Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch
If there’s any shining lure to hop on a flight to Melbourne during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival this March, the World’s Longest Lunch might be it.
Previously held in various locations in and around the Melbourne CBD, including Lygon Street and the Grand Prix race track in Albert Park, this year the festival’s flagship event will leap the city boundaries for the banks of the Maribyrnong River, Footscray.
Featuring places for 1700 diners, this year’s lunch will gather around a 500-metre-long table for three decadent courses prepared by some of the leading lights in the Australian dining scene.
The lunch will be brought to life by Peter Rowland and lead by Adam D’Sylva (Tonka, Coda) and Jerry Mai (Annam, Pho Nom), who will unite their Indian, Italian, Vietnamese and Cambodian roots into a modern-Australian feast. Dessert is helmed by D’Sylva’s colleague at Tonka and Coda, pastry chef Kay-Lene Tan, while the drinks menu will comprise of matched wines by Tahbilk, beer from Stella Artois, still and sparkling water by Sanpellegrino and Acqua Panna, and coffee from Lavazza.
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