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Australia’s Top Foodie Events in January

Untied Frozé Your Way. Photographed by Jasper Ave. Image supplied

Australia, feast your eyes on this.

Looking to start your 2020 with a tasty bang, look no further. After 2019 served up some delectable foodie events, this January is going to be bigger and better than ever. So whether you like it waterside, in a barbershop, mixed with a handful of supersized games or even mixed with bottomless margaritas, you’ve come to the right place.

Australia, here are the top foodie events this January for you to sink your teeth into.

Summertime Social

Melbourne, get ready to praise the season thanks to Federation Square’s newest opening to hit the streets this January through to April, Summertime Social. Over the three months, Summertime Social will be transforming Melbourne into the biggest adult summer playground. With delectable food, drinks and fun games available, Melbournians can enter for free and try their luck at one of the many game lanes available. Think super-sized bowling, bocce, shuffleboard and even skittles. Plus, guests are welcome to book out their own private hut and caravan packages which include a range of Summer Social’s best eats. But it doesn’t stop there. The Law will be hosting a Sunday Sessions which includes entertainment and fun prizes to be won. Don’t miss this one.

More info

Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC Thursday 2 January – Sunday 5 April Free Entry

Scarborough Beachside Brunch

Perthlings, your two favourite things, beaches and brunch are now combined thanks to the newest offering from Scarborough Beach Bar. Hosted each month, Perth foodies are invited to the waterside venue two enjoy two hours of brunch with the best views and the best drinks in town. Firstly, your sitting will start with an array of coffee, tea and fresh juices. From here you’ll be served the signature breakfast punchbowl which pairs perfectly with your entrée, a seasonal granola cup. Then, to finish on a high note, guests will be able to choose from smashed avocado on toast, pancakes, bacon and egg burgers plus more to enjoy with your unlimited prosecco and mimosas. Get booking, or should we say eating!

More info

1 Manning St, Scarborough, WA Wednesday 1 January, 11:30am – 2pm 49

The Love of Gin: Tales Old and New

Lovers of gin, fresh haircuts and art will be pleased to know that the three worlds are going to be kindly combined thanks to a new offering at Sydney’s The Barbershop. The Love of Gin: Tales Old and New is presented by British artist Alan Walsh in a collaboration with one of the world’s most renowned gins, Bombay Sapphire. Up until Wednesday 15 January, Sydneysiders are invited to the York Street venue to enjoy Alan’s newest exhibition showcasing 16 exclusive pieces inspired and commissioned by Bombay Sapphire.

More info

89 York St, Sydney, NSW Till Wednesday 15 January, 4pm – 12am

Eden Brewery Beer Dinner

Just under two hours south of Sydney’s CBD, foodies and beer lovers alike will be united at Moss Vale’s renowned Birch Restaurant. For one night only, Birch’s courtyard will be transformed in a beer extravaganza thanks to locally found Eden Brewery. Showcased by head brewer, Jacob Newman, visitors will be able to enjoy a shared, seasonally sourced, three-course dinner created especially by the Birch team. Of course, each meal will be accompanied by a paired beer from Eden as well as live music throughout the event. Foodies, this is one not to miss. Bookings essential.

More info

2/249 Argyle St, Moss Vale, NSW Friday 24 January, 6:30pm 90

Champagne Sundays

Found inside the Crown Melbourne, every Sunday throughout December and January, Bistro Guillaume will be hosting an impressive Champagne Sundays event for Melbournians to enjoy. The two-hour sitting will allow guests to feast on a two-course lunch designed by chef Guillaume Brahami. All paired with bottomless Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne NV, Champagne Sundays will see freshly shucked oysters, two baked souffle, Parisian gnocchi as well as Lakes Entrance John Dory with mussels.

More info

8 Riverside, Crown Melbourne, Whiteman St, Southbank, VIC Every Sunday throughout December and January, 12 – 3pm 120

SOFI Spritz Pop-Up

Ciao! Forget the near 25-hour flight, this summer SOFI Spritz will be travelling from Italy on an escape to Sydney’s very own Bondi Beach. That’s right, every Saturday and Sunday throughout January, Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel will be hosting a limited-edition Summer Series thanks to Australia’s favourite aperitivo, SOFI Spritz. Here Sydneysiders will be able to enjoy the SOFI pop-up bar in the hotel’s garden terrace. Transformed into a leafy outdoor Italian oasis, guests can enjoy a range of exotic SOFI Spritz cocktails by the glass or carafe. See you there!

More info

71 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach, NSW Every Saturday and Sunday of January, 3 – 7pm Free Entry

Frozé Your Way

Sydneysiders, your favourite wine has now taken a frozen spin at Untied… we present you with Frozé Your Way – Sydney’s new self-serve summer frozé bar. Available throughout the entire month of January, Sydneysiders can choose from six delicious and refreshing froze flavours that then be garnished with your wildest sweet dreams thanks to Untied’s bottomless garnish wall. Plus, for the frozé fiends out there, every Thursday to Sunday Untied hosts a two-hour, bottomless self-serve access to the six flavours and garnish wall for only $39 per person.

More info

Level 4/400 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, NSW till Friday 31 January 2020 from $12

PB’s Spiked Summer Series

Melbourne, we’ve heard that you love pizza just as much as you love your tipples. Well now, the two are finally combined to create the most delicious, mouthwatering creations: PB’s Bar and Eatery’s Spiked Summer Series. To fulfil your wildest dreams, PB’s has created three spiked pizzas featuring three of Australia’s most favourites concoctions including a Plastered Prawns pizza thanks to Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin & Tonic, Boozy Beef Ribs with Brick Lane Brewing Co Red Hoppy Ale and a Drunken Chicken tippled with Preece Wines Pinot Grigio. You’ll just have to eat it to believe it.

More info

60a Fitzroy St, St Kilda, VIC Till Friday 31 January 28

Margarita Mansion Bottomless Weekends

Just in time for the summer season, Bungalow 8 have launched their very own Margarita Mansion. Yes, that’s right, a margarita mansion. So lovers of the tequila tippled cocktail will feel like they’re in heaven thanks to the recently launched Bottomless Weekends. Over two hours guests will be able to enjoy bottomless authentic Mexican tacos paired with a delicious range of margaritas. Overlooking Darling Harbour, this is the perfect weekend oasis in the heart of Sydney.

More info

3 Lime St, Sydney, NSW Every Saturday and Sunday till Saturday 1 February, 1pm and 3pm 60

Feature image: Untied Frozé Your Way. Photographed by Jasper Ave. Image supplied.

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