GOOD BEER WEEK
Brew lovers can celebrate their love at beer with the sixth annual Good beer Week, happening from May 13-22. The program is now live and features 270 events that will run across 150 venues from your local pub to Vue De Monde and even a church.
All event tickets can be purchased through the website or the new Good Beer Week App. The App lets you view the program, gives updates and news, shortlist your favourite events, and even take a #GBW16 selfie with the ‘Brew Cam’. Can’t find your event? There are guided maps to every Good Beer Week location as well.
Some of the program highlights include Mega IV ($145) where this year, they welcome special guests from Garage Project (NZ), Brewdog (UK), Rodenbach (BEL), Temple Brewing Company (VIC), Pirate Life (SA) and hosts Craft and Co. to create the beer list. A six-course menu will be created by a selection of chefs from the far reaches of the beer world. Dom Marzano of Craft and Co. will be joined by Shaun Clouston (Logan Brown, NZ), Robin Wickins (Royal Mail Hotel), Ian Alexander, Katia and Sabrina Cappodocio (La Latteria) and Pamela Raschella of Shocolate.
Brewers and Chewers ($90) at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda sells out every year. This famously fun dinner party features brewers from Sixpoint (USA), Stone (USA), Wolf of the Willows (VIC), Bach (NZ), Nail (WA), Pirate Life (SA) and Palm (Belgium) and a night of great beer, food and company.
While there is a great selection of old favourites, the program also has some interesting new events to check out. Four Pillars & MPB @ Belleville ($100) will see Four Pillars Distillery of the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula Brewery match a dinner with roast chicken heroes, Belleville.
Finally, Brewmanity and Mick Fanning’s new brewery Balter Brewing Co. invite punters to Good Beer Week’s biggest fundraising attempt to date, Beer vs Beast ($49.95) at Ormond Hall Village Melbourne as they unleash their collab brew ‘The Beast Tamer’. Get along to an epic Sunday session of great music and bands, all to help raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease.
For a full list of events and the program visit www.goodbeerweek.com.au
+39 PIZZERIA OPENS IN TOORAK
One of Melbourne’s favourite Italian restaurants, +39 Pizzeria has launched in the heart of Melbourne’s prestigious Toorak. Located on Malvern Road, the Italian restaurant has opened its doors is transporting Melburnians all the way to the famous boot with their delicious, authentic Italian cuisine.
The heart of Italian cuisine and culture is at the core of +39 Pizzeria, with every dish on the menu created using traditional flavours and techniques that have been brought over from Italy, handed down through generations of Nonna’s and Nonno’s to be recreated right here in Melbourne, Australia’s food capital.
Like +39 Pizzeria’s sister restaurant in the CBD, +39 Toorak is serving up familiar Italian dishes that Melburnians love and will continue to source Italian produce and products, where possible, to ensure an authentic Italian experience. +39 Pizzeria will bring the flavours of Italy to the ever-evolving menu with an extensive range of dishes showcasing the different regions of Italy, including antipasti, pasta, pizza, dolce and favourites such as Fettuccine alla Marinara and Capricciosa Italiana.
“With a strong Italian culture and lots of restaurants north of the city, we wanted to take +39 to a place where we can share authentic Italian cuisine and the Italian experience,” says owner Andrea Ceriani.
With every detail capturing the essence of Italy, right down to the International dialling code, +39 will be a sensory affair and a true journey through one of Europe’s beloved countries.
Located at 517 Malvern Road, Toorak, +39 Pizzeria will open seven days a week for dinner and lunch on Thursday to Sunday.
For more information and opening hours visit http://www.plus39.com.au
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