21st April – 27th April 2014

Tuesday 22nd April 

  • Bundarra Pork Feast at Bar Nacional (727 Collins St, Docklands) – On the 22nd/23rd and 24th April, Bar Nacional will be offering a very special pork degustation made with the finest free range pork from Bundarra pork. There will be a 5 course tasting menu for $55 per head, $85 with matched wines. Book by calling 9252 7999.
  • Giaconda Release Tasting with Nathan Kinzbrunner  at Prince Wine Store (171 Bank St, South Melbourne) - Giaconda, the winery and four-hectare vineyard Kinzbrunner established back in the early 1980s, might just be the greatest wine estate in Australia. That’s no small claim. But let’s look at the facts. Every wine Giaconda makes is outstanding – Huon Hooke. Come and taste some of Giaconda’s latest releases with 6 of their wines available for tasting. Tickets are $20 a head and can be booked online here.

Wednesday 23rd April

  • Rioja Wine Evening (1219 High Street, Armadale) – Rioja is based about 100km from the north coast and just to the west of the French boarder it’s Spain’s most famous and recognised wine region.  Their Tempranillo wines have helped put Spain on the map proving they can make great quality wines with intense flavours and the ability to age. But this is not all that modern day Rioja has to offer, there’s also some amazingly textured white wines and some great fruit driven red blends.You are invited to join a trip through Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja the three main areas of the region in our Riojan wine evening. There’ll be 8 wines to taste from a variety of grapes all matched to delicious cheese and charcuterie boards. Tickets are $35 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Hendricks Gin Cocktail Class at The Gin Palace (10 Russell Place, Melbourne) – The Gin Palace invite you to join them in a cocktail demonstration featuring Hendricks Gin. The demonstration will be given by Sebastien Derbomez. Tickets for the evening are $25 per head and include 4 cocktails and canapes. For bookings, email functions@ginpalace.com.au or call 9654 0533.
  • Oyster Frenzy at The Botanical (169 Domain Rd, South Yarra) - The Oyster Frenzy returns in 2014 bigger and better than last year with live music to keep you entertained and an indulgent evening filled with fine food and wine! Join to see who will beat the record for the most oysters devoured in 1 minute!  With unlimited oysters from the best inlets in Austraila served natural, cold & hot canapes, a glass of Pommery NV on arrival, Tyrrell’s selected wines and live music, it’s sure to be a brilliant night. Tickets are $69 a head and to book, email info@thebotanical.com.au. or call 9820 7888.
  • St George’s Day at Hellenic Republic (26 Cotham Rd, Kew) - Do you have a special George in your life? Why not join us at Hellenic Republic Kew from 6pm  for the Feast Day of St George. We’ll be celebrating this name day with live music and a special feast including succulent whole lamb from the spit, priced at $60 per adult and $35 per child (view menu here). To book, call 9207 7477.
  • Bridge Rd Beer Tasting at Imbibe Wine Bar (359 Bay St, Port Melbourne) - Imbibe are hosting Bridge Road Brewers from Beechworth next Wednesday the 23rd for a free beer and cider tasting starting at 6pm. Please email info@imbibewinebar.com.au to secure a spot for the first 25 people to book.

Thursday 24th April

  • Degustation Dinner at The Alehouse Project (98-100 Lygon St, Brunswick East) – Join head brewer and winemaker,James Booth for a 5 course degustation served with beers from Black Dog Brewery Beers and wines from Taminick Cellars Wines. Dinner is $100 a head and tickets can be purchased by calling 9387 1218.
  • ANZAC Eve Wine Dinner at Hare and Grace (525 Collins St, Melbourne) - Featuring Greg Malouf, Raymond Capaldi, Matteo, Miss Pearls & Richard Thomas with a Madame Brussels themed cocktails & Champagne from 7.00pm followed by a set banquet style dinner, fun and frivolities. Dinner is $165 per person all inclusive with bookings to be made by calling 9629 6755.
  • Whisky Appreciation Society at Eau de Vie (1 Malthouse Ln, Melbourne) - All the world’s a stage and Mr David Baker of Bakery Hill distillery will be centre for your monthly appreciation society. Come support your local whiskey industry and learn the secret to a cracking Australian dram. Come and enjoy the evening with Eau de Vie, starting at 7.30, tickets are $75. To book please email melbourne@eaudevie.com or call 0412 825 441.
  • ANZAC Mixology at Cafe Vue ( 430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne) - Café Vue  hosts a very special ANZAC day themed evening to celebrate and commemorate the spirit of the ANZACS. Join them for their interpretation on a significant era in our history. 5 courses with 5 cocktails for $95 a head. For bookings, call 9691 3899.

Friday 25th April

  • ANZAC Day Brunch (1 Convention Centre Place,  South Wharf) - Secure your seat at the ANZAC Day match at the MCG. The Brunch hosted by Tony Jones, includes Collingwood and Essendon players and returned Soldiers. This special event includes a two course meal and beverages (alcohol served after 12pm), a reserved seat at the Collingwood vs Essendon match at the MCG, and transfers to the MCG from the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Tickets are $305 per head and can be purchased online here.
  • Garden Tour, Morning Tea and Lunch With Annie Smithers (Annie Smither’s Garden, Malmsbury) - Annie Smithers’ prolific garden is loosely based on the principles of one man, one acre, supplying her restaurant, du Fermier in Trentham, with up to 90% of its fruit and vegetables. Start with morning tea with Annie as she takes you on a garden journey then enjoy a delicious lunch at her beautiful farmhouse prepared with what’s growing best right now. Tickets for the day are $65 a heas and can be booked by phone on 0421 458 891.
  • Worship the Aga at Small Holdings (90 Mollison St, Malmsbury) - Small Holdings is a quirky renovated church in Malmsbury, and whilst the space is small, the love of food and local produce is big. Taking central stage is the huge Aga stove with which Chef Dan gently and lovingly prepares slowly braised meats and locally grown vegetables. Dinner is $49 per head for 3 courses and can be booked by phone on 03 5423 2391.

Saturday 26th April

  • Eat Your Ethics at Jonai Farm (129 Morgantis Road, Eganstown) - Spend an idyllic day on a rare-breed pig farm. Watch how to break down half a pig and learn where your favourite cuts come from. They’ll teach you how to cook them, including how to cook muscle meat compared to tender cuts like loin – no more dry over-cooked pork! Finish with a BBQ of ethical pork with seasonal salad and sourdough bread fresh from the oven. The class is $75 per head including lunch. For bookings, email jonaifarms@gmail.com or call 0422 429 362.
  • Tuki Homestead Dinner (60 Stoney Rises Road, Smeaton) - Meet the farmer, the chooks, trout, Tukidale sheep and cattle. Catch your dinner whilst enjoying delicious nibbles and magnificent views. Dine in Tuki’s historic barn on farm raised produce trout, pasture – fed lamb and beef, seasonal vegetables, baked bread and local mineral water. Wine can be purchased from the bar. Dinner is $45 per head with children at 1/2 price. For bookings, email info@tuki.com.au or phone 03 5345 6233.
  • Pork and Perry Tasting at Frangos and Frangos (82 Vincent Street, Daylesford) - Chef Euan Apedaile has created 5 incredible free-range pork dishes from Jonai Farms, a local rare breed Large Black pig farm. Each dish is paired with a Henry of Harcourt Perry Cider and cider varieties from Daylesford Cider Company. Learn more from the producers, listen to the importance of preserving their craft and why Perry is in the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Tickets are $65 per head and can be booked online here.
  • Grape to Glass Experience at Paramoor Winery (439 Three Chain Road, Carlsruhe) – Join winemaker Will Fraser on an intimate tour of Paramoor Winery.  Explore the production areas for a firsthand insight into winemaking from grape to glass.  Taste the wines direct from the barrel before embarking on a guided tasting of our current release wines. Enjoy a glass of Paramoor wine with a cheese platter. Tour runs from 2.00pm-3.30pm and cost $40 per person. Bookings can be made by calling 0408 032 038.
  • Farmers Harvest Dinner at Glenlyon Hall (Daylesford-Malmsbury Rd, Glenlyon) – Join Chef Michael de Jong and Chef/grower Florian Hofinger from Mt Franklin Organics for a five course local produce dinner. Paired with wines by Ellender Estate and Sandy Farm Winery and set in the historic Glenlyon Hall. A little starter with Ellender sparkling will kick off this fun filled evening. Dinner is $95 per person and can be booked online here.

