Taste the best of Melbourne’s West

Published on 12 February 2019


The culture and culinary diversity of Melbourne’s West will be on show this March when Eat.Drink.Westside kicks off in style with 25 delicious events running as part of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (8 – 24 March).

Enjoy a special one-night-only ‘Battle of the Dumplings’ dinner at Luxsmith in Seddon where you decide which dumpling is best – Asian vs Italian! Or feast on Ethiopian vegan dishes at Footscray’s Konjo Café, complete with a traditional coffee ceremony.

Taste your way through a five-course degustation honoring seasonal veggies at Small Graces in Footscray; or enjoy some porky goodness at The Plough’s ‘Pig, Pints and Pinot’, with all the profits going to local primary schools.

If you’re the adventurous type, take a culinary tour of Footscray where a local chef will show you where to source exotic ingredients, before returning to Yarraville Community Centre to cook up your findings; or meet boutique beer and winemakers, gin and vodka distillers as they talk you through their finest creations at Yarraville’s new ‘Johnny’s Emporium’.

If you enjoy learning a new skill, then Eat.Drink.Westside has you covered. Let Spice Bazaar in Seddon guide you through creating six cheesy dishes matched to wine; learn how to make a cocktail with a twist, inspired by Footscray’s ethnic diversity, at Littlefoot’s ‘Westside Mixology’; or attend a veal masterclass at Burn City Test Kitchen’s ‘Where did the Veal go?’

You can also earn how to make your own cannoli and marzipan pascal lamb using 150 year old recipes at Footscray’s famed ‘T Cavallaro & Sons’ special event.

These are just some of the delicious food and wine experiences on offer in the 2019 Eat.Drink.Westside program.

This year’s program is presented by Brimbank City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Moonee Valley City Council and Wyndham City Council.

A Word from the Mayor, Cr Martin Zakharov:

“Melbourne’s West is growing an enviable reputation for its cultural and culinary diversity and we are proud to show that off through this year’s Eat Drink Westside program.

“From masterclasses and long lunches to behind the scenes tours and afternoon teas, we invite you to discover the eclectic flavours, creative energy and strong sense of community to be found in Melbourne’s West.”

For further information about the program visit festivalcity.com.au #myfestivalcity

For bookings go to melbournefoodandwine.com.au

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