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

Powerscourt Circa 1987

Presented by Square

16 March

Be transported back to 1987, to a magnificent ballroom in a guesthouse in Maffra, when young chef Martin Van-Ooyen and his wife, Michelle Pugsley, moved from the big smoke and introduced Gippsland to something extraordinary. This one-time event showcases Gippsland's finest produce and wines in a menu from Powerscourt Country House circa 1987.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)




142-144 Greville St
Prahran, 3181

At the tender age of 11, Jason Jones began his hospitality journey as pianist at the magnificently restored and 'well before its time' Powerscourt Country House in Maffra, Gippsland. From his time at the keyboard, to learning the ropes on the floor and later in the kitchen, he watched this homestead, under proprietor-chef Martin Van-Ooyen, go on to become one of Gippsland's most awarded and celebrated restaurants. Join Jason Jones – now restaurateur Mr Jones of Prahran-meets-Paris hotspot Entrecôte – for a reprise of this incredible journey, featuring a menu based on the dishes served at Powerscourt in 1987, along with Gippsland wines.


*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
  • Allocated Seating: Shared Tables
  • Dress code: Dress to impress - the restaurant was in a magnificent Ballroom after all!
  • Dietary requirements: not available
  • For all event enquiries, please call 03 9804 5468 or email