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Art of the Boilermaker Mondays hosted by White Oaks Saloon & Dining
White Oaks Saloon & Dining in Prahran invite you to attend their weekly ‘Art of the Boilermaker’ Mondays From 7:00pm, for $50 per person you can explore 4 spectacular craft beers with four exceptional whiskies and discovering the Art of the Boilermaker.  These boilermaker matchings are available for the rest of the week for $20 each, or until sold out.  To book in for a Monday ‘Art of The Boilermaker’ evening,
email reservations@whiteoakssaloon.com.au

When: Every Monday from now until 30th Dec 2019 (Every Monday from 7:00pm until 8:30pm) 
Address: The White Oaks Saloon, 115-117 Greville St, Prahran VIC 3181
How to get there: Map & Directions
To Book: Email – reservations@whiteoakssaloon.com.au
Website: White Oaks Saloon

Hidden Bars & History Tours
Some of the best bars in Melbourne are the ones that we walk past everyday without realising that they even exist. The Hidden Bars & History tour gives you the opportunity to discover 3 of the city’s best speakeasy bars hidden behind closed doors in discreet locations around Melbourne, all whilst learning about Melbourne’s intriguing past on how ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ came to be. Held every Thursday from 6:00pm until 9:30pm discover 3 of Melbourne’s best hidden gems where you will spend around 30 – 40 minutes at each bar enjoying signature drinks, small bites and a light Mexican dinner, which is all included in the ticket price.

When: Every Thursday (from 6:00pm until 9:30pm)
Cost: $59 per person
Meeting point: Melbourne Town Hall, 90 – 130 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Website for more info:
Hidden Bars & History Tours

Big Vegan Market
The Big Vegan Market is back for 2019!  With over 200 stalls of food, drinks, fashion, craft and skincare where you don’t have to ask about a single ingredient, this is an event you don’t want to miss!  The market will run from 10:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019. 

When: Sunday 12th May 2019 (10.00am until 6:00pm)
Cost: $2 entry (Kids under 12 enter for free)
Tickets: Available on entry
Address: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053
For more details on Vendors: Click here

Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Festival at Rochford Winery
Enjoy Rochford Wines inaugural Mother’s Day Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Festival on the green at Rochford Wines.  Indulge in delectable food and wine tasting, dance along to live tunes and enjoy the kids entertainment or child minding options.  Experience a wine & cheese flight with Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie, a chocolate masterclass with Cuvée, a custom truffle bar with Kennedy & Wilson, indulge in chocolate dipped strawberries with a choice of toppings from Ministry of Chocolate, and devour chocolate delights from Melbourne Cocoa.

Bad weather? Never fear!  Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Festival is undercover and can be enjoyed no matter what the weather. Pre-register and attend the Mothers’ Day Chocolate, Wine & Cheese Festival to go in the draw to win a case of Rochford Rosé for Mum!  Food, beverages and kids activities available for purchase (cash only).  Strictly no BYO food or drinks. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase on the day.

When: Sunday 12th May 2019 (11.00am until 5:30pm)
Cost: FREE entry from 11.00am until 5:30pm (but you must register your attendance online)
Address: Rochford Winery, 878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770
Register Here: Register your attendance
To Pre-book a Mother’s Day lunch at their Isabella’s restaurant: Click Here

Good Beer Week – Beergustation at Cargo Restaurant
Cargo Restaurant & Bar along with Fury and Son Brewing Company would like to take you on a journey of possibilities and change what you believe about food and beer pairings.  Their talented chef will prepare five amazing dishes to pair with five beers from Fury and Son including a single once off keg to be announced closer to the event.  They will be showcasing a total of 5 Fury & Sons Beers… 3 are from the always available Fury & Son range, the 4th is a scotch ale and the 5th is a SECRET single keg brew launched on the night!

When: Wednesday 15th May 2019 (6.00pm until 10.00pm),
Cargo Restaurant & Bar – 55A Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008

Price: $85
Click here

Colonial Spice Degustation in conjunction with The Good Beer Week
Red Spice Road in the CBD invite you to celebrate Good Beer Week with Victorian local, Colonial Brewing Co.  Not only will you be treated to a bespoke five course menu with beers to match each course, but Colonial’s in-house brewer will be presenting the event, guiding you through each of the beers, and why they work so well with the food you’re devouring.  The night aims to educate and inspire people on how to match beer with South East Asian food.

When: Thursday 16th May 2019 (7:00pm till late)
Cost: $129 per person
Address: Red Spice Road, 27 McKillop St, Melbourne VIC 3000
How to get there: Map & Directions
To Book: Colonial Spice Tickets and further details

GABS Melbourne 2019
With up to 180 unique Festival Beers & Ciders, as well as Australia and New Zealand’s best brewers, street food, circus and sideshow acts, roving bands, and even an indoor Ferris wheel, it’s Disneyland for beer lovers.

All tickets include a souvenir GABS Festival Glass, our 72-page Official Guide featuring all Festival Beer & Cider tasting notes, free entry to the Ariston Food & Drink Experience and Mornington Peninsula Brewery Craft College sessions (including free food and samples), the biggest Silent Disco in town, circus and sideshow acts, the Ale Capones (just wait and see), exclusive access to up to 180 Festival Beers & Ciders made just for the event, as well as hundreds of beers and ciders from Australia and New Zealand’s leading producers, and much, much more!

When: Friday 17th May until 19th May 2019 (11:30am till 4:30pm then 6:30pm till 11:30pm )
Cost: $33 – $43 per person
Address: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053
How to get there: Map & Directions
To Book: GABS Melbourne 2019 Tickets and further details

Wine Masterclass hosted by ShadowFax Winery
Winemakers Alister Timms and Matt Large invite you to join them for an exclusive Wine Masterclass at the winery on Thursday 30th May 2019 at 6:30pm.  Experts in all things vinous, they will discuss the process of making wine, the different terroirs of Werribee and Macedon, the secrets to their winemaking success and lots more.  For $45 per person you can enjoy wine tastings, cheese and canapés, as well as take a Shadowfax wine glass to take home.  Spaces are limited so book your tickets via the website now to avoid disappointment.

When: Thursday 30th May 2019 (from 6:30pm)
Cost: $45 per person (Members pay $38.25)
Address: ShadowFax Winery, K Rd, Werribee VIC 3030
How to get there: Map & Directions
To Book: Wine Masterclass tickets

NGV Friday Nights
Warm up this winter at NGV Friday Nights and discover China’s ancient terracotta warriors alongside new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. Dine at the Hutong Dumpling Bar, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition and see some of Australia’s best bands and performers play live in NGV’s Great Hall.

When: Every Friday from 30th May until 11th Oct 2019 (from 6:00pm until 10:00pm)
Cost: $35 Adult ticket, $16 Child ticket (5 to 15 years old)
Address: NGV, NGV Great Hall, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3006
How to get there: Map & Directions
To Book: NGV Friday Nights Tickets and further details

Good Food & Wine Show 2019
The Good Food & Wine Show presented by Citi returns to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition centre from 31st May until the 2nd June 2019.  Across three days discover new products from over 200 exhibitors, taste delicious wines, see your favourite celebrity chefs or immerse yourself in a masterclass.  Save money by booking tickets in advance, early bird tickets available until 16th April 2019.

When: Now until 2nd Jun 2019 
Address: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006
Tickets: Click here
Website for more info: 
Good Food & Wine Show 2019

OZ Comic Con – Melbourne 2019
Oz Comic-Con takes place in Melbourne from Saturday 8th June until 9th June 2019.  Oz Comic-Con features multi-genre content from across the spectrum.  You can expect appearances by film and TV stars, comic book artists and voice actors, gaming demos and cosplay competitions, creative workshops and master classes, and hard-to-find merchandise from local vendors.

When: Saturday 8th June until 9th June 2019 (from 9:00am until 6:00pm)
Address: Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, VIC 3006
How to get there: Map & Directions
For full details on their range of tickets: Click here

The Winter Solstice Festival Event 2019
Why not head down to Edendale Farm on Saturday 22nd June 2019 and enjoy this years spectacular wintery evening of entertainment for the whole family.  The Winter Solstice Festival is a great event for the whole family to celebrate the longest night of the year!  They will have something for everyone, from Live music, Delicious food from food vans & stalls, a kids’ lantern parade, Mulled wine/beer/wine etc, Pony rides, Fire entertainers and of course an enormous sculptural bonfire.

When: Saturday 22nd June 2019 (from 3:00pm until 9:00pm)
Address: Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Road, Eltham, VIC 3095

How to get there: Map & Directions
Cost: $90 Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Kids), $30 Adult ticket, $18 Child ticket (2 to 17 years old), Free Entry for babies under the age of 2

Online Tickets Available only: Click here
Full Programme details: Click here

2019 Pork & Pinot Event hosted by CRU Kew
The annual Pork & Pinot Event returns to CRU!  Due to it’s popularity and the incredible feedback received from following years, this year’s event will have two seatings available (Saturday 27th July from 6:00pm and Sunday 28th July 2019 from 12:00pm.  Guests will enjoy four mouth-watering, many ways cooked pork accompanied by a special hand-picked selection of world-class Pinot Noir wines.  
Tickets are on sale now for both events on the CRU website. The Pork & Pinot event continues to celebrate the local and wider community and is one not to be missed.

Please note this will be hosted in CRU’s Warehouse – they will have heaters but its recommended that you dress accordingly.

When: Saturday 27th July 2019 (from 6:00pm) and Sunday 28th July 2019 (from 12:00pm)
Address: Cru Wine Bar, 916 Glenferrie Road, Kew, VIC 3103

How to get there: Map & Directions
Cost: $75 per person (includes a 4 course menu and 5 matching wines)

Online Tickets Available only: Click here

Mystery Food Walks
Food meets mystery in this unique and new experience designed to have you discover an entire food quarter, not just a new restaurant.  In this self-guided experience, AmazingCo have partnered with some of the best eateries in our city to help you discover local food gems in a fun and different way. Throughout the experience, you will solve clues, puzzles and riddles, which will take you on a culinary journey.  At the end of your journey we’ll even include our recommendations on what’s next!

AmazingCo lets you discover meaningful experiences designed to help you connect more with the people that matter to you and carefully create and deliver experiences designed with meaning in mind.

When: Available any day of the week
Cost: Depends on the Food Walk you choose
Website for more info:
Mystery Food Walks by AmazingCo

Experiences for Families
So much can be said for time well spent with the ones you love most, so AmazingCo have created experiences to help families strengthen their ties, and grow together. Experiences such as Family Mystery Picnics, Home Cook Nights, Backyard movie nights, Amazing Days Out, Kids Entertainment, to Popup Cinemas and so much more.

AmazingCo lets you discover meaningful experiences designed to help you connect more with the people that matter to you and carefully create and deliver experiences designed with meaning in mind.

When: Available any day of the week
Cost: Depends on the Experience you choose
Website for more info:
Experiences for Families by AmazingCo

Photo Credit: The Melbourne Experience, Discovera, Queen Vic Market, Brown Brothers