When it comes to foodie things to do in Melbourne, April is chock-a-block with some epically tasty events. From wine tasting and oysters galore, to Easter egg hunts and plenty of pork, there really is something for everyone! Not sure where to start? We’ve done the hard yards for you, Listers, and found the very best foodie events for the month ahead. Get booking!
Pork & Cider Wednesdays at Mr Lawrence
Summer’s over but all is not lost, Listers! The arrival of chilly autumn nights means meatier foodie events are popping up around town, including Mr Lawrence’s Pork & Cider Wednesdays. For the month of April, the Port Melbourne restaurant and pub will offer a craft cider and matched pork meal combo, with producers changing each week. You know what to do, peeps…go get some pork on your fork!
Pork & Cider Wednesdays at Mr Lawrence | Each Wednesday throughout April
To book, call 03 9077 4992
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic at Werribee Park
Excuse me, did someone say chocolate?! That’s right, Listers, the famous Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic will be held once again at Werribee Park, promising a fun day out for the whole family! Kids can run riot around the beautiful grounds, seeking out Easter eggs along the way, while the adults can relax and enjoy the picnic action. Not only will the event be stacks of fun, it’s also a great fundraiser—all proceeds will go towards the Good Friday Appeal!
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic at Werribee Park | Friday 3rd April from 9:30am
Tickets $15 per person
To book, call 132 849 or head to the Ticketek website
Easter Egg Hunt at Café Vue Heide
Set amongst the picturesque grounds of Heide Museum in Bulleen, Café Vue will be hosting a fun, family-friendly Easter Egg Hunt this Easter Sunday! One of our top picks for things to do in Melbourne over the long weekend, the Easter Egg Hunt will conclude with a delicious two-course lunch at Café Vue, a droolworthy dessert buffet and an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself!
Autumn Scarf Dinners at Green Park
Green Park in Carlton North is the latest Melbourne restaurant to host Scarf Dinners, a series of dinner events giving young refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants the opportunity to gain hands-on hospitality experience. For $40 you’ll be treated to a two-course set menu, with dessert and coffee also available to order. Not only will you leave the Scarf Dinner with a satisfied stomach, you’ll also leave safe in the knowledge that your dinner has helped train the next generation. A win-win for all.
Luke Burgess Dinner at Circa, The Prince
The Month of the Prince is back, Listers, and it all kicks off with the Luke Burgess Dinner! The superstar chef from famed Hobart restaurant, Garagistes, will join Circa executive chef Ashly Hicks in creating a five-course fine dining menu that showcases the finest Australian produce—think heirloom tomatoes with smoked oysters, and Flinders Island lamb with sweetbreads, tomatillo and nasturtium. With matched Bannockburn wines for each course, this is the ultimate foodie event in Melbourne!
Ms Collins 1st Birthday
Melbourne CBD bar, Ms Collins, is celebrating her 1st birthday this month and it’s shaping up to be one heck of a party! A celebration of all things food, art, music and fashion related, the Ms Collins 1st Birthday party will see the finest food being served, the champagne flowing, and the entertainment getting the crowd jumping. Another stellar event to put on top of your ‘things to do in Melbourne’ list!
Street Feud at The Deck
Foodies of Melbourne, let’s get ready to rumble—Street Feud is back and better than ever! The food festival battle will see top Melbourne restaurants and cafes Charlie Dumpling, Newmarket Hotel, Fonda, Acland St Cantina, 10 Greek Plates and Candied Bakery battle it out against each other in order to get their mitts on the ‘Street Feud Supreme’ trophy. Each vendor will sell one dish, with the public voting on their favourite street eat at the end. Will Charlie Dumpling win for the second year running? Or will it be a Street Feud newbie? Either way, you’re in for an epic afternoon of feasting!
Austrian Wine Evening at The Tasting Table
Join The Tasting Table for an evening exploring the various Austrian wine regions and their amazing assortment of boutique wines. There’ll be eight wines to sip and swill, all matched to farmhouse cheese and charcuterie sharing boards provided by The Tasting Table team.
Everything is a Remix at The Deck
If you want to know more about wine, book yourself in for Everything is a Remix at The Deck! Wine pros Brash Higgins, Gareth Belton and more will be hosting this fabulous wine night over dinner, which includes four wine flights and moreish canapés by Ashly Hicks of Circa fame. The guys will talk you through a variety of old-school winemaking techniques plus the styles that are slowly, but surely, making their way back to mainstream. Bring on the wine!
Chef Tamaki’s Pop-Up Kitchen
What do you get when you combine Japanese cuisine with Melbourne’s insatiable appetite for pop-ups? Chef Tamaki’s Pop-Up Kitchens, that’s what! Held at Lil Boy Blue in Kew, you’ll be treated to three hours of feasting with all food cooked by Chef Tamaki, an expert in all things to do with Japanese cuisine. What’s more, each dish will be matched with the perfect wine, beer, sake or Umeshu plum liqueur. If you love Japanese food, you can’t miss this!
La Belle Époque at Circa, The Prince
One of the more luxe foodie things to do in Melbourne this April, La Belle Époque is the ultimate in fine dining and champagne! Join Kyla Kirkpatrick—a.k.a The Champagne Dame—and Circa Executive Chef Ashly Hicks for five courses of stellar food, all matched with Perrier-Jouet champagne. They’ll also take you through the history of the Belle Époque era, one of the most glamorous periods in history.
Young Guns at The National Hotel
Held each month at The National Hotel, one of Melbourne’s best pubs, Young Guns sees a team of young chefs from famous restaurants take over the kitchen and wow the crowds with their cooking prowess. This month’s guest chef will be George Tomlin from one of Melbourne’s best restaurants, The Town Mouse, and we are hella excited! Designed to give these up-and-coming chef superstars the credit and recognition they deserve, Young Guns also includes matched wines chosen by esteemed sommelier Miranda Campbell, co-owner of Belle's Hot Chicken. Don’t miss it!
Oyster Frenzy at The Deck
When it comes to foodie things to do in Melbourne, none make the crowds go as wild as Oyster Frenzy at The Deck. The 10th instalment of the uber popular ode to the oyster, Oyster Frenzy is your chance to devour as many oysters as you can possibly eat, along with crab, seafood canapés, and a bevvy of beverages. Last year’s Oyster Frenzy saw a record 19,440 oysters shucked—we’re predicting this year to be even bigger!
There you have it, Listers—the best of the best foodie events in Melbourne for April! Get booking and prepare to FEAST!
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