Food & Drink

Melbourne’s Top Foodie Events in October

Melbournians, we’ve got the perfect event for you this October!

As spring is welcomed, so is the turn of seasonal produce. And what better way to celebrate the coming of new menus and offerings than with a range of food-infused events to attend. Here, we’ve found the top 10 foodie events to eat and drink your way through this October. Enjoy!

Oyster October at Stokebar

As Oyster Week comes to a close, St Kilda’s Stokebar inside Stokehouse will be hosting their very own oyster festivities throughout the duration of October. Paired perfectly with Stokebar’s rotating champagne menu created by sommelier Gavin Cremming, guests will be able to shuck their way through $2 fresh oysters every day, both sourced from Australia and rotating regions.

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30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda Everyday throughout October 2

R Bar Afternoon Tea

Launching in September, Crown Melbourne’s R Bar Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to finish the week. Starting from $65 per person through to their most indulgent pack priced at $175, guests will be treated to a three-tiered stand full of a combination of house-made savouries and pastries including smoked salmon and crème cheese sandwiches, gnocchi fritti, macaroons, black forest cake and even caviar to name a few. Perfect for the occasion, guests can opt for one of R Bar’s cocktails tea-infused gin cocktails such as chamomile, sencha and earl grey. Bookings essential.

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8 Whiteman St, Southbank Every Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm from $65

Fatto’s Bottomless Rosé

Our favourite classic Italian dining in Melbourne’s CBD will now be hosting their very own bottomless rosé event in celebration for the transition into the warmer months. Found along the Yarra River with waterfront views, each Sunday Melbournians can enjoy Fatto’s three-course spring feasting menu alongside two hours of bottomless Arfion Pinot Noir or Les Gres rosé. Paired with live music, visitors can expect everything from antipasti to refreshing strawberry sorbet.

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100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne Every Sunday in October, 12 – 2pm or 2:30 – 4:30pm 75

Festa Di Famiglia at Lupo

Every Sunday throughout October, Collingwood’s Lupo will be hosting a feast for the families, Festa Di Famiglia. Perfect for couples, friends and of course, families, guests will be able to enjoy a four-course menu designed by Scott Pickett. Filled with a range of rotating antipasti, pastas, mains, sides and desserts all designed to be shared. On top of that, there are weekly changing drink specials from the cellar – bellissimo!

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300 Smith St, Collingwood Every Sunday, 12 – 3pm 60

Yagiz’ Second Birthday

Celebrate Yagiz’ birthday with a bang! For one night only, South Yarra’s Yagiz will be hosting their second birthday with a five-course feast for their fans. Curated by head chef Murat Ovaz and longtime friend and mentor, Colin Fassnidge; the menu will see a combination of Yagiz’ favourites thanks to Ovaz’ signature cooking style paired alongside with Fassnidge’s creative techniques. On top of that, the five-course menu also welcomes a matched wine menu for $139 per person. Bookings essential.

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22 Toorak Rd, South Yarra Wednesday 9 October, 5:30pm 89

Nikka Japanese Whisky Dinner

From Japan’s west coast to St Kilda’s waterfront venue in Melbourne, guests will now be able to taste their way through the charismatic palate of Nikka Whisky – one of Japan’s finest producers of whisky and spirits. On Wednesday 9 October, teaming up with the original masters of the Japanese whisky, guests to Stokehouse St Kilda will be able to indulge their way through a carefully curated four-course menu paired with Nikka’s range of whisky or classic cocktails – this is one not to miss. Bookings essential.

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30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda Wednesday 9 October, 7pm 145

Koerner Wine Dinner

Venturing 20 minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD, on Wednesday 9 October guests to Windsor’s Neptune restaurant will see a wine collaboration with Damon and Jono Koerner. Here, Neptune will be presenting guests with their exclusive five-course with matching wines menu thanks to their recent 2019 Young Gun of Wine award. Showcasing the charismatic tastes of the vineyards from Watervale in the Clare Valley, if you’re searching for an event this October that displays freshness, quality Italian meals and transparent winemaking, this is it.

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212 High St, Windsor Wednesday 9 October, 7pm 110

Zhou Zhou Ichiro’s Tasting

For one night only, South Yarra’s Zhou Zhou will be taken over by Japanese blended whisky brand, Ichiro’s. After being greeted with a whisky highball, whisky lovers will be given the opportunity to taste Ichiro’s Malt Blended Whisky valued at over $5000. With paired canapes, the evening will see the tasting of six other whiskies including Ichiro’s Malt & Grain, Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve and Chichibu Peated 2018 