Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Melbourne in June with several incredible feature events, consisting of exclusive dinner experiences and tantalising lunches held at this year’s Good Food Month Restaurant at Canvas House, South Melbourne. The diverse and inspiring program once again welcomes one of the world’s biggest culinary legends, Marco Pierre White, alongside Australia’s hottest homegrown talent including Andrew McConnell, Phil Wood, Matt Stone, Paul Iskov and Joel Valvasori-Pereza. Tickets are on sale now at www.goodfoodmonth.com/melbourne
This year, Good Food Month has chosen one of Melbourne’s most exciting spaces as the new home for its series of unique feature events. A spectacular warehouse space in South Melbourne, Canvas House, will play host to an exciting program of dinners with Marco Pierre White, including a collaboration with Phil Wood of Pt Leo Estate and Laura (Good Food Guide’s New Restaurant of the Year), pasta showcase with Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00) and Joel Valvasori (Lulu La Delizia), Young Chefs Dinner with the young guns of Australia’s top kitchens and a very special Sunday Roast. More exciting events will be announced soon.
Venessa Cowell, Director of Food Events, Fairfax said: “After last year’s custom-built, pop-up restaurant in the heart of Federation Square, we are excited to evolve our program and launch our new home for the 2019 event series. Canvas House provides the perfect setting for a myriad of food experiences, as we play tribute to the inimitable Marco Pierre White and celebrate the local superstars who are shaping our culinary future. We are pleased to be working with our friends Canvas House and Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group. Canvas House, the centrally-located and unique warehouse space designed specifically for those looking for a distinctive and beautiful experience, and Tommy Collins, Melbourne’s premier event caterers.”
The much-loved Let’s Do Lunch series returns with new wine partner, Church Road, opening up Melbourne’s amazing lunch offerings at Good Food Guide hatted restaurants, for a specially curated price of $45 including a glass of Church Road, beer or soft drink throughout June.
An Evening with Marco Pierre White | Wednesday, 5 June 6.30pm | $299
Following the success of the Sydney, Canberra and Perth events, Marco Pierre White will return to Australia to celebrate Melbourne Good Food Month. Marco will be hosting a number of special events, launching with a stunning dinner featuring Phil Wood (Pt Leo Estate and Laura, Mornington Peninsula) who will take on Marco’s classics and create them as his own. Tickets include four courses with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire.
Osteria Marco | Thursday, 6 June 6.30pm | $270
A cosy winter evening featuring food from two of Marco’s favourite Australian restaurants. Enjoy relaxed conversation with Marco Pierre White while sharing amazing pasta dishes by Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00, Melbourne) and Joel Valvasori-Pereza (Lulu La Delizia, Perth). Tickets include four courses with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire.
The New Vanguard | Friday, 7 June 6.30pm | $170
Chefs Matt Stone (Oakridge, Yarra Valley) and Paul Iskov (Fervor, Perth) are part of the new chef vanguard putting hyper-local, sustainably sourced produce on the menu. At just 22, Stone was approached by designer and Greenhouse Perth owner Joost Bakker to join his team as head chef. Here, Stone embraced Joost’s philosophies of preparing fresh, sustainable, locally-sourced, whole-foods, and made a name for himself as a serious innovator and progressive chef. At Fervor, Iskov harnesses locally sourced native produce and shares it with diners at unique locations across WA, including salt lakes, beautiful bush land and pristine beaches. Tickets include four courses with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire.
Young Chefs Lunch with Marco Pierre White presented by Citi | Saturday, 8 June I 1.30pm | $230
Mentored by the master himself Marco Pierre White, Melbourne’s next generation of culinary superstars present an extraordinary lunch. The Young Chefs Lunch showcases the impressive skills of the young guns of the country’s top kitchens, with a three-course lunch with matched wines in the chic surrounds of Good Food Month’s Restaurant at Canvas House. Tickets include three courses with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire.
Sunday Best with Marco Pierre White and Andrew McConnell | Sunday, 9 June 1.30pm | $270
What better way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon than by a fire with friends, amazing wines and a traditional Sunday roast. Marco Pierre White is joined by one of Melbourne’s greatest, Andrew McConnell, and together they’re going to elevate the Sunday Roast in the way only these two super chefs can. Melbournians are invited to make new memories over a contemporary take on the family-style roast with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire.
Citi has been presenting partner of Good Food Month for 11 years and is passionate about dining in Australia. Through the Citibank Dining Program, Citi partners with over 400 restaurants to offer Citi cardholders a free bottle of wine when they dine and pay with their Citi Card.
James Squire are proud to be the official Beer and Cider Partner of Good Food Month. Throughout Melbourne Good Food Month, guests are invited to sample James Squire’s finely crafted beers carefully selected to be paired with the equally crafted dishes by these top Chefs.
Melbourne Good Food Month also welcomes official wine sponsor Jacob’s Creek™. Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature and select wines from its portfolio have been paired to Melbourne’s favourite restaurants and dishes for the perfect culinary match. Sourced from both the Barossa and Eden Valleys, The Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature range celebrates the classic varietal expressions from the region.
Good Food Month has also partnered with Melbourne’s Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group to deliver the food experience for feature events.