Melbourne has always been famous on the foodie scene and boasts of numerous culinary delights. Imagine now if you could visit all your favourite restaurants in one day and custom design your own menu with their signature dishes. It's not a too farfetched idea as you'll be getting to do just that at the Taste of Melbourne, held at Albert Park, on 13-16th November.
Around 15 restaurants will be there including B'Stilla, Burch and Purchese, Gladioli, Mamasita and Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar and around 60 different famous dishes to feast your taste buds on. How it works is very similar to a restaurant, you will have the option of visiting for either a lunch session (12pm-4pm) or for a dinner session (5.30pm-9.30pm). With each session lasting for four hours it will give you some time to decide on what to eat and socialize. Please note that Thursday the 13th November does not have a lunch session.
There are several ticket options, from a general entry ticket priced at $30.59 at the door and $25.40 if pre purchased online to more expensive packages that include exclusive access and crowns (the official taste currency) towards your food purchases such as the Platinum Pass priced at $102.95. It might be worthwhile to have a look online to assess your choices.
There will also be some other extra attractions amongst the food tasting frenzy to keep visitors entertained. Lurpak cookery class will give 30 minute lessons to those who wish to learn how to create their own restaurant standard cuisine or if you don't want to get your hands dirty and would rather observe and take notes, Taste Kitchen will have demonstrations and top chefs will be imparting with their culinary wisdoms. You can take some of Taste back home with a purchase from the Artisan Producers Market and for those of you looking to have a couple of drinks with friends to wash it all down there will be several bar options including Rekorderlig Cider Bar and Munich Brauhaus Beer Hall.
It's not a cheap affair but definitely a good place to spoil yourself a bit in the heart of spring with some top notch Melbourne tasting plates. And if you are already excited for it and want to get your chef hats on, the website has a couple of recipes for you to try at home in the spirit of the event.