While we’re certainly not suggesting that a little frosty weather would be enough to keep you away from any culinary adventures, if you were prone to a bit of winter hibernation, we’ve found the perfect way to snap out of it.
Introducing Chapter 53, a trio of passionate hospo heads who’ve banded together with the mission of shaking up Melbourne’s food scene. They’re here to get us thinking about what’s on our forks with a series of themed wining and dining pop-up events, the first of which is happening this Sunday, August 21. The dream team of chef (Nicola Romano), sommelier (Osvaldo Tognella) and writer (Mandy DelVecchio) are embracing the concept of “mindful dining”, dishing up thought-provoking dinners that will dive deep into the produce and techniques used, rather than just treating diners to some great food.
The launch event — dubbed Winter’s Burial — is set to be a corker, especially for any food-loving local who’s well and truly ready to kick winter to the curb.
Taking over multi-faceted Fitzroy space Something More, Chapter 53’s degustation dinner will give this gloomy season a delicious send-off by celebrating some of its brightest produce. Expect six adventurous, yet minimal dishes, matched with top-notch wines from the Mornington Peninsula’s Quealy Winemakers and a swag of insight, conversation and foodie knowledge, to boot.