5 to Do - Get Hands On

Photo: Melbourne Tomato Day

Want to step up your home-cooking game in this new year? 

Get some expert insight into amping up your cooking skills. Learn new ways to impress in the kitchen. experiment with different techniques and cuisines, and begin your journey to becoming an amatuer sommelier. 

Melbourne Tomato Day Friday March 16
Shared Italian feast, matched glass of Victorian wine, take home bottled tomatoes and recipe card
Angel Fernandez (Head Chef of Rosetta Ristorante) invites you to a communal sauce bottling fiesta, where he will share his inside tips for turning bottled tomatoes into delicious bases for your homemade Italian ventures, leaving you with cooking inspiration (and a bottle to take home).

The Ultimate Dumplings Making Party Friday to Sunday March 16-18
Complimentary refresher drinks on arrival and PLENTY of dumplings
Get inspired to create your own gourmet menu with a two-hour dumpling cooking class with an expert and learn how to make the perfect dough and shape the perfect dumpling.

Wine & Curds? No Whey! Sunday March 18
Enjoy your very own cheese with paired wine
Make your own bespoke cheese with the crew from Yarra Valley Dairy and Innocent Bystander, getting to know your curds and learning how to perfectly match wines to your very own cheese.

Flavours of Footscray – Cocktail Masterclass Tuesday March 20
Tasting delicious expertly made cocktails & mixing your own
A cocktail masterclass with a difference, create your own cocktails to explore the tastes, smells and sights of the diverse community in Footscray. Come flex your cocktail arm by shaking, tasting and mixing delicious cocktails.

For the love of Pho Tuesday March 20
Food and drinks all inclusive – watch, learn and taste
Join Jonathan Alston (Food Director of Mama’s Buoi) for a hands on educational experience, learning the secrets of Vietnam’s iconic staple, Pho. Enjoy one of Mama’s cocktails while the Pho simmers and get your chopsticks ready.

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