Dan­de­nong: A Cul­tural Ex­pe­ri­ence

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THE MO­MEN­TUM IS GEAR­ING up for the 2018 Mel­bourne Food and Wine Fes­ti­val (MFWF). 2018 will see Greater Dan­de­nong part­ner­ing with Mar­ian Ren­nie and Lit­tle River Win­ery in co-host­ing a Re­gional World’s Long­est Lunch to be held at Acheron on Fri­day 16 March, be­tween 12pm and 4pm. Guests will have the op­tion to catch a bus to and from the event, it doesn’t get any eas­ier than that!

The Long­est Lunch has be­come a hall­mark event for the MFWF, which will boast a con­tin­u­ous ta­ble seat­ing more than 100 guests at Mar­ian Ren­nie’s Gallery at Acheron.

Mar­ian, renowned artist and cook, will meld gor­geous lo­cal in-sea­son pro­duce from the coun­try with the ex­otic aro­mas and flavours Greater Dan­de­nong is fa­mous for. Guests will en­joy a de­gus­ta­tion over five cour­ses in­clud­ing aper­i­tifs from Lit­tle River, The Craft and Co and Kaiju Beer.

The cost is $150 for lunch and $30 for the re­turn bus trip.


Dan­de­nong Mar­ket will again host the Dan­de­nong World Fare On Sun­day 25 March from 10am to 4pm. Mel­bourne’s largest com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion of mul­ti­cul­tural food sees more than 50 food trucks and stalls de­light­ing vis­i­tors with delectable dishes from around the world.

The event also serves up colour­ful cul­tural en­ter­tain­ment with over 200 mar­ket stalls of­fer­ing fresh pro­duce, bar­gains and a world of shop­ping. This is a FREE event.


On Satur­day 17 March from 10am to 1pm, you can join the boys from Un­cle’s where you will dis­cover the world of small­go­ods—smok­ing and sausage mak­ing. You will get to take part in the mak­ing process un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Un­cle’s head small­go­ods maker.

Tour the fac­tory and see the open fire smok­ers in ac­tion and en­joy a small­go­ods de­gus­ta­tion sam­pling, whilst learn­ing how var­i­ous prepa­ra­tion tech­niques and smok­ing meth­ods im­pact taste and tex­ture. The cost is $95 for this ex­pe­ri­ence.

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