Victoria University's VenU restaurant and training kitchens will be the settings for several Melbourne Food and Wine Festival events next month, ranging from elegant high teas to degustation dinners for diabetics.
'Feasting in Footscray' is a series of local food events from 4-14 March conceived by Victoria University's School of Hospitality, local restaurateurs, Maribyrnong City Council and community organisations.
This is the first time that Footscray has been showcased in the Festival's 19-year-history.
Head of VU's School of Hospitality James Ballingall said Feasting in Footscray is an example of the many community events held at the University's new hospitality training facilities, located at its Footscray Nicholson Campus.
Feasting in Footscray events at VenU:
Fri 4 March – Diabetes Darlings – Enjoy a delicious five-course dinner custom-made for diabetics
Sat 5 March – Buy B4 U Try – Choose fresh produce at the local market then create a meal in VU's kitchens
Sat 5 March – The Lost Arts – Learn the finer points of curing, smoking, preserving, pickling and cheese-making
Sun 6 March – Round the World in 180 Minutes – Discover African and Asian flavours that influence Footscray
Fri 11 March – Good-bye Gluten – Enjoy a five-course degustation dinner catering to coeliac diners
Sat 5, 12 March – Heritage High Tea – Bring a favourite family recipe and share an elegant high tea
Sat 12 March – Pen Mightier than the Peeler? – Enjoy a three-course dinner while learning to be a food critic
For more information or to book any of the events, ring 9919-4000 or visit: www.vu.edu.au/mfwf.
Ann Marie Angebrandt, Communications Officer,
VU Marketing and Communications Department,
Ph: (03) 9919 5487 or 0403 556 001