Gnocchi Festival 2021
The 2019 event was in such high demand, organisers announced a second day — so this year's festival will be a two-day affair as well.
No one needs an excuse to get stuck into gnocchi. But as winter steadily creeps closer, the volume of pillowy potato dumplings Melbourne consumes follows an undeniable upwards trajectory.
Luckily, the team running The Ascot Lot's beloved Gnocchi Festival is well aware of this fact. The 2019 event was in such high demand, organisers announced a second day — with over 10,000 pasta enthusiasts streaming in across the weekend.
This May sees the return of the much-loved festival, with a slew of the city's gnocchi-loving vendors invited to plate up their unique versions of the classic potato dish on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. Head in from noon each day to catch a range of gnocchi-inspired creations from the likes of Pasta Face, Eat My Balls, Pearl of the Quarter and Ardor Food Co, with vegan and gluten-free options in the mix.
Meanwhile, both the indoor and outdoor bars will be whipping up Euro-accented cocktails in a nod to gnocchi's Italian roots — from spritzes to bellinis. A program of live tunes will soundtrack your gnocchi scoffing right through the afternoon and as always pooches are more than welcome to join in the fun.
The Gnocchi Festival Facebook event will be updated with live entertainment details closer to the date.