Shane Delia's Homage to Melbourne's Culinary Pioneers

A fascinating tour of Melbourne's culinary past

Melbourne’s culinary history is explored in this fascinating guided tour of Melbourne General Cemetery that visits the final resting places and tells the stories of some of the city’s most influential restaurateurs, cafe owners, vignerons and merchants.

After hearing about the pioneers and creators of Melbourne’s food scenes, guests will then take part in an amazing Mediterranean feast curated by star chef Shane Delia, based on the histories of some of Melbourne’s culinary forebears.

A unique experience not-to-be missed.

Please meet at the Gatehouse building on Entrance Avenue via College Crescent.


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Further Information

Disabled Accessibility

The event is accessible by wheelchair.

Wet Weather Contingency

The food and wine offerings will be within the Gatehouse building and a marquee. Large umbrellas will be distributed to guests for the cultural tour in the event of inclement weather.

Dress Code

Smart casual weather-appropriate dress and closed, flat-heeled walking shoes.

Venue Directions

Please meet at the Gatehouse building on Entrance Avenue via College Crescent.


Parking is available in College Crescent and other nearby streets. To travel by public transport from the city catch a No 19 (North Coburg bound) tram in Elizabeth Street and get off at Gatehouse Street which runs into College Crescent.

Allocated Seating

Shared Tables

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 8523 1617

DateFri 8 Mar
Time6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price$100 – $143
VenueMelbourne General Cemetery, Parkville
  • Gift card redeemable
  • Vegetarian friendly event
  • Vegan friendly event
  • Gluten free friendly event
  • Nut allergy friendly event
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dairy free friendly event
(03) 8523 1617

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