Its spring time – well according to your phone – and while Melbourne still needs some encouragement to transform into a warmer climate, weekends still need to be celebrated. Below are some of the key hunts.
What to eat? Keralas Ways Dinner Series
From this Friday to Monday (14 of September) a special eight course dinner series has ‘popped up’ for interested dinners. Held at Fitzroy’s The Baron Said, Keralas Ways Dinner Series takes dinners through a progressive South Indian cuisine, focusing on the Kerala region. The creators of this pop up are Chefs Laura Neville & Mischa Tropp, who will prepare key seafood and coconut dishes at $85pp. The proceeds of the dinner will go towards funding their documentary project to film and learn the cooking styles and influences of the Kerala people.
Food and wine blogger, Champague & Chips was one of many guests invited to experience the preview dinner to the eight course progressive South Indian dinner. Her review can be found here.
Friday’s sitting has officially sold out. Saturday, Sunday & Monday sittings are still available. Tickets can be purchased here.
What to drink? Boillermarker House
The United States is famous for crafting the Boilermaker, a beer cocktail consisting of one part beer and one part whiskey. The pint of beer and shot of whiskey was originally for the working man drink, typically ordered after a long day of manual labour. The beer would clinch the thirst while the whiskey would put the fire in the belly.
The Boilermaker House on Lonsdale Street has injected some much needed class to the beverage, offering a long list of Boilermaker varieties. Each offering is pair exceptional well to balance the flavour tones of the beer and whiskey. Served on a cut out tree stump, a small bite also accompanies the boilermaker – adding a third dimension to the tasting experience.
209 – 211 Lonsdale St
What to see? Mission Foods Mexican Festival
This Sunday is Mexican Independence Day, and on this day for the past four years the Mission Foods Mexican Festival has been celebrating all things Mexican. Held at Federation Square, the festival provides a fantastic opportunity to learn new aspects to this diverse nation – from art, food, drinks and live performance. There is plenty to see and caters well to both young and old.
The festival kicks off from 11.30am and runs into the night. A snap short of what to expect at the festival can be found here.
More information of Mission Foods Mexican Festival can be found here.