A degustation dinner, make your own Kit Kat pop-up, Japanese Film Festival, food trucks for charity, and the city’s first ever gin festival – it’s time to get planning for your epic week! Here are our top 5 picks of things to do in Melbourne this week.
Monday 23 November
Food For Thought at Beer Deluxe
Welcome your week with a 7-course degustation menu by some of the biggest names in the restaurant business at Beer Deluxe Fed Square. Food For Thought will highlight Australia’s food and wine while raising awareness and funds for Beyond Blue, the organisation playing a fundamental role in assisting those with depression and anxiety. Come and indulge in local loves including Beer Deluxe, Tonka, and Lee Ho Fook - and contribute to a good cause. Tickets are $150 including paired drinks, and are available here.
Food Trucks for Families in Need
Do you love your food trucks? Well you’ll love them even more now… If you're planning on buying lunch in the CBD next week, you can make a difference to Melbourne’s most vulnerable families. Each day from 23-27 November a different Melbourne food truck regular will be setting up shop at a location in the CBD and surrounds from 12-2pm, and donating $1 from every meal purchased to the appeal. Just keep an eye out for Happy Camper, Taco Truck or Beatbox Kitchen!
Tuesday 24 November
Make Your Own Kit Kat at Melbourne Central’s KIT KAT Studio
Have you heard? The KIT KAT studio comes to Melbourne this Tuesday! Offering the chance to create your own kat of chocolate dreams, the studio is open from 24 November – 17 January, featuring 17 premium ingredients for you to play with, and some mouthwatering festive flavours to sink your teeth into. Click here for further details and opening hours, and get ready to get Kit Kat crafty!
Thursday 26 November
Japanese Film Festival at ACMI
The Japanese Film Festival kicks off this Thursday with a 7:20pm screening of BAKUMAN at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. BAKUMAN tells the story of two young aspiring manga artists, a writer, and illustrator teaming up to realise their dream of creating a manga series for Shonen Jump Weekly – the world’s most popular manga mag. The Japanese Film Festival will run from 26 November – 6 December across ACMI cinemas and Hoyts Melboure Central. Check out the website for all featured flicks and tickets.
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November
Melbourne Gin Festival at Federation Wharf
It’s HERE! Melbourne’s first ever gin festival, Juniperlooza, has finally arrived - and we are ready for a weekend celebrating this sweet, sweet spirit. Held at Federation Wharf bars Pilgrim and Riverland, the festival will feature a range of gin tastings, meet-the-maker sessions, gin inspired food stalls, live entertainment, and pop-up bars showcasing the finest gin labels in the game. For further details and festival hours click here.
Looking for more awesome things to do this November? Check out our top 10 events for the month!