Dan Hunter from Brae, Daniel Puskas from Sixpenny and Daniel Wilson from Yakimono will all contribute to the fun food offerings at this pop-up diner.
February 02, 2024
One of the biggest installations hitting Fed Square during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is Dan's Diner. The festival has teamed up with booze retail behemoth Dan Murphy's to build an old school US-style diner right in the centre of the city that'll run from Friday, March 15–Sunday, March 24.
For those ten days, renowned chefs and bartenders — all named Dan — will take over the pop-up, reinventing classic diner dishes and drinks. This will include Dan Hunter (Brae), Daniel Puskas (Sixpenny) and Daniel Wilson (Yakimono). Each of these Dans has a totally different culinary style, so we're pumped to see how each reinvents the diner genre.
For beverages, Daniel Docherty (Commis) has made a few cocktails just for the event — expect refreshing summer sips and some classic diner-inspired booze options. Victorian wines will also feature heavily as the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival crew makes it a habit to support local winemakers whenever possible.
For the weekend of March 23 and 24, Fed Square will also host a heap of MFWF events including celebrity sausage making classes, a pizza party, baking workshops and heaps of live performances. They aren't holding back this year. And neither should you.
Images: Kristoffer Paulsen
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