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Local Yield

A feast of Latin American classics, reimagined with sustainably sourced native ingredients.
By Libby Curran
March 22, 2023
By Libby Curran
March 22, 2023

Bodriggy's Abbotsford brewpub is as renowned for its Latin American-inspired food menu as it is for its froths. But on Thursday, March 30, Head Chef Johnny Dominguez (Vue de Monde, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) is giving those signature flavours a local makeover for a one-off Melbourne Food & Wine Festival feast.

He'll be plating up a Latin-leaning menu filled with native ingredients, focusing on local produce that's sustainably sourced from places like Collingwood Children's Farm and Outback Chef Wild Food Farm. He and his team will even be getting out and doing some foraging themselves.

By Carmen Zammit

You're in for dishes like heirloom tomato tostadas finished with a native salsa, Victorian kingfish ceviche done with finger lime and Davidson plum, and a main of pork belly mole starring elements like saltbush, macadamia and Vegemite.

What's more, Bodriggy is creating a special brew to be showcased on the night, infused with a bunch of local flora.

There are three sittings to choose from (6pm, 7pm, 8pm), with the banquet coming in at $91. Drinks are available to purchase separately, or you can opt for the $120 ticket and enjoy a curation of matched sips with your feed.

Kate Shanasy

Top image: Carmen Zammit

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