Each year food and wine lovers in their thousands flock to events that fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops.
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is all about supporting and cultivating what makes Melbourne – and Chapel Precinct – a gastronomic playground.
Check out which local events in this years festival calendar you just don’t want to miss.
For one night only, Chapel Street’s Oriental Teahouse will transform their entire restaurant into a street-food block party. The stand-up event will consist of themed food stations around the venue, with drinks flowing and a DJ playing.
One Night in Shanghai pays homage to the buzzing night-life to be found at the Shanghai night markets, in which a lively lion dance will come out to traverse the stalls midway through the evening.
Thursday 21 March, 7pm – 10pm
$85 per person + booking fee
Location: 455 Chapel St, South Yarra
To book, click here.
Changing the way we dine, David’s returns with another bottomless communal seafood feast after last year’s sold-out MFWF event.
As a nod to the river village of Old Zhouzhuang, diners will stand around a long banana leaf-lined table filled with wok-fired king prawns, pipis, muscles and oysters, flavoured to perfection with David’s in-house XO sauce. As the chef pours seafood straight from the wok, soak up the juices with steamed mantao buns to make the most of the garlic and chilli juices.
Thursday 14 March, 7pm – 10pm
$120 per person + booking fee
Location: 4 Cecil Pl, Prahran
To book, click here.
Food legend Karen Martini will lead an all-female chef line up at the 2019 Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch on March 8 to help celebrate International Women’s Day
More than 1600 diners will gather along 500 metres of table in Prahran’s charming Victoria Gardens. Established in 1856, Victoria Gardens is a gated park with lush, manicured gardens just steps from Prahran’s bustling High Street.
Friday 8 March
$175 per person
Location: Victoria Gardens, Prahran
This event is now SOLD OUT
Author and tomato aficionado Penny Woodward guides you beyond the standard red supermarket tomato to a world where there are hundreds of varieties, flavours and colours. Become a convert to the church of the heirloom tomato.
Thursday 14 Mar, 7pm–8.30pm
$1 per person
Location: 39 St Edmond’s Rd, Prahran
To book, click here.
If you’re not heading to The G this year and you’re on the hunt for a spot to watch the game with your crew, check out where the beverages will be bottomless, the food will be top notch and the screens will be airing the greatest sport in the world (to some…).
Culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico, The Middle East and Jane Doe’s older brother have joined the Chapel Street Precinct.
Thankfully the team at Grand Lafayette are masters at Aizuchi: the Japanese art of listening, and as customers have requested more all-you-can-eat, they have delivered. From this month onward, you’re able to indulge in all your Grand Lafayette all-you-can-eat Japanese favourites and $1 beer, from as early as 11am every Saturday and Sunday.
In Search of the Truth at this year’s Melbourne Fringe.
2019 feels like it’s flying by but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get into shape. Whether you’re getting a late start on your new years resolution or looking for new ways to up your fitness game for Summer, meeting those health and fitness targets has never been easier thanks to Pran Central.
As a Chapel Street resident of a number of years, I’ve noticed a few changes in our community. But I’ve also observed a few things that are iconically Chapel Street that only residents can truly relate to. When you know, you know.
If you’ve never taken a trip to Greville Street, you’re seriously missing out. This petite Prahran street leads you gently from the hustle of Chapel Street, into a warm village of boutique makers, retailers & artists.
The Prahran Square car park is now open for business! 500 undercover parks and electric car charging stations right in the heart of the Chapel Street Precinct. Plus, it’s only $1 for 2 hours!