Melbourne Racing Club has partnered with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to proudly present the Flavours of Asia Market Festival this Saturday February 28 at the Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The Flavours of Asia Market conveniently coincides with Chinese New Year celebrations and is also one of the opening events in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The festival will offer a variety of dishes from across Asia, as well as cooking demonstrations and live entertainment, all from a newly created market space that is designed to be the ultimate relaxation zone for racegoers.


The festival aims to bring the very best Asian cuisine from around the city to the Melburnians who are constantly on the hunt for it. It will bring the finest fare the Melbourne Asian food scene has to offer directly to punters, with dishes starting at just $5.

Guests will enjoy an enticing menu featuring a range of the best Asian cuisine that Melbourne has to offer, including Wonderbao, Hammer & Tong, Hoy Pinoy, Overdosa, Uncle, Gogi, Lankan Tucker and Eat the Chicken.


The market is a new and exciting concept for the horseracing scene, which has tended to favour cheap and easy fast food in the past. Foodies and racing enthusiasts alike will be able to enjoy restaurant quality Asian cuisine without having the leave the racecourse.

Melbourne Racing Club’s Executive Chef, Julian Robertshaw, promises that the quality of Asian fare presented on Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes Day will exceed expectations. “I’m dedicated to collaborating with Melbourne’s very best Asian restaurants for this event and we’re thrilled to see this come to life,” said Robertshaw.

Melbourne Racing Club Chief Executive Officer, Brodie Arnhold, is also excited about the partnership and its role in the future of hospitality at race meets. “The Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes is one of our most popular race days, and we are always looking for new and interesting ways to engage our audience,” said Arnhold.


Our favourite dishes on offer at the festival are Hammer & Tong’s delicious soft shell burger, Hoy Pinoy’s tantalising banana ketchup glazed pork belly skewers, and for something a little sweeter, Wanderbao’s incredible ice cream gua bao (aka ice cream in a sweetended and oven-baked bao).


Enjoy Melbourne’s incredible late summer weather this weekend by indulging in the Flavours of Asia Market Festival at Sportingbet’s Blue Diamond Stakes Day and you won’t be disappointed!

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Event Information


Flavours of Asia Market Festival

Hosted by Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes Day

Caulfield Racecourse

Saturday 28th February 2015




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