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Taste of Melbourne 2013 Preview + x2 Double Passes Giveaway

“Taste of Melbourne is back peeps! In fact, it starts on Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th November 2013. Keep scrolling for your chance to win a double pass to this year’s Taste of Melbourne. Click through for your chance to win tickets!”

Taste of Melbourne 2013 Preview + x2 Double Passes Giveaway

Taste of Melbourne 2013 Preview + x2 Double Passes Giveaway

Taste of Melbourne is back peeps! In fact, it starts on Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th November 2013.

Keep scrolling for your chance to win a double pass to this year’s Taste of Melbourne.

I was invited to a special preview event at Longrain. It involved making cocktails and eating food; why on earth would I decline that?

Longrain is one of the restaurants featured at this year’s festival; the full line up includes:

It’s a great opportunity to try some of Melbourne’s restaurants, all at the same place, without having to make a booking! … not that you can book at many places these days in Melbourne 😉

I had a whole step by step photo process of how to make a mojito that I took on my phone. BUT I managed to lose my phone in a 5 minute cab journey, in the middle of the day, whilst completely sober. SO, you’ll just have to take my word for it that I make a mad mojito. If you want to learn how to make one, you can attend the Sensology classes at Taste of Melbourne this year.

Alan, a well traveled bartender extraordinaire from Eau De Vie, helped us mix a Bacardi Mojito and one of Longrain‘s signature cocktails, Kiwi Coconut Cooler made with kiwi vodka, coconut syrup and coconut juice. It was like Summer in a glass <3

We needed food to go with our cocktails and got to some sampling of Longrain’s dishes that will be at Taste.

These pork, prawn and pineapple bites were incredibly good. I believe I *may* have had three. What? They just fell into my mouth, I swear! And the betel leaf was full of flavour, and a great little packaged meal you could easily wrap up.

The hot and sour pork salad is a definite winner. Those rice balls make the dish even more awesome, if that’s possible.

The snapper will actually be chicken at Taste of Melbourne, but totally get it. It was amazeballs as a fish dish!

Dessert was just totally the bomb dot com. I can’t wait to have this again on the weekend. The texture is great and the little cubes of fruit add a nice freshness and sweetness. Salivating just thinking about it!

To find out more about Taste of Melbourne:

To see the menu cards for each restaurant:

For top tips on Taste of Melbourne: click here

See what other Taste of Melbourne’s are like with my previous posts: 2012 (part a), 2012 (part b), 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.



For your chance to win a double pass to this year’s Taste of Melbourne on any session; leave a comment below telling me which restaurant you are most looking forward to trying at the festival. 

Entries are open to Australian contestants only, who will be in Melbourne for the festival. Entries close midnight, Wednesday 13th November 2013 EDST. 


Iron Chef Shellie dined as a guest of Longrain thanks to Hot House Media and Longrain. Give away tickets supplied by Hot House Media

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19 comments on “Taste of Melbourne 2013 Preview + x2 Double Passes Giveaway
  1. Adriano - November 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Burch and Purchese is the one. I can still remember the icecream and want more.

    Great post.

  2. Helen (Grab Your Fork) - November 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Seems like Melbourne is swimming in food festivals at the moment. Lucky you!

  3. Ling - November 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Grrrr to the taxi driver or passenger who did not return your phone!!!

    Anyway, I am a big Mexican fan (minus the cheese and sour cream) so Mamasita is top of my to-try list :)

  4. Julie - November 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Chin Chin.

  5. Helen - November 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Can’t wait to try Chin Chin! Have heard so much about it but haven’t managed to get there yet.

  6. Stephen - November 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Burch and Purchese. Love their desserts.

  7. Michelle @ The Bakeanista - November 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Can’t wait to try Bomba!!! Hehe checked out the menu – I want the lamb ribs!!!

  8. Busty LaRue - November 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I can’t wait to try the douche burger at Huxtaburger. Not something you’d have everyday, but since it’s there, I don’t think you could go past it!

  9. Nits - November 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Has to be Burch & Purchese!

  10. Esz - November 13, 2013 at 5:59 am

    You know which restaurant for me? Chin Chin – cos I’ve NEVER been!! I know – what kind of Melbournian am I? My workmates and friends have all gone about six times but I’ve always had other engagements. So yeh – it would be rad to win and actually get to try Chin Chin out!

  11. Vija - November 13, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I would love my sweet tooth to be sastified at Burch and Purchese. Everyone loves a good dessert!

  12. Laura - November 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I would love, love, LOVE to try longrain! I have never been and I am hanging to go one day when my bills don’t dictate where I can eat haha!

  13. Theresa - November 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    St. Crispin!

  14. Robyn - November 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Its gotta be Bomba, Hola!

  15. Alana - November 13, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Longrain – i frequented the Sydney one but have as yet to make it to the Melbourne one since I moved here & I so want to try the kiwi cooler cocktail.

  16. Daisy@Nevertoosweet - November 14, 2013 at 12:18 am

    YAY! Can’t wait to check it out and try all the stalls especially BURCH and PURCHESE 😀

  17. Vin - November 14, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Tonka please as love De Silva!

  18. Rohinni - November 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    St Crispin; would love to try Snap, Crackle and Pop!


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