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What's on: Melbourne July 18-20


A hearty Hungarian feast, mulled wine and shining a light on Gertrude Street. Here's our guide to the best food and drink events in Melbourne this weekend.

Food News | | Fri Jul 18 17:55:10 EST 2014

German-style winter market comes to Madame Brussels Lane

Knock off the working week with mulled wine, pretzels and sausages at the CBD laneway's night market.

Food News | Annabel Smith | Fri Jul 18 17:54:46 EST 2014

Melbourne Design Market celebrates its tenth birthday

Keep Cup's new glass and cork cup.

Bunkered down in the Federation Square carpark, the bi-annual design market is back.

Food News | Annabel Smith | Fri Jul 18 17:51:44 EST 2014

Goulash the hero at Budapest Restaurant's special Hungarian lunch

Beef goulash.

Budapest Restaurant and Palinka Bar is holding a special wine and goulash Sunday lunch.

Food News | Annabel Smith | Fri Jul 18 17:46:44 EST 2014

Gertrude Street lights up for the Projection Festival 2014

Embark on a restaurant crawl and check out the Fitzroy festival's illuminated artworks during July.

Food News | Annabel Smith | Fri Jul 18 17:45:09 EST 2014

What's on: Sydney, July 19-24

Bar Pho

Weekend-only pop-ups, wine dinners and a winter barbecue. Here's a round-up of the food and wine events this weekend.

Food News | | Fri Jul 18 17:15:04 EST 2014

Wine, dine and watch three of Australia's top sommeliers battle it out

Wine bottle

After months of decanting, swirling, tasting, spitting, and chatting; the title of ‘Best Sommelier of Australia’ will be awarded on Sunday July 20 at Pyrmont’s Osteria Balla.

Food News | | Fri Jul 18 16:40:11 EST 2014

The Farmed Table pop-up dinner at Bondi Picnic

From chef Brendan Cato at the farmed table

A pop-up dinner showcasing ingredients from the Shoalhaven district at Bondi Picnic on July 19.

Food News | Callan Boys | Fri Jul 18 16:32:21 EST 2014

Rye July at the Glenmore Hotel

Glass of whiskey scotch spirits generic
SMH Good Living whisky
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At this cocktail masterclass on July 24, learn how to make classic whiskey cocktails.

Food News | Callan Boys | Fri Jul 18 16:19:35 EST 2014

Robert Oatley wine dinner in Parramatta

margaret river cabernet

Sample some of the Robert Oatley Signature Series drops on July 23 at Parramatta’s Restaurant 317.

Food News | Callan Boys | Fri Jul 18 16:09:09 EST 2014

Bar Pho serves up Vietnamese favourites at weekend pop-up

Noodles from Bar Pho at the night noodle markets.

Bar Pho has been rocking some damn fine beef noodle soup at Bondi Markets for a while now. For one weekend-only the team will run a Surry Hills laneway pop-up, kicking off tonight, Friday, July 18.

Food News | Callan Boys | Fri Jul 18 15:47:38 EST 2014

Barbecue and bluegrass at Petersham's Oxford Tavern


The Oxford Tavern has been firing up an American-style barbecue of smoked meats and snags every weekend lunchtime since January. That barbecue, however, was just child’s play.

Food News | Callan Boys | Fri Jul 18 15:32:37 EST 2014

Just open: The Kettle Black cafe, South Melbourne

A lobster roll at The Kettle Black.

The award-winning Top Paddock team open a cafe with a produce- and technique-driven menu in South Melbourne.

Food News | Espresso | Fri Jul 18 11:27:29 EST 2014

Just open: Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar

Sticky pork belly dish at Lucy Liu restaurant.

CBD diner Lucy Liu's punchy pan-Asian menu hops from Japan to China, with forays to Thailand and Korea.

Food News | Roslyn Grundy | Thu Jul 17 16:43:46 EST 2014

Move over Aldi, more discount supermarkets could be on the way

Discount grocer Aldi may soon be facing competition from cut-price European rivals.

Food News | Sue Mitchell | Wed Jul 16 16:04:55 EST 2014

Backlash against $8 pie, but is the price justified?

RedBeard Bakery's meat pie.

How produce is cultivated and formed for human consumption can change its cost. But do we buy the benefits?

Food News | Callan Boys | Wed Jul 16 14:40:20 EST 2014

Craft brewer Wayward fends off multinational SABMiller in trademark battle

Wayward Brewing Company.

A Sydney craft brewer has won a two-year trademark battle against a subsidiary of multinational beer giant SABMiller, one of the world's largest brewing companies.

Food News | Jane Holroyd | Wed Jul 16 13:58:20 EST 2014

Just open: Millstone

Paris-trained pastry chef Alice Wright's Malvern cafe has an atmosphere as light, airy and luxurious as her fresh-baked pain au chocolate.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Jul 16 13:12:49 EST 2014

Morsels: Nick O'Leary wins Stodart Trophy, RealChai baby and book, BrodDogs opens


Here are some tasty news snippets from Canberra's food and wine scene.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Jul 15 18:36:07 EST 2014

Scallop recipe that's simply sizzling

There's no better way to celebrate a tour of Tassie than pan-seared scallops with parsley, lemon and caper.

Food News | Paddock to plate | Tue Jul 15 18:34:42 EST 2014