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Must-Book Events At Melbourne Good Food Month 2019

Every June, Melbourne’s culinary scene puts out its finest for Good Food Month, and this year’s program is no exception.

This year’s line-up features an event appearance by the legendary king of the kitchen, Marco Pierre White, alongside a variety of high-end dining experiences with the likes of Australia’s best homegrown talent including Andrew McConnell, Phil Wood, Matt Stone, Paul Iskov and Joel Valvasori-Pereza.

South Melbourne’s exciting venue space Canvas House will host several of Melbourne Good Food Month’s signature events.

Tickets for 2019’s events are now on sale, and we suggest nabbing them quick. Not sure what to book? Read on for our suggestions on some of the best events of Melbourne Good Food Month 2019.

Get to know Marco Pierre White over dinner

This year’s Good Food Month will see UK culinary master Marco Pierre White returning to Australia. Image: Good Food Month / supplied

Tickets to An Evening With Marco Pierre White definitely won’t last long. The UK culinary master will return to Australia to hot a number of Good Food Month events, with this night kicking things off.

The dinner will be held on June 5, and will feature chef Phil Wood (Pt Leo Estate and Laura, Mornington Peninsula) taking on Marco’s classics and creating them as his own.

Tickets ($299) include four courses with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire.

See Melbourne’s young guns in action

The Young Chefs Lunch will feature Melbourne’s up-and-coming culinary talent. Image: Good Food Month / supplied

Another hot ticketed event on the line-up is Young Chefs Lunch with Marco Pierre White.

Held on June 8, it’ll give attendees a good chance to discover some of Melbourne’s up-and-coming culinary all-stars as they showcase their talents over a three-course, wine-matched lunch at Canvas House.

These talented young chefs have been mentored by Marco Pierre White himself, and are the next big names in Australian dining to know.

Marco will also be at the event – not only overseeing the preparation and plating by this talented group of young chefs, but also mingling and chatting with guests.

Tickets ($230) include three courses with wine.

Enjoy a sustainable feast

Matt Stone has made for himself for zero-waste cooking and ethically sourced food. Image: Good Food Month / supplied

Sustainability and the use of fresh, locally-sourced produce is the ethos of many a successful chef, and the great-tasting food at The New Vanguard dinner event on June 7 proves why.

Attendees to this dinner will be treated to delights by chefs Matt Stone (Oakridge Wines, Yarra Valley) and Paul Iskov (Fervor, Perth), both of whom are part of the new chef vanguard focussing on hyper-local, sustainably-sourced produce.

Stone has made a name for himself as a serious innovator and progressive chef. Now at the helm of Oakridge in the Yarra Valley, he’s a passionate advocate of zero-waste cooking and ethically sourced food that doesn’t compromise the taste.

Meanwhile, Iskov is considered to be one of the most exciting chefs in Western Australia. He’s held pop-up events at unique locations across the state, including dinners on salt lakes, in the bush, and on beaches.

Tickets ($170) for this dinner includes four courses with matching wines and beer.

Indulge in a pasta night


The Osteria Marco dinner will see you indulging in pasta over chats with Marco. Image: Good Food Month / supplied

Is there anything better than a big bowl of delicious pasta on a winter evening? We think not.

The Osteria Marco dinner on June 6 will see you spending a cosy night indulging in dishes from two of Marco’s favourite Australian restaurants. Chat with him about good food and the chefs who make it over bowls of pasta prepared by Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00, Melbourne) and Joel Valvasori-Pereza (Lulu La Delizia, Perth).

But this event isn’t just for lovers of Italian food, it’s for anyone that appreciates incredible produce and culinary skill.

Both Tipo 00 and Lulu La Delizia have each received one chef’s hat, and are ranked in Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants, with Lulu La Delizia ranked as the Top Restaurant in WA.

Tickets ($270) include four courses with matching wines and beer supplied by James Squire.

Tuck into a Sunday roast

Andrew McConnell will team up with Marco Pierre White for a Sunday roast dinner. Image: Good Food Month / supplied

It’s a much-loved Australia tradition to spend Sundays with family, friends and a good roast dinner, which makes scooping up tickets to Sunday Best with Marco Pierre White and Andrew McConnell a no-brainer. The delicious event, held on June 9, will see the two super chef hosts elevating the traditional take on an Australian Sunday Roast in a way only these two can.

Tickets ($270) include the family-style meal alongside matching beers and wines.

(Lead images portrait and landscape: Good Food Month / supplied)

Published 15 April, 2019