Taste of Melbourne 2012

Posted on November 27, 2012


For the past 2 years since I started this blog, I’ve been writing about the annual ‘Taste’ festivals. This year it was held outdoors, in the green fields of Albert Park. So you know the deal by now. Pay ~$30 entrance fee to get into the event and then exchange your dollars for ‘crowns’, which is the event currency ($1 = 1 crown) and then go your hardest sampling food and produce from some of the top restaurants and producers of Melbourne and Victoria.

Here are some snaps from the evening I attended…

First up was a short cocktail making masterclass – espresso martini ($10, but it was buy 1 get 1 free since it was the first class of the night) to give a much needed energy boost for the long night of eating ahead.

Then it starts with some seafood from Taxi (prawn tempura, $8) and The Atlantic (seafood cocktail, $12).

And more seafood courtesy of The Bishop of Ostia and Pope Joan – ‘salmon wings’ ($8).

Finally some meat and salad from The Botanical ($10).

And while it wasn’t hard to choose Burch and Purchese for my sweets course, it was definitely hard choosing something from their range. But violet crumble choc top ($8) it was that night.

A few more strolls through the produce stalls and then it was time for my food baby and I to call it a night. Until we taste again next year :).