Another edition of the Melbourne Wine and Food Festival events, this time in November. We went to several events, all really good with one exception.
10 November – Movida Iron Chef
Back at Movida Aqui for a variation of TV’s Iron Chef. Here the Movida Head Chefs at each of the Movida restaurants cooked a dish on the menu and votes were taken and a winner declared at the end of the evening, including Frank Camorra, our pal.
After the vote, the Bacalao was the winner. We thought the fish itself was really good but did not like the sweet and sour sauce that much. The prize winning Chef, none other than Frank Camorra.
15 November – Gingerboy Summer Sessions
The following Saturday we were at Gingerboy – a place we had heard a lot about but had not been to before. It was stunning.
We felt that the meal, wine and service at Gingerboy were stunning. We will definitely be back.
17 November – Age Food Editors Dinner
This event was held at Lucy Liu, a relatively new place in the City which we had not been to before. However, we had been in the building a few times, especially when it was PM24 a delightful French bistro run by the magnificent Phillip Mouchel. That had been part of the Colombaris group but had been passed onto Michael Lambie, Taxi, Barkers, The Smith, etc., and his group.
Seems like I missed out on a couple of the photos of the dishes. Never mind, it was really good stuff. We had a good chat with Hillary and Robyn from Piccolo – page 2 of Tuesday Age Good Food.
20 November – Secret Taste of China
Yet another event in another place that we had not been to before. Man Tong Kitchen in the Crown complex.
Once again a stunning menu.
Oops, the rest of the photos seem to have gone missing. Nevertheless the next courses were all good too. Another great experience at Man Tong.
22 November – Banquet of the North
Well, yet another stunning banquet from the Flower Drum.
As indicated above, another great Flower Drum special!
25 November – Spice Smackdown
If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. You are hearing the sounds of silence.
BUT, one can say that this November version of the MWFF was stunning, 4 out of 5 ain’t bad.