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Top Ten Things To Do At The Taste of Melbourne

By Ellen Seah
28th Sep 2016


The best annual foodie destination is back. Featuring the finest Melbourne restaurants, producers and growers in one foodgasmic space. Taste Of Melbourne in partnership with Electrolux is an unmissable event for any self-declared food lover and we're giving one lucky person the chance to snap up an awesome prize!

We've got pair of tickets to the Platinum Lounge which includes fast track entry and access to the exclusive platinum lounge with free flowing drinks, wine and cheese pairing classes, a private bar & unlimited access to the Platinum Lounge. PLUS, a reserved cooking station at the all new Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets! We've also got 10 more general entry double passes for if you miss out on the big prize! Just enter below and cross all of your fingers toes! 

Kicking off with an exclusive gala night on Thursday 10 November, chef pedigree will include the likes of Estelle Bistro’s Scott Pickett, Circa’s Rhys Blackley and Supernormal’s Perry Schagen to name a few. Wine and food matching, masterclasses, a live music hub and premium shopping from over 80 of the best local and international producers are just some of the activities available over four jam-packed days.

Between deliriously eating your way through dishes from some of Melbourne’s best, here are the top ten things to do at Taste.

#1 Up Your Kitchen Game With Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets

If you’ve ever been unreasonably envious of your friend’s impeccable knife skills, this is the class for you. Teaming up with some of Australia’s leading chefs, Electrolux gives you the opportunity to learn from the best. Cook a culinary signature meal through this hands-on masterclass and enjoy your creation with a glass of matched wine alongside your favourite chef.

#2 Eat Your Way Through Seven Foodie Hats

The first line-up of epic restaurants has been released, with seven hats between them. Taste-sized dishes start from just $6 from The Royal Mail Hotel, Movida, Cumulus Inc, Mamasita, Hotel Jesus and many more.  Each restaurant will offer a selection of three menu options, along with a limited edition icon dish. We suggest skipping breakfast.

#3 Exlplore The Adelaide Hills With Nepenthe Wines

This year’s Taste will see one of Australia’s most diverse and exciting wine regions brought to life—the Adelaide Hills. Home to Nepenthe Wines, the Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s hottest and most underrated wine regions, with some of the biggest names in food and wine emerging on the scene over the past few years. This year, Nepenthe Wines will be bringing the Hills to Melbourne for you as you sample some of their award-winning wines—including their mouth-watering Pinot Noir!

#4 Lurpak Cookery School

Release your inner chef at the Lurpak Cookery School. The gorgeous Sara Oteri of Masterchef fame will be hosting these intimate 30 minute sessions where you will learn plenty of new skills and get to nom on delish eats made using our fave butter. The perfect way to break up the day, these sessions are first come first served, so get in early!

#5 Nose Your Way Through The Producer’s Collection

Taste's artisan market will feature over 80 local and international producers, including century-old Gruyere Cheese, batch brews from Antipodes Gin and raw chocolate delicacies from Pana Chocolate. If you’re looking for something more boutique, make a beeline for the Producers’ Collection once you arrive at the artisan market. Home to the finest up and coming artisan brands including environmentally friendly loose leaf teas from T Totaler Teas and local craft beers from Sailors Grave Brewing, this is one for the high-class foodie at heart.

#6 Unwind In The Platinum Garden Lounge  

Indulge in the finer things at the exclusive Platinum Garden Lounge, with fast-track festival entry, free flowing drinks and a complimentary tasting glass you actually cannot go wrong. Throw in some cheese and wine pairing sessions in the exclusive platinum lounge enclosure and your day is sorted.

#7 Onsite Delivery With Deliveroo

Not that you won’t already have a serious case of food coma—but if you’re somehow craving more food, Deliveroo will be on site with a helping food-filled hand. Bounding around Melbourne to bring you orders from Taste's best restaurant buddies, you can enjoy your delivery in the Deliveroo area.

#8 Visit The Mediterranean At Estrella Damm Taste Bar

Combining the best of both worlds: food and beer, the Estrella Damm Taste Bar will feature vibrant Mediterranean dishes, Estrella Damm beer and upbeat music to create a little oasis at Taste of Melbourne.

#9 Drink Your Way Through Yarra Valley’s Best Wines

With top winemakers including Seville Estate and Mandala Wines, every red lover at heart can’t miss the Yarra Valley Wine regional showcase at Taste. Luckily, your ticket comes with a complimentary tasting glass so you can sip, slurp and swirl your way through bottles from ten of Yarra Valley’s best vineyards.

#10 Enjoy The Nepenthe Wine's Music Hub

New to 2016, The Nepenthe Wine's Music Hub is promised to feature a line-up of the latest and greatest emerging local talent in collaboration with Parlour Gigs. Gather your foodie haul and set up a feast to the backdrop of the best of the best from Melbourne’s live music scene. Keep your eyes peeled for the line-up to be announced soon.

Grab yourself 30% off your ticket by using the code URBAN here.*

*Discount applies to general entry advance tickets only.

Editor's Note: This article is proudly sponsored by Taste Of Melbourne and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

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