Cake Bakes & Sweet Show
What: Australia's biggest event for all things baking, decorating and sugar craft with your favourite celebrity chefs, workshops, theatres, cake competitions masterclasses and more.
When: Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd December, 10am - 5pm daily
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
More info: cakebakeandsweets.com
Chill out at the Argentinian pop-up garden at the Arts Centre this summer. Photo: David Hyde
Stomping Ground La Boca
What: An Argentinian pop-up garden celebrating the Evita the Musical on at the Arts Centre this summer, with Stomping Ground beer, food by Asado and Argentinian wines flowing.
When: December 4 - February 24
Where: The Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt
More info: artscentremelbourne.com.au
Women and Witchcraft
What: An art show and series of dinners focused on the power of the feminine. The exhibition, along with acompanying dinners by Ella Mittas, will showcase artists, winemakers and musicians. Floor staff for the dinners will be provided by Merchant Road Catering, giving employment to women from refugee backgrounds.
When: November 30 and December 1
Where: Abbotsford Convent
More info: abbotsfordconvent.com
Christmas Afternoon Tea Parties at The Windsor
What: Raise your pinkies, for the month of December The Hotel Windsor is bringing back its annual Christmas Afternoon Tea. Guests can graze on turkey ribbon sandwiches with cranberry sauce and Swiss cheese, and the mouth-watering Christmas Hat featuring blackberry confit, Guanaja chocolate, vanilla ganache, almond crumble, fig & walnut tart, and a beautiful seasonal macaron filled with apricot marmalade & rosemary ganache.
Night Noodle Markets
What: The lantern-strung hawker-style street food markets return to the banks of the Yarra. Social media favourites Gelato Messina and Mr Miyagi are back, plus newcomers David's, MasterChef winner Diana Chan's dumplings, Son in Law and more.
When: November 8-25; Mon-Tue 5pm-9pm; Wed-Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri 5pm-11pm; Sat 4pm-10pm; Sun 4pm-9pm
Where: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
More info: goodfoodmonth.com
Two-Fold Thursdays at Cumulus Up
What: Try Port Melbourne distillery Starward's new Two-Fold double grain whisky (a spirit distilled from malted barley and wheat) in an Orchard Spritz cocktail paired with Cumulus' signature duck waffle with on-theme whisky-spiked jelly ($20).
When: Thursdays during November
Where: Cumulus Up, 45 Flinders Lane (upstairs), Melbourne
More info: starward.com.au
The menu includes spring rolls and five-spiced tofu. Photo: Supplied
Red Piggy lychee festival
What: This little piggy likes lychee martinis. Drink bottomless lychee martinis (for the two hours) and pig out on five courses of Asian fusion ($60 per person).
When: December 8-9; Sat 7pm-9pm; Sun 6pm-8pm
Where: new rooftop bar Red Piggy, level 3, 263 Bourke Street, Melbourne
More info: redpiggy.com.au
K-Town Shik at Supernormal Canteen
What: Peter Jo aka 'Kimchi Pete' of Shik will man the Supernormal Canteen grills for a seven-course collaborative Korean banquet, plus plenty of kimchi, of course ($65 per person).
When: Sunday, November 25, noon-8pm
Where: Supernormal Canteen, 157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda