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 10, will once again welcome some of the biggest names in culinary culture to Albert Park. Hear that? Our stomach's rumbling just thinking about it.
While the full Taste of Melbourne lineup has yet to be revealed, the names they've announced so far should more than whet your appetite. Iconic local restaurants including Estelle Bistro, Cumulus Inc, Supernormal and Mamasita (along with their soon-to-open venture Hotel Jesus) will all have a presence at the event, as will their respective chefs. Talk about being spoiled for choice.
When you're not busy stuffing your face (let's be honest, that's why you're there), visitors can also try their hand at cooking school, swing by the Jim Bean citrus highball bar, or take part in a virtual reality experience presented by Etihad. Although it's yet to be determined how good a virtual reality food experience can really be..
TASTE OF MELBOURNE 2016 EARLY LINEUP
Pickett's Deli and Rotisserie
Mamasita x Hotel Jesus
Circa, The Prince
Royal Mail Hotel
Andrew McConnell (Cumulus Inc, + Supernormal)
Robin Wickens (Royal Mail Hotel)
Scott Pickett (Estelle Bistro and Pickett's Deli + Rotisserie)
Frank Camorra (MoVida)
Casey McDonald (Cumulus)
Perry Schagen (Supernormal)
Andrew Logan (Mamasita)
Nick Peters (Mamasita's Mezcalier)
Rhys Blackley (Circa, The Prince)