Love him or hate him, its undeniable that Justin Hemmes and his Merivale group do know a lot about food, drink and creating an enjoyable dining experience.
Now in its fourth year running, March into Merivale is set to be bigger and better than ever with over 60 irresistible events across 21 different venues including; one-hatted restaurants Uccello, Felix and Bistrode CBD, three-hatted est as well as the neighbourhood faves, Ms. G’s, El Loco and The Beresford Hotel.
This year’s theme is ‘Eat My Words’, which sets about to bring to life the food philosophies of fourteen of Merivale’s top chefs, such as Dan Hong ‘breaking the rules’, Peter Doyle demonstrating his belief of food honesty and balance, and Jowett Yu embodying his love of all things pork.
In addition, the festival will feature fun and unique food events all captured in a line-up of creative and cheeky campaign images. The Sopranos dinner at Uccello, The Morning After The Night Before 5-course brunch at Ms.G’s as well a ‘Pork Off’ between Jeremy Strode and Dan Hong at Bistrode CBD, showcasing Asian and British cooking of the humble pig, are just some of the deliciously fun items on the agenda. There are Gin Master classes at Establishment and Film Nights at Ash Street Cellars, as well as an Epic Meal on the longest possible communal table at The Beresford, not to mention the $33 meal and drink offer at Merivale restaurants and a 2-for-1 version at the group’s pub venues.
Originally a fashion house, Merivale, owned by the Hemmes family, has been established in Australia for 45 years. By 1996 the last of the Merivale fashion stores closed and Merivale became renowned for their commitment to Sydney’s hospitality and entertainment industry.
And now you’ve got 7 weeks to eat their words, so make sure you check out the calendar, lock in your taste buds and March into Merivale for some of Sydney’s culinary best.
March into Merivale runs from February 16 to April 5.