Roasting chestnuts! Hot fondue! Spiced wine! Iced schnapps! Embrace the night this August with a no-holds-barred celebration of the season, as everything you love about winter comes together in the city in a glammed-up feast.
Hot, toasty, melty, gooey and warming: this is the brief to warm your cockles, and three of Victoria’s most impressive chefs are on the case and going full-tilt. The banquet kicks off in a blaze of elegance with Vue de Monde chef Hugh Allen, segues into the luxury of European country comfort with Annie Smithers of Du Fermier, and then surrenders completely to the syrup-drenched enchantments of Melbourne’s queen of desserts, Philippa Sibley.
Savour the grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building like never before as its 19th century-splendour is decked out as the scene for a lavish night of fine dining against the backdrop of White Night Reimagined swirling and frothing all around it.
Enjoy this highlight of the Melbourne seasonal calendar in rare style and comfort, culminating in the spectacle of the White Night showcase right outside the doors at 11pm.
Give voice to your inner Elsa or Heidi, channel the White Witch or Jack Skellington, and indulge your wintriest passions right here, right in the middle of the biggest party in the state.
Savour the end of winter. It’s time to run hot in the cold.
Entrée by Hugh Allen
Pork and pistachio terrine with pickled muntries and watercress
Main course by Annie Smithers
Duck braised with cider and prunes, with gratin dauphinois and parsnip
Dessert by Philippa Sibley
Golden-syrup cobbler with spiced quince
Ticket price includes canapés on arrival, three courses with Victorian wines, beer, and soft drinks.
NOTE: Table breaks are indicated on the seating map, please do not choose seats across the break as you will not be seated next to each other.
Please email info@foodandwinevic.… if you have any dietary requirements. Please quote your booking number for reference.
For online purchases via melbournefoodandwine.com.au, a credit card fee of up to 1.7% and booking fee of up to $4.00 per transaction may be applied. Purchases through other sites may incur different booking fees.
Please enter via Nicholson Street
Plan your trip using PTV's Journey Planner.
Tram route 86 or 96 to corner of Nicholson & Gertrude streets
Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade
City loop to Parliament
Bus routes 250, 251 & 402 to Rathdowne Street
Further Event Details
Melbourne Museum Car Park
Located under Melbourne Museum, the car park is open 7 days a week from 5.30am to midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.
Designated disabled parking is available on level P2 adjacent to the lifts.
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call: (03) 9823 6100