Fergus Henderson is the author of Nose to Tail Eating, chef-owner of London's St John and all-round king of living. This Sunday is the unofficial festival closing gala, where you can join Henderson at French Saloon with fellow Brit chefs Matt Wilkinson, Ian Curley and Michael James of Tivoli Road for a roving feast of pork pies, barbecued lamb rolls, eccles cakes, treacle tarts and everything else brilliantly British. Nov 27, noon-4pm, French Saloon, 380-384 Little Bourke Street, $75, see goodfoodmonth.com/melbourne.
It's the last week of the Night Noodle Markets for 2016 and the weather is on your side. A few fun facts for those who have yet to hit up the hawker-style market occupying Birrarung Marr. It's dog-friendly, so long as you keep your pet on a leash and 20 metres from the stalls, and if queuing is your greatest deterrent, Menulog has a grassy knoll with inflatable couches set up, where they'll deliver select dishes for you. Get down for Peking duck loaded fries and Pimms. Until Nov 27, Birrarung Marr, free.
The former pro-skating Peruvian chef running the No 4 restaurant on the World's 50 Best list (Central, Lima) is appearing at the best book launch you've ever seen. Pastuso's Alejandro Saravia will be turning the Terrace into a ceviche marketplace for all the fresh fish you can handle, plus pisco cocktails, wine and beers and your chance to get hold of signed copies of Martinez's new book Central, hot off the press.
Nov 25, 6.30pm-9.30pm, The Terrace, Anderson Street, Melbourne, $100 including all food and drinks, $145 including a copy of Martinez's book Central (RRP $85).
Hong Kong-based Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan are in Melbourne for the launch of China: The Cookbook, a detailed history of Chinese cuisine. At this special lunch, Flower Drum's Anthony Lui will cook Flower Drum classics alongside recipes from the Chan's new tome China. Guests will each take home a copy of the book (valued at $60). Nov 26, noon, Flower Drum, 17 Market Lane, Melbourne, $140.
Richard Cornish, food writer and author of My Year Without Meat, and Matt Wilkinson from Pope Joan are throwing a four-course feast with matching drinks from Fowles Wine and talking out all the big issues surrounding the meat industry. Be fed and informed at the same time.
Nov 29, 6.30pm, Pope Joan, 77-79 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East, $90 including four courses and matched wines.