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.