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Monday, September 24, 2012
READER COMPETITION: Win Tickets to Taste of Melbourne 2012!
Thanks to the marketing team at Taste, Melbourne Foodie now has 2 double-passes to give away to this years Taste of Melbourne festival at Albert Park. How good is that?

Want to join the party on us?
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment under this post telling us about a great foodie experience you've had, or what it is that gets you get excited about food, and a double pass could very well be heading your way.

Winners will be announced on Melbourne Foodie on Sunday 28th October. Winners will also be notified by email and tickets will be mailed out well before the event, so get interactive, post a comment and you could be joining us for free.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012
Taste of Melbourne 2012.... Coming soon!
I don't know about you, but as a passionate foodie the thought of good food and wine probably excites me more than anything else in life. And living in Melbourne I think we are blessed to have some of the worlds best produce, restaurants and passionate kitchens all around us.

I am fairly privileged that I am able to eat at amazing restaurants almost every week and spend much of my free time cooking great food at home, thinking about food, going through my galleries of "food porn" and planning my next little foodie soirée.... Obsessed? Yes, but it is a passion and its what I love; and apparently its now become cool to be a foodie.

Having such a love though does present me with many challenges. Do I try something new this week or return to somewhere I love? How am I ever going to get through my long list of must-try places, and keep up with all the new buzz? So many questions, so many options and so little time....

With all this excitement about food, you can only imagine the pleasure I had in attending the media launch for Taste of Melbourne on Tuesday. Lets just say this years Taste event is going to be massive. 

Now in its fifth year, Taste of Melbourne has moved outdoors and this years event will be held at Albert Park, which I am personally thrilled about. The aim is to "bring a new fun-in-the-sun dimesion to the party". Taste has always had some great food and exhibitors, but I think the outdoor setting this year, and the huge open space is a massive appeal; a lot better than being restricted to the insides of an exhibition centre.

Taste is the city's premium restaurant festival and best of all a great selection of Melbourne's latest, greatest and hottest restauranters will be in attendance cooking up a storm for us to try. This is accompanied by over 100 of Australia's leading gourmet food and drink producers. It's a great chance to access a "taste" of what some of our best restaurants are producing whilst enjoying a fun day out.

I was lucky enough to experience a 'taste of taste' on Tuesday and to mingle with some amazing chefs and restauranters.

Whilst I would love to share more I won't, but here are a just a few little teasers of what I got to enjoy, and what we can expect to see and eat @ Taste of Melbourne this November:

All about the freshness - The Point - "kingfish crudo, horseradish and pommes pailles".

Rose Ang, from Sake does an amazing "wagyu tartare".

Not quite a paella, Movida showcases a medley of seafood in their "fidua pasta".

Scott Eddington from Mamasita serves up his "elotes callejeros" - the hawker style grilled corn.

The queen of deserts herself, Philippa Sibley from Albert St Food & Wine treats us with her "mini lemon tarts".
Pretty as a picture is The Botanical's "yuzu cloud, coconut peral, guava sorbet".

Taste of Melbourne comes to Albert Park this November for four action-packed days from Thursday the 15th to Sunday the 18th of November.

With a massive line-up of restaurants cooking for us at the event, as well as a range of demonstratios and specialty areas from a picnic garden, through to a wine theatre and champagne/ cider and desserts bars there is someting there for every foodie. Taste is producing what should be a spectacular event this year and further aiming to cement its position as being the world's greatest restaurant festival, celebrating here in Melbourne as one of the world's greatest fod cities.

Fingers crossed Melbourne can get its sun out and the weather gods behave for the weekend. I look forward to attending what will no doubt be a great festival, where I can celebrate my love of food with thousands of likeminded others.

For more information including some of the featured restaurants presenting see the postcard below, which inlcudes a special reader offer for discounted tickets and visit the official Taste of Melbourne website at:


Taste of Melbourne 2012: 15th to 18th November - Standard Entry: $25

Melbourne Foodie readers - Quote "POSTCARD" when booking to receive 2 tickets for $40 - a saving of $10.

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