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This Week in Food – May 27

Kate Stevenson
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Imagine getting an indulgent meal, and doing your bit for homelessness at the same time! Well, you can if you “Dine with Heart” on Tuesday 30 May.

Sacred Heart Mission look after just some of the 23,000 Victorians who are homeless on any given night.

Guests will dine on the stage of the Palais Theatre, part of a bespoke audience of 200, fed by ensemble of Melbourne’s leading chefs including Jesse Gerner, Adam D’Sylva and Buddha Lo.

Tickets still available for this very special experience. Click here



Having hosted international guests for the last couple of years, Healesville Sanctuary has become a staple for me on the itinerary – but it’s about to get a bit wilder!

Over the Queen’s Birthday weekend (10-12 June) they’re hosting “Wine and Wildlife” – from 11am – 4pm each day there’ll be five different spaces hosting local wineries, breweries, distilleries and eateries.

All proceeds will support Zoo Victoria’s efforst to fight the extinction of 21 local threatened species.

Tastings are included with your general admission ticket, kids under 16 free.



Southeast Asian noshery tenpin has rolled its way a little further down Beach road towards St Kilda to set up shop in a striking new premises.

The focus here by former Chin Chin chef Ashley Richey is fresh, flavour-packed, fun Asian fare.

Mop up your chilli jam with fluffy nann bread when you order the stir fried Portarlington mussels, and fire up your taste buds with the hot chilli roast duck lab.

For something light and brighter, the kingfish sashimi with coconut cream and rep pepper jaew will knock you over.

Top tip: ask your waiter about the giant bowling pin the corner.



The Dandenong Market is playing host to ‘National Burger Day’ on Sunday, there’s lots of funky and freaky burgers to try.

Burger lovers can pick up a ‘Burger Passport’ and collect stamps at each stall for the chance to take home $500 in Dandenong Market vouchers.

For more info



The Good Food and Wine show returns to Melbourne from 2nd to 4th June, giving you a big day out discovering new foods, wines and latest products – don’t we love those samples!!

In the Good Food Theatre, catch chefs like Manu Fiedel, Matt Moran, and Marion Grasby doing their thang, there’s a new pop-up dining precinct, and even a “Smelly Cheese Project” – hmmmmm!

Tickets via



This year marks 20 years for Essential Ingredient teaching the rest of us how to perfect our culinary skills.

They’ve just released their latest Cooking School Program for June, it includes one-pot wonders with Nicky Reimer, Hola Mexico with The Black Toro’s Garen Maskel, and Asian Style Family Meals with Ricky and Pinky’s Archan Chan.

For booking info

Kate Stevenson