Spring has almost sprung, folks, which means there’s a tonne of epic food-focused events popping up on our calendar. If you’re looking for things to do in Melbourne and you’re the night market type, then look no further. Flavour Exchange, our favourite Melbourne night market for all things food and drink, is taking place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September, bringing together the absolute best in local producers for two nights of eating, drinking and good times.
If you made it to the Winter Flavour Exchange event back in June, you’ll know just how good the hand-picked selection of delights for tasting will be. As well as tasty new-season offerings from Flavour Exchange favourites Sofi Spritz, Chooh la la, Dineamic Foods, Allies, Scotchman’s Hill and Sally’s Paddock wineries, there will be a host of new faces attending the Melbourne night market this season.
We’re super-excited to try the latest condiments on show from Coldstream company Cunliffe and Waters, who teamed up with Four Pillars distillery to make an EPIC gin marmalade that we discovered on our last trip to the Yarra Valley. If their track record is anything to go by, expect some deliciously rich and tasty seasonal spreads and preserves, packed with interesting flavour combos that you won’t get on supermarket shelves.
Looking to stock up on some top-rate, easy-to-cook meals? Yarra Valley Pasta will be there with some of the tastiest hand-made pastas we’ve tried in a while. Pair them with some fresh veggies and a boutique wine from any of the new producers who will be in attendance – Medhurst, Oakridge, Tokar Estate and Rob Dolan will all be showcasing their latest vintages – and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for a spring feast!
Happening in conjunction with the Flavour Exchange night market, the VIC100 Wine Awards take place on Saturday 5th September, making for a bumper weekend celebrating Victoria’s food and drink scene. We’re giving one lucky Lister the chance to WIN passes to both Spring Flavour Exchange and the VIC100 Wine Awards, including its wine masterclass event, which you can read about here.
The competition's closed, folks! Congratulations to Lauren Cosson, our lucky winner.
See you there, Listers!
Spring Flavour Exchange | Federation Square, Melbourne CBD
4.30pm – 8.30pm, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September
Tickets priced at $36.50 pp – 20% discount if you’re a LUMO Energy customer!
Terms and conditions: Prize includes 2 x Event Passes to Spring Flavour Exchange (either date) and VIC100 Wine Awards, including 2 x spots at the VIC100 Masterclass held at 2pm on Saturday 5th September. Competition closes 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 30th August. Winners will be notified via email. By entering your email address, you agree to be added to the Flavour Exchange/VIC100 database, and The Urban List Melbourne database.
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