World Rice Festival

Written for Broadsheet For three days, Australian chefs and food trucks will come together to serve rice dishes from cuisines from around the globe at this year’s World Rice Festival. Alongside the gastronomic line-up, expect cultural performances, live music and cooking demonstrations. Rice Paper Scissors is bringing sticky pork belly, barbeque lamb ribs and tofu… Continue reading World Rice Festival

Open House Melbourne Announces This Year’s Stellar Weekend Line-Up

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne 70 new buildings, plus a host of new residential additions join tours, talks, exhibitions and film screenings for one of the city’s biggest celebrations of architecture. Old brick mansions. Vaults in St Kilda. An ornate dining hall for 1000 people dating to 1933. These spectacular spaces are just three of 220… Continue reading Open House Melbourne Announces This Year’s Stellar Weekend Line-Up

Ballarat Beer Festival 2018

Written for Broadsheet A salute to the town's strong brewing traditions. Thirty-four brewers will serve more than 150 craft brews this summer at the Ballarat Beer Festival on Lake Wendouree. The line-up of large and emerging brewers features Bells Beach Brewing, Daylesford Brewing Co., Fury and Son Brewing Company, Hawkers, Hop Nation, Moon Dog Craft… Continue reading Ballarat Beer Festival 2018

Off The Grid 2017

Written for Broadsheet Powered 100 per cent by solar juice. Off the Grid – an environmentally conscious arts, music and ideas festival – returns to the forecourt of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. The event is designed as an opportunity for Melburnians to think differently about the future and flip the script on the… Continue reading Off The Grid 2017

Flinders Island Food and Crayfish Festival

Written for Broadsheet Some of Australia’s most respected chefs; David Moyle (Longsong), Mark Labrooy (Three Blue Ducks), James Viles (Biota), and Matt Stone and Jo Barrett (Oakridge) will come together for an inaugural long-lunch at Flinders Island. Sommelier Alice Chugg (Ettie’s) will also join the team who will spend five days sourcing local ingredients, diving… Continue reading Flinders Island Food and Crayfish Festival

Baby’s Festival Di Primavera

Written for Broadsheet Arrosticini and one-metre pizzas, who’s in? Italian restaurant Baby celebrates spring and the opening of its new outdoor bar with the Festival Di Primavera. This weekend, the alfresco area of the Richmond restaurant will transform into an Italian fiesta. Executive chef Harry Lilai will be serving arrosticini (lamb skewers) from an open… Continue reading Baby’s Festival Di Primavera

Jamaican Music and Food Festival 2017

The Jamaican Music and Food Festival returns to Melbourne this month following last year’s debut. This year the festival line-up includes music from Bush Man, Marvin Priest, King Ru and Ska Vendors performing reggae, dancehall, ska, roots and dub over five stages. At the bars you’ll find Appleton Estate rum and Red Stripe lager. The… Continue reading Jamaican Music and Food Festival 2017

Peel Street Festival 2017

Written for Broadsheet A community celebration of diversity and culture. The inaugural Peel Street Festival presented by the Grace Darling Hotel is a free community event in Collingwood. The musical line-up includes Archie Roach, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Andràs, Brooke Powers, Uncle Jack Charles, Terry, Sophie Grophy and Girl Zone. Food stalls include… Continue reading Peel Street Festival 2017

Polish Festival 2017 at Federation Square

Written for Broadsheet You don't have to be Polish to party. The 13th annual Polish Festival returns to Federation Square this weekend for a one-day celebration of Polish food, culture and music. Enjoy performances by folk dancers including Melbourne’s Polonez and Łowicz & Łowiczaki dance ensembles, and Poland’s highlander music group Kapela Tekla Klebetnica. Sample… Continue reading Polish Festival 2017 at Federation Square

Menu Reveal: What to Try at the Night Noodle Markets

Written for Broadsheet The Night Noodle Markets return to Melbourne next week, transforming the banks of the Yarra into an open-air dining festival. Live music and drinks accompany a plethora of Asian street-food vendors including Hochi Mama, Mr Miyagi and Wonderbao. Yesterday, the stalls unveiled their 2017 menus. Our top picks include Hochi Mama’s grilled pork sliders – fluffy steamed… Continue reading Menu Reveal: What to Try at the Night Noodle Markets