5 Foodie Events On This Weekend

Put away that sad sandwich and think forward to the weekend, you could be enjoying tastes you’ve never imagined. Truffles upon truffles, every fine Italian meat you could ever imagine and the vibrant flavours of India all on the menu this weekend wherever you are. Book a flight or explore your backyard, this weekend is set to leave you full. Prepare your salavation.


Ferragosto Italian Food and Wine Festival

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Sunday 21st August 10am-4pm

An Italian street festival is shutting down Five Dock on Sunday, with 160 stalls for your perusal. Cannolis, panettone, bomboli, gelato, tiramisu, bombalone, your sweet tooth will be satiated. Savour the tastes of wood-fired pizza, freshly strung pasta (served in a cheese wheel!) And fine cured meats only of the highest Italian quality. Italians are serious about their food, taste the culture and celebrate Ferragosto with a Vino made from Italian grapes. Molto bene!


Yarra Valley Hot Chocolate Festival

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Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August All Day
Comforting like a warm embrace, a great hot chocolate is hard to come by. Clumpy chocolate powder, lukewarm milk and homebrand marshmallows; up your hot chocolate game and taste the best there is to offer. Drive down to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and celebrate the festival of warm chocolatey goodness with a selection of flavours, brownie, cookies and cream, Golden Gaytime and the real MVP Nutella. None of this itty bitty marshmallow business, at the hot chocolate festival expect a giant hand crafted marshmallow soaking in your mug. I’ll have one of each, thanks.


Truffle Hunt


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Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August All Day


An Easter egg hunt for the discernible taste? Hunt for your truffles in the Oak Forest at Canberra’s Trufflerie (what a wonderful word). Hoist your way with the trained truffle dogs who sniff out the prized black Perigord truffles, affectionately known as black magic. Once you’ve done the hard yards head into the warmth and savour the truffles for yourself. Take home truffle butter or truffle ice cream for another time, treat yo self.


India Day Fair

Saturday 20th August 10:30am-8.30pm

Taste the spice and see the colour as India Day celebrations take over Roma St Parkland on Saturday. To celebrate Indian independence day expect Bollywood dance, the chime of Indian music and authentic aromas filling the streets. Biryani, samosas, jalebi for you to devour and a host of stalls to spice up your home cooking for the week.


Fremantle Foodie Tour

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August All Day


Take a train ride to the port side city of Fremantle and join like minded foodies on a tour of Freo. Think unsung food delights such as the Fal-waffle,  that’s a falafel-waffle hybrid, Sushi brushed with a blow torch or the ultimate breakfast lamb shaksuka. Hit the pavement with your foodie kin and explore all the tastes Fremantle has to offer. You will leave stuffed.

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