The Roast Collection

This weekend sees the launch of The Roast Collection, brought to you by the makers of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by the Bank of Melbourne.

MF+W Festival 2011

With more than 100 food and wine events, The Roast Collection runs from 1-30 June and some of Melbourne’s best chefs and restaurants will serve up their take on the humble roast including Epocha, Flower Drum, Rosetta, Saint Crispin and Union Dining. More than 20 events will take place in regional Victoria showcasing the state’s bountiful winter produce in glorious settings including Brown Brother’s Milawa Vineyard (High Country), Mornington Farmers’ Market (Mornington Peninsula) and Tuki Restaurant (Goldfields).

The true spirit of the roast is a shared experience, so gather your friends and family for winter feasting this June. Indulge in roasted suckling pig at Bomba’s Cochinillo Asado Suckling Pig; rug up for Gladioli’s pit-smoked Lamb-a-licious on the banks of the Barwon River (Great Ocean Road); and indulge in an Elizabethan-style banquet at Pass the Salt (Goldfields).  Or cosy-up at more intimate dinners across the city including Roasted Veal Shoulder for Two at BottegaArrosto del Giorno at Merchant Osteria Veneto, and Shoulder to Shoulder at Orange Bar & Restaurant.

Or go beyond the traditional roast and trimmings and roll up your sleeves and discover roasting tips at workshops and demonstrations around the state. Perhaps try a roast with winter-warming drops and explore the breadth of Portugeuse wines at Matt McConnell’s 3 Little Pigs Went to Portugal (Bar Lourinhã).

A myriad of delicious roasting treats this Winter! So check out the full program and participants at


Good Food and Wine Show


The Good Food and Wine Show hits Melbourne this weekend at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show is a must-do this weekend if you’re a foodie. The range of different food and drink exhibitors are broad and you might even discover something you’ve never heard of or tasted! Exhibitors include Barilla, Nudie, Barossa Fine Foods, N’Espresso and range of wine makers.

The Good Food and Wine Show also has some of the nation’s greatest chefs, including Matt Moran, presenting in the Theatre and Barilla has a cooking school so you can test out your pasta cooking skills. Or if you’re into Wine then make sure you check out the Riedel Wine Theatre hosted by wine industry expert Nick Ryan.

Visit for tickets and a list of activities and exhibitors.


Images courtesy of Good Food and Wine Show, and the Good Food and Wine Festival.

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