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

Sunday Shawarma Party

Presented by Singapore Airlines

17 March

Let the good times roll as Aalia chef Paul Farag and Foreign Fruits rock your weekend at Henrietta.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)




75 Chapel Street
Windsor, 3181

“Let’s get controversial: is it possible the best shawarma in the world is right here in Australia?” It was Rare Medium magazine that posed this question earlier this year, and Paul Farag was figure at the centre of the discussion, having made a very impressive lamb shawarma a signature dish not at a kebab stall, but at one of Sydney’s most celebrated new restaurants, the glittering Aalia, Middle Eastern jewel of Martin Place’s dining crown.

This festival, Paul comes to town keen to connect with Melbourne’s not-inconsiderable Middle Eastern culinary culture, and ready to throw down with kebabs with a Sunday shawarma party. For this outing, it’ll be not one but three choices of shawarma – after all, “shawarma has many shapes and forms depending on which region you’re in,” he says. You’ve got chicken, you’ve got a vegetarian option in the form of mushroom, and then you’ve got the connoisseur’s choice, the remarkable smoked beef tongue shawarma.

Throw in drinks from Foreign Fruits wines, some fine beats, plus delicious optional extras such as falafel, hummus, chips, and cocktails (hello Arak Highballs) and it’s quite the party.

Note: food and drink purchases made on the day will incur a 12.5% Sunday surcharge. You can arrive anytime from noon until 4pm, the event will finish at 5pm.

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.

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