The Age Good Food Month
The Plus Ones Guide
It’s almost time to frolic through the metaphorical fields of food. I am jumping up and down with excitement over the events this year at The Age Good Food Month. Roll around in ramen, go international with ice-cream, and get saucy shaking cocktails. Here’s the map to help you navigate the tasty terrain.
:: EAT DESSERT FIRST ::
Big Gay Ice Cream is a big deal on the streets on NYC. So, of course, they are pairing up with Gelato Messina in Melbourne. The Ice Cream Social celebrates a book launch with sundaes, drinking, and dancing. Here's hoping I can lick a Salty Pimp. (That's the Big Gay Ice Cream flavour with dulce de leche, chocolate, and sea salt.) Be still my ice-cream loving heart!
:: BOUNTIFUL BOOZE ::
Gin Palace bar manager Trish lives by the motto “If you’re drinking gin, you’re doing it right.” Unleash your inner movie-star with Martini: A Wet, Dry, and Dirty History.
Take a step back in time and explore The Golden Age of Absinthe. Bar Ampere’s classic absinthe fountains never fail to delight. At this event, you will enjoy the mysterious spirit paired with three matched courses. A cocktail on arrival will also help get you in the mood and ready to celebrate absinthe’s resurgence!
No drinks list is complete without a craft beer offering… or six. Triple Brewer Bash matches six craft beers with Southern American appetisers. Pull up a seat, ya’ll.
:: FUN TIMES ::
It turns out middle-aged Jewish guys from Long Island know how to make delicious ramen and know how to party. Slurp down Ivan Orkin’s soup with local DJs, highballs, and beer at the Ramen Rave. Then discover how Orkin gained ramen celebrity status in Tokyo and New York with his book, Ivan Ramen.
Movie snacks never looked so good. Chefs from Pei Modern, Vue De Monde, and Attica will create a selection of snacks to pair with the foodie film ‘Step up to the Plate.’ Upgrade your Cinema Nova choctops for this event!
Swap your salad fork for a mallet at the Baltimore Crabfeast. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to smash their lunch and rip it apart with their bare hands? Beer is included to help you wash down all the Blue Swimmer Crab. Get ready to get messy in The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo.
:: SOMETHING SPECIAL ::
Words I love: exclusive, mysterious, and cocktails. Bax V Hunter combines all three. There are only twenty spaces available for this event. Score a spot and brag to your friends about the amazing food and drinks from Dan Hunter, Matt Bax, and Andrew McConnell.
Last year so many Melbournians declared “I Love Alpaca” that the event sold out. Pastuso brings it back again for one night, smoking, grilling, slow-cooking and dry-ageing the four legged creature.
Mamasita gets Melbourne in the mood for warmer weather with ceviche and margaritas. Kick back on a Sunday and get ready for their marisqueria - an open air seafood establishment.
Secrets, art, and a Japanese degustation. Kappo’s Kaiseki Dinner is perfect Instagram bait with their beautifully arranged courses. Oh, and the location is still a secret. Shhhh….
:: DO IT YOURSELF ::
There’s an old saying, “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach this girl how to mix cocktails, make her happy for a life time.” Or something like that. Eau De Vie serves up cocktails and tapas while simultaneously schooling patrons on how the throw the Ultimate Cocktail Party at Home.
Did Big Gay Ice-Cream leave you craving more New York flavours? Learn to make your own bagels from scratch with 5 & Dime. And yes, they respect tradition – their bagels are boiled!