Sunday 27th April

  • Street Feud on The Deck (2 Acland St, St Kilda) - It’s time to settle the sticky finger feud: scoff and score sidewalk serves from Acland St Cantina, Hanoi Hannah, Saigon Sally, Charlie Dumpling, Newmarket Hotel and Fonda. Street Feud invites the public to scoff and score Melbourne’s favourite side-walk serves. Tickets are $39 per head and can be bought online here.
  • KLM Dutch Orange Day (1A Queens Bridge Street, Southbank) - The KLM Dutch Orange Day festival is a lively celebration of Dutch culture. Sample Dutch delicacies such as croquettes, poffertjes and Dutch pea soup, or pick up some Dutch groceries. There’ll be activities, Dutch cultural displays and a charity auction for a KLM return ticket to Amsterdam. Come along, dress in orange and join the festivities.
  • Guest Chef Dinner at The Commoner (122 Johnston Street, Fitzroy) - The Commoner kitchen team will be hosting guest chefs Matt Stone and Florent Gerardin from Silo at Joost. Together, they will be putting together 5 courses + amuse for just $75 a head. You can get matched wines for just a bit extra. For bookings, email bookings@thecommoner.com.au or call 9415 6876.
  • A French Farmhouse Cheese Making Day at Mt Bolton (173 Addington Road, Mt. Bolton) – Join Goldfields Farmhouse cheese maker Nardia Baxter-Keene for a true hands-on learning experience. Learn how to make a camembert with cow’s milk; a French farmhouse style goat cheese; and yoghurt. Includes all materials and equipment, morning tea and two-course lunch, farm tour and milking demonstration. Classes are $220 per person and can be booked by phone on 0417 117 800.
  • Autumn in Tuscany at Union Dining (270-272 Swan St, Richmond) – Union Dining are holding a Provincial lunch with a Tuscan theme. Nicky will draw on her travel experiences to write a menu based around all that is Tuscany in Autumn.  They will also be showcasing a range of outstanding wines from Tuscany to accompany the dishes. Lunch is shared menu at $65 per head. To book, call 9428 2988.

19th May – 25th May 2014

Monday 19th May

  • Costa Does Beer at The Clifton Hill Brewpub (89 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill) - The Clifton Hill Brewpub’s head brewer Costa Nikias will guide an intimate group through an evening in their state-of-the-art microbrewery. As a brewer, international judge and microbrewery developer, Costa is ready to share his wealth of knowledge on grains, hops, fermentation, hardware and, most importantly, flavour. This is a very rare opportunity for the public to get an inside look at the brewery, learn the processes, have all your questions answered, and drink the boutique beers from the first commercial brewery opened in Clifton Hill in a century. Tickets are $27 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Russian Imperial Banquet at The Village Melbourne (557 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) - Join some of the worlds best Imperial Stout brewers for an Imperial feast in Ormond Hall. Vintage, international and local Imperial Stouts will feature in this rare showcase, with some of the offerings never to be seen again on Australian shores. Master brewers will entertain while the menu is set to be a feast nothing short of Imperial – with suckling pig and other beast! The scene will be set for a night of indulgence, fun and entertainment and most importantly – Stout! Dinner is $120 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Melville and The Goat at Captain Melville (34 Franklin Street, Melbourne) - Captain Melville are teaming up with Melbourne’s favourite microbrewery, Mountain Goat, to bring you 6 of their ales with 6 snacks from our kitchen that are perfect with beer! Mountain Goat will bring their classic & rare breed beers such as the Steam Ale, Hightail, India Pale Ale & some new stuff to Captain Melville for one night, & we are suppling the snacks such as Pork belly slider, ‘Mountain’ Goat taco & some new dishes just for the event. A celebration of great Aussie craft brew. Dinner is $47 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Collins Quarter and Matilda Bay Wagyu BBQ (86 Collins St, Melbourne) - With three courses on offer, Collins Quarter do what they do best, showcasing splendid Victorian produce. Each course will be matched with beer from Australia’s original craft brewery, Matilda Bay. Expect bangin’ seafood canapés to begin before wagyu delights are served from the BBQ. they’ll then take the best Calendar Cheese have to offer and finish it there. Hosted in CQ’s Magnolia Courtyard, a map will not be necessary. The waft of the BBQ’s meaty aroma will carry up and down Collins St.  Tickets are $60 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • Better than a Swiss Army Knife at The Swiss Club (89 Flinders Lane Melbourne) –  Grab your fraulein and check your Swatch, it’s time to get into the Swiss Club for a great night of Swiss Food and Craft Beer! Dance, yodel, eat and drink to your hearts content, all in the oldest Swiss Club in Australia! A traditional Swiss 3 course meal will be served on the night, matched with beers from Swiss Brewery Feldschlosschen (the only place in Australia you can get this beer!), Austrian brewery Trumer Pils, and up and coming Victorian craft brewery Tooborac, with their take on a German Lager. Representatives from each brewery will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the beer. Dinner is $65 a head and can be booked online here.

Tuesday 20th May

  • Leeuin Estate Art Series Dinner at The Botanical (169 Domain Rd, South Yarra) – The Botanical and Wine Styles online are both excited & delighted to be hosting a fabulous dinner to launch the new release of the possibly Australia’s most iconic & well know Chardonnay with winemaker Tim Lovett. Over 4 delicious courses you’ll not only be the first in Australia to enjoy the stunning new 2011 Art Series Chardonnay, you’ll also work our way through the full Art Series range with Sparkling, Riesling, Cabernet & Shiraz and a vertical of 3 vintages of their amazing Chardonnay. Dinner is $175 a head and you can book by email on wine@winestyleonline.com.au or by phone on 9820 7888.
  • 30 Years of Beers at Matilda Bay Brewery (89 Bertie Street Port Melbourne ) –  Come celebrate 3 decades of beer & brewing as Matilda Bay mark their 30th birthday during GBW. There’ll be plenty of prawns on the barbie and tall, frothy Redback’s crowned with lemon. Scott Vincent & team have opened the vault on the heritage brew cards (sorry Thunder Road) and will be pouring Anchor Dogbolter/Iron Brew, 7% spiced dark ale. The resident DJ will be taking us on a sonic journey through time with hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today so don your best mullet and acid wash jeans, we’re gonna party like its 1984! Tickets are $84 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • La Grande Festa Della Birra at The Grand (333 Burnley Street, Richmond) –  At The Grand, they’re passionate about good food, especially of the Italian persuasion! They’re also passionate about good brews! Celebrate the recent explosion of craft beers in Italy with an incredible range of beers from Birra del Borgo in Borgorose about 70km from Rome. Like Italian wines, Italian beers taste even better with great food! The Award winning “chef’s hat” team have created a sumptuous 5 course BeerGustation menu to go with these cracking beers. Special guest and master brewer Leonardo Di Vincenzo from Birra del Borgo will take us on a journey of all things birra italiana! Dinner is $95 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • The Hills and the Pines Dinner (89 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill) - The newly-established Clifton Hill Brewpub pairs up with Sydney brew stars 4 Pines for an evening of frivolity and salivation. Both brewers will tap their version of four signature styles for contemplation (not competition – we’re all mates here). The brews will be matched up with a four lip-smacking courses from the restaurant. The dinner will be accompanied by guest speakers from each brewery, who’ll explain their stab at the styles and reveal the day-to-day machinations of their respective brewing beasts. A modern take on the beer hall experience, this event is for everyone – from novice to über-nerd. Dinner is $61 a ticket and can be booked online here.
  • The Big Easy at The Collection Bar (328 Bridge Rd, Richmond) - Join in for a night of Louisiana fare, matched in 5 courses to 5 beer pairings from local Australian beer producers. Last years event was a roaring success and this year our friends in the craft beer racket have been busy bees leaving us with a great pile of new and interesting products with which to play. Dinner is $80 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Beer Vs Wine at The Mallow Hotel (20 Skipton Street Ballarat) - A four course dinner, each course matched with a beer and a wine, with comical debate provided by John Harris of Mitchell Harris Wines and Ballarat born beer aficionado Trev Birks. Dinner is $120 a head and can be purchsed online here.
  • Feral Please at Horn Please (167 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North) - Brendan Varis, Head Brewer at Feral Brewing will be matching his award winning IPA’s with chef Jessi Singh’s acclaimed Indian fare. For this second annual Ferral – Horn Please union, a keg system will be brought in for the event and the Ferral crew will be there to talk you through the four courses of food and matched beer. There will be a very special beer appearance not to be missed. Curry and beer, there just couldn’t be a better pairing! Dinner is $85 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Uncle Cavalier at Uncle St Kilda (188 Carlisle St, St Kilda) - Cavalier Brewing team up with the Southside’s funkiest and freshest new venue, Uncle St Kilda. Uncle has launched itself into the limelight in a phenomenally fast time with their take on modern and traditional Vietnamese food. Cavalier are proud to have been a part of this venue since day one and thought it only fitting to host a night of beer and food madness for the taste buds. Come and explore the flavors that create the famous Vietnamese dishes matched with Cavalier’s range of beer, with a bit of a twist. Beer cocktails smashed with fresh herbs and spices along with a line up of beers and some limited releases will make this event one not to miss! Dinner is $55 a head and can be booked online here.

