Crawl ‘n’ Bite
Get to know Melbourne on a chaperoned food tour of the city. The Crawl ‘n’ Bite events, supported by Victoria Harbour, are a cult classic of the Melbourne Food and Wine festival, and take guests on a curated walking tour of three venues per night. At each venue guests are served a dish with a matched drink under the guidance of food insiders. It’s a fun way to explore both high profile and lesser-known culinary gems of the city.
The Employees Only event on Monday March 19 explores iconic inner-city venues. From the city’s original Mexican gem Mamasita, to the Vietnamese-influenced Uncle and barbeque-led Fancy Hanks.
Much continues to be made of Melbourne’s laneway dining scene and the Laneway Crawl gives three good reasons to find out why. On Monday March 19 diners will begin in Hosier Lane with Spanish tapas at Movida Next Door. From there, the tour moves on to Lucy Liu in nearby Oliver Lane for Asian share plates and cocktails, before finishing up at Peruvian hideaway Pastuso in AC/DC Lane.
Discover three of Melbourne's best dining spaces with a guided tour of handpicked bars and restaurants at our Private Dining session. This tour on Monday March 19 will take in modern Armenian fare by candlelight at Sezar, French flavours at Philippe, and Spanish-Iberian food upstairs at Bar Lourinhã. Each dish will be accompanied by a paired drink.
Get a taste of Footscray’s rapidly expanding craft beer and food scene with the Westside Crawl on Wednesday March 21. Beginning at Bar Josephine on Barkly Street, before moving on to Mr West Bar, and its huge array of drinks on tap paired with cheese and charcuterie boards, then finishing at Up in Smoke with the barbeque fare coming out of its $20,000 smoker.
The events are a cult classic of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. There are two sessions each night and tickets are already selling fast.
Crawl 'n' Bite supported by Victoria Harbour
Monday March 19 – Thursday March 22
Price: From $78
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne.