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South Melbourne Market — A Fungi Affair

Fancy a fungi feast? This carefully curated foodie experience is a celebration of all things shroom.
By Alec Jones
May 26, 2023
By Alec Jones
May 26, 2023

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Many of us may remember hating mushrooms as a kid. Maturing is realising that mushrooms are, in fact, incredibly delicious. The versatility of mushrooms and their many varieties has earned them a spot on the podium of 'world's tastiest things'. From the simple crimini mushroom to the decadent chanterelle, they never fail to bring a warmth and earthy flavour to food of all kinds.

So, brace yourself for the news that a dedicated food itinerary — A Fungi Affair — is coming to South Melbourne Market from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 25. Your ticket gives you access to ten experiences at ten venues throughout the market, nine of which have fungi-centric food for you, and the other will be an education in fungi species, growing, storage, cooking and more.

The edible stops include award-winning Fritz Gelato and the Australian truffle-infused gelato (don't knock it until you try it), Claypots Evening Star and the mushroom chowder, Simply Spanish and its beer-battered mushroom and many more. There's no particular order you'll need to visit them in, nor a time limit, so you can be as quick or slow as you'd like. Plus, you can opt-in to buy an exclusive bag of mushroom-themed food and produce to take home.

A Fungi Affair will be available from Friday, June 16 to Friday, June 25 starting from 11am or 2pm every day, tickets are $80 per person. For more information, visit the website.

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