A Moveable Feast: This Week In Food – March 3
THIS WEEK IN FOOD: March 3
HERE WE GO AGAIN
Chris Lucas is at it again, he of Chin Chin, Kong, and Baby fame is set to open his latest restaurant – so it’s bound to be big. Kisum? (meaning a pure obsession with beauty) will be a three-level Japanese restaurant in Flinders Lane and chefs K S Moon and Shaun Presland will be at the helm. It’s due to open in May.
Labour Day Burgers at Hank Marvin market Photo: Supplied
Labour Day will see the Hank Marvin market in St Kilda host the second Big Burger Biannual. Over fifteen burger vendors and a handful of drinks, desserts and coffee trucks will satisfy all palates over an extended trading time from 11am to 10pm. Think names like ‘Brother Burger’, ‘St Burgs’ and newcomers ‘Kimu Korean Japanese Eatery’, and ‘The Kraken Squid’ who’ll be dishing up a a Moreton Bay Bug burger.
I’m not joking, the Peninsula Picnic is back on April 1, with nine of the region’s best restaurants and five wineries handpicked to keep the crowds buzzing while acts like Bob Evans and The Cat Empire entertain them. Adam D’Sylva of Coda and Tonka fame will run cooking demonstrations and tastings from the Peninsula Pantry farmers market – BYO rug!
TO BE SURE-GO
If you’re more the hands on type, how about learning how to make your own tomato sugo? Next Sunday, Mister Bianco head chef and owner Joseph Vargetto is hold a Sugo masterclass – you’ll have the chance to learn Sugo secrets and get your own pots of freshly made sauce to take home, before enjoying a set three-course lunch with wines by TAP.
FREAKY DEEKY DUTCH
One for the diary is the Holland Festival taking place at Berwick Showgrounds on 8th April. There’ll be more than 35 different Dutch foods in restaurant style set ups, food vans and marquees. You can enjoy classics like Bitterballen, Rookworst, Hutspot or Broodje Haaring – okay, I have no idea what they are. Plus there’ll be cultural exhibits, vendors and kids entertainment as well.
More info: www.hollandfestival.org.au
Scorcher checked out a new venue for us this week. First – Calia is a fancy-pants new deli-restaurant hybrid that’s just opened in Emporium.. Michelin Star chef Francisco Javier Araya serves up modern Japanese-inspired dishes such as Wagyu beef on rice with an onsen egg and rock lobster criossant with mayo-miso.