Melbourne Good Food Month

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Here at Trading Plates we think every month should be a Good Food Month. That said- if November is when The Age want to go all out in Melbourne we definitely won’t stop them, in fact we will gladly join in!

Presented by Citi, The Age Good Food Month is running throughout November, showcasing the best Melbourne’s restaurants, cafes, bars and producers have to offer.

We have done the hard work for you (thank us later) and picked out some of the best bits over the next month you won’t want to miss!

Night Noodle Markets (Nov 10-27)
Still fairly new in its own right, the Night Noodle Markets have fast become a Good Food Month institution, as well as a timely welcome to Melbourne’s warmer weather and outdoor nightlife.

Kicking off November 10, the night Noodle Markets are bringing your favourite sights, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market back to Birrarung Marr, this time with a couple of new faces thrown into the mix.

You can expect old favourites like Wonderbao, Hoy Pinoy and Gelato Messina, but save some room for newcomers Ok-Nomi and Aunty Franklee who will join the line up this year.

Hats Off Dinners
A popular part of The Age’s Good Food Month; the Hats Off Dinners give guests an insight into their food, as your dining experience takes you on a journey, with the chef narrating the story. It also allows the kitchen to have a little bit of fun.

Our picks for this year include the Wellness Vs Wickedness Dinner, held at The Grand Hotel Richmond, this event will see two award-winning teams go head-to-head and battle it out between culinary good and evil. James Knight, the chef from the Golden Door will be shining a light on all things healthy and healing, while The Grand’s own head chef Andrew Beddoes will be serving up devilish decadence. Who will win? Head along and find out!

Young Chefs (Ôter, Nov 20)
Melbourne’s food culture is an invaluable environment for young chefs in the game. And believe us, the chefs in this featured event are going places.

Hosted at Ôter, guests at the Young Chefs lunch can enjoy a five-course lunch cooked by five young chefs on a mission for greatness.

Featuring Jake Kellie from the Lakeside Mill, Jasper Avent from Carlton’s Town Mouse, Alex Xinis from The Press Club, Jarrod Di Blasi from ezard (also this year’s Young Chef of the Year), and Oter’s very own David Boyle, we suggest you put this in your calendar before these young guns realise their true potential!

If you’re salivating at the thought of these, have a look at the event program to find out what’s on near you!

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