Hope you're feeling hungry, because Taste of Melbourne is back. One of the biggest, tastiest gastronomic events in town, this four-day foodie festival — which starts cooking on Thursday, November 30 — will once again welcome some of the biggest boffins in culinary culture to a brand new home: Yarra Park, right outside the MCG.
The year's program is positively bursting – just like you'll be by the time the final day of the festival rolls around. For starters, they're marking their tenth anniversary with a birthday bash featuring some notable culinary collabs and fine wine. There'll also be an after dark party in the park featuring sets by local bands and DJs.
Other standouts on the program include a make-your-own gin class with the team from Sydney's Archie Rose Distillery, and a series of Table Talks featuring a wide range of speakers from the food and beverage industry.
Punters will also get the chance to attend live demonstrations by some of Melbourne's top chefs, take part in hands-on cooking classes, and peruse what's on offer in the marketplace, featuring wares from dozens of local producers.
Taste of Melbourne 2017 will run from November 30 to December 3. If you're an American Express Card Member you'll get a sneaky 15 percent off tickets (to all events except the tenth birthday bash), express entry into the festival and a ten percent discount on a select dish at participating restaurants. Plus, Card Members have the chance to win a super special Taste of Melbourne experience, which includes a gin-making masterclass, private dining experience and tickets to the After Dark party — you can enter that one over here. The comp closes on November 2 and T&Cs apply.