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Food & Wine Festival Starts Today!

For those of you in the food world that are living under a rock, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival starts today!

Whilst a lot of the restaurant dinners are sold out already, you may still be able to get yourself in for an Express Lunch (or two!) at participating venues.  We are only heading to Pearl Restaurant this year, as our food journey through California took a fair toll on the credit cards. Previous express lunches at various venues over the years have all been very good – Grossi Florentino and Matteo’s have been the standouts.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festivities

With the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival over I thought it timely to review our experiences of festival 2010.

This year we didn’t actually go to many events – I’m not sure whether it was just a case of bad timing or whether the programme was all a bit meh?

So let’s begin with the positive –  Five Course Cocktail Degustation at Der Raum $70 p.p

It’s no secret that the folk at Der Raum know how to make a damn fine drink and it’s probably also no secret that they know how to organise an event – but this was a new discovery to us!

We were pleasantly surprised to enter the venue where we were promptly shown to our 2 seater bench far removed from anybody else (score!). The menu was explained to us and waters were poured. It wasn’t long before the last guests had arrived and first course was served.