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

Gaa at Evergreen

Presented by Singapore Airlines

15–24 March

Garima Arora brings her remarkable contemporary Indian cuisine to Melbourne for the first time.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)



Evergreen at Crown Melbourne

8 Whiteman Street
Southbank, 3006

Get set for a taste of India via Bangkok as Garima Arora brings her celebrated Restaurant Gaa to Melbourne for its first-ever Australian residency. Arora is the first Indian female chef to win two Michelin stars, and is one of the most high-profile champions of modern Indian dining in the world today.

On her menus at Gaa, pandan oil becomes an accent for oysters, grilled durian appears as the main course, and her take on curry brings blue swimmer crab together with coconut, an ice of green apple and grilled banana leaves.

It’s safe to say no one else is doing anything quite like Garima Arora in the kitchen, in or out of India, let alone this side of the Indian Ocean. Her residency at Evergreen will be a delight for lovers of Indian food, a thrill for fans of her work as a judge on MasterChef India, and a must for anyone looking to find the flavour in the cutting edge of the global restaurant scene.

Dates are limited - book now; this is a rare fine-dining experience not to be missed.

This event runs for dinner from 6pm on March 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets are $250 and include an eight-course tasting menu, with drinks charged on consumption. To make your booking, click the link below.

Exclusive offer:
We’ve partnered with Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street to offer MFWF ticket-buyers an exclusive hotel room offer during the Festival. Purchase any MFWF ticket and receive 20% off the base room rate between 14 and 25 March 2024. Your purchase confirmation email will include a link to access the offer and book directly with Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street. T&Cs apply; this offer is not valid during blackout dates.


*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
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Allocated Seating: Yes
  • Vegetarian
  • For all event enquiries, please call 03 9292 5777