Chance to tempt the tastebuds in Richmond

March 5, 2014 by  

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival starts later this month, and Richmond residents have several events to choose from right on their doorstep.

This year’s festival will celebrate water, and the events will have a focus on seafood and water-based cooking techniques. Cooking is a popular hobby for many people, and the festival will no doubt increase sales of the thousands of cookbooks produced by print companies each year.

As well as spectacular dinner menus, wine tasting sessions and street parties, there will be plenty of chances to take part in hands-on events and learn new cooking skills with master classes run by top chefs.

Richmond residents who do not want to venture far can enjoy the City of Yarra Council’s Food Safari Picnic on Sunday March 2nd, during which visitors can enjoy a water taxi ride to Herring Island followed by a picnic lunch chosen from dishes made by Bridge Road restaurateurs and a stroll around the island.

Local restaurants Chingon Cantina y Taqueria and the Como Room at The Grand Richmond will also be hosting events during the festival. The former will be exploring seafood dishes of Central America, matched with cocktails, while chefs at the latter will take inspiration from the Romans to create a feast suitable for the gods.

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival runs from Friday February 28th to Sunday March 16th.