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BABS Pop-Up at Cam's Kiosk

This Sydney-based female-led dining collective is heading south for its first Melbourne feast.
By Libby Curran
April 04, 2023
By Libby Curran
April 04, 2023

Female-led food collective BABS has already earned plenty of fans in Sydney, thanks to the dining pop-ups the team has hosted at much-loved venues like Valentina's and Either/Or. Now, it's our turn for a slice of the culinary action.

BABS (short for BadAssBitcheS) is heading south for its first-ever Melbourne pop-up, teaming up with Cam's Kiosk at the Abbotsford Convent for a four-course lunch on Sunday, April 16. Here, the mission is the same as always: to champion some kick-ass women of the Aussie hospitality scene and celebrate collaboration while serving up a standout feast.

BABS, by Haydon Fanning

This one will have a Mediterranean lean, running over two sittings (12pm, 2pm) and clocking in at $110 per person. Chefs Ellie Hayes O'Brien (BABS) and Julieanne Blum (Cam's) have dreamed up a seafood-heavy spread featuring plates like clams with fregola, saffron and fennel; scallop tartare paired with tomato oil and fried kipflers; and grilled flank steak served with greens sourced straight from the convent grounds.

True to form, the wine situation will be equally impressive — a collaborative effort from BABS's Bec Shave and Anna Clifford and Alessia Augello (Cam's) that'll focus on lesser-known female winemakers from across the world.

Christopher Pearce

Top images: Christopher Pearce

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