Good old Melbs, giving us plenty to do (and eat) to get us through the week. Bistro Morgan is delivering us an insta-worthy pop-up shop, South Wharf is treating us to a culinary pick of the precinct and the fringe festival is feeding us some cultural diversity.
Here are 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week:
Bistro Morgan Pop Up
Melbourne’s “Doughnut Prince”, Morgan Hipworth (aka Bistro Morgan), is having a week-long pop-up shop! If you’re already a fan of his deliciously insta-worthy creations then I don’t need to tell you to scoot on down but if you haven’t heard of him then this is your lucky week. At only 15, Morgan has been in the doughnut business two years but is already hugely popular (just check out his Instagram and you’ll understand why). Don’t miss this chance to get your hands on some of these sugary masterpieces.
With the Fringe Festival and Royal Melbourne show both running this week it’s going to be hard to manage your spare time. If you’re a bit overwhelmed and can’t decide where to go, might we suggest this little gem. Soula doesn’t speak English yet but is inviting you into her home to feed you. This weird and wonderful concept is part of the fringe festival and runs from Tuesday to Friday. For $25, Soula will feed your, share her stories, make you laugh, cry and feed you some more. Book your tickets here.
The Artisan Baking Classes You’ve Always Kneaded
You should go just for the pun alone! But seriously, if you fancy yourself a decent baker and are keen to improve upon your skills then check out this master-class. Run monthly by Mill & Bakery, this 4-hour class will have you making Artisan Baguettes like a pro. The class is $110 and will have you making 6 baguettes that you get to take home.
Dirty Secrets Comedy
Caz Reitop has been doing a comedy night every Wednesday since 2009 so they must be doing something right. If you’re not already a regular to this Wednesday night tradition then it might be time to check it out. They feature a variety of different comedic styles from around Australia that focus a little bit on the weirder, more experimental side of comedy. They also have a cocktail happy hour on Wednesdays too! Check out the info here.
This dining experience in South Wharf is doing something a bit different. The five-course meal will feature dishes from different restaurants around the precinct, including Akachochin, Bohemian, BangPop, Common Man, Meat Market and Plus 5. This means that you’re going to get quite a variety of dishes from Japan, Spain, Thailand and Australia. Tickets are $119 and include a matched wine, champagne, and sake.
One For The Diary...
Latte Art Class
Always wondered how those baristas get that perfect foam in your morning latte? Or how they get those cool patterns across the top of your mug? Well, Veneziano are hosting a class where you can learn to do just that! Whether you're a barista who wants to brush up their skills or just want to impress your guests at home, the class will teach you how to pour patterns like the rosetta, heart, tulip or swan (and more complex patterns if you're up for it). Tickets are $170 per person but make sure you book in advance.
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