What to do & where to go – load up on dates with mates for fun and food-filled events you need to know about. Pull together family and friends, and make your life filled with celebrations about food.

Throughout October
Every day throughout October – Oyster October at STOKEBAR
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Stokehouse St Kilda, 30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182
Oyster October has landed at STOKEBAR in Stokehouse St Kilda, offering fresh oysters for just $2 every day for the entire month.
Indulge in a range of rotating oysters from different regions throughout Australia for just $2 each, matched perfectly with a rotating champagne menu, curated by Sommelier Gavin Cremming.
Offering: $2 oysters

Every Saturday in October – Yum Cha Saturdays at Hanoi Hannah
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Hanoi Hannah306 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, VIC 3185
Yum Cha at Hanoi Hannah is back with a new Elsternwick location. Available each Saturday throughout October, punters are encouraged to flock to Hanoi Hannah Volume 2 in good company to sub smashed avocado for irresistible Asian bites. Expect a rotating menu of delicious Vietnamese yum cha plates and limitless fishbowls of Saigon Spritz. No commonplace brunching fare will be in sight.
Offering: Viet-style share plates ranging from $6-12 and bottomless boozy fishbowls at $30 per person.
Bookings: Call 03 7007 1933 or email elsternwick@hanoihannah.com.au

Wednesday – Sunday during October – Winery Tours at Terindah Estate
Time: 9.30am – 5:00pm from Wednesday – Friday. 10:45am – 5.45pm on Saturday and Sunday
Terindah Estate90 McAdams Lane, Bellarine, Victoria, 3223
As the weather warms up, Terindah Estate has created the ultimate wine and dine tour package of the Bellarine Peninsula to escape from the city. Partnering with Port Phillip Ferries, guests are invited to experience the best of the peninsula with the winery lunch and tasting tours offered every Wednesday – Sunday. Embarking from Docklands to Portarlington, the tour begins at Terindah Estate’s Cellar Door for a unique tasting of its award-winning estate-made wine, followed by lunch in The Shed overlooking the sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay. An affiliate winery will treat tour-goers to another wine tasting before heading back to Melbourne on a sunset cruise.
Cost: Silver package – $99 per person includes ferry service, bus transfers, shared lunch and wine tasting. Gold package – $129 per person includes ferry service, bus transfers, two-course shared lunch, a glass of wine and wine tasting
Bookings: Bookings are essential and can be made via Terindah Estate’s website. Online bookings are valid for groups of up to 12 people. For groups of 13 or more, please call 03 5251 5536.

Every Sunday in October at Lupo: Festa Di Famiglia
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Lupo300 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Scott Pickett’s Lupo is bringing Festa Di Famiglia to Collingwood, a lunchtime feasting menu giving guests the opportunity to dine the Italian way. Available each Sunday in October, the Festa Di Famiglia four-course menu is for friends, families and loved ones, with a range of rotating antipasti, pastas, mains, sides and desserts — all designed to be shared. For a true Italian experience, there will also be weekly-changing drink specials from the cellar on offer.
Offering: Four sharing courses and a drink – $60 per adult, $30 per child
Bookings: Call 03 9419 2202 or email info@luporestaurant.com.au

Every Sunday in October – Bottomless Rose at Fatto
Two sittings: 12:00pm – 2:00pm, and 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Fatto Bar and Cantina100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
City hotspot Fatto Bar & Cantina is springing into the warmer months with an Italian riverside fiesta with bottomless rosé every Sunday throughout October. Enjoy a long lunch on the terrace at Fatto with a live DJ, endless rosé and a three-course spring feasting menu. Bring your friends and soak up the newfound sun with delicious antipasti to being, shared mains and a refreshing strawberry sorbet to finish and your choice of bottomless Arfion Pinot Noir Rosé or Les Gres rosé.
Offering: $75 per person for three-courses and two hours of bottomless rosé
Booking: Call 03 8698 8800 or email reservations@fatto.com.au. Minimum of four people required.

