I wanted to let you all know about some amazing things coming up soon which I may have neglected to mention last week (let’s face it, that post was already a bit TL:DR). Some of them only came to light this week and some have been siting in the back of the vast recesses of my brain in the “it’s ages away” file only to find that no…time has moved and they are not that far at all.
The first thing I wanted to let you know about is probably the most important. A whole bunch of restaurants around the country have donated a dinner for 4 at their restaurant with all proceeds being donated to the relief fund in Nepal. The auction starts on the 13th May and closes on the 20th May. For more info on what’s being done and find out which restaurants are participating, have a wee look at their website here. Also, a big shout out to Matteo Pignatelli and David Mackintosh for putting it all together, great work guys!
I also want to talk to you about the Tasting Table in Armadale. A superb suburban wine shop and bar which often has amazing tasting night which give you a great chance to mix and mingle as well as learning a bit more about wine. Every second month they do a tasting event with over 20 different wines on pour for you to try with the next one coming up this Thursday. The session is just $10 and you get 10% off all wines you buy on the night. More info here.
Next up, I wanted to tell you about is a Pizza and Chianti lunch, presented by the fabulous Luke Campbell from Vinified at D.O.C at Albert Park. This is a great way to discover more about this underrated wine variety and you get pizza as well so really, you can’t lose here. Find out more here.
One of my newest favourite dinners is this one. The National Hotel in Richmond have been teaming up with Jerry Mai from Pho Nom to bring the world a series of once a month dinners called Young Guns Dinner. The dinners bring together some of the latest young talents from some of Melbournes best restaurants. It gives them the run of the kitchen and the wine list to bring you the types of dishes and wine that represents them. I’ve been to the last two and have had an absolute ball and have booked in for the next one already, a dinner staring Cian Fenaughty from Cutler & Co and Aaron Skovell from Lucy Liu. Tickets are limited so get in quick.
Don’t forget to look at the events page for more goings on this month. There are some amazing dinners on for the Top Australian Restaurant month as well as some fabulous dessert degustations, beer dinners and wine tasting.