Dandenong: A Cultural Experience
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 WORLD FARE
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.
MAKE SAUSAGES WITH THE BOYS FROM UNCLE’S
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.