The Night Noodle Markets are back. Kicking off this Thursday, Birrarung Marr will transform again into a giant hawker market for 18 days. And this time, there are Peking duck loaded fries, deep fried ice-cream bombs and more Pimm's than you can poke a skewer at. Nov 10-27, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne. Free.
Everything you've heard about the late-night fried chicken parties at Belles is true. Join Morgan "put it on a biscuit" McGlone for a feast of five family-style fried chicken dishes, including Chongqing chicken wings inspired by Danny Bowien from Mission Chinese Food, chicken and waffles inspired by LA-based Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles and even a Chick-fil-A American-style biscuit stuffed with fried chicken. Sun, Nov 15, 107 Swan St, Richmond, $65 five courses or $110 with matched wines.
The smokehouse king himself, Kevin Bludso, returns to San Antone by Bludso's BBQ for a masterclass in smoking Christmas turkey, beef brisket and pork ribs. You'll meet Kevin, an expert third-generation pitmaster and be part of the action as he reveals his secrets to smokin' good barbecue. Every attendee receives a San Antone apron and a jar of Kevin's secret barbecue pork rib rub. Wed, Nov 9; Thu, Nov 10, 3-4.30pm, San Antone by Bludso's BBQ, L1, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, $45 per person.
It's dessert for dinner. For the last year, Messina has been holding seven-course dessert degustations of their wildest creations in Darlinghurst, and after a series of sold-out sessions in their Windsor store, they've brought their dessert lab back for Good Food Month. Wed-Sat until Nov 26, Gelato Messina Windsor,171 Chapel Street, Windsor $130.
Fight hunger, with quiche. At this hands-on masterclass with Flo Gerardin, head chef at Oter, you'll learn secrets to making incredible tarts and then work together to help make 5000 quiches for the hungry, using the food that FareShare saves from wastage. Event includes a quiche lunch and soft drink. Sun, Nov 13; 10am FareShare – 1-7 South Audley Street, Abbotsford $50 per person/$150 per family (two adults and two children over 14).