Melbourne Festival has teamed up with some of the city's best dining establishments to keep Festival-goers nourished this October. Starting in a veiled Mesoamerican saloon style bar, Gastrology were taken on a tour on just some of the 2015 restaurant partners to get a taste of the delicious food and drink on offer.
Here is a little sneak peek of what we got to try on our foodie tour...
Pastuso is a modern Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar which takes you on an exciting journey of discovery through the coast, andes and the jungle of Peru's beautiful food and culture. The Swordfidh anticuchos blew our minds with its wonderfully tender texture amazing flavour courtesy of being coated in a moreish huacatay and aji amarillo sauce.
Melbourne Festival offer: Chef's platter set menu with a complimentary pot of KIRIN for $49.
Arbory Bar & Eatery is a unique new venue in Melbourne overlooking the iconic Yarra River and built out of the disused Sandridge Line at Flinders Street Station. Bennett (Trocadero, Cecconi’s) along with Chef Michael Fox (2012 Young Chef of the Year) have created a casual, approachable menu for this unique Melbourne venue.
Melbourne Festival offer: For $18, get Chef Nick Bennett's specially created softshell crab burger plus a glass of selected wine or beer.
Saké Restaurant and Bar
Saké Restaurant and Bar has cemented its long-standing reputation as the most-loved and celebrated Melbourne Japanese Restaurant. Executive Chef Wayne Brown brings Japanese food and culture to life at Sake with a unique menu that features contemporary sushi alongside traditional Japanese dishes.
Melbourne Festival offer: Show your festival ticket and receive a complimentary matched sake taster when you dine on the pre-theatre menu.
State of Grace
Conveniently located on the New York end of Collins Street in a 1889 built landmark, State of Grace offers a bustling restaurant on street level with a little European flavour. Our evening ended with delightful sweets including decadent Salted caramel slices and Coconut Marshmallow Lamingtons at State of Grace's secret cocktail bar, Fall From Grace.
Melbourne Festival offer: Complimentary dessert or choice of a signature cocktail with any main meal or grill purchase.
Find out more about Melbourne Festival 2015 here.
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Melbourne Festival 2015.