Friends of Beso and the Amigos Fuelling Melbourne’s Spanish Surge

Eat, Melbourne / 18 October 2023

Friends of Beso: A Melbourne-Madrid Culinary Fiesta

Melbourne. A city where food is more than just a meal—it’s a dialogue between cultures. This October, Friends of Beso aims to enrich that dialogue by hosting a special dinner that’s more than just an indulgence. It’s a manifesto of flavours, thanks to a timely collaboration with Mate in Spain and Spanish Terroir.

Seven Dishes, Seven Wines, and One Heck of a Night

Circle Saturday, 28th October at 6 PM in your calendar with a bold red marker. This night will feature seven dishes and—if you’re so inclined—seven wines. Each course has been meticulously designed to encapsulate the authenticity of Spain whilst giving a nod to fresh Victorian produce.

Why You’ll Want to Cancel Other Plans

It’s not just dinner; it’s theatre on a plate. The night promises more than exquisite food; it pledges an evening filled with delightful banter, memorable conversations, and a bonhomie only found in gatherings of food and wine enthusiasts. Prepare for a mix of tradition and contemporary zest that could make even a matador pause.

The Curators of This Culinary Overture

Now, who are the conductors of this gastronomic orchestra? First, Guillermo Rabago of Mate in Spain, the man who fuses Spanish gourmet products with Aussie zeal. Then there’s Xavi Grau of Spanish Terroir, a connoisseur who has been traversing terroirs to introduce Australia to organic, family-owned Spanish wineries.

Handpicked Wines, Because Life’s Too Short for Bad Wine

Wine at Friends of Beso isn’t an afterthought; it’s a character in this culinary novella. Each wine has been selected by Spanish Terrior to compliment its dish, thereby offering not just a meal but an unforgettable journey from appetiser to dessert.

Book It, Danno: The Details You’ve Been Waiting For

Ah, the moment you’ve been waiting for—the nitty-gritty. At $110 per person, you secure your spot for this culinary journey through Spain via Melbourne. Fancy the wine pairings? That’s an optional extra $75. Still reading? Well, don’t dilly-dally, mi amigo! Seats are limited and are filling up quicker than a flamenco dancer’s staccato steps. To make your booking, put down that glass of Rioja and click right here.