Plate-making, sausage-making, cocktail-making, pizza-making; what's your flavour?

If you’re the type of Festival-goer who likes to get hands-on with the flavour, you’re in luck. With over 300 events in this year’s program, there’s never been a better time to roll up your sleeves and have at it, mano e mano. Whether it’s plate-making, sausage-making, cocktail-making or pizza-making, here are some delicious ways to get hands-on this Festival. 

Sicilian Sausage: Making, Curing and Cooking
Get some skin in the game – the sausage-making game – by joining Sicilian chef Alfredo La Spina at Bar Idda for an interactive Sicilian sausage-making class. We’ll dive deep into the culture and heritage of Sicily with coffee and cannoli, before moving to a hands-on lesson in making and curing Sicilian sausages, before enjoying them as part of a three-course lunch matched with Sicilian-style wines.
23 March, Bar Idda, 132 Lygon St, Brunswick East

Four Pillars Gin x Koko Black Workshop
Gin cocktails? Good. Chocolate? Very good. Together at last? Genius. Join Four Pillars mixologist Nick Tesar and Koko Black master chocolatier Remco Brigou at QT’s Hot Sauce Laneway bar for a hands-on workshop of cocktail making and delicious chocolate tasting.
23 March, QT Hotel, Hot Sauce Laneway, 133 Russell St, Melbourne

Painting Plates and Eating Cakes at Robert Gordon
A lesson in painting pottery with one of the best, and the chance to design and decorate an Australian-made cake plate to keep, followed by a delightful high tea at Nancy Eatery.
20–21 March, Robert Gordon Pottery, 114 Mulcahy Rd, Pakenham

Italo-Victorians Do It Better!
Are you ready to make better pasta? Let the crew from Pizza d’Asporto and Vino Intrepido teach you how to make your own pasta and focaccia at home, share the secrets of their Bolognese sauce and elite-level pizza, and pour you a few wines along the way.
17–24 March, Pizza d’Asporto, 39 Albemarle St, Williamstown