Over the coming months, rooftop spot Heroes will really be living up to its name, celebrating some of Melbourne's (and the State's) culinary champions with a new series of monthly yum cha parties, kicking off on Sunday, February 17.
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 kitchen hero, with both chefs whipping up a signature meat and vegetarian dish.
First up, Harlow Bar's Telina Menzies is joining Cheong to deliver a lineup of barbecued dishes and yum cha staples, such as deep-fried sambal buns, steamed chive dumplings, congee and spring onion pancakes. In March, acclaimed chef Elliot Moss will travel Down Under all the way from Buxton Hall Barbecue in North Carolina. Finally, chef Rhys Hunter from St Kilda's Pontoon will be heading to the colourful rooftop to whip up smoky, charred dishes.
For $45, you'll get your pick of two dishes, matched with classic yum cha sides and two hours of bottomless beer, bellinis and mimosas. When the food and drinks windup at 3pm, the music starts — there'll be open mic karaoke with playlists chosen by the guest chefs.
Last year's series sold out, so we recommend booking your spot ASAP via the website.