Little Bites: What’s cooking in Melbourne’s food scene this week

Biggie Smalls. Photo: supplied

Biggie Smalls. Photo: supplied

FOOTY & FOOD

To celebrate Grand Final Week, the AFL is running its annual Footy Festival until Grand Final Day. Head to Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG for the family-friendly the event.

The young and young at heart will love the inflatable obstacle course, AFL star meet-and-greets, AFL clinics, games, arts and crafts, and great food from Biggie Smalls, Gelato Messina, Fancy Hank’s and Australia’s first ever UberEATS restaurant.

Footy Festival

  • September 29, 9am-6pm & September 30, 9am-6pm
  • Cost: free entry
  • afl.com.au
Photo: supplied

Photo: supplied

CONCRETE CUISINE

Richmond’s new destination for craft beer, cocktails and food, Concrete Boots, is set to ignite a previously quiet section of Burnley Street.

The venue’s name references the mysterious Yarra River and the local history of yesteryear, when unlucky gangsters and crims ended up in the drink, sporting ‘concrete boots’.

Concrete Boots

Photo: supplied

Photo: supplied

TEEN ART PARTY

National Gallery of Victoria’s Spring Art Party for teens will feature an array of activities, from interactive workshops and teen guides inside The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture and Hokusai exhibition spaces and live local DJ performances.

The multi-sensory experience will include Japanese and French-inspired catering, including sushi, noodles, baguettes and croissants, along with exclusive gelato flavours from Pidapipo Gelateria.

National Gallery of Victoria

  • 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • October 7, 6pm-9.30pm
  • Cost: from $15
  • ngv.vic.gov.au
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria

Photo: National Gallery of Victoria

MAKE A PERFECT PIZZA

Head along to Fratelli Fresh for an intimate pizza masterclass. You will learn the art of making pizza dough and how to stretch and toss it like an expert pizzaiolo thanks to head chef Manuel Casagni.

You’ll then top it with your favourite ingredients and cook it in the wood-fired oven. After the hard work is done, guests can enjoy their culinary creation with a glass of wine at the pizza bar. Guests will take home an apron and a ball of dough, so they can make a pizza at home.

Fratelli Fresh

Photo: supplied

Photo: supplied

TIMBER & TUCKER

Combining food and sport, the Timber & Tucker Festival is set to hit Albert Park from October 6-8. The free three-day family event will feature free carnival rides for kids, plenty of live music and tasty treats from Senor Churro, White Guy Cooks Thai and Mr Burger. 

When you’re done eating, witness Australia’s top pro TIMBERSPORTS athletes fight for a spot on the all-conquering Aussie Chopperoos Team and catch the very first Women’s Championship in TIMBERSPORTS.

Timber and Tucker Festival

  • Albert Park Golf Course, Albert Park
  • October 6-8
  • Food Truck Park open daily 11am – 9pm
  • Cost: free entry
  • stihl.com.au
Photo: supplied

Photo: supplied

 

 

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