughnuts, crisp pastries from Eat Cannoli, panzerotti from Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia and delicious riffs on the classics from Tiramisu Lift Me Up. Sweet French favourites will be served up by Pop Up Crepe, The Brulee Cart, and Degani, while Frencheese will sling bowls of oozing, melted raclette. The Eurotrip continues with German sausages smothered in cheese, sauerkraut …

DON’T BRIE SAD, HIGH CHEESE RETURNS TO THE WESTIN MELBOURNE

The Westin’s ever-popular High Cheese has returned for winter, dishing up its cheesy take on High Tea in collaboration with Maker & Monger.Launching for the first time in June last year, High Cheese was originally set to leave The Westin Melbourne at the end of August but after a stampede of Melbournians and tourists alike, it was extended to Christmas and saw more than 5,000 people try the high cheese delight. High Cheese returns in 2019 running from the 24th May until the end of August with new and exciting dishes to refresh the much-loved favourites from last year. The Westin Melbourne Executive Chef, Michael Greenlaw has worked alongside Anthony Femia, the acclaimed cheese monger and owner of Maker & Monger at the Prahran Market, to create a menu worthy of the high expectations, sourcing only the best cheeses from across the world. The menu includes a deliciously gooey Baked Normandy Camembert aux Calvados, served with lavosh, guaranteed to tempt the most extreme cheese lovers out there. Other dishes on the menu include Black Truffle, porcini and walnut layered Brie Fermier la Tremblaye; Swiss Gruyere …

HOP ON DOWN TO KING & GODFREE FOR GOOD BEER WEEK

 The newly refurbished King & Godfree will be playing host to three of the hottest events on the Good Beer Week calendar for 2019. Whether you’re a beer novice or brewing connoisseur the Italian food precinct has something for you, including a rooftop party, tasting session and a sit down six-course matched dinner.  Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat. – Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm, Agostino Cellar  Join Two Bird Brewing’s Jayne Lewis on a sensory exploration of beer and food, held in the beautiful cellar at Agostino. Lewis will help you discover the unique ways that beer styles interact with tastes; from salty, sweet, fatty and acidic.  For example, salt will be showcased with a salt cod fritter with aioli and heat with spicy nduja, white bean and octopus crostini. There will also be a grazing table complete with a variety of cheeses, salumi and pickles.  Si Parla Italiano – Thursday 16 May, 7pm, Agostino  The most refined out of the three events will be Si Parla Italiano, a six-course dinner at Agostino King & Godfree’s soon …

GOOD FOOD MONTH

Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Melbourne in June with several incredible feature events, consisting of exclusive dinner experiences and tantalising lunches held at this year’s Good Food Month Restaurant at Canvas House, South Melbourne. The diverse and inspiring program once again welcomes one of the world’s biggest culinary legends, Marco Pierre White, alongside Australia’s hottest homegrown talent including Andrew McConnell, Phil Wood, Matt Stone, Paul Iskov and Joel Valvasori-Pereza. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.goodfoodmonth.com/melbourne This year, Good Food Month has chosen one of Melbourne’s most exciting spaces as the new home for its series of unique feature events. A spectacular warehouse space in South Melbourne, Canvas House, will play host to an exciting program of dinners with Marco Pierre White, including a collaboration with Phil Wood of Pt Leo Estate and Laura (Good Food Guide’s New Restaurant of the Year), pasta showcase with Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00) and Joel Valvasori (Lulu La Delizia), Young Chefs Dinner with the young guns of Australia’s top kitchens and a very special Sunday Roast. …

Pidapipo and ITALiAN ARTiSANS

Come and enjoy the perfect sweet treat called Tartufo, an ice cream dessert originating from Calabria. The traditional Italian dessert, which means trufflein Italian, is comprised of a flavour of ice cream with syrup in the centre and then covered in a shell made of chocolate. Lisa and Tony, Pidapipo owner, have developed two Tartufo flavours as part of the collaboration; Hazelnut gelato with gianduja centre, covered in crushed hazelnuts and a milk chocolate shell; and to make life a little sweeter, a fior di latte gelato with a coffee centre, covered in white chocolate shavings. Both tartufo flavours will be available at ITALiAN ARTiSANS ongoing and all three Pidapipo stores (including Uber Eats) for one week from 5 April. Be sure to book your next dinner date in, as it will most certainly give you a taste of Italy right in the heart of Melbourne.

Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular

GABS (Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular) is returning to Melbourne in 2019. Renowned as one of the world’s leading beer festivals, GABS brings together the best breweries from Australia and New Zealand to rethink and celebrate the way we drink craft beer and cider. The event offers 170 unique craft beers and ciders that are made specifically for GABS. Although Vietnamese pho, donuts, wine, hemp, popcorn, and green ants (yes you read that right) aren’t the first thing you think of when you think great craft beers and ciders, they are just a few of the ingredients mixed into this years brews. With brewers teaming up with teahouses, gin distilleries and even an American BBQ Smokehouse, GABS 2019 is set to be a wild and tasty year. There will also be a vast range of activities on offer, including: – Little Creatures House Of Fun, where attendees can tackle vintage card games, crazy mini golf and hay bale bowling. – The Balta Tiñata, a giant beer can piniata that will have punters swinging for glory. – BentSpoke’s Roller Racing Derby, elevating your heart …

QV Melbourne Outdoor Cinema

Hurry up Melbournian as it is the last weekend for the Flick / Fest QV outdoor cinema season. Come and enjoy free live music and comedy, filmmaker intros and themed $10 cocktails* from The Prosecco Van**. For the first time, every single screening is dog friendly. Curated by Gus Berger (George Revival Cinema, Thornbury Picture House) the Flick / Fest season is a selection of everything from cult classics to recent hits, with weekly themes including Animation + Anime, Heroes + Villains, Musicals, Crazy Stupid Love, Oscars and 80s week. In association with Ozflix, the streaming platform dedicated to Australian film, two special screenings will feature introductions from cast and filmmakers. Tickets are on sale now via qvcinema.com.au. Today, Friday 22 March, there’s a special Ozflix Presents screening of raucous all-Aussie comedy The BBQ, starring Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski. With an introduction from the cast and director and an OzSnax short before the feature, it’s one not to be missed. Melbourne’s only silent cinema is located right in the heart of the city on the Astroturf lawn in …

Half Acre

BUFFET BRUNCH AND BLOODY MARYS: Half Acre Hosts Boozy Courtyard Brunch with Live Music for Melbourne Food  and Wine Festival All-day brunch has never looked better as Half Acre prepare to host an epic Melbourne Food and Wine Festival buffet brunch on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of March – the only brunch event on the festival’s calendar. To add to this never-ending feast of deliciousness, guests are encouraged to create their own Bloody Marys all day long at the eatery’s DIY Bloody Mary table, while enjoying live music and entertainment throughout the event. Expect the ultimate brunch menu including Vincotto Roasted Figs, Challah French Toast with Rosewater Berry Compote, Bacon Mushroom and Egg Pie and Roasted Pear with Saffron and Bay Leaf Custard, and Walnut Crumble. Also on offer is Potato, Silverbeet and Lemon Yoghurt, Pizza, Hot Smoked Salmon Dip with Dill and Pickled Green Chilli, and an assortment of fresh breads and bagels with whipped butter and preserves. Wash down brunch with unlimited Bloody Mary’s, or for those partial to a gin or spritz, Half Acre is also offering special Half …

It’s Single’s Night to Shine

Single this year? Do not worry, we have your cover. No need to sit at home and swipe left and right this Valentine’s dAy as all single girls and guys  you have been watingin to connect with will be in one and only room for the one night, Following it last year success, Australia’s favourite social network application BUMBLE are hooking up again this year  and playing matchmaker with their “Single Mingle” party. Don’t be jealous of all those couples on boring dates with their set menu and roses; Hawker Hall will be the place to be this Valentine’s Day with epic food and drinks on offer, speed dating, and if that doesn’t make you buzz already DJ CC Babcock taking love song dedications and getting the dance floor started. The event kicks off at 6:30pm with a one-way ticket to love just $55, which includes entry and food, drinks are available to purchase from the bar. Single minglers can look forward to some of Hawker Hall’s most popular dishes including, popcorn chicken, tofu fries, …