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MELBOURNE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Unfortunately with the postponement of MFWF, our  event ‘The forager, the distiller and the chef’ has been postponed until further notice. New date to be confirmed shortly. Our Events Manager will contact guests who have already booked about our new date and re-booking options.

The forager, the distiller and the chef – all three come together for a night all about gin.

Experience native Australian botanicals through a gin tasting and lesson with Anther Spirits and matched dinner at Matilda.

The evening begins with canapés and a hands-on gin tasting on shared tables, experimenting with and learning about Australian native botanicals and ingredients. Learn from Liam ‘the Forager’ from Spurrell Foraging about the native botanicals, all picked 400m above sea level. Learn from Seb and Derv from Anther Spirits about the gin distilling process, and taste how each unique botanical translates into our unique Pickett’s Altitude Gin. Settle in for a main course and dessert by Matilda chef Aleksis Kalnins, paired with gin cocktails, then head out into the night on a high with a gin gift to take home.

6:00pm
$160pp

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Please note that this event may be held on shared tables, depending on COVID-safe advice from the Victorian Government.

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Botanical fizz cocktail on arrival 

Canapes:

Sydney rock oyster, green olive, pomeleo

Kangaroo tartare, native spices, buckwheat

Nasturtium, focaccia, finger lime

Australian citrus marmalade martini

Interactive tasting:  

Guided gin and native botanical tasting

Pickett’s Altitude gin

Main: 

Smoked pork belly, pink lady apple, juniper

Blackcurrant and green tea sour 

Dessert:  

Quince, yogurt crèmeux, macadamia, Geraldton wax

Mandarin Punch with sage and eucalyptus

Takeaway gift