Regional World’s Longest Lunch – The Artisan Hills

Rustic Italian feast with Nillumbik’s boutique producers and winemakers

Enjoy the best Nillumbik’s rolling Artisan Hills has to offer with a rustic Italian four course lunch in a beautiful country setting at Fondata in Kangaroo Ground.

Inspired by the areas small-scale producers, chef Chris Lilico will prepare a generous feast, with each course highlighting a locally grown ingredient matched with a boutique local wine.

Guests will be treated to live roving entertainment, have the opportunity to meet the makers as well as a take home goodie bag filled with produce.

This event celebrates the community's past and present, bringing together the growers, makers and creators of the Artisan Hills with a feast to be savoured.


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Further Information

Wet Weather Contingency

We will be hiring umbrellas or have access to marquees with no sides in the event of poor or very hot weather.

Venue Directions

Located only 45 minutes from the CBD, Fondata is best accessed via the Eastern Freeway through Templestowe, Eltham and then onto the Yarra Valley foothills.

Allocated Seating

Shared Tables

Further Event Details

We will be celebrating the theme of community by inviting local producers and winemakers featured on the menu to be available for meet and greet as well as the ability for guests to purchase wine direct from the winemakers on the day.

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 9712 0742

DateFri 16 Mar
Time12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
VenueFondata, Kangaroo Ground
  • Gift card redeemable
  • Vegetarian friendly event
  • Vegan friendly event
  • Gluten free friendly event
  • Nut allergy friendly event
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dairy free friendly event
(03) 9712 0742