Delicious Delectable Vegetables at Nic Poelaert’s Table

August 5, 2012

Nic Poelaert, chef-owner of Carlton’s one-hatted Embrasse, has a passion for vegetables, herbs, foraged greens, flowers and leaves. Join us for a night where vegetables (and fruit) are the stars. Six courses matched with juices, teas and concoctions to tantalise and surprise you. What: 6 courses of delicious, delectable vegetables plus matched drinks (this meal will […]

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Truffle Menu details

July 8, 2012

I’ve been getting text messages in the night … with pictures of mouth-watering food. Executive Chef Mat Macartney has been working on the dishes for our truffle dinner and he has allowed me to post a few “teasers” to whet your appetites and sell the last few tickets we have available. Fois Gras, truffle, fig, […]

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Truffles in the Valley – close to the source

June 30, 2012

I know, I know….how many truffle events can we have?  (Answer: as many as possible!) I’m so excited about this event that I did a “happy dance” when I got off the phone from Mathew Macartney, Executive Chef at Chateau Yering.   Oh yeh!  You’re gonna love this one (also vegetarian friendly!). What: Six courses including wine, featuring Australian […]

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Truffle, truffles, truffles, truffles…and more bloody truffles at St Ali dinner

June 26, 2012

What: Olfactory extravaganza: truffle tasting dinner MkII 2012 When: Thursday 5th July, 7pm Where: 12-18 Yarra Place South Melbourne VIC 3205 How much: $80.00 including booking fee. How many: 60 places (50 for sale) How to book: Booking only through Trybooking here. Not more bloody truffles? Yes, it’s five courses at St Ali the venue […]

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Truffles and Game

June 21, 2012

Very quick update: Our truffle dinner at the Estelle has sold out I’m afraid, but never fear. Get your “fringe” on with our Game dinner at Libertine next Tuesday. An amazing meal of wile game -matched with some wild Mataro wine.  Nick Stock has chosen some amazing examples of this noble grape, and Max Allen […]

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Truffle time at The Estelle

June 17, 2012

This time last year we were preparing for our very first event, a truffle dinner at St Ali. So it’s fitting that to celebrate our first anniversary we’ll be holding some more truffle dinners. What: Olfactory extravaganza: truffle tasting dinner When: Monday 2 July, 7 pm Where: The Estelle Bar Kitchen How much: $97.30 including […]

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Where the Wild Things Are …

June 7, 2012

“The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind… and another.” Well known words from Maurice Sendak from his picture book “Where the Wild Things Are”. What if we told you that the wild things were wild game, and wild wine (Mataro) and the Max was Max Allen and the wolf […]

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Les Vaches du Tour 2012 launch.

May 20, 2012

Les Vaches du Tour (the Cows of the Tour de France) is a side project of essjayeff.  In July she turns her life around and watches the Tour de France through the night, and tweets about it at @lesvachesdutour. She and Injera Rufus have a blog site dedicated to the Cows of the Tour, their […]

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What’s coming up

May 8, 2012

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Fringe HQ. We’ve drunk *quite* a bit of gin (research of course), and been on many research missions, to bring you some amazing events in the coming months. If you missed our recent Gin Education Evening you can read about it here. 22 May And talking […]

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Ginsoaked – the “wash up”

April 30, 2012

Monday 23rd April saw a group of us venturing out on the first really Autumnal night of the year to taste some gin; okay to taste “lots” of gin, and some tonic, and well, in my case, confirm that I really do like gin! Wallis & Ed, in The Windsor Hotel, provided the venue and the snacks. We […]

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