Wednesday 21st May

  • Emilia Romagna Night at Osteria La Passione (486 Bridge Rd, Richmond) –  Every week in May, Osteria La Passione are devoting a whole night to one of the many regions of Italy. This night is all about Emilia Romagna with such dishes as Passatelli in beef broth, Strozzapreti with sausage ragu and cream and Soft chocolate cake finished with mascarpone cream for dessert all with wines matched from the region.Dinner is $110 per head with wine included. To book, call 9428 2558.
  • Beer School: Australian Hops 101 at Ombra Salumi Bar (76 Bourke Street, Melbourne ) - Bridge Road Brewers have teamed up with Hop Products Australia and Spiegelau glass for a sensory masterclass in Australian hop varieties. Bridge Road Brewers will feature their four single hop IPA’s plus a few surprises. Pupils will also take home a twin pack of the Spiegelau India Pale Ale glass ($30rrp). Learn about I.B.U’s, Flavour hops, glassware design, and the best way to appreciate an IPA. Class is $60 a head and you can buy online here.
  • Black Heart Vs The Black Sea at The Crimean (351 Queensberry St, North Melbourne) - From Estonia to Serbia, join in for the evening at The Crimean as they pay tribute to the diversity of beers that Eastern Europe has to offer. Each of these world class beers will also be paired to a local beer brewed by the boys from Black Heart Brewery.To compliment this, each beer flight will be served during a degustation menu designed by The Crimean to celebrate the food of the countries that encircle the Black Sea. A complex mix of styles, flavours & cultures, the food is truly diverse. Nazdrave! Dinner is $115 a head and tickets can be bought online here.
  • Life is Grand: The Sequel at Young & Jackson (Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets Melbourne) - Back by popular demand, Grand Ridge Brewery will once again be holding a spectacular degustation at the iconic Young & Jackson Hotel. For anyone who missed out last year or those who want to do it all over again. New menu, new beers same grand experience. Tickets are $89 a head and you can book online here.
  • 7 Deadly Sins of Moo Brew at Matteo’s (533 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy) - See Matteo’s deliver a vibrant degustation made with, and matched to, Moo Brew’s modern interpretations of classic beer styles. With 7 deadly sins between two well know identities this night will have character, charisma and contradict any previous sin themed dinner you may have attended. Matteo’s is an icon in the Victorian restaurant world; the modern Australian cuisine is sure to provide a memorable experience. Dinner is $120 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Yes Please! An Evening of Beer and Cheese at Mr. Wolf (9-15 Inkerman St, St Kilda) - Brewer Leonardo Di Vincenzo, from Birra del Borgo, will be visiting Australia and co-hosting with a local master of cheese. Take 5 great Italian cheeses and 5 great Italian beers and you have a match made in heaven. Bellissimo! Dinner is $40 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Brooklyn to Bombay at Horn Please (167 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North) - Brooklyn Brewery and Horn Please are bringing the unmatched energy of these two exciting cities, Brooklyn and Bombay, to Melbourne. Drink the amazing beer of one of the world’s top craft beer producers while exploring the dynamic foods of Bombay. A Brooklyn Brewery rep will attend the night along with chef Jessi Singh to talk you through the pairing of India’s vibrant street food flavours with Brooklyn’s best. Think the very unique Brooklyn Sorachi, a BK Anniversary lager, the original American brown ale along with something special for Melbourne…four courses of food and matched beer. Dinner is $85 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Old Masters Vs Young Guns at Hannah’s Bar (49 Rathdowne St, Carlton) - Four courses. Eight beers. Old world vs New! Geert Hendrix from Heron Tower Beverages and the kids from Experience It go head-to-head in a beer matching competition. Featuring four courses from Epocha’s chef Mick Bolam in the stunning Maybelle room overlooking Carlton Gardens. From Belgium, four beers, four styles, four fermentation’s. From Italy new world craft beers from Birra del Borgo. Will it be in with the new, out with the old? Or will the old masters reign supreme? Dinner is $84 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • De Vrolijke Boot at The Merricote (81 High Street, Northcote) - The outstanding food of top Dutch chef Rob Kabboord is matched seamlessly in a 5 course degustation with a range of Belgian (and some not so Belgian!) inspired beers from Boatrocker. There are two new releases, a Sour Cherry Flanders Red and a Saison Brett. Also on show will be the incredible Ramjet 2013, plus Sterk & Donker 2013, and more! Come and let your tastebuds be spoilt! Dinner is $94 a head and tickets can be purchased online here.
  • Mad Brewers in Windsor at Orange (124 – 126 Chapel Street, Windsor) - Join us for our inaugural long beer table on the pavement incorporating the flying horse brewers hall. Meet the brewers behind White Rabbit and Little Creatures beer as Matt Cartin hosts a beer-foodie experience with six beers to suit the chilli Windsor roadside culture together with avant-garde petit beer bites to match each brew. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased online here.

Thursday 14th May

  • 2014 Australian International Beer Awards (Shed 14 Central Pier 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands) - Who will win a coveted brewery trophy or best beer of 2014? Join the who’s who of beer and brewing and celebrate the best in the biz at the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) Presentation Dinner.Find out as you enjoy a sensational 3 course meal, created by three of Melbourne’s best chefs, including Scott Pickett of Saint Crispin (entrée), Chris Badenoch (main), and the king of desserts, Darren Purchese of Burch & Purchese (dessert). Each course will be matched to a 2013 AIBA award winning beer. Throughout the night you can sample from an array of beers from this year’s awards. Tickets are $185 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • Viking Beer Vs Pig at Atticus Finch (129 Lygon St, East Brunswick) –  Beer Vs Pig goes Viking with a dozen Scandinavian beers battling it out with a dozen artisanal cured meats. The Melbourne love affair with Scando beers continues & we’ll showcase some of our favourites alongside some of the most delectable cured piggy products we can find.  A couple of bearded, helmeted brewers are also likely to drop by. Dinner is in two sessions and is $90 a head. Tickets available online here,
  • Cheese and Cask Ale Experience at The Local Taphouse (184 Carlisle Street, St. Kilda East) - A new twist to this popular beer and cheese event pairs delicious cheeses from Milk the Cow Fromagerie with local cask ales. Enjoy traditional ales from renowned breweries like Bridge Road and Bright served from a cask and expertly paired with exquisite local and international cheeses. Be walked through the joys of beer and cheese matching by our resident experts. Tickets are $69 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • Royal Red Duck Dinner at The Royal Hotel, Clifton Hill (41 Spensley Street, Clifton Hill)  - Royal Hotel Clifton Hill and Red Duck Brewery will be teaming up to bring you an intimate beer degustation dinner. Red Duck Brewery, one of the most prolific breweries will be presenting their unique take on various ranges and styles not commonly seen in Australia. This event will be a fantastic opportunity to meet the brewer to gain an sight to their technique, style and adventure. Dinner is $90 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Ombra Bar Gets Caviler (76 Bourke St, Melbourne) - The perfect way to build into what promises to be an epic finale to Good Beer Week 2014. A grazing lunch that will feature the Berkshire pork Salumi that Ombra has become renowned for as well as other highlights from the ever changing menu. Cavalier will be serving a selection of 6 beers to enjoy as you graze your way through the afternoon with the launch of a special collaborative beer project that has been crafted with the Salumi in mind. Lunch is $61 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • Beer and the Beast at The Royal Mail Hotel (519 Spencer St, West Melbourne) - Beer and the Beast is a hands-on event. The Royal Mail on Spencer and Harvesters Brewing will take you back to primal times, before the supermarket.You will break down a whole deer and put half on the spit. The other half will be turned into salami, prosciutto and bacon. Venison smallgood tastings will be part of the Beer and Beast experience. While that’s going on you’ll will mill brewer’s grain into flour and add a hops-based sourdough starter to make bread for the night. And to top it off, you will be brewing a small batch beer for the night. Diner is $95 a head and tickets can be purchased online here.

Friday 15th May

  • Beermen TV Presents The Hair of the Dog Breakfast at Beer Delux (Federation Square, Flinders Street) – One of the most anticipated beer events nationally, Beermen.TV’s, “The Hair of the Dog Breakfast” hits Melbourne for its 5th year to promote the best match of them all; great beer, humour and the most important meal of the day. Bursting at the seams with five courses of food matched to a selection of more than 8 beers, from the likes of, 7 cent Brewery (VIC), Brewcult (VIC), Exit Brewing (VIC),Moondog Brewing (VIC), Murrays Craft Brewing Co. (NSW), Riverside Brewing (NSW), Rocks Brewing (NSW), True South (VIC)  and more. Tickets are $60 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Hitachino at Heide (7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen) - Walk through 180 years of brewing history with Hitachino Nest Beer in hand and salute the rich heritage of the Japanese Kiuchi Brewery. Be part of a special dining experience in the unique and relaxed surrounds of Shannon Bennett’s Café Vue at Heide as we unravel a collection of stories onto the plate with matching beers to each course. ‘Kanpai’ indeed! Dinner is $95 a head and can be bought online here.
  • A Taste of Tasmania at Pure South (3 Southgate Ave, Southbank) - Two Michelin star Chef Ashley Davis has created a menu using premium produce direct from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers in Tassie. This will be matched with beers from Tassie’s best artisan brewers: Moo Brew & Van Dieman Brewing. Van Dieman’s Head Brewer Will Tatchell and Moo Brew’s Head Brewer David Macgill will be in attendance to talk you through their beer selections. The experienced team at Pure South will guide you through the best produce Tasmania has to offer. Dinner is $125 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Mindwarp! Danish Gypsy Mofo’s at The Dispensary Enoteca (9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo) - To-Øl along with Mikkeller are the undisputed leaders of the “Gypsy” brewing movement. Their beers are truly “out there” and as such, WE LOVE THEM! Tobias Jensen will host the dinner, and we have asked him to bring only his most absurdly insane brews to showcase. The beers will be set to a unique backdrop of intensely flavoured purely umami inspired dishes -5 unique & extreme courses, 5 way-off-kilter beers, total excess & mindwarpingly unhinged extravagance. There will be giveaways and prizes on the night and seating is limited 25. As always the soundtrack for the night will be provided by The Dispensary’s vinyl collection. Dinner is $135 per head and tickets can be bought online here.
  • Brewers Market at Showtime Events Centre (61 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf ) - Showtime Events in conjunction with brewer’s brilliance from White Rabbit, Knappstein, Little Creatures, and James Squire present to you the South Wharf Brewers Market.
    A taste experience from four power house breweries combining to highlight and showcase some of there best stock, paired with street food stalls by likes of the Promenade’s talented chefs from venues ranging from BangPop (Street Thai), Bohemian (Spanish), Meat Market (Australian BBQ) and Common Man (Australian fare). Tickets are $29 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Game of Cones at the Tramcar Restaurant (167 Normanby Road, South Melbourne) - From its Kingdom to the West, Colonial Brewing Co’s Justin Fox & Paul Wyman pair up with the beer food guru himself, Beersine’s Mitch Mitchell, to take you on an epic journey aboard the famous Colonial Tramcar restaurant for an experience like no other. Game of Cones will expertly pair some of our favourite Hop driven beers from around the traps with Mitch’s culinary delights. After taking your Lupulin threshold to its maximum setting we will then alight from the horseless carriage to enjoy a final surprise at Iconic venue the Botanical. Tickets are $100 a head and can be purchased online here.

