As a foodie town, Melbourne always has a culinary event on the boil. Choose from food festivals, wine tastings, celebrity chef visits and cooking classes.

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

El Grito de Dolores: Tequila Versus Mezcal Tasting

El Grito de Dolores: Tequila Versus Mezcal Tasting

Enjoy a guided tasting of artisan agave-based spirits paired with gourmet Mexican canapés.

The Little Food Market

The Little Food Market

A culinary adventure like no other celebrating Australia's finest tastemakers.

Winter Igloos
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Winter Igloos

These cosy igloos offer the ultimate winter dining experience.

The best things to do under $20 in Melbourne

The best things to do under $20 in Melbourne

The best cocktail deals, cheap eats and low-cost activities in Melbourne.

Gin-dulgent High Tea with Chef Sigrid

Gin-dulgent High Tea with Chef Sigrid

Take your seat for a guided gin high tea like no other.

A Jane Austen Christmas with Lise Rodgers

A Jane Austen Christmas with Lise Rodgers

Enjoy a costumed lecture with insights into regency festive traditions.

Private Dining at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Private Dining at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Indulge in Melbourne's only marine life dining experience.

Cheese and Wine Matching
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Cheese and Wine Matching

Explore seven artisan cheese and learn how to match them to back-vintage wines.

GingerSnap Patisserie: Winter Pop-up

GingerSnap Patisserie: Winter Pop-up

Plant-based desserts that celebrate the limitless potential of people with disability.

Yarra Valley Meets the City

Yarra Valley Meets the City

Bossley is bringing a taste of the Yarra Valley to the city for a one-night-only dinner.

Melbourne's Brunch Afloat
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Melbourne's Brunch Afloat

Enjoy a two-hour bottomless brunch cruise along the Yarra River.

Mystery Basement Bar Hop
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Mystery Basement Bar Hop

Solve clues to unveil three hidden venues and enjoy pre-paid drinks and snacks.

Antarctica: From Ushuaia and the Polar Challenge Films

Antarctica: From Ushuaia and the Polar Challenge Films

Join traveller Antony Anderson and view his Antarctic trip featurette with a Q&A session.

The Community Grocer Carlton
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The Community Grocer Carlton

A weekly pop-up market with fresh fruit and vegetables at affordable prices.

Dalrymple Vineyard Wine Dinner

Dalrymple Vineyard Wine Dinner

Exclusive Wine Dinner featuring seven exceptional cool climate wines and bespoke five-course menu.

View of Melbourne from across the Yarra River

Gozleme and Baklava

Learn to make gozleme and baklava from scratch.

Sommelier's Table Wine Degustation & Dinner
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Sommelier's Table Wine Degustation & Dinner

Enjoy a unique wine-degustation matched to a four-course dinner with a sommelier

Winter Night Market
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Winter Night Market

The Winter Night Market is set to return to the iconic Queen Victoria Market sheds.

Vegan-Friendly: Cheese, Chocolate and Wine Matching
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Vegan-Friendly: Cheese, Chocolate and Wine Matching

Learn how to match wine with cheese and chocolate in this interactive vegan-friendly experience.

Palate Trainer

Palate Trainer

Learn to evaluate wine like an expert and improve your palate in this informative and fun session.

Truffle Treasures

Truffle Treasures

A special four-day pop-up event in celebration of truffle season.

What's on and what's open over the Labour Day long weekend

What's on and what's open over the Labour Day long weekend

Kick off the long weekend with Moomba, awesome free events, street art walks and more.

Antarctica: To the Ross Sea and Back Film

Antarctica: To the Ross Sea and Back Film

Join intrepid traveller Antony Anderson and view his Antarctic trip featurette with a Q&A session.

Booze and Blues

Booze and Blues

Enjoy live blues singers while having a bourbon.

Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus

Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus

Melbourne’s most iconic Oktoberfest is back in the heart of Chinatown at Hofbrauhaus.

Singlefile Wine Dinner

Singlefile Wine Dinner

Join Pure South Dining for a bespoke menu and evening with Singlefile Wines.

Secrets of Gluten-free Sourdough Breadmaking Class
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Secrets of Gluten-free Sourdough Breadmaking Class

Enjoy a gluten-free breadmaking class with wine, salami and cheese.

Art, History, Food and Wine Tour
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Art, History, Food and Wine Tour

The perfect introduction to Melbourne – street art, curious tales, wine tasting and tapas.

Chef's Table Degustation Dinner
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Chef's Table Degustation Dinner

Enjoy an eight-course themed dinner with optional matched wines.

Christmas in July Mystery Bar Hop
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Christmas in July Mystery Bar Hop

Celebrate Christmas in July with a festive bar hop featuring seasonal drinks, challenges, and more.

Peace Kitchen

Peace Kitchen

Explore how food can be a catalyst for peace and meaningful change in the community.

Nevra's Big Turkish Brunch
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Nevra's Big Turkish Brunch

Sous chef Nevra Aydin shares traditional family recipes from Istanbul.

Swiss National Day Dinner with Chef Sigrid

Swiss National Day Dinner with Chef Sigrid

Join Swiss head chef Sigrid for a celebration of Swiss Cheese Fondue to celebrate National Day.

The Commentators Club Luncheon

The Commentators Club Luncheon

An AFL-themed lunch with guests, comedy and music, raising funds for charity.

Chocolate and Wine Matching
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Chocolate and Wine Matching

Learn how to match chocolate truffles to fine old wines in this interactive experience.

Australian Sake Festival

Australian Sake Festival

Enjoy this celebration of sake, food and the culture of Japan.

Kebab and Meze

Kebab and Meze

Learn how to make unique, traditional Turkish kebabs at home

Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour
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Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

This walking tour introduces you to Melbourne's favourite foods, architecture and stories.

Learn to Cook Thai
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Learn to Cook Thai

Join a hands-on cooking class, featuring two of Thailand’s favourite dishes.

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Everything you can do right now to rediscover Melbourne

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German Christmas in July

German Christmas in July

A German-style winter market with traditional food, mulled wine and entertainment.

Lunch with Le Brun de Neuville Champagne

Lunch with Le Brun de Neuville Champagne

Enjoy a fun filled afternoon celebrating Champagne by Le Brun de Neuville.

Annual Truffle Dinner

Annual Truffle Dinner

Get ready for a night of pure indulgence and decadence at Taxi Kitchen’s annual truffle dinner.