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This Week in Food: Getting stuffed and chewing the Fatto

THIS WEEK IN FOOD

GET STUFFED: Who doesn’t wanna get piggy with it? Well you can, when the stunning Levantine Hill Estate celebrates the end of Victoria’s truffle season with a pig stuffed with a mere $20k worth of truffles! There are just 50 tickets available. The Old Breed Mcivor Farm Berkshire pork will be roasted over cherry wood and coal, there’ll be a wine tasting on arrival and dishes will be matched to Levantine Hill wines, plus a New Orleans Swing band will keep you entertained throughout. It’s happening on Friday 7th September from 2-5pm, tickets and info (03) 5962 1333, events@levantinehill.com.au

CHEWING THE FATTO: On Thurs 23rd August, Fatto Cantina on the Yarra is taking a trip down memory lane as head chef James Kummrow hits the kitchen with former boss Rosa Mitchell. They’ve crafted a one-off menu that explores the essence of Italian cuisine. Expect dishes like cauliflower fritters, mortadella, pickles, and fried ricotta, before moving on to mains with orecchiette with cauliflower and wild rabbit agro dulce. And, of course, the Vino will be flowing. You’ll be up for $60 for the meal, with drink charged on consumption. Bookings at www.fatto.com.au.

SNAPPED: Does a week go by when Four Pillars Gin haven’t gotten behind a creative offering of some sort? Not generally. So how about next weekend, Sat 25th and Sun 26th August when they’re launching a Red Snapper Brunch tour at Cumulus Inc. Their director of drinks, James Irvine, has curated a selection of four ‘Bloody Mary inspired’ cocktails which will be served alongside Cumulus Inc’s breakfast and lunch menus. Think drinks like the spicy Emperor Snapper with Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin, tomatillo, yellow tomato, turmeric, cucumber and jalapeño oil … youch! cumulusinc.com.au

MIND YOUR TEA: After all those carbs, pigs & booze, we should probably be a bit more mindful … so how about a Tea & Mindfulness event at Prahran Market’s Libertea? It’s taking place next Sun 26 August and will start with a meditation before guests brew their favourite tea for all the guests to try with tea expert, Kaishan. You can try a rock tea from Wuyi mountain China, oolong tea called buddha hand, a rare deep steamed Japanese tea called fukamushi sencha and many more. It’s just $10 with snacks and tea wares provided. Check the Prahran Market Facebook events page here.

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