Mel­bourne Food and Wine Fes­ti­val

Mel­bourne’s big­gest event for food­ies re­turns for its 25th year.

Time Out (Melbourne) - - FOOD & DRINK - By De­lima Shanti

1 The Break­fast Club This year’s fes­ti­val hub – the House of Food and Wine – will host the ul­ti­mate boozy brunch event. A line-up of sweet and savoury dishes will be pre­sented by Movida, Magic Moun­tain Saloon, Tokyo Tina, Mario’s Café, Top Pad­dock, Higher Ground, Longhorn Saloon and Om Nom. If you need a lit­tle pep for the day, Movida will be cu­rat­ing a wine and sherry list, while Romeo Lane will be mak­ing cock­tails in­clud­ing a spe­cial Bloody Mary. the House of Food and Wine, 69 Cruik­shank St, Port Mel­bourne 3207. 10am-2pm. $55. Sun Apr 2.

2 10 Years and Count­ing: In­sti­tu­tions in the Mak­ing

Part of the Mel­bourne Food and Wine Fes­ti­val’s Crawl and Bite pro­gres­sive din­ners se­ries, 10 Years and Count­ing will take din­ers into Bar Lour­inhã, Madame Brus­sels, and Sarti; all of which have reached dou­ble dig­its (which is no mean feat in the hospo in­dus­try). Din­ers will have the op­tion of start­ing from any of the three venues, so choose the one that works for you be­cause the venues won’t change, just the or­der. 6.30pm & 8.30pm. $73. Mon Apr 3. 3 Mon­day Fam­ily Din­ner The Hong Fam­ily Din­ners se­ries, hosted by Dan Hong (ex­ec­u­tive chef of Syd­ney’s Chi­nese din­ing in­sti­tu­tion Mr Wong) and his mum Angie, is one of the most sought-af­ter din­ing events in Syd­ney. Lucky for us, the fam­ily din­ner event is com­ing to Mel­bourne with other fa­mous hos­pi­tal­ity fam­i­lies in tow such as sib­lings Kate and Cameron Reid (Lune Crois­san­terie), and chefs and part­ners Matt Stone and Jo Bar­rett (Oakridge). the House of Food and Wine. 6.30-10.30pm. $125. Mon Apr 3. 4 The Class of ’92 The Class of ’92 cel­e­brates chefs and restau­ra­teurs who have been around since be­fore the very first MFWF. Paul Bo­cuse, Paul Lynch and Stephanie Alexan­der’s in­flu­ence on Aus­tralia’s food scene is un­de­ni­able – so dishes they pre­pared in 1992 will be recre­ated by Taxi Kitchen chef Tony Twitch­ett and his team. En­joy these fa­mous dishes with match­ing wines, in­clud­ing a 1992 vin­tage drop. taxi Kitchen, Swanston St & Flin­ders St, Mel­bourne 3000. 6.30-10.30pm. $153. Thu Apr 6. 5 Burger Block Party It’ll be a wrap party to re­mem­ber as Aus­tralia’s best burger-mak­ers join forces to flip their pat­ties. Ex­pect Raph Rashid from Mel­bourne’s fa­mous Beat­box Kitchen, Casey Wall from Rock­well and Sons, Jake Smyth and Kenny Gra­ham from Syd­ney’s Mary’s Burg­ers, Si­mon Kony from Short Or­der Burger Co in Perth, and Chris­tian Ryan and Sam Chang from Ho­bart’s the Stan­dard. the House of Food and Wine. 5.30-10pm. $25. Sun Apr 9.

6 Fancy Hank’s and Grown and Gath­ered Din­ner

This din­ner col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween mini-farm Grown and Gath­ered and bar­be­cue joint Fancy Hank’s will see a pig that has been eth­i­cally raised used in its en­tirety: cooked in sev­eral ways us­ing char­coal and open flame, and served with sal­ads and sides from Grown and Gath­ered’s cook­book. Nat­u­ral wines from the farm will be served with the sea­sonal feast. àfancy Hank’s, 79 Bourke St, Mel­bourne 3000. 6-10pm. $113. Mon Apr 3. 7 Hoaxed: An April Fools Event Ge­orge Calom­baris will be keep­ing his April Fools event un­der wraps un­til April 1, when the chef turns lunch and din­ner at the Press Club into a din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence like no other. àthe Press Club, 72 Flin­ders St, Mel­bourne 3000. Noon, 5.30pm & 8.30pm. $110-$255. Sat Apr 1. 8 Pigs, Pots and Pinot Chef Scott Thomas will be cook­ing up sus­tain­ably and eth­i­cally raised West­ern Plains pigs into dishes that re­flect the kitchen team’s back­grounds. Ex­pect piggy parathas, crispy belly, Basque-style cro­quettes, Ital­ian sausages and more, to be served with Footscray-brewed beers from West City Brew­ers, and Shad­ow­fax Wines. àthe Plough, 333 Barkly St, Footscray 3011. Noon-4pm. $21-$53. Sat Apr 1.

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