Over the coming months, new rooftop spot Heroes will really be living up to its name, celebrating some of Melbourne's culinary champions with a new series of monthly yum cha parties, kicking off on Sunday, October 14.
The venue, from the same minds behind barbecue joint Fancy Hank's and its rooftop counterpart Good Heavens, has fast earned a reputation for its exciting menu of Singaporean hawker-style barbecue fare.
Now, each of the yum cha events will see Head Chef Alicia Cheong teaming up with another Melbourne kitchen hero, with both chefs whipping up a signature meat and vegetarian dish.
First up, Cheong is joining Fancy Hank's head chef Daniel Inzuza, to deliver a menu of bites like crisp soy pork belly with puffed pork rind, charred okra and jicama salad and smoked beef short rib with a glaze of sweet cola and fermented beetroot.
For $45, you'll get your pick of two dishes, matched with classic yum cha sides — including steamed chive dumplings, congee and deep-fried sambal buns — and two hours of bottomless beer, sparkling and mimosas to wash it all down.
Other chefs joining in the yum cha fun include Rice Paper Scissors' Ross Magnaye on November 4, and Jerry Mai of Annam kicking off summer on December 2. Book your spot via the website.
Exterior shot: Eugene Hyland.