Yarra Park will be transformed this summer with Taste of Melbourne returning to the heart of the city.
Melbourne is known for many things, but good food, creative entertainment and expressive art are surely some of the city’s most adored characteristics. From the 30th November until 3 December, Taste of Melbourne will provide a feast for the senses. Now in its tenth year, this year Taste of Melbourne will go beyond its love of food, pairing some of the city’s finest eats with other creative minds. Sculptors, graffiti artists and illustrators will all be on hand for the four day showcase.
With so much going on, we have searched through the program and found our top six reasons to visit Taste of Melbourne 2017.
In partnership with Electrolux, this event will let you get up close with some of the city’s most renowned chefs. Reuben Davis from the Press Club, Jo Barrett from Oakridge and Nelly Robinson from nel. are just some of the foodies sharing their foodie love and stories. Learn how to cook some signature dishes with a hands on demonstration before enjoying a meal enjoying the dish with a glass of matched wine.
2. Table Talks
Ever wanted to know how to make homemade sausages or the perfect popcorn? Well these 15-minute demonstrations and Q&As are the events for you. The Table Talks will give food lovers a insightful look into the food industry thanks to Smith Journal.
3. Pies galore!
No this is no ordinary footy pie. Local pastry maestro Matt Wilkinson is teaming up with brewers from Barcelona, Estrella Damm, for a pie selection exclusive to Taste of Melbourne. In addition to two dessert pies, munch on the stewed goodness of a Wagyu-large pie.
Artwork and food truly do go hand-in-hand at this collaboration between five contemporary artists and Melbourne’s top chefs. Top local artists Ash Keating, Josh Muir, Geoff Nees, Nixi Killick and Evie Cahir will pair their inventive artworks with some of the city’s most iconic local dishes. The artists creations will even be available to purchase.
5. Paper art by Benja Harney
We have all tried our hands at origami but paper art will be taken to the extreme at Taste of Melbourne. Internationally lauded local paper-artist Benja Harney has created the events imagery and artworks. Don’t be fooled, Harney has crafted art resembling famous dishes and fruits that look good enough to eat.
It isn’t all about the food. Award-winning distiller Archie Rose will host a hands-on experience where gin lovers are guided through the gin making process. After learning about the best gin concoctions you will even be able to take your own original gin home.
Every Melbournian loves good food and art! So why not celebrate the start of summer at Taste of Melbourne.
Tickets for the events at Taste of Melbourne can be purchased now from the event’s website.