Taste of Melbourne
Melbourne tastes great. It’s sweet, savoury, spicy, mellow. It can be sipped, slurped, guzzled, gobbled, nibbled, gnawed, relished. Thousands tested that at the Taste Of Melbourne four-day event at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.
I went along for the opening session on Thursday but we barely scratched the surface so we returned for the finale on Sunday.
Fifteen restaurants tempted our tastebuds with array of small dishes and numerous producers showed their chutneys, cheeses, chocolates, puddings, wines, beers and countless other wonderful goodies. The food theme was also reflected in the appliances and kitchen wares.
The pop stars of the restaurant industry were surrounded by their fans as people flocked to be photographed with George Calombaris (The Press Club and Hellenic Republic) and Gary Mehigan (The Boathouse) who sprung onto our screens in MasterChef Australia earlier this year. Favourites like Frank Camorra (MoVida) and Jacques Reymond were also in demand for “me with” photos.
Join me as I wander round this beautiful venue and sample the fare. Photo gallery >>