Taste of Melbourne
Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:56 PM
A good chance to eat dishes from Jacques Raymond and Matt Wilkinson in a single sitting (or standing)...
Never tried Jacques but heard good stuff from many friends. As for Matt Wilkinson, I first ate some of his food back when he was head chef of Alevansi, and boy was I impressed (with the taste, not the value). It was rather expensive, considering it was 100 bucks a pop and I was still hungry afterwards we had to go to a Japanese store for Ramen and Tempura. But I think that was the best french I've had in Melbourne...
I believe the website is: http://www.tastefestivals.com.au/
And it's on next weekend?
Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:50 PM
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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:25 PM
I was especially pleased to see all the chefs themselves turning up not just to strut their stuff at the chef's table and Gourmet Traveller demo kitchen, but actually manning their stands, doing the hard-yards cooking and talking to all the punters. Nice to see how much trouble they'd taken over their stands, too - Three, One, Two, Longrain, and the Stokehouse got my vote, though Jacques Reymond's stand was very classy too, and the Press Club guys went all out with musicians - the works.
Looking forward to the Sydney event. Hopefully we'll be seeing a bit of an exchange program with some of the Melbourne chefs coming up and vice-versa.