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Feast Your Eyes on This
Attention all gastronomes, gourmands and gluttons! It's time to eat, taste, feast and indulge!
Melbourne's Good Food Month takes place throughout the month of November 2015. Featuring more than 240 events, which will take place in Melbourne and regional Victoria, Good Food Month offers masterclasses, tastings and indulgent one-off events.
There are more than 240 events on offer during Good Food Month, including the 'Hats Off' dinners
With so much on offer, it's impossible to cover all the opportunities in one article. Click here to access the full calendar of events (the calendar can also be downloaded as a PDF) from the website.
Some of the feature events include the Ice Cream Social, with Big Gay Ice Cream and Gelato Messina on 26th November ($30 covers sundaes, drinks and dancing), and Step Up to the Plate on 22nd November, where you watch the cult foodie movie of the same name while guest chefs whip up some of the dishes from the movie into movie snack form ($85 includes movie, drink on arrival and food samples).
Step up to the plate - watch the movie then sample the food!
As a special treat, why not try one of the 'Hats Off Dinners'? This is where some of the 'hatted' restaurants in the current Good Food Guide will set aside their regular menus for something a little different. Try, for example, Bax vs Hunter at Andrew McConnell's brand new bar, Marion. This is an exclusive cocktail party for just 20 guests. A price tag of $180 does not seem over the top when you read that cocktail artist and genius Matt Bax (Bar Americano, Bar Exuberante) is managing the drinks, while the accompanying food is by renowned chef Dan Hunter of Brae fame and Andrew O'Connell (Chef of the Year, Age Good Food Guide 2015). Price includes five cocktails and snacks.
15 restaurants are offering special lunches during the month for $38 (includes food as specified plus a glass of wine, beer or cider and tea or coffee). For example, Maha (CBD) is offering a two-course Middle Eastern lunch featuring mezze and signature grilled dishes with a selection of sides. At Sarti Restaurant, choose two dishes from their traditional and contemporary Italian style food, including polipo e palate (slow-cooked octopus with kipflers, anchovies and salsa verde).
You don't have to spend a fortune to indulge in Good Food Month. 17 venues are offering specials with main courses costing $20 or less. The Cheap Eats offers include a Huxtaburger style burger at Alumbra (Docklands), or how about a Chiko Roll at Jimmy Grants (Richmond) for $8.50?
You don't have to spend a fortune to participate, with some restaurants offering 'Cheap Eats' specials
This is just a small taste of what's on offer at Good Food Month, so jump onto the website and check it out!