Raid Your Cellar – Every Monday
Time: 6:00pm-late
Lupo, 300 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066 
Each Monday in October, Lupo invites guests to bring their own bottles of wine to enjoy alongside its modern Italian-inspired offering for Raid Your Cellar Mondays. With knowledgeable staff available to assist in food and wine pairings, patrons can enjoy their pour of choice while the team at Lupo take care of the rest. Walk-ins are welcome but booking is recommended.
Offering: $20 per person BYO corkage
Bookings: Call 03 9419 2202 or email info@luporestaurant.com.au

Sunday, 27 October – Bomba x Pastuso

Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: $85 per person, inclusive of four courses, a cocktail and canapes on arrival
Bomba Tapas Bar and Rooftop’s Jesse Gerner is teaming up with Pastuso’s Alejandra Saravia for a one-off Spanish Peruvian fiesta.  Start on the Bomba Rooftop, sipping cocktails and grazing on snacks from both chefs before moving downstairs for a four-course lunchtime feast. Menu highlights include ‘Tiradito de corbina’ – Kingfish, Peruvian yellow chilli tiger’s milk, chia seedsPeruvian style brioche (Pastuso), salsa verde, cultured butterSpiced Alpaca ribs, pepian‘Bullit de peix’ part one – Poached fish, saffron emulsion and ‘Bullit de peix’ part two – rice cooked in the fish poaching liquid.
Bookings: via Bomba or by calling (03) 9650 5778

Friday, 25 October 2019 – Mentor & The Protégé Dinner

Time: 7pm to 10.30pm
Cost: $120 per person includes four-courses with matched wines
Terrace Restaurant Head Chef Simon Arkless is headed to the city to team up with his protégé, Bottega Head Chef Dusty Treweek for an exciting one-off collaborative dinner at the buzzing Bourke Street restaurant on Friday, 25 October. Using premium produce from North East Victoria and the city, the celebrated chefs will present an exciting four-course dinner. The mentor, Arkless, will feature free range estate-grown lamb and pork in his dishes while the protégé, Treweek, will use his Melbourne-Italian restaurant experience to let fresh produce to shine. All Saints Estate winemaker Nick Brown will match a selection of All Saints Estate and St Leonards Vineyard wines to the menu with the Brown family estate owners on hand throughout the evening to guide guests through the wine selections.
Bookings: are essential and can be made via Bottega’s website
Dates: Beach Club – every Sunday in October // Calamari and Chandon bottle special – every day in October – Seafolly x Chandon at Pontoon St KildaTime: Beach Club from 3pm // Calamari and Chandon bottle special – all-day long
Head to Pontoon this October and wind down at the new Seafolly x Chandon Beach Club. Soak up the sun and enjoy #ChandonxSeafolly specials, giveaways, live music and DJs from 3pm every Sunday in October or pop in any day for the rest of the month and treat yourself to a bottle of Chandon and Pontoon’s spiced calamari for $60.

 

NOVEMBER

Saturday, 2 November – Archibald x MSO at TarraWarra
Time: 5.30pm canapés and drinks, 6pm Archibald Prize entry with MSO performance followed by a three-course dinner at 7.15pm
Cost: $240 per person
TarraWarra is hosting an exclusive viewing of the 2019 Archibald Prize exhibition in partnership with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra paired with a three-course dinner by TarraWarra Estate Head Chef Mark Ebbels. For one-night-only, the MSO ensemble will perform pieces inspired by past and present Archibald Prize subjects while providing an immersive experience of this year’s Archibald Prize finalists. The evening will continue on in the restaurant for a three-course menu drawing from the bountiful spring harvest in the estate’s kitchen garden. Each course will be accompanied by newly released wines.

Sunday, 3 November – Estate on a Plate Details
Time: From 12pm to 3pm
Terrace Restaurant315 All Saints Rd, Wahgunyah VIC 3687
Cost: $120pp for non-wine club members, $110pp for wine club members
Bookings are essential and can be made via Eventbrite.
Winemaker and custodian Nick Brown will curate a selection of All Saints Estate’s premium wine to highlight Arkless’ menu; something he designs in the days leading up to the event, making the evening a true seasonal affair.


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