For four days from the 14th-17th November 2013, the world’s greatest restaurant festival returns to the stunning surrounds of Albert Park.
Over 15 of Melbourne’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will fashion special menus of tasting dishes for the occasion, including ‘icon dishes’ crafted by the chefs to specially reflect their philosophy and showcase seasonal and premium ingredients.
With over 100 artisan producers and a host of new and exciting attractions, there is sure to be something to whet the tastebuds.
Become an expert mixologist in a cocktail masterclass, release your inner sommelier in the Wine Theatre, or enhance your foodie knowledge in the Dilmah Chef’s Skillery, sharing in the skills and stories of our culinary talent.
Guests at Taste of Melbourne 2013 have the chance to sample the finest food and wine from Australia and beyond.
Inside the Tasmanian Pavilion, guests can sample some of the gourmet state’s best wine and fresh produce as famous Melbourne chefs cook up a storm in the demonstration kitchen.
Chef Ashley Davis of Pure South, and Joel Anderson and Adam Liston from Borrowed Space will be working with Atlantic salmon.
MoVida’s Frank Camorra, Jacques Reymond and Vue de Monde’s head chef Cory Campbell will demonstrate lamb and wallaby.
Unique icon dishes will be served by the head chefs of Melbourne’s best eateries in a series of pop up restaurants:
Tonka (Saturday): Adam D’Sylva brings contemporary Indian to Melbourne with his reinvention of a classic dish –a delicious smoked Huon salmon dal.
The Smith (every day): Michael Lambie will be serving up his irresistible sticky beef buns with black vinegar & cucumber.
Albert St Food & Wine (every day): Philippa Sibley’s aptly named Taste Melba is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth – a poached peach, lemon tart ice cream, raspberry, gold and meringue masterpiece.
Guests will enjoy the Parisian salon-inspired Laurent-Perrier marquee, featuring a champagne bar, white marble furniture and resident DJ Jean-Francois Ponthieux playing French house music.
For those that favour rustic comforts join Dirty Girl Kitchen’s Rebecca Sullivan in the Country Kitchen; from pop-up pickling workshops and making your own bread, to urban honey and natural wine tastings, there’s a range of inspired activities championing food and sustainability on offer.