Two CBD-located creative culinary geniuses join forces as Bomba‘s Jesse Gerner will meet Uncle‘s Dai Duong to bring city goers a unique Viet-Spanish lunch, all in the name of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Aptly titled, Uncle Bomba will see each venue present its unique take on the other’s cuisine. Book at Bomba and expect Gerner to plate up a Spanish twist on Vietnamese classics, or head four blocks over and see Duong dishing up a hearty serve of Viet style on iconic Spanish bites.

Both lunches will treat guests to four-courses with a matched cocktail on arrival.


Location: Uncle, 15 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 OR Bomba Bar, 103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Date: Saturday, 23 March 2019 at Uncle OR Sunday, 24 March 2019 at Bomba
Time: 12:00pm
Price: $88 per person, inclusive of four courses and a matched cocktail on arrival
Bookings: For bookings, please visit the MFWF website



Make your way to the CBD this weekend as Pidapipo launch ‘Coppa Gelato’, their new Sundae range, it’s pretty sweet and comes in four delicious flavours, why stay for one when you can have them all?

Created by Lisa Valmorbida, the new dessert range will be exclusive to its CBD store and is destined to be the perfect dessert ahead of the warmer months. It’s Pidapipo’s take on the classic Italian sundae. “There’s a Gelateria in Vicenza where my grandparents are from that make sundaes using simple ingredients, nothing fancy. There’s nowhere in Melbourne really to get these so I had to create some,” said Lisa.

There will be four unique flavours on the Coppa Gelato menu, including Banana Split, Ultra Fragola, Classico and Caramel Malt and each has its own unique taste and features a classic mix of Pidapipo gelato (with the likes of Fior Di Latte, Chocolate and Salted Caramel) topped with homemade whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Pidapipo Sundaes will also be available to dine in and take home from the CBD store for $11 each. With the full menu below:
Ultra Fragola – Fior di latte gelato, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, strawberry sauce
The Classic – Chocolate gelato, vanilla cream, chocolate fudge, nuts, cherry
Banana Split – Fior di latte gelato, banana, chocolate fudge, crushed peanuts, chocolate fudge, cherry
Malt Crumble –  Salted Caramel gelato, malt crumb, whipped cream, caramel sauce

Pidapipo CBD is open from 11-11pm daily and is located at 8 Degraves Street, Melbourne, 3000



Melbourne’s tastiest day of the year – Fromage a Trois – will return to the historic grounds of Werribee Park Mansion on Sunday, 24 March 2019, where cheese lovers will unite for the one-day festival.

Festivalgoers will be granted access to some of Australia’s finest food exhibitors, and are encouraged to build their own unique and delicious picnic hamper on the day, selecting items from local producers, showcasing a delectable array of food and beverages. You will also be able to meet the makers behind the delicious, cheesy offerings, sample their wares, and pair those delicious cheeses and artisan food with handcrafted wine, beer, cider or spirits for a leisurely picnic on the lawns of the stunning Werribee Park Mansion.

Set amongst the picturesque backdrop of the historic Werribee Park Mansion, Fromage a Trois will see the lush grounds buzzing with roving entertainment, lawn games and live music, including the sax-laden disco sounds of Melbourne band, Vaudeville Smash as you feast the afternoon away.

With expert tips and tricks from renowned cheesemongers, you’ll walk away from Fromage a Trois with newfound knowledge of all things cheese and a full tummy of mouth-watering samples of course!

Other exciting activities include a grape stomp competition with Pyrenees Wine Region, master classes and demonstrations on the Chef Stage, mozzarella stretching, cheese-inspired ice cream, among plenty of other surprising cheese dishes to come!

Tickets can be purchased at
Entry is free for children 14 and under, when entering with a full paying adult, and tickets are inclusive of entry, entertainment, samples, and a take home festival glass to reminisce!

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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