All posts tagged: food

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 …

Brownie Festival

It’s a brownie bonanza – in honour of Yarra Valley Chocolaterie’s signature couverture brownie, they are getting set to create a bountiful selection of flavours and taste sensations from 14 to 25 June. Expect a range of different decadent brownie flavours and brownie inspired treats and desserts in their all day Cafe and showroom to devour, while true brownie devotees will love the hosted ‘Ultimate Brownie Tasting Sessions’. Taste 10 Brownie Bites, sip on the cleansing cocoa tea blend and try the specially created Brownie Bomb and Brownie Ice Cream for $18 per person. Only very limited spots available at 11am, 12pm and 1pm sessions on Saturdays and Sundays during the Festival. Bookings a must via our classes section on the website. Earn some brownie points and plan another visit to the Chocolaterie. Content: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie When: 13 ~ 24 June 2018 Where: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, 35 Old Healesville Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria, 3775 More information: Check their website.

Italian Wine + Food Festival 2018

Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in with the third annual Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to refined fresh-pasta for the gourmet foodie, 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 Joe Vargetto  (Mister Bianco + Massi Restaurant), Francesco Rota  (Trattoria Emilia), James Kummrow  (Fatto), Dusty Treweek  (Bottega), Jesse MacFadden  (Massi Restaurant), Johnny di Francesco  (400 Gradi) and Luca Ciano  leading the charge. Festival-goers can feast on pizza, pasta, panini and Italian snacks at pop-up restaurants from Melbourne favourites Bottega , Saluministi , SICILY by Mister Bianco  + Massi, La Svolta Pizzeria e Trattoria, Figo Pizza  and 400 Gradi  plus there’ll be cooking demonstrations with chefs and providores on the Main Stage including a demonstration by self-taught cookbook author …

The Glen Food Gallery, the newest dining destination on the East side.

Since its opening on the 28 of March 2018, The Glen’s Food Gallery has been buzzing non-stop with local foot traffic. Just a short 40 min train ride from Melbourne CBD, this refurbished shopping centre is packed with numerous delicious cuisines at its Food Gallery. Let’s start with the presentation of The Glen Shopping Centre. It is full of greenery, open space, natural sunlight and modern design. You can see plants on every corner you turn, an amazing incorporation to bring the outside in. The Food Gallery is a 2,200 square metres open dining space, catering for over 850 seating space. This unique space is on the ground level of the shopping centre with floor to ceiling windows where you can look out to the beautiful Dandenongs and Yarra Valley. You can find 16 casual dining eateries including HuxtaGo by Huxtaburger, Capricho, D’elephant Thai and so much more; one of our favourites would be Omi Wagyu, the Japanese fusion restaurant. Omi Wagyu is where you get a chance to taste premium wagyu for a reasonable …

Good Food and Wine Show 2018

At the Good Food & Wine Show, presented by Citi, you can enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new foods, wines and the latest products. Sample from hundreds of local and international exhibitors and find new recipe ideas from some of Australia’s best chefs. In 2018 there’ll be double trouble on the Princess Cruises Theatre – all their chefs will be buddying up with someone they love to cook with. They have a head chef and his sous chef (partners in and outside of the kitchen),  a chef and an artist, a husband and wife team, and so many more. Check out the full line up here. Why not grab a mate and learn more about your favourite tipple at a Wine Selector’s Cellar Door Session; participate in free wine tasting class at the Riedel Drinks Lab; or taste some of the Barossa’s premium wines at The Barossa Experience. If cheese is more your thing, learn from the best at The Smelly Cheese Project masterclasses where our resident  cheese expert will take you on a cheese appreciation journey. Or get your hands dirty …