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

Salty Sweet: Dan Hong at Pidapipo

Presented by Singapore Airlines

16 March

Get ready for salty chat and savoury deliciousness with Dan Hong at Pidapipo’s playground of sweetness.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)


Pidapipó Laboratorio

429-431 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, 3065

On Saturday 16 March, join Dan Hong, the food fiend behind such Sydney hits as Mr Wong and Ms G’s, as he teams up with Pidapipo founder Lisa Valmorbida at its Fitzroy Laboratorio for a party all about Asian-inspired sweet-and-savoury treats à la Hong, with a Pidapipo twist.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Your pals at Pidapipo have also developed special gelato flavours with Dan Hong exclusively for MFWF which will be available in all Pidapipo stores for the duration of the festival, 15 to 24 March. Salty! Sweet!

"Finally! The guys at Pidapipo and I have been talking about doing a collab for a few years now!" Dan says. "I've always been a huge fan of what they do and can't wait to throw a crazy party with them, creating my own unique gelato flavours and just cooking delicious and fun food."

This event isn't ticketed and doesn't have seats: Dan's collab dishes, including a savoury special and a dessert special, will be available for sale over the counter at the Pidapipo Laboratorio at 429-431 Brunswick St, Fitzroy from noon until sold out on Saturday 16 March. We'll have details on what Dan will be cooking at the Laboratorio and on his festival-special gelato flavours closer to the event - stay tuned.

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.

More information

  • Gift voucher redeemable
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Allocated Seating: Shared Tables
  • Child-friendly: Yes
  • Venue Directions: Tram line 11 stops right outside the Fitzroy Laboratorio. 86 and 96 tram lines are also in close proximity.
  • Further event details: This event is not ticketed. Please note that due to the nature of the event, we will not be able to cater to any special dietaries.
  • Dietary requirements: not available
  • For all event enquiries, please email