All posts tagged: food

Fine Food Australia 2018, taking hospitality industry to another level

Every September, Fine Food Australia celebrates the country’s incredibly diverse and dynamic foodservice industry, and this year the show returns on 10 – 13 September 2018 to our nation’s biggest foodie capital – Melbourne. Fine Food Australia is the largest food trade show in the Southern Hemisphere – combining 1,000+ exhibitors with thousands more products. Every year the event draws on international and home-grown exhibitors, trends and innovations to be the one-stop destination to help you keep your finger on the industry’s pulse. The event covers every facet of the industry, including the latest in food and specialty tastes, healthy living, bakery equipment and ingredients, packaging, catering and hospitality equipment, international food, drinks, fit-out and design, and retail technology. Regularly attracting an audience in excess of 24,000, the continued level of support of the event from the foodservice, hospitality and retail sectors nationally makes Fine Food Australia the annual go-to destination for any business operating in the food industry. In 2018, the industry’s most important event brings a mix of old favorites and new attractions to …

Meet the Makers of Pure South

A special event at Pure South Dining Hosted by Josef Chromy Wines and two of Tasmania’s most sought after ethical farmers.   Josef Chromy Wines winemaker Jeremy Dineen, together with two of the south’s most unique ethical, free-range farmers will host an intimate dinner showcasing the best of Tasmania’s wine and food on Friday 7 September. Meet the Makers of Pure South is an exclusive event encompassing the entire Pure South Dining room upstairs, and is expected to sell out. Attendees will meet and receive expert tasting notes directly from some of Australia’s most acclaimed farmer/producers and winemakers. Pioneer farmers Rob Nichols (Nichols Ethical Free-Range Poultry) and Guy Robertson (Mount Gnomon Farm) will tell the story of their exceptional and much coveted produce.    “Rob Nichols is a farmer who is an inspiration to other farmers, such is the strength of his ethical farming practices. His portable chicken coops and rotating free-range pastures is not only more sustainable, but also produces a superior flavour. His chicken is some of the best you’ll find in the world,” says Pure South Dining’s owner Philip …

Lost Picnic Melbourne 2018

Bohemian outdoor music and food experience, Lost Picnic Melbourne, has brought on board Melbourne’s finest restaurant and food vendors to create a food line up as impressive as its music. Festival goers can choose from array of pop up restaurants, food trucks and hampers from the likes of Caravan of Caviar, Annam, French Saloon, Pho Nom, Beatbox Kitchen, Naughty Frenchy and St Gerry’s – all serving up picnic-perfect fare to a backdrop of Australia’s best music talent. Lost Picnic Melbourne will be make its debut at Melbourne’s Flemington Nursery on 7 October and will feature an incredible line up including Tash Sultana, Meg Mac, Marlon Williams, Odette, Sons of the East, Big Words and Hot Potato Band. Gastronomy food fare Lost Picnic has rounded up Melbourne’s most popular food trucks to appear this year, with Beatbox Kitchen, Curry Up Now, Melbourne Paella Company, Royal Stacks, the Schnitzel Republic, Taco Truck, The Gozleme Station and The Kraken Squid set to serve up delicious street fare including paella, salt & pepper squid, gozleme, burgers and Indian. Alongside …

A TASTE OF TASMANIA ARRIVES IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE

The annual VIN Diemen festival will return to Melbourne on Sunday 12 August and for the first time will be hosted at Pure South Dining for one true Tasmanian experience, celebrating the region’s exceptional food and wine culture. Brought to life by Wine Tasmania, in partnership with master of events Revel, better known for the world’s biggest Pinot festival, Pinot Palooza, VIN Diemen will give guests an opportunity to explore Tasmania’s culinary delights without leaving the city. Tasmania is Australia’s hidden gem, where the wild meets a cool, calm and collected climate with an abundance of natural beauty. This year, VIN Diemen Melbourne will showcase the unparalleled quality of Tasmania’s wine and food, with an extended line-up of the island’s leading vintners paired with Pure South Dining’s artisan producers. Guests can enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival before winding their way through each region, tasting an array of varieties from every corner of the island. The day will welcome over 20 Tasmanian wine producers featuring 100 different wines from the likes of Tolpuddle, Moorilla, …

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 …

Food Truck Park June 2018 Edition

Rug up with friends and family at Melbourne’s home of street food this winter! The Food Truck Park is dishing out brand new events, bringing back crowd favourites and is ready to delight guests throughout the colder months. Check out our street food themes for this June at Preston; ⎯ Mac ‘N’ Cheese Festival, June 08-11 (open all Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend) Name a better duo. We’ll wait. If you love it fried, sandwiched or with lobster, the sexiest of microwave snacks has grown-up enough for its own festival. With lots of exclusive eats available this weekend only, the FOMO will hit hard if you miss out on your chance to try Mac ‘N’ Cheese in every possible melty combination available. Line-up announced soon. ⎯ Hummus Festival, June 15-17 How often does something good for you taste as good as hummus does? It’s time to give back to our favourite healthy spread. Let’s celebrate the conclusion of Ramadan with the halal food that brings everyone together – hummus! There’s a reason you can buy 1kg …

When Pizza Meets Bagel

Just when you thought you couldn’t have any more carbs, there’s Five and Dime Pizza. Owned by Zev Forman, the owner of Five and Dime Bagel; where everything is made in a traditional-ish way. Zev said “There’s Australia style of pizza, or there’s real pizza… The Italian style.” As a man of traditions, and loves sharing his love of food; he has not only brought delicious bagels to Melbourne, also some big and thinly sliced pizzas made in the traditional Italian way. We weren’t surprised how Five and Dime Pizzas came in giant slices. So big that you have to eat it in the New Jerseyan (or is it New Yorker?) style – folded it in half. Five and Dime Pizza opened its door just a few weeks ago. This new kid in town is on UberEats and Deliveroo, but we think you should visit them at the store and watch the pizza making in action. Five and Dime Pizzas’ are made with love and care by Alex, the owner of HazelBark Patisserie. With many trial and …