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Bridge Road Gathering After Dark

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Discover Bridge Road after dark

As dusk falls, Bridge Road's finest food and wine establishments light up! Come and discover all that this vibrant and eclectic food precinct has to offer at Bridge Road Gathering After Dark on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of May 2017.

Over two exciting evenings, you will have the unique opportunity to join a series of curated progressive dinners, each hosted by an experienced culinary guide. Each progressive dinner will showcase the great and diverse foods served along Bridge Road - choose from 6 amazing experiences:

  • The Richmond Classic - Taking in some of Bridge Road's most iconic venues.

    This adventure starts at the Mt View Hotel for a classic cocktail, charcuterie and a view of the 'burb like no other. Breathe in the beauty of one of the city's oldest villages as you take to the street and head to Richmond Hill Café & Larder. Immerse yourself in a cheese and wine tasting experience before sidling up to the new kid on the block, Noda Grill. Savour the smoky goodness of their classic Korean BBQ, matched with some local wine before heading up (and down) the hill to Kritamos Hellenic Cuisine for a traditional Greek welcome. With a nod to old Hellas and a wink to modern Bridge Road, a Cretan feast awaits – and look out for Zorba! The Sporting Globe Richmond is the last stop for some cool and cleansing cocktails and bite-sized desserts in Bridge Road's most famous sports bar. A classic Bridge Road experience with some modern twists and a few surprises!

  • WanderlustEATS - Head around the world in many tastes as this experience traverses the culinary globe.

    Your tour starts at Paper Plate Restaurant and their treats will tickle your tastebuds with the flavours of Vietnam before embarking on your European stopover. Bierkeller Bar & Restaurant will have you slapping your lederhosen as they host a beer masterclass matched with serious smokehouse meats and atmosphere to rival Oktoberfest! For a change of pace, head back to Asia and Burmese House Restaurant for some authentic Myanmar favourites. Experience the tried and tested family recipes handed down from generation to generation as host Mimi serves up her family's favourites and a matched wine – packed with flavour and inspired by love. Continuing your Asian odyssey, the journey will take you to Deko Beko Café where host Toshi will bring his calm, Japanese sensibility to a traditional tea pouring ceremony and sweets. Head to The Collection Bar for farewell drinks as your global adventure comes to a close.

  • Thirsty Birds - Kick back, enjoy the scenes and the stories and feather your culinary nest with fab food, drinks and some insider knowledge!

    Spread your wings as you take flight at Chicken N Beer for – you guessed it – chicken and beer! No mystery there but be prepared to be awestruck as you don your sombrero and Jarabe TapatÍo (google it!) your way to Paloma Cantina to savour the subtleties of tequila and the tastiness of tacos. Hit the street again and head to Boheme Restaurant and Bar for a feast of house specialities, matched with local wines. Your palate will be refreshed with a cleanser from Fritz Gelato as you make your way to Bowerbird, the last stop for a beer and cheese tasting and laid back vibes with host Max!

  • HeartbEATS - Meet some of Bridge Road's most passionate owners, doing what they love every day and sharing their stories, tribulations and inspirations.

    This adventure kick starts at Uitgang for craft brews and charcuterie and fascinating tales of how passion for the amber liquid has turned two former corporate giants into brewers and bartenders. Exit left and head for An Uong Eat Drink Vietnam, where not only will you will learn how to rock and roll Vietnamese style and hear the family stories behind their food philosophy, but you'll experience unique and insanely tasty ingredients in all their culinary glory. Head towards the Town Hall and drop a line at The Fish Market for salty sea tales and the freshest of fresh fish flavours, before heading for the hills at Nepabliss, where the flavours of Nepalese and Indian cuisine will rock your world. Finishing at Tres Bar for a Mexican-inspired dessert and drinks, this adventure will be full of passionate tales to warm every beating heart.

  • A La Luxe - Head for the river and you're on the right track to experience the 'Paris End' of Bridge Road.

    Frock up and start your adventure at Amora - with a glorious view and Chef's treats to set you on your way. Be prepared to discover the secrets behind perfect pasta at Niche before enjoying the hand-crafted spoils. Experience the quirky European opulence of Bouzy Rouge, with a Mediterranean feast and flamenco that will channel your inner Spaniard. Head back to Ancient Rome for an authentic Italian dessert and digestif at Romulus and Remus before heading to the best room at the Bridge Hotel to finish the evening with a choice of sophisticated, classic cocktails. Smart, stylish and peppered with flavour, this food adventure includes substantial eats and matched beverages, whilst putting on the luxe.

  • Woks Up?! - Not only do you get to eat and drink but you might even learn something!

    Ease into this Asian adventure with regional brews and bites at Slowbeer before heading to Japan and a sake masterclass matched with charcoal skewers. Then meet the remarkable culinary talents behind the pans at Mister Minh and Anchovy, who will treat you to their traditional and edgy takes on Vietnamese classics, served with a twist. Intrigued? You should be. This fast and fresh food adventure finishes in Thailand where Ladyboy Dining and Bar will serve up classic sweet treats matched with a Thai-style cocktail, to transport your tastebuds straight to Bangkok.

    Tickets for each of the progressive dining events are now on sale; please visit to secure your ticket. Prices start from $52.50 plus GST and a booking fee. Limited tickets are available and early bookings are advised.

    For more information on each experience, please and for all the latest on what's on, please visit the official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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    When: 10th May & 11th May 2017
    Where: Various venues along Bridge Road
    Cost: from $52.50 plus GST and a booking fee
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