Bank of Melbourne Insider Series: dinner at Hero at ACMI - SOLD OUT

Tasting the latest and the greatest

Here’s something worth celebrating: Karen Martini’s new book, "Cook: The Only Book You Need in the Kitchen", is her ninth publication and the culmination of nearly 30 years of bridging the gap between fine dining and the general public. It's a dazzling collection of more than a thousand recipes loaded with Martini's singular verve and style that will step up the quality and delight in everything from your dinner parties to Tuesday-night staples.

To launch the book in style for the Bank of Melbourne Insider Series, Karen and the team at her flagship restaurant, Hero, have designed a winter menu perfect for savouring with friends.

Whether you’re a keen home cook or just a fan happy to hear Karen talk about this landmark new project, this is one dinner you’re not going to want to miss.

Bank of Melbourne customers: enter the first six digits of your Bank of Melbourne-issued card in the promo-code field to access tickets.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival subscribers: enter the one-word booking code that was sent in our newsletter on Friday 15 July.

Karen Martini's "Cook: The Only Book You Need in the Kitchen" ($100) is published by Hardie Grant on 8 August.


- Cured beef carpaccio, Parmigiano Reggiano, crisp parsnip and onion ash, pickled Jerusalem artichoke and Victorian truffle

Main course
- Blue eye trevalla, yellow tomatoes, smoked saffron mussels, charred fennel and celeriac

Roasted potatoes, thyme, garlic

- Baci with salted caramel and hazelnut praline


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Further Information

Venue Directions

Level 1, ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

Allocated Seating


Further Event Details

For large group bookings please email with your requirements and we will contact you.

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 9823 6100

DateMon 15 Aug
Price $124
  • Vegetarian friendly event
  • Wheelchair Accessible
(03) 9823 6100