A Taste of Taste 2012
Taste of Melbourne has been my favourite food festival since I started blogging. It has a special place in my heart, I think because it was the first food festival I attended as a lover of food. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the preview event to this years festival, A Taste of Taste.
You can see my previous round ups of the festival here (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) but this year they have new Spring dates and a new outdoor location to host it, which is great, because the Royal Exhibition Building as a venue was getting far too cramped last year. This year between 15-18 November it is being held at Albert Park Lake.
18 of Melbourne’s best restaurants will be on show with their tasting menus, as well as a Bertolli Taste Kitchen featuring Frank Camorra, Justin Wise and Philippa Sibley; Chef’s Skillery with Q&A sessions with top chefs; Sustainable Living hosted by Dirty Girl Kitchen; Malaysia Kitchen, Lilydale Gourmet Garden, Laurent-Perrier VIP Lounge, and over 100 artisan producers.
International guest chef this year is Nuno Mendes from Viajante in London, and he will sit on the judging panel for the Best in Taste Awards and will be onsite giving cooking demonstrations.
We sampled a handful of dishes at the launch, can’t wait to see the full menu at the event in November. Hope to see you there!
Tickets and more information are available through the website: www.tasteofmelbourne.com.au
The Point – Justin Wise
Kingfish crudo, horseradish and pommes pailles
Taxi Dining – Tony Twitchett
Oysters with spanner crab & green nam jim
Mahjong – Wah Feng
Mamasita – Scott Eddington
Bishop of Ostia – Matt Wilkinson
Crispy pigs ear, chilli & rocket sandwich
The Aylesbury – Jess Gerner
Prawn burgers with crustacean aioli
Sake – Rose Ang
Movida – Frank Camorra
The Botanical – Selvina Lim
Yuzu cloud, coconut pearl & guava sorbet
Libertine – Nick Creswick
Apple & almond tartine with honeycomb ice-cream
Albert St Food & Wine – Philippa Sibley
Mini Lemon Tarts
Mr. Hive – John Lawson
Iron Chef Shellie attended Taste of Taste at The Point Albert Park thanks to Hot House Media.
Woah! You are way too fast!! 🙂
Your photos are beautiful and it looks like you had a great time. I couldn’t go to the launch cos I had work today, but I’m looking forward to the festival itself! I agree that it’s the best food festival in Melb!
Simon @ the heart of food
Geez, you move quick. Wasn’t this just from today?
What was your favourite dish of the lot?
Iron Chef Shellie
Lol, it was just from yesterday 😛
My favourites were: the oysters (I never eat oysters, have a phobia. But they were delicious!), the prawn burger, the corn, and the yuzu cloud 🙂
Wuaaahhh you are WAY fast at this blogging thang. Hahhaha. But that’s good though. Anyway, this sounded like such an AMAZING meal looks like it’d be hard to really pick a favourite. Want them all. You guys must’ve had such a kickass time eating your way through the food. And I agree, Taste of Melbourne is awesome! Only been once last year but would def love to go back again this year. Too good!
Winnie @ Eat.Play.Shop.
Wow you are very quick with your blog posts!! The food all look fab, I’m looking forward to visiting the revamped event this year.
Beautiful photos and The Point is such a lovely location as well 🙂 The dishes look so much nicer than the past years, I look forward to going.
Oh my, all the food looks so delicious! Makes me wish I was in Melbourne over the festival period! Gorgeous photos too !
Kristy @ Southern In-Law
Yay for lolly bags! You are on lightning speed Shellie! Haha
OMG you are so fast Shellie 🙂 I remember seeing the pictures on Instagram last night and half expected your themomix thursday posts hehe but wow this is just as AMAZING to read in the morning hehe ~ I went to Taste of Melbourne for the first time last year and had so so so MUCH! I can’t wait to go again this year 🙂 You are so lucky to have gone to the opening ~
Do you know when you are going to the Taste of Melb? I wonder if I’ll bump into you or if you’ll see me stuffing my face with food 😛 *oink oink oink*
Iron Chef Shellie
Knowing me, I’ll probably be there everyday 😛 haha!
Oh my god. I will be just turning up for the Apple & almond tartine with honeycomb ice-cream if nothing else!
Lol, same comment as everyone else – YOU SO QUICK! What a great way to display the best of Melbourne – that apple and almond tartine looks so cute ^^
I love all the pictures! They are not only eye catching, they are much mouth watering!
I was a bit underwhelmed with previous years’ offerings but these dishes look awfully good. Maybe I WILL go this year haha!
beautiful pictures. I think Melbourne has amazing food festivals and incredible food. Well done
I need to come down for a Taste weekend! They always look so great. Gorgeous shots Shell 🙂
Tania @ A Perfect Pantry
So many wonderful foods… Loved the tiny burgers…
penny aka jeroxie
Missing out this year and many many years… everything looks yummy!
Cant wait to hit up Taste this year. Should be fun being outdoors this year.