Saturday 16th May

  • James Squire Convict Banquet at Platform 28 (82 Village St, Docklands) - Spend a night eating and drinking like the convict James Squire would. We will have experts from James Squire with their Executive chef Matt Hull developing a degustation menu matched to its fantastic range of beers. Highlighting what was available to settlers and convicts we will be sampling fantastic Australian cuisine such as kangaroo, emu, Barramundi and local seafood with the freshest local produce and an entertaining talk about James Squires range and history. Dinner is $100 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Copy Goat at The Public Inn (165 Barker St, Castlemaine) –  As you know, when pairing a beer with food there are different approaches you can take i.e. you could select contrasting flavours e.g. using tart and acidic profiles against rich and fatty or you can use complimentary flavours e.g. chocolate and coffee or you can, straight up, mimic flavours and aromas and, to some extent texture/mouth-feel which is the approach that will be taking for this event: A five course degustation lunch menu matched to Mountain Goat Beers. However, the point of difference is that it will be the food will be designed around the individual Mountain Goat brews. So the event itself will be the culmination of an exciting, exploratory six months of isolating individual flavours and even ingredients from the beers to create a cohesive, inspiring and hopefully, delicious lunch. Lunch is $83 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • Woods of the North at 3 Ravens Brewery (1 Theobald Street, Thornbury) - Join four of Australia’s barrel-aged beer specialists (3 Ravens, Feral Brewing, Moon Dog & Boatrocker) showcasing some of their most treasured brews aged in every kind of barrel you can imagine. A selection of Australian and international whiskies will also be free flowing, whilst the infamous Pleasure Palace will be transformed into a boilermaker bar. Soak all this up with a traditional wood smoked southern style bbq and live music. This is a true celebration of all things ‘wood’. Need we say more! Tickets are $70 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • Beer and Tequila Tasting at The Kodiak Club (272 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy) – Tequila and beer, mates from way back. Tonight is a chance to see them like never before. Indulge with team Tromba as they play with the beers of North Coast. Tickets are $70 a head and can be bought online here.
  • An Aussie Ales Adventure at The College Lawn (36 Greville Street, Prahran) - Which Australian state brews the best beer? Come to College and decide for yourself. With a range of breweries from around the country showcasing their finest ales you can enjoy a wide selection of some of Australias finest. Paired with a good old fashion Aussie style BBQ spread to fill you up! All food and beverage is included in this 4 hour package. Lock it in your calendar and come be a part of this Aussie ale adventure. Tickets are $85 a head and can be purchased online here.

Sunday 25th May

  • Handmade at Builders Arms (211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy) - Join The Builders Arms for an afternoon of thrilling wine. They’ve got some of the most exciting small producers in Australia today showing they wines along with a line-up of incredibly pure, delicious and nourishing wines from overseas. There’ll be filter coffee by Single Origin Roasters all afternoon and the guys from Epic brewery in Auckland with tap a keg. Plus they’ll be serving house cured charcuterie and pickles along with food from the rotisserie, and Gus and Max will be playing very good records in the courtyard. Entry is $20 and includes wine tasting, beer, food, coffee.
  • Boatrocker Palate Cleanser at Boatrocker Brewery (51 Macbeth Street, Braeside) - It’s been a long week, and what better way to end it but with a palate cleansing sour beer experience! Taste some of the worlds best sour beers, as well as examples from Boatrocker’s own sour program. Tickets are $60 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Brews with a Vue at The Vue Grand Hotel (46 Hesse St, Queenscliff) - The Bellarine Peninsulas premier craft beer venue the Vue Grand Hotel in Queenscliff and Bellarine Brew Co are joining forces to create a casual, fun event not to be missed. A celebration of the diverse styles of the brewery will be matched to a hop inspired snack menu from Head chef (and aspiring home brewer) Jesse Hughes all from the Roof Top Bar of the historic Hotel. Tickets are$55 a head and can be purchased online here.
  • Hitachino and Kumo: Nihonshu, Beer and Umeshu (152 Lygon St, Brunswick East) - Sake Samurai Andre Bishop welcomes Mr. Kiuchi whose family has brewed for 200 years. Join these two Gentlemen of Sake as we indulge in paired Japanese cuisine and artisan beverages. Tickets are $99 a head and you can buy them online here.
  • California Dreamin’ at Horn Please (167 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North) - Northdown Craft Beer Movement and Horn Please want to take you on a tour of California, a mecca of brewing innovation & an epicenter of world-class beer production. There will be a range of styles served from Eel River, Napa Point and other Northern California breweries. Adam Betts, founder of Northdown will talk you through the beers while Chef Jessi Singh will be serving his acclaimed food. A cool brew matched with India’s dynamic flavours…California dreamin’ for sure! Dinner is $85 a head and can be purchased online here.

12th May – 18th May 2014

Tuesday 13th May

  • Shanghai Chardonnay Dinner at David’s Restaurant (4 Cecil Place, Prahran) - Combine the flavours of Shanghai with the fresh seafood of home and you have the makings of an extraordinary dinner. Add 8 top-shelf wines from Top Australian Wines, 7 of them luscious Chardonnays and your Chinese dinner suddenly becomes an event to appreciate forever. Tickets are $85 per head and can be booked online here.
  • Brooks Celebrates World Cocktail Day (115-117 Collins St, Melbourne) - It was on this day in 1806 that the definition of the cocktail was first put into printed material- “Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of sprits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters” – The Balance and Columbian Repository. Brooks’ own cocktail wizard Shae Silvestro (really, he is an absolute gem), will team up with chef Nicolas Poelaert and design a 5 course dinner matched with cocktails. Dinner is $140 a head and tickets can be bought by emailing info@brooksofmelbourne.com

Wednesday 14th May

  • Rhone Valley Wine Evening at The Tasting Table (1219 High Street, Armadale) - Famous for it’s red wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Cornas and Gigondas to name but a few the Rhône Valley also makes some remarkable textural and aromatic white wines, incorporating varietals such as Marsanne, Roussane and blends from the renowned appellations of Condrieu and beyond. Come and explore all that the Rhône Valley has to offer with 8 wines to taste from both the Northern and Southern Rhône. There’ll be a mix of reds and whites all matched to delicious artisan cheese and meat boards. Tickets are $35 a head and bookings can be made online here.
  • Piedmonte Night at Osteria La Passione (486 Bridge Rd, Richmond) –  Every week in May, Osteria La Passione are devoting a whole night to one of the many regions of Italy. This night is all about Piedmonte with such dishes as Anchovy and garlic sauce with vegetables , Beef braised in Barolo wine and Chocolate pudding for dessert all with wines matched from the region.Dinner is $110 per head with wine included. To book, call 9428 2558.

Thursday 15th May

  • Mothers Day Masterclass in Wine (Level 2, 272 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (enter through Kodiak Club bar)) - This masterclass has been put together especially to say a massive THANK YOU to Mums around Melbourne. We’ll be pouring thirteen wines over a couple of hours including champagne, rose, a gorgeous selection of aromatic whites and bracket of luxurious pinot noir, all capped off with decadent dessert wine – and matched to a range of delicious edibles. Classes are capped at 14 people, and as with all Humble Tumbler classes we keep it fun, social & interactive. Tickets are $95 a head and bookings can be made online here.

Friday 16th May

  • Brewer for a Day at Bright Brewery (121 Great Alpine Rd, Bright) - The ultimate beer-lovers’ experience. Join the Brewer for a hands-on day brewing a batch of Bright Brewery’s’ award-winning beer. Be there for every step of a real brew day, get your hands dirty whilst learning from an expert as you craft their special brew.You’ll also be treated to a Harvest themed banquet lunch fit for a Brewer! This experience is strictly limited to 4 people so get your skates on. Cost is $360 per person and bookings can be made by phone on 03 5755 1346.
  • Good Beer Week Opening Party at The Foresters Hall (64 Smith St, Collingwood) - You just know the Good Beer Week crew wouldn’t allow the festival to kick off without something spectacular! The newly opened and renovated Forester’s Hall will play host to an epic night of Beer Goodness and live entertainment to start things off! More plans for the night to come so stay tuned! Entry is free so no excuse!

