rom market food to Australia taking on the rest of the world, there’s plenty to recommend Melbourne’s thriving multicultural food scene. We couldn’t cover all the delicious international foods on offer, but we managed to pick a few.
Heat Beads Hawker’s market: Queen Vic Markets.
March 15–17 at 6pm & 8.30pm.
$45. Bookings Ticketmaster 136 100.
Live dance and music and 30 of Melbourne’s best Hawker dishes on offer from Co Do’s Pho, to Hallah’s bulgogi (marinated BBQ beef). This is a chance to fill up on all the best Hawker food that the city has to offer in one spot.
World Street Food Festival: Queen Vic Markets.
March 21 from 10am-4pm.
Tasting plates from $7. No booking required.
Feel like travelling the world but can’t quite afford the $$ or the time? The World Street Food Festival has you covered for international flavours. Showcasing tastes from Africa, Asia and Europe to South America. But there’s plenty of Aussie on offer too.
Spain vs Victoria Sotano Wine & Tapas: Hilton Melbourne, South Warf.
March 14–18 at 6.30pm.
$60. Bookings (03) 9027 2122.
Ever wondered how Victoria stacks up against the rest of the world when it comes to cheese, wine and cured meats. Well this dinner is a chance to find out – with regards to the best produce from Spain at least. Head to head the two will battle it out.
Thai Culture and Food Festival: Federation Square.
March 21 from 10am-8pm.
This is a chance to sample a variety of the flavour and colour that Thai culture has to offer, from dancing displays and handicrafts, to Thai cooking secrets and fruit carving demonstrations.