HOT: World’s Longest Lunch, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Fitzroy Gardens, Clarendon St, East Melbourne

Today marks the beginning of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2013 – my equivalent of Christmas! From 1 March to 17 March Melbourne and regional Victoria will be focusing on all things gastronomical – from coffee to potatoes to cactus to pastries. World renowned chefs will be arriving to the city to talk and cook at the same time […]

HOT: Paris to Provence Festival, Como House & Garden, Cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra

Paris to Provence, Melbourne’s favourite festival celebrating all things French, is back in the bucolic surrounds of National Trust’s Como House this weekend. There’s market stalls, music, food and festivities and the festival gets bigger and better every year (this is its third year). Here are my highlights: Grab some charcuterie, cheese and a baguette […]

HOT: Taste of Melbourne 2012, Pelican Lawn, Albert Park

Happy Friday! The weekend weather is looking like it will hold up for Taste of Melbourne‘s new outdoor setting by the banks of Albert Park lake. Thanks to Taste of Melbourne I attended the first night of festivities and here are some of my highlights to act as a guide for your visit… For a savoury […]

Taste of Melbourne Giveaway!

That foodie mecca that is Taste of Melbourne is back this year from Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 November. (To read about my previous visit to Taste of Melbourne in 2010, click here.) This year they’re braving Melbourne’s unpredictable weather with a new outdoor location on the Pelican Lawn on Albert Park Lake and the […]

Next Wave Festival 2012 – Day Pass Giveaway!

I’ve been a fan of Next Wave Festival since I volunteered to man a Docklands shipping container/arts space for the festival years ago. Well, Next Wave Festival 2012 opens next Saturday (19-27 May) and this year they’re running a bit of an experiment to help you discover a new way of experiencing an arts festival. With a […]

HOT: Dan Hunter, Langham Melbourne Chef Masterclass, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Langham Melbourne, 1 Southbank Ave, Southbank

After a full buffet lunch put on by the Langham, it was back to work (well, as much as sitting down and eating and listening was work) with Dan Hunter, the chef at the Royal Mail. I’ve raved about my dinner at the Royal Mail before and the kitchen presents food that’s all about provenance, […]

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