Saturday 17th May

  • A Night To Remember at The RACV Club (Level 17, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne) - Alzheimer’s Australia Vic invite you to attend the 2014 A Night to Remember exclusive charity dinner.  Join us for an exceptional culinary experience that celebrates Melbourne’s reputation as the culinary capital of Australia.  The event will feature five delicious courses with matching wine, each prepared by a world-renowned chef. The event will feature a charity auction of exclusive holiday packages, priceless experiences and other premium items; a silent auction of specialty items; a prize wall; and a raffle. Tickets are $330 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Beer Safari at South Wharf (South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf) - Meander along the bank of the Yarra River trying beer from Spain, Thailand, Mexico, America and of course, Australia. The resident South Wharf Promenade beer enthusiasts are teaming with real life brewers to chat about everything they love about beer. Safarigoers will receive tastings, beer snacks plus six tokens to redeem a beer or food option at any safari stop. Tickets are $35 a head and safari maps and tokens provided on the day. Tickets can be purchased online here.
  • Beer Academy: Taste the Magic at Belgian Beer Cafe (5 Riverside Quay, Southbank) - Since the liquid circus that is Magic Rock burst onto the UK brewing scene in late 2011, their legendary English ales with a twist of Stateside flair have amazed audiences worldwide. Now, accompanied by the Magic Rock Ringmasters for the first time in Australia you can taste the magic for yourself. Enjoy five creative courses of vaudevillian food, paired to the seven leading acts of the Magic Rock range on tap, some of which have never been seen on our shores before. Tickets are $71 per person and can be booked online here.
  • World Hop Showcase at Antique Bar (218 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick) - Luke Scott, Prickly Moses Head Brewer will serve four infused Otway Ale’s with fresh-hop combinations from the UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia. The tasting paddle will explore the different hops and their taste profile. Beginning with the Original Otway Ale, we then move to our four freshly infused combinations: UK – East Kent Golding and Fuggles Hops, USA – Mosaic and Simcoe Hops, New Zealand – Nelson Sauvin and Riwaka Hops, Australia – Galaxy, Ella and Vic Secret Hops. This event will suit both the novice, and the beer geek. Tickets are $25 a head and tasting and pizza are included. Tickets can be bought online here.
  • The Madness Continues at Rockwell and Sons (288 Smith Street, Collingwood) -  No one throws a street party like Rockwell and Sons and Moon Dog. There will be any number of beasts to eat, oysters being shucked, caviar and some of your favourite fried poultry… What more could you ask for? How about beers from Moon Dog, Rogue and Riverside to wash it all down? Spill out into the courtyard for music and a night you won’t forget. Tickets are $95 a head and can be bought online here.
  • The Cavalier Brewery Open Day (8/2 Derrimut Drive, Derrimut) - Cavalier celebrates one year in our new brewery with an open day beer event. This event highlights the fact that we are all in this together. The brewing community moves together and by offering other fledging brewing companies the opportunities that we were lucky enough to have had by working with us or having tank/s installed to kick start their business’s or to make a limited release batch of beer with no boundaries makes us proud and we want to share the love. We call it the brewery cycle of life, or something along those lines. So we have invited all past and present beery friends who we have worked with along for the bash! 12 breweries, large and small, 24 beers, live music, all you can eat BBQ and salads, beer trivia, giveaways, beer games, fun, beer and more fun. Tickets are $75 a head and can be bought online here.

Sunday 18th May

  • Colonial Vs The World at The Botanical (169 Domain Road, South Yarra) - Enjoy a relaxing long lunch in stylish surroundings at The Botanical, in the fine company of other beer lovers. As Colonial Brewing Companys Head Brewer, Justin Fox, takes your taste buds on a journey with the full flight of award winning beers from Colonial and examples from around the world. Tickets are $90 a head and include 5 Colonial and 5 International beer tasting; plus food dishes to accompany the pairings. You can book online here.
  • Dial +961 at Mr. Wolf (9-15 Inkerman St St Kilda) - +961 brewer, Mazen Hajjar, will be visiting and showcasing his beer from Lebanon for Good Beer Week. Karen Martini will be producing a special menu featuring middle eastern inspired pizzas and dishes that are matched with the range of +961 beers. Mazen will be onsite to discuss his beers with guests while attendees enjoy the special matches. Following the event stay on to make the most of our take on a Lebanese bar experience. Tickets are $43 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Provenance Lunch at Bridge Road Brewers (Old Coach House Ford St Beechworth) – Enjoy lunch with visiting international brewers in picturesque Beechworth. Michael Ryan Of Provenance is one of Australia’s leading chefs and has a soft spot for craft beer. See what he creates to match a suit of high end beer from Europe and Australia. Tickets are $89 a head and can be bought online here.
  • The Duel at Middle Park Hotel (102 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park) - An all-mighty battle between Hawthorn Brewing Co. and 3 Ravens who will go head to head to win the title of ‘best beer match’ to a selection of dishes from the Middle Park Hotel. Guests will enjoy a total of 4 dishes, with each dish matched to a flight of beer from both breweries. Guests will then vote for their favourite beer match. Tickets are $45 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Taste Beer and Buds at The Junction Hotel (15 Hall Street, Newport) - The Junction kitchen team has joined forces with Northdown Craft Beer Distributors and some special guest brewers to take you on a sensory journey through the 5 components of taste; Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter & Umami. Each beautiful dish will be paired with a beer which either compliments or contrasts the particular flavour as a fun way to explore how flavours effect each other and how that can be exploited to create exceptionally paired gustatory experiences! Tickets are $37 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Going Large II: Malt Fest at Rockwell and Sons (288 Smith Street, Collingwood) - Last year’s hops left a bitter taste in our mouths… So this year, Mountain Goat is unleashing a series of malt driven beers to pair with a Rockwell multi-course feast of meat. A new year with new beers means a new round of large format meats (and maybe even a few vegetables) to bring out your inner fat kid! Dinner is $85 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Weihenstephan Barbecue at Village Melbourne (557 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) - Join international guest Frank (head brewer from Weihenstephan) for an afternoon of great German beer and smoked barbecue! Celebrate the history and future of the oldest brewery in the world! Steeped in history, science and tradition, Weihenstephan has been the basis for most beer science, love and appreciation. Frank can’t wait to chat, drink and eat with you and talk about the subject of the week (or life) – BEER! Gourmet BBQ in attendance and a take home Weihenstephan stein makes this. One event to pencil in! Tickets are $45 a head and can be bought online here.

5th May – 11th May 2014

Monday 5th May

  • Torbreck Wine Dinner at Ombra Salumi Bar (76 Bourke St, Melbourne) – Join Torbreck Winemaker Craig Isbel for a comprehensive look at Torbreck’s current line-up of wines, during a very special dinner at Ombra Salumi BarTo give you a hint at the proceedings, the 2010 Descendent and 100-point rated 2010 RunRig are being matched with Ombra’s trademark, overnight-cooked lamb shoulder. Dinner is $140 a head and can be booked by calling Rathdowne Cellars on 9349 3366 or online here.
  • Wines of the Month Lunch at The Botanical (169 Domain Rd, South Yarra) – Join Wine Styles as they showcase their best 12 wines of the past and upcoming period over a fabulous 3 course meal at The Botanical. And as they are not content with only 12 wines over lunch they’ll also have a tasting table of other recent & future vinous highlights. Lunch is $75 a head including wines and can be booked via email on wine@winestyleonline.com.au or by phone on 8644 4040.

Tuesday 6th May

  • An Evening with Ian Curley and Fergus Henderson at The European (161 Spring St, Melbourne) - For one night only Ian Curley will be celebrating the pig with a Nose to Tail degustation. Ian’s good friend Fergus Henderson will be there on the evening to entertain while Ian prepares the dishes we love.Enjoy a 5 course degustation with matched wines for $160 a head. Bookings can be made via functions@theeuropean.com.au or by phone on 9654 0811.
  • Around the World in 6 Wines at Champions Bistro (Springs Rd, Clayton South) – Join Clinton McIver and his team in a journey featuring 6 families of wines from around the world and matching them to 6 different tastes from their ever changing menu. Having eaten Clintons food before and being a massive wine buff, I have to say this promises to be one amazing event. Dinner is $120 a head and can be booked 9544 9929

Wednesday 7th May

  • Penfolds Wine Dinner at Ludlow Bar & Dining Room (Building 3, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank) - Penfolds Grange & Bin Release Wine Dinner has been announced. Hosted by Penfolds Winemaker and Global Ambassador Jamie Sach. The night includes tasting of luxury release and icon Penfolds Wines including Grange and St Henri with food expertly matched by Ludlow Head Chef Anthony Caruso. Dinner is $225 per head and can be booked by calling 9699 1676. See here for menu details.
  • Chapman Grove Wine Dinner at The Valley Cellar Door (18 Hall St, Moonee Ponds) – The Valley Cellar Door is presenting a dinner hosted by Ron Fraser, owner of Chapman Grove Wines in Margaret River, who will take your through a selection of his award winning wines. Dinner is $60 per head and inclusive of 3 course plus wines. Bookings can be made by calling 9370 2000.
  • Veneto Night at Osteria La Passione (486 Bridge Rd, Richmond) –  Every week in May, Osteria La Passione are devoting a whole night to one of the many regions of Italy. This night is all about Veneto with such dishes as Salted cod mousse, Pork ribs, sausage and white cabbage stew and Nougat tiramisu’ for dessert all with wines matched from the region. To book, call 9428 2558.

