Australia’s biggest and best festival of food and drink is back from 15 to 24 March – and you’re invited.

A Maltese Feast with Julia and Jacqui

Presented by Square

20 March

Join Julia Busuttil Nishimura and Jacqui Challinor in a delicious exploration of their shared Maltese heritage.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)



Nomad Melbourne

187 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, 3000

Malta! That delicious intersection of cultures, that Mediterranean island idyll! While there’s lots of people with proud Maltese heritage around Australia, Maltese food is not something seen all that often on the menus of restaurants in our cities. This festival, Nomad group executive chef Jacqui Challinor and author Julia Busuttil Nishimura team up to give the food of Malta, the food they grew up with, its moment centre stage.

"Every time I run into Julia we talk about cooking together so I'm incredibly excited that we're finally making it happen!” says Challinor. “I love the way Julia approaches food and connects with people; she's such a warm soul and that translates into the food she cooks. Hopefully together we can give Maltese food a little moment in the spotlight!"

Expect nostalgia, family memories and stories from two of Melbourne’s favourite culinary talents, all woven together by the smoke and embers of Nomad’s signature wood fire. There’s nothing like it, and you won’t want to miss out. Mhux hekk?

This event runs on March 20. Tickets are $195 and include a shared feast with wine pairing. To make your booking, click the link below.


*For online purchases via, a credit card fee of up to 1.75% and booking fee of up to $4.50 per transaction may be applied. Purchases through other sites may incur different booking fees.

More information

  • Gift voucher not redeemable
  • Allocated Seating: Yes
  • Shared plates: Sharing set menu
  • Dietary requirements: not available
  • For all event enquiries, please call 02 9280 3395 or email