Dan­de­nong: A Cul­tural Ex­pe­ri­ence

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DAN­DE­NONG you can en­joy food from over 155 dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties. Home to the largest di­verse mul­ti­cul­tural com­mu­nity in Vic­to­ria and sec­ond in Aus­tralia, you will en­joy tra­di­tional food, pre­pared by chefs and cooks alike.

You can ex­pe­ri­ence au­then­tic Mid­dle East­ern and Le­banese food that will de­light your taste buds. You can’t go past the tra­di­tional Afghani cui­sine of rice and shish ke­babs, the ‘Maantu’ (dumplings) and freshly baked breads. The Pol­ish of­fer­ings of home cooked meals, to the freshly smoked small­go­ods and tra­di­tion­ally baked goods. The English pork pies and let’s not for­get the in­fa­mous hag­gis. The In­dian cui­sine is vast with veg­e­tar­ian food and de­li­cious meat cur­ries, to the colour­ful sweets that leave you want­ing more.

The spe­cial­ity burg­ers and ten­der steaks, sit along­side se­lec­tions of risotto, pasta dishes, seafood and sal­ads. As an al­ter­na­tive you can in­dulge in the choices of Cam­bo­dian and Viet­namese to Chi­nese, Korean and Thai foods. The tastes are fresh, ex­otic and very au­then­tic.

There are tapas and tiffins and fin­ger food ga­lore that will give din­ers a world class ex­pe­ri­ence. You will find food and meals for peo­ple with food in­tol­er­ances, ha­lal ap­proved, yeast free, nut free and gluten free. You can also get cakes that are egg free—the op­tions are great, the menus end­less.

The mem­o­ries will linger and the ex­pe­ri­ence will have you com­ing back for more. Check out the City of Greater Dan­de­nong’s Great Bites at grea­ter­dan­de­nong.com/visit and come on over.

With its pic­turesque views over­look­ing Tril­ogy Gar­dens, Park Hy­att Mel­bourne’s The Lounge is the per­fect place to en­joy high tea or a light lunch while tak­ing in the vi­brant ac­tiv­ity of the ho­tel. The finest es­tate leaf teas are served, to­gether with a full se­lec­tion of espresso cof­fees, juices and an ex­ten­sive wine list. En­joy tra­di­tional high tea treats in­clud­ing hand­made petit desserts, as­sorted fin­ger sand­wiches and house-baked scones with jam and cream.

Daily 2.30pm–5pm. 1 Par­lia­ment Square, off Par­lia­ment Place, Mel­bourne. 9224 1211. mel­bourne.park.hy­att.com

Photo: Ge­off Lung Pho­tog­ra­phy.

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