We're all looking for something else to do as we wait for midnight on Sunday 13 September. And if partying in your lounge room sounds like something you'd be up for, read on.
Ben Shewry, the chef and owner of renowned restaurant, Attica, has teamed up with legendary Melbourne electronic group, The Avalanches, to host a free virtual house party on Saturday 12 September.
“The idea for A Party for Melbourne grew out of our friendship with Ben and Kylie [Staddon] from Attica,” said Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater of The Avalanches. “We began to think about what we can do for this city that has nurtured us. How do we say thank you to Melburnians for their sacrifices during lockdown, and also offer a light at the end of the tunnel? We have watched people struggle desperately with mental health, lose businesses, and so much more. This is a love letter and a thank you to this city that has supported us for so long.”
A series of videos created by Ben Shewry will be released the week prior to the party with the 'How To Party' videos showing tips from Shewry on party food, and how to turn your living room into a disco.
Some of the recipes you can expect include cheese and pineapple hedgehogs, better than sausage rolls, and hectic prawn cocktails.
To get into the party action, you'll need to register at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival website with ticket registration open from Friday 28 August.
What: A Party For Melbourne
When: Saturday 12 September, 7:30pm
Where: Your living room
For more information, head to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival website.
Looking for something to do until then? The Phillip Island Penguin Parade is being live streamed every night of the week.
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