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

Porteño x Smith & Daughters

Presented by Singapore Airlines

19 March

The smokelords of Sydney descend on Melbourne's home of fine vegan eating for this Festival one-off.


$180 – $240

(Includes GST, fees may apply)



Smith & Daughters

107 Cambridge St
Collingwood, 3066

Shannon Martinez is on a roll. Her recent guest collaborators in the kitchen at Smith & Daughters have included star Korean chef Jung Eun Chae and Attica’s very own Ben Shewry. Now, for festival 2024, she’s pushing the envelope a step further, inviting her friends Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate, lords of Sydney’s smoky meat scene, to leave the red meat at home but bring everything else that has made Porteño, Bodega, Bastardo, The Continental Deli and their other venues such sought-after mainstays of the harbour city’s dining world.

There won’t be the flesh of beasts in play – or at least as you know it – this being proudly a 100 per cent vegan adventure – but you can bet your bottom dollar that things are going to be as smoky, meaty, gutsy and full-bore rock-and-roll as a collaboration between these players has to be.

And if that’s already not a formidable enough proposition, Ben and Elvis will be joined by their Continental Deli co-owner, mixologist Mike Nicolian, bringing his cocktail brilliance to the party as an optional extra for the die-hards.

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 – 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, not valid during black out 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 redeemable
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Allocated Seating: Shared Tables
  • Shared plates: Yes
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Allergy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • For all event enquiries, please call 03 9123 1712