Thursday 8th May

  • PJ’s Annual Oyster Fest at P.J O’Briens (Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Southbank) - For a shucking good time.  Feast on oysters done a dozen different ways!  The oyster fest is $60 per head and includes Oysters, Beer, Wine, Live Music, Prizes & Giveaways plus Expert Shuckers and Oyster Experts in the House! For bookings email areilly@pjobriens.com.au or call 9686 5011.
  • Taste and Tipple at Campari Bar (23-25 Hardware Ln, Melbourne) - How well do you know your Cabernet Sauvignon? Ron Fraser, wine aficianado and founder of Chapman Grove Winery hosts a blind tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon from two of Australia’s most reputable regions – Margaret River and Coonawarra. Take your guess on where you think each wine is from. Includes Cabernet Sauvignon tasters matched with Campari House signature canapés. Tickets are $25 a head and can be booked online here.

Friday 9th May

  • Whisky Degustation Dinner at Starward Distillery (181 Larkin St, Essendon Fields) -  New World Whisky extends an invitation for you and your friends to enjoy an evening with David Vitale, Founder and CEO of Starward. David will take you on a tour of the distillery, which is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the process of making a hand-crafted whisky – barley to bottle – in one site. You will indulge in five courses of specially designed degustation plates which are designed to complement and enhance the unique flavours of the whiskies showcased. The night will be hosted at the distillery and food will be prepared by Chris Badenoch and Julia Jenkins of Josie Bones fame.  Their track record in creating great dishes that work really well with beers and whiskies should make this one of our more memorable evenings. Dinner is $150 a head and can be booked online here.

Saturday 10th May

  • Western Victoria V’s North East Victoria wine region challenge at Union Dining (270-272 Swan St, Richmond) - This is your chance to be a wine show judge for a day with a tasting to be held at Union Dining from 3pm – 5pm. James Halliday, Ralph Kyte-Powell and Dan Sims will make up the professional judging panel and you will get the opportunity to have your say and judge the wines along side them.
    You will be asked to nominate your favourite wine overall as part of your judging experience. All results will then be tabulated and presented at a dinner that same evening in the Union Dining restaurant. Tickets are priced at $150 for the wine show judge and dinner, or, $120 for the dinner only including wine. To book, call 9428 2988.
  • Distillery Tour and Whisky Masterclass (181 Larkin St, Essendon Fields) – Starward distillery which is located at Essendon Airport, an easy 15 min drive from the CBD will be open for your enjoyment.  This is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with our production team and view the process of making a hand-crafted whisky – barley to bottle – in one site.  You will get to look around the bond store and maybe hear about the special delights that the production team are in the process of creating. After you’ve completed the tour, you will then be taken through a whisky sensory training program, exploring the world of whiskies.  The event culminates with a guided tasting of our select reserve barrels and a one of a kind take home gift – You get to bottle a 200ml cask strength whisky. The tour and masterclass are $120 a head and can be booked online here.
  • German Riesling Masterclass at Armadale Cellars (817 High St, Armadale) - Riesling vies with Chardonnay as the world’s greatest white grape.  Germany sets the quality benchmark with the Riesling grape, producing wines that are at one delicate, yet enormously powerful, with a backbone of electric acidity that guarantees a long cellaring life. Come and taste through an eclectic selection of German Rieslings from the stunning 2012 vintage.  The masterclass will cover a broad range of styles and expressions, including modest yet  ‘estate’ Riesling, various dry styles, culminating with fruchtig (fruity) Rieslings from the great Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard in the middle Mosel. Masterclass is $39 a head and can be booked online here.

Sunday 11th May

  • Mothers Day Listings to be found here.

28th April – 4th May 2014

Monday 28th April

  • IDES at Persillade (150 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne) – This is your chance to have dinner with some of Melbourne’s up and coming new chefs at their once a month pop up restaurant for only $100 a head for 6 courses, $150 with matched wines (here’s a look at some of theirpast efforts here). To book, email Contact@idesevents.com.au and do so quickly before the rest of Melbourne work out how amazing this is.
  • Brewing great beans without a machine at Long Shot (727 Collins St, Docklands) - Join resident coffee nerd Manny Fusinato as she shares the secrets to brewing excellent coffee without an espresso machine. From how to select beans, the difference of single origin beans, brewing techniques – aeropress and pour-over – and an opportunity to sample and compare the differences in taste, this course gives you a chance to indulge in the finer points of Melbourne coffee or brush up on your coffee elitist vocabulary. As an added incentive, pastry chef Shaun Quade will be matching delicious kitchen creations with each beverage sample. (Course will include coffee tastings, baked goodies, and an opportunity to purchase Hario equipment and St. Ali beans.) Tickets are $15 per person and can be booked via info@long-shot.com.au or by phone on 9282 7979.
  • Chefs at The Cow: A Night with Daniel Wilson (Huxtable) at Milk the Cow (157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda) - Chefs at The Cow will be a monthly dinner event where the expert cheesemongers let some of Melbourne’s best chefs roam free in their 5-metre cheese cabinet to come up with a four course menu featuring our hero ingredient: cheese. Don’t miss the first one when Milk the Cow let Daniel Wilson, chef and owner of Huxtable and Huxtaburger, take over their kitchen. Tickets to this dinner are $120 a head and can be booked online here.

Tuesday 29th April 

  • A Wine and Cheese Masterclass at the Prince Wine Store, Essendon (Cnr Albion and Primrose Sts, Essendon ) - This informal masterclass will match six classic cheese and wine combinations selected by Olivia Sutton from Harper & Blohm and Braden Robb of Prince Wine & Spirits. Olivia and Braden will navigate through the Old World classic combinations; Triple Cream with Champagne, Cheddar with Bordeaux, Blue with Fortified and more in a fun and relaxed environment. The Class is $50 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Mushroom Forage and Feast with Alla Wolf Tasker at Lake House (4 King Street, Daylesford) - Don hats and boots. Bring a basket. Meet in the carpark at Lake House for an expedition into local forests with culinary ‘legend’ Alla Wolf Tasker. Spend a leisurely hour and a half seeking out beautiful funghi. Return to Lake House kitchen for a lesson in preparation and production of a simple lunch based on your discoveries. Enjoy a shared lunch with local wine. Lunch and mushroom hunt are $200 a head and can be booked by calling 03 5348 3329.

