Melbourne Tastes Great

Taste of  Melbourne 2013

Taste of Melbourne 2013

For those of you lucky enough to work your tastebuds at this year’s Taste of Melbourne you’ll be certain of one thing- Melbourne tastes GREAT. Held at Pelican’s Lawn in Albert Park, TOM 2013 was filled with Melbourne’s culinary elite- featuring top restaurants such as Mamasita, Movida, Chin Chin, Albert St Food & Wine and Longrain + many more.

Perfect weather for homemade ice-cream

Perfect weather for homemade ice-cream

Thousands of people flocked to the four day festival to sample the delicious food on offer which was served ‘tapas-style’. The idea is to showcase some of Melbourne’s best restaurants in the one location so that you can have a ‘taste’ of all of them and therefore a taste of Melbourne. 

I don’t know about you guys but this was absolute culinary heaven for me since pretty much everything here was on my wish list! 

Fresas, strawberries with PX, pepper & electric fairy floss, Movida

Fresas, strawberries with PX, pepper & electric fairy floss, Movida

With massive lines at each stand and dishes upon dishes being served up left right and centre I was amazed at the quality of the food and the presentation- everything was delicious and it was almost impossible to choose from the amazing menus!

Dish of the day- Burch & Purchese's Nitro Summer Fizz, nitrogen white chocolate, champagne, raspberries & peaches

Dish of the day- Burch & Purchese’s Nitro Summer Fizz, nitrogen white chocolate, champagne, raspberries & peaches

Standout dish was without a doubt Burch & Purchese’s Nitro Summer Fizz which was just all-round excitement on a plate. The raspberry ice-cream was made using nitrogen which was awesome to watch and it was so light and fluffy. Have you ever pictured eating a cloud? I’d say it would be like eating B&P’s Nitro Fizz.

Check out the footage of B&P founder Darren Purchese serving me my Nitro Fizz! Pretty awesome.

Here are some of my other favourites of the day…

Royal Choc Salted Caramel Tart, Burch & Purchese

Royal Choc Salted Caramel Tart, Burch & Purchese    

Elote Callejero AKA pretty much the best corn you'll ever try, Mamasita

Elote Callejero AKA pretty much the best corn you’ll ever try, Mamasita

Bocadillo de Chorizo, grilled chorizo & padron pepper sandwich, Movida

Bocadillo de Chorizo, grilled chorizo & padron pepper sandwich, Movida. Amazing!!!

Calamari Fritto, Albert St Food & Wine
Calamari Fritto, Albert St Food & Wine

Tostada de Cerdo, pork taco, Mamasita
Tostada de Cerdo, pork taco, Mamasita

Mini Huxtaburger, Moondarra beef, Huxtaburger

Mini Huxtaburger, Moondarra beef, Huxtaburger

Until next year Taste of Melbourne! It’s snooze time.

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