Thursday, August 26, 2010

Taste of Melbourne Festival 26th - 29th August

Mr Tea just had to roll me home with a stick after attending the opening of Taste of Melbourne tonight! The festival is running all weekend and is showcasing some of the city's best restaurants, as well as lots of local food and wine producers.

Libertine smoked duck, apple and walnut rillettes

You buy 'crowns' to pay for your food and then create your ultimate degustation meal. My two top picks are the shredded duck confit en croute from Libertine and the Wagyu beef cigars with artichoke tapenade and horseradish from Stokehouse.

Stokehouse Wagyu cigars

The Longrain bar are mixing cocktails on the spot and the Ping Pong with fresh lychees certainly is the business.

Longrain yellow curry with cucumber relish

For those in Melbourne who plan to visit - take your time, try the Pinot Rose from Yering Station and don't get too full to quickly; just remember those crowns are equal to $1 each and you'll drop a bundle before you know it!

The Palace Wagyu burger

Special thanks to Ellie at Kitchen Wench and the generous people at Green & Black's Organic for the ticket.

Mr Wolf vanilla pannacotta with blood orange jelly & pear cider



Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

Oh my god!!! All that food - I can't wait till tomorrow, so excited about going!!! Glad you had a good time hon :) xoxo

April @ My Food Trail said...

Oh wow you're fast! I went tonight too but heading back again on Saturday. Will be putting the wagyu cigars on my menu!

Iron Chef Shellie said...

wow superfast!!
I can't wait to go tomorrow!

The Wrath of Rachel said...

I didn't realize this was going on, but thanks to you (reading this post) I just bought 2 tickets and am going tomorrow. THanks!

What's For Tea? said...

And all you foodie ladies are speedy with the comments! I had a ball last night so I wanted to spread the word straight away and make sure everyone had a chance to go - just like Rachel!

Can't wait to read everyone's posts and if you Nuffnang bloggers are going for drinkies afterwards on Saturday please tweet me so I can come find you after work :)

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