Wednesday 30th April

  • Cognac and Chocolate Masterclass at Circa (2 Acland St, St Kilda) –  Cognac is rich, rare and misunderstood … with a history equally as rich. The Champagne Dame’s masterclass into Cognac is a supremely indulgent foray into this world. Being held at the exclusive private room of CIRCA Private Dining Room in St Kilda. We will explore a minimum of 5 exceptional cognacs. You will enjoy an exquisite tasting of cognac with perfectly matched handcrafted chocolate. If you were not a cognac lover before, you will be after this class. The ultimate masterclass experience. Places strictly limited. Tickets are $99 a head and can be bought online via the Champagne Dame here.
  • Hop Off Dinner at The Terminus Hotel (492 Queens Pde, Fitzroy North) - Join the 2014 international and local AIBA judges for dinner at GBW’s headquarters The Terminus Hotel, for a delicious 3 course meal, matched to beers selected by two top teams. One representing the AIBA and the other representing Good Beer Week. Both teams will select AIBA Award winning beers matched to a delicious 3 course dinner. Throughout the night, you will get the chance to mingle with the AIBA judges and vote for your favourite beer/food match of the night. This is an evening of friendly rivalry, good food, great beers and of course brilliant beery company. Hosted by everyone’s favourite Beer Bloke; Pete Mitcham, ticket price includes 3 course dinner, 6 matched beer tastings as well as a pre-dinner beer. Dinner is $85 a head and can be booked online here.
  • Pauillac Bordeaux Dinner at Pei Modern (45 Collins St, Melbourne) – Pauillac in Bordeaux’s Haut-Medoc is home to some of the greatest Bordeaux houses of all, including 3 of the 5 Bordeaux premier cru châteaux: Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild and laying claim to 75% of the Médoc’s first growths. Based on the left bank of the Gironde. St-Julien the wines of Pauillac are Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blends with great complexity and an amazing ability to age. Join us for a dinner to remember where we’ll be opening up 6 different wines including Pauillac’s most consistent and long-lived first grown Chateau Latour 1995 worth over $1500 a bottle! The wines will all be matched to 3 delicious courses at Pei Modern restaurant in the city. Full list of wines will be announced shortly. Dinner is $225 per head and is limited to 12 people. Tickets can be bought online here.
  • New Chefs at Jorg (203 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North) – Head Chef Bryce Bernhardt is pleased to announce the addition of two new chefs to the Jorg kitchen team, Jarrod Amos and Andrew Gadowski. To mark this event Jorg would like to invite all family, friends and guests to welcome Jarrod and Andrew to the team, with the opportunity to attend a dinner featuring a menu created by Jarrod and Andrew showcasing their strong groundings in classic and modern European cuisine (menu here). Dinner is $85 for 5 courses and can be booked online here.
  • The 3 Faces of  Dom Pérignon with Vincent Chaperonn at Vue De Monde (Level 55, 525 Collins St, Melbourne) -  You are invited to an intimate evening to discover the 3 Faces of Dom Pérignon with Vincent Chaperon, Winemaker. Dom Pérignon is an act of creation. Every vintage is unique. In 1668 the young monk Dom Pierre Pérignon took up his duty as the procurator and cellarer at the Abbey of Hautvillers, with the dream to create the best wine in the world. Today, with the same visionary spirit, Richard Geoffroy and Vincent Chaperon pursue this quest for perfection and design each Dom Pérignon vintage like a piece of art. Enjoy a selection of our signature canapés followed by a bespoke 5 course degustation menu created by Vue de monde Head Chef Cory Campbell to complement each expression of Dom Pérignon. Dinner is $495 per head. To book, call 9691 3888.
  • Poh’s Book Launch at Elements Restaurant and Events (410 Main Rd, Lower Plenty) – Poh Ling Yeoh from Season 1 of Masterchef is launching her book and you’re all invited to help celebrate. The evening will include dinner, a meeting with Poh, a Q and A session, door prizes and signings. Dinner is $85 a head which includes a copy of the book and dinner. To book, call 9439 9941.
  • Trinity Hill Wine Dinner at Grain Store (517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne) - Partnering with Award winning New Zealand Trinity Hill Winery, Executive Chef Ingo Meissner has curated a seasonal five course menu to complement an array of Trinity Hill Wines. Arrival drinks and canapés will be offered with Ingo and Trinity Hill president and founder John Hancock discussing the key tasting notes of the courses and wines. Dinner is $100 a head and can be booked via Melanie@grainstore.com.au

Thursday 1st May

  • The Gin Queen Presents at The Kelvin Club (14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne) - The Kelvin Club will host The Gin Queen, Caroline Childerley, for a gin tasting event showcasing the now internationally recognized range of gins from Australia, guests can absorb the history and stories behind gin, meet some of the Australian distillers making their mark on the Gin world, and taste their beautiful creations first hand. The Gin Queen will showcase four cocktails to be served with canapés on the night. Sourcing botanicals from their own garden, The Melbourne Gin Co will be served as a Dirty Martini, Yarra Valley distillery Four Pillars Gin will be served as a Negroni, Bass & Flinders from the Peninsula will be served as a classic gin and tonic, and finally, Botanic Australia, will served as the classic favourite, into “The Lawnmower” cocktail. Tickets are $65 a head and can be booked by phone on 9525-5082

Saturday 3rd May

  • Seaweed Salon at Movida Aqui (1/500 Bourke St, Melbourne) - Movida head chef and owner, Frank Camora will develop a five course menu. We’ll match each course with wine, sake and maybe even some sherry  -  drawing on special guest Michael Ryan’s passion for all things Japanese and Frank’s well known Spanish connections. Host, Richard Cornish (The Age) will host panel discussions during the afternoon and there will as usual be plenty of time to ask questions and understand the place that seaweeds and plants have in modern cooking, and future nutritional needs. Tickets are $100 a head and can be bought online here.
  • Seasonal Feast at The Town Hall Hotel (166 Johnston Street, Fitzroy) – The Town Hall are once again putting on a seasonal dinner, show casing the best local products. A 4 course feast with matched wines is $95 per head. Bookings can be made by phone on 9416 5055.
  • The Duck, The Pig & The Pinot Dinner at The Botanical (169 Domain Rd, South Yarra) - Book a table for two or a group booking to enjoy a celebration of fine food and wine! 4 courses featuring duck then pork then duck and pork together then dessert. Dinner is $65 a head and can be booked by calling 9820 7888.
  • The Great Trentham Spud Fest (cnr High & Quarry Streets, Trentham) - The ‘Spud Hub’ will be alive with hot potatoes, hot art, hot music and fantastic entertainment for all the family to enjoy. There will be spudtastic children’s activities; spud food, beverages and other stalls; great music all day; spuds for sale from local farmers; animals to pat; henna tattoos; aqua orbs. You’d never guess potatoes could be this much fun! Entry is free with more info available here.
  • Eastern Peak, Unfined and Unfiltered (67 Pickfords Road, Coghill’s Creek) – A unique 2-hour tasting experience, seeing wines as they progress from being harvested, to barrel, to bottle. Winemaker Owen Latta will show you the benefits of ‘minimal intervention’ winemaking techniques in a hands-on experience. All wines unfined and unfiltered. Finish with a lunch in the iconic Eastern Peake cellar door. Return bus available from Daylesford. Tickets are $60 a head and can be booked by calling 03 5343 4245.
  • Buchery and Home Curing with Jonai Farms (129 Morgantis Road, Eganstown) - Learn how to break down and bone out half a pig, where your bacon, pancetta, guanciale, and other curing bits come from; and basic recipes for curing at home. You’ll get to take a piece home to finish the cure on your own. Tour the paddocks and meet our growing happy herd of rare-breed Large Black pigs and beer-fed cattle. BBQ lunch of Jonai Farms produce included. Cost of the day is $100 a head and to book, email jonaifarms@gmail.com

Sunday 4th May

  • Moon Park Meets Moon Under Water at The Builders Arms (211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy) - Moon Under Water welcomes Ben Sears and Eun Hee An, chef and owners of one of Sydney’s most exciting and electric restaurants, Moon Park. Preparing a four course lunch showcasing the modern Korean dishes they are famed for. Wines will be matched by our very own Campbell Burton. A fun afternoon exploring everything Korean. The lunch is $140 per head and bookings can be made by phone on 9417 7700.
  • End of Vintage Party at Cumulus Up (45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne) – Celebrate the end of vintage at Cumulus Up with a relaxed, laid back wine tasting and shared lunch with a  few local wine makers such as Jamsheeds, Starting at 12.30 with tasting from 1pm, the afternoon is $55  head and bookings can be made by calling 9650 1445.

14th April – 20th April 2014

Monday 14th April

  • American Craft Whisky Tasting at Whisky and Alement (270 Russell St, Melbourne) – Whisky and Alement are throwing open their doors for a tasting on American craft whisky. They will have 5 different whisky’s to taste. Tickets are $40 a head. For more information and to book, look online here.

Tuesday 15th April

  • Circa Through the Ages (2 Acland St, St Kilda) – Circa is putting together a degustation menu that will bring together some their most celebrated past chefs including Matt Wilkinson and Philippa Sibley with their current with matched wines by Sally Humble. Dinner is $150 per head and you cn book via dining@circa.com.au or by phone on 9536 1122.
  • Gin Day at Bar Nacional (727 Collins St, Melbourne) - Wine and spirit experts Prue and Jeff are back for a delicious discussion of gin. The class will include a tasting of both Spanish and Victorian gins (including the new Yarra Valley 4 Pillars gin), a discussion of typical gin botanicals and a lesson in making the perfect gin and tonic. Practice your new gin skills by infusing your own personal flavour of gin to take home and convert into a your next signature cocktail. (Light refreshments, gin/cocktail tasting, and supplies for your own infused gin are included.) Tickets are $15 a head and can be booked via info@barnacional.com.au or by phone on 252 7999.

Wednesday 16th April

  • Burmese New Years Eve at Burma Lane (118 Little Collins Street, Melbourne) - Join Burma Lane  for their Thingyam Burmese New Year Eve 4-course dinner, featuring delicious Burmese food and a glass of wine with each course. Dinner is $89 per person and can be booked by calling 9615 8500.

Thursday 17th April

  • World Malbec Day at Ormond Hall (557 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) - Come join the celebration of Argentina’s most famed grape including examples from Australia. Add to this, there’ll be empanadas for you to eat from some of Melbourne’s best Argentinean/South American restaurants and you get to vote for your favourite one.  The winner will receive the ‘GOLDEN EMPANADA’ trophy which will be annouced towards the end of the night. Expect to see the guys from Piqueos, San Telmo, Huxtable, Bellota and El Alamo serving up these tasty treats. Add to this there will be live tango shows, over 80 different types of Malbec on tasting and more! Tickets for this amazing night are just $35 a head and can be booked online here.
  • An Evening with Dr Ray at Bistro Vue (430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne) - Dr Ray Nadeson, winemaker and originator of Lethbridge Wines in Geelong will host an intimate dinner sharing his knowledge and philosophy as one of Victoria’s great advocates of biodynamic winemaking. This is a unique opportunity to participate in  a fun, terroir driven conversation which is so in tune with our local food philosophy. Dinner is $145 per head and can be booked by phone on 96913838. See the full menu online here.
  • World Malbec Day at Bohemian Restaurant (35 Dukes Walk, South Wharf) - Join Bohemian for a journey through the grape variety best known in Argentina as they celebrate World Malbec Day for the second year running on Thursday 17 April 2014. Enjoy a five-course feast devised by head chef Josep Espuga expertly matched with different versions of the South American wine. Dinner and wine is $65 per person and bookings can be made by phone on 9682 0566.

