World's Longest Brunch

A communal feast of epic proportions, headed up by three heroes of contemporary Indian cuisine.
Libby Curran and Andrew Zuccala
February 08, 2024


The World's Longest Lunch has long been a staple of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival program, led by some of the city's top chef talent during its time. But for the third year running, we get to meet its younger, hipper and perhaps even more Melbourne sibling — the World's Longest Brunch.

Descending on Kings Domain on Saturday, March 16, expect a sumptuous three-course brunch feast helmed by heroes of contemporary Indian cuisine — Harry Mangat, Helly Raichura and Mischa Tropp.

Your tastebuds are in excellent hands as you sit down to this epic feed, with each chef taking one of the three courses.

Mangat will kick things off with his take on chaat, which sees local snapper paired with cucumber, tomato, tamarind, coconut yoghurt and lemon myrtle masala before being topped with the crunch of cumin-scented papdi crackers, crisp curry leaves and saltbush.

Tropp is in charge of the main for this year's World's Longest Brunch, serving a classic Goan ros omelette made here with eggs dressed in a chicken curry gravy and served with pao — the Portuguese-style soft white bread rolls.

And to finish the luxe brunch, Raichura is making falooda — a sweet classic of Mughlai cuisine given a local touch with rosella jelly and fragrant wax layered with vanilla custard, vermicelli, toasted cashew nuts, elderflower and basil seeds. We are super keen to try this bad boy.

The menu will showcase scores of much-loved local producers and, like any good brunch, the liquid accompaniments will be flowing. Each $125 ticket includes a glass of prosecco on arrival, plus you can order and pay for further drinks throughout the morning — just be sure to bring your credit card as the event is cashless.

MFWF 2019 by Daniel Mahon


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