The annual Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is one of our favourite times of year, here at littleBig. And this year is no exception, especially with the plethora of fantastic events put on by our beloved clients.  See below our very own Festival guide – littleBig Style!

 

1) The Liquid Harvest – South Melbourne Market – SO:ME Space

Independent Aussie spirit cultivators – The West Winds Gin, Tequila Tromba and 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka – will take drinkers on an evocative journey through their homelands, complemented by local market produce.

Independent Aussie spirit cultivators, The West Winds Gin, Tequila Tromba and 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka, will take Melbourne drinkers on a journey through the tastes, colours and aromas of the lands in which their harvest is produced. West Winds Gin will explore the rich botanicals of Margaret River in Western Australia, Tequila Tromba will shine light on the Mexican highland agave fields and 666 Vodka will showcase Tasmania’s sweeping barley meadows. On display will be ingredients from the earth (agave, citrus trees and barley) with farmers present to discuss their role in producing these liquid delights. You will also learn how to complement these flavours with fresh market-foraged fruits and spices to create mind-blowing cocktails, accompanied by food from the Market’s renowned Köy Restaurant.

Booking Information

Phone: (03) 9486 0080

For more information contact info@tequilatromba.com

Book Now

Thur 7 Mar 7:30pm -10:30pm

2) The Market of Eden – Prahran Market

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Prahran Market find cider serenity in our mini orchard, and celebrate the earthy creations of Napoleone & Co cider paired with Yarra Valley morsels.

Treat your tastebuds in this fifty-minute session, as four very different ciders are paired to perfection with four delectable mini dishes, for a heavenly taste experience.
Cider maker Behn Payten will lead you through each cider’s unique taste and characteristics while chef Walter Trupp will unearth and explain the complementary flavours behind each pairing. Each mini dish will be made using fresh market produce, sourced mainly from the Yarra Valley.

Booking Information

Phone: (03) 8290 8220

Bookings are Essential

Book Now

Dates & Times

Sat 2 Mar 11:00am – 12:00pm
Sat 2 Mar 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Sun 3 Mar 11:00am – 12:00pm
Sun 3 Mar 2:00pm – 3:00pm

3) Gifts from the Soils of Mexico – Chingón

Tequila Tromba and Chingón will present an afternoon exploring the rich variety of food and drinks born in the red soils of the Jalisco Highlands of central Mexico.

Tequila Tromba is produced from the blue agave plant, cultivated in the rich earth of the highland region of central Mexico. The afternoon will offer you an insight into the fresh flavours of tequila cocktails enjoyed at celebrations throughout this region, including its history and why these soils are so well suited for its growth.

Chingon will offer a special earthy menu to complement the characteristics of Tequila Tromba: marinated pork will be wrapped in banana leaves and slowly cooked underground; tortillas will be hand pressed and cooked to order; salsas will be prepared freshly before your eyes.

An unforgettable celebration of the traditional food, drink and music of central Mexico.

Booking Information

Phone: (03) 9429 5695

Please send through your booking to bookings@chingon.com.au

Book Now

Dates & Times

Sat 2 Mar 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sun 3 Mar 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sat 9 Mar 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sun 10 Mar 2:00pm – 5:00pm
4) The Great Victoria Cheese Platter – Queen Victoria Market

Meet expert cheesemakers as you enjoy an evening of regional Victorian produce matched with regional Victorian wine in the beautiful art deco surrounds of Queen Victoria Market’s Dairy Produce Hall.

The popular Great Cheese Platter is returning to Queen Victoria Market. Held in the art deco surrounds of the historic Dairy Produce Hall, The Great Cheese Platter celebrates the origins of the ancient craft of cheesemaking and showcases some of Victoria’s best cheese and wine-producing regions. This sit-down feast of regional cheeses and accompanying deli produce will be expertly matched to a variety of wines, each complementing the flavours born of their terroir.

Booking Information

Phone: (03) 9320 5835

Bookings via Queen Victoria Market website

Book Now

Dates & Times

Thu 14 Mar 6:00pm – 9:30pm
5) All That’s Good From The Ground – Georgie’s Harvest South Melbourne Market

Join Georgie and Michael Dragwidge, chef Steve Earl, farmers Richard and Andrea Hawkes, and mushroom innovator Rob Wertheimer, to celebrate Victoria from the Peninsula to The Otways.

Guests will be treated to a four-course meal including premium ingredients such as Victoria’s own grass-fed beef and lamb fresh from The Otways, the lush flavours of log-grown shiitakes and farm-fresh choice potatoes expertly prepared by farmer and chef Steve Earl of Otway Harvest and La Bimba restaurant Apollo Bay. Hear how these people have worked to ensure that their produce and regions are at the forefront of Victorian food supplies. Guests will leave with a unique memento, a framed and signed print by renowned St Kilda still life artist Chris Beaumont.

Booking Information

Phone: (03) 9696 2288

Book Now

Dates & Times

Mon 4 Mar – Tue 5 Mar 7:00pm – 10:00pm
6) World Street Festival – Queen Victoria Market

Revel in the theatre and vibrancy of international street food when Queen Victoria Market presents the World Street Food Festival.

The sights, sounds and tastes of the earth will be showcased on Melbourne’s doorstep when Queen Victoria Market hosts the much-loved World Street Food Festival. Free to attend, this event is a tantalising fusion of street food and entertainment from Europe to South America, Africa, Asia and home again. Relive your favourite travel experiences or take the opportunity to try something new. Celebrate Melbourne’s love of world food and our appreciation of the global culinary experience.

Booking Information

Book Now

Dates & Times

Sun 3 Mar 9:00am – 4:00pm