Friday 18th April

  • Good Friday at Persillade (150 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne) - Looking for somewhere special to dine this Good Friday? We will be open and offering a beautiful 5 course fish only meal to mark this Easter holiday for only $70 per person with an optional wine match on the night (menu here).  Bookings can be made via mrandmrs@persillade.com.au or by phone on 9078 4056.

Sunday 20th April

  • Easter Sunday at Maha (21 Bond St, Melbourne) - Join Maha for a family feast on Easter Sunday. Shane will be creating a ‘maltese-centric’ menu featuring some of his family favourites. Lunch is $65 a head for 4 course and dinner is $85 a head for 4 courses. To book, email bookings@maharestaurant.com.au or call 9629 5900.
  • Easter Sunday Breakfast at the Aquarium (King St, Melbourne) - Enjoy an egg-cellent start to your Easter Sunday with a morning of family fun and entertainment at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. The event includes a delicious sit-down breakfast featuring seasonal gourmet delights, including pancakes for the kids, while you soak up the magnificent views of Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River. With plenty of art and craft activities to keep even the smallest little fish entertained, chocolate goodies, PLUS all-day entry,there’s never been a be To better time to hop down to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium! Entry is $50 for Adults, $35 for children aged 3-12 and $15 for children under 3. To book, simply fill out this form and email it back to the Aquarium on functions@melbourneaquarium.com.au
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Oakridge Winery (864 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream) – Come to Oakridge on Easter Sunday for a day of  family fun with a petting zoo for the kids from 10am to 12pm and their own resident  face-painting fairy. The Restaurant is now booked out for lunch but you can still book for breakfast and the kids are welcome to join in on our famous ANNUAL EGG HUNT at 2pm. Sunday locavore’s breakfast is available at $40 per person, which includes eggs your way, all the trimmings, tea, coffee, juice and a glass of the 2010 Oakridge Blanc de Blancs. Book now for breakfast – (03) 9738 9900 or info@oakridgewines.com.au
  • Easter Feast at The Commoner (122 Johnston St, Fitzroy) -Join the Commoner on Easter Sunday for a special seasonal lunch. They will be putting the Easter Bunny through its paces and serving up a menu featuring rabbit (or wood-fire roasted chicken for the game-free). Lunch is $60 and for that, you’ll get an amuse, entree, main (rabbit or chicken) & dessert. For bookings call 9415 6876.
  • Easter Sunday at Epocha (49 Rathdowne St, Carlton) -The Epocha family invites you and yours to our home this Easter, for a special Easter version of our Sunday Roast. Roast is $58 per person and bookings can be made on 9036 4949.
  • Greek Easter at Hellenic Republic (26 Cotham Rd, Kew: 434 Lygon St, Brunswick) - Celebrate Easter Sunday and Greek Easter all on the same day. This special event will be running at both our Brunswick and Kew venues. Join Hellenic Republic for a 4 course set menu priced at $70 per adult & $40 per child (aged 3-11 years). To book, phone Brunswick on 9381 1222 and Kew on  9207 7477.

7th April – 13th April 2014

Monday 7th April 

  • Pasi Petanen and Nic Poelaertat Brooks (George Parade, Melbourne) - Join Brooks for a collaborative dinner that will show the talents of two of Australia’s prodigious young chefs from different backgrounds and how they interpret and contribute to the style that is contemporary Australian food.Join Nic Poelaert and Pasi Petanen for a 6 course dinner at Brooks. Dinner is $140 a head and can be booked by phone on 9001 8755.
  • Savages and Hicks at Circa (2 Acland St, St Kilda) – Brett Savage of Bentley’s Bar and Restaurant joins forces with Circa’s Ashley Hicks to bring you the very best in local seasonal produce. They are putting together a 5 course menu with matched wines for $195 per head.  Bookings can be made via dining@circa.com.au or by phone on 9536 1122.
  • Champagne Bollinger Masterclass at The City Wine Store (enter via Melbourne Supper Club, 161 Spring St, Melbourne) – Guy De Rivoire from Champagne Bollinger is hosting a rare sit down customer masterclass featuring the 2004 La Grande Année and La Grande Année Rose, among other prestige cuvées. The European’s Ian Curley will provide canapés to accompany and there will be a magnum of Special Cuvée to be won on the evening. Dinner is $17 5 per head and you can book by phone on 9654 6657.

Tuesday 8th April

  • Meet the Cheese Maker at Spring Street Grocer (157 Spring St, Melbourne) - Come along downstairs to the Cheese Cellar for another exciting Meet the Maker evening. We’ll be accompanied once again by Australia’s master of cheese, Will Studd, and with him special guest, Giorgio Cravero of the famous Parmigiano Reggiano maturing house based in Piedmont, Italy that has been in his family for five generations. Tickets are $70 a head and can be booked via anthony@springstreetgrocer.com.au or by phone on 9639 0335.
  • Yabbie Lake Vs Oakridge Wines at No 8 by John Lawson (Riverside at Crown Casino, Southbank) – Join Winemakers Tom Carson from Yabby Lake and David Bicknell from Oakridge to experience the best from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. These wines will be matched with four courses by Executive Chef John Lawson (check out the menu here). Dinner is $145 per head and can be booked by calling  9292 5777.
  • Starward Whisky at Bananows Lounge (348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn) - David Vitale, owner and CEO of New World Whisky Distillery will guide you through some very special whiskies, which have been chosen from barrel by the team at Baranows.  On the evening you will experience, Starward Single Malt Whisky. the first ever Starward single cask release, a Starward Single Malt which has been hand chosen and designed exclusively for Baranows Lounge and only 3 other venues,  Baranows signature Old Fashioned cocktail using Starward Whisky and the  Boatrocker Ramjet stout which has been aged in Starward Whisky barrels. Tickets are $50 a head and can be bought online here.

Wednesday 9th April

  • Bordeaux 2010 Masterclass  including three first Growths,Chateau Mouton, Chateau Margaux & Chateau Haut Brion at Bellota (177 Bank St, South Melbourne) - This masterclass will feature fifteen wines over four brackets and is a great chance to taste, side-by-side, a superb range of wines from the 2010 vintage and served with some small dishes from Bellota. he first bracket will explore the regional differences across a range of well priced and affordable Bordeaux. The second bracket will focus on the notion of terroir across the Medoc looking at some comparable wines from the main communes in the Haut Medoc. The third bracket will zero in on the Margaux commune which perfomed extremely well in 2010.  And to finish it all off we are offering a very special chance to taste three of the five first Growths. These wines now sell for over $2000 a bottle.  Dinner is $395 per head and can be booked online here.
  • Italia Vs Australia Wine Appreciation Session at Terra Rossa (87 Flinders Lane, Melbourne) - Discover your favourite wine matched with Terra Rossa’s iconic antipasti platter, for a pre-dinner experience to remember. Hadyn Petricevich from Mezzanine wines will lead the tour between the two lands with the first round being Tuscan vs Victorian Sangiovese and the second & deciding round between Venetian vs South Australian Pinot Grigio.Tickets to this event are $25 and include 4 wine tastings plus an antipasto platter. Places can be booked y emailing office@terrarossarb.com.au or by phone on 9650 0900.

Thursday 10th April

  • Wine of the Month Lunch at The Botanical (169 Domain Road, South Yarra) – Join the inaugural Wines of the Month lunch where winestyleonline.com.au will showcase some of the best 12 wines of the past and upcoming period over a fabulous 3 course meal at The Botanical. They will  launch in style, presenting the brilliant Tolpuddle wines, a couple of the latest highly rated Ben Glaetzer releases and premium imports. Not content with only 12 wines over lunch we will also have a tasting table of other recent & future vinous highlights. Lunch is $75 a head and you can book via wine@winestyleonline.com.au or by phone on 8644 4040.

Sunday 13th April

  • Wild Game Food and Wine Tasting at Wolf and I (152 Chapel St, Windsor) - You won’t have to hunt down the most delectable tastes because they are all found here. Enjoy an evening of adventure and originality as you embark on a journey of new experiences and new tastes. Feast on a lunch complete with a variety of wild game dishes cooked to perfection. Plus, with each course, you get TWO wines…That’s 8 wines total. Lunch is $99 pr head and can be booked online here.
  • Union Dining goes to Curly Flats (263 Collivers Rd, Lancefield) - After two successful years Union Dining are heading back to Curly Flat in Macedon for another Pinot Noir launch. The restaurant will be closed for the day and instead, they will be serving a four course seasonal menu (check out the menu here) to match a flight of Curly Flat wines that includes both latest releases, as well as rare older vintages, all taking place in the charming homestead Vintage Hall. Lunch is $150 a head, for bookings contact Curly Flat on 03 5429 1956 or email mail@curlyflat.com For this event, there is a coach service running direct to Curly Flat from the Woodend train station, please say if you require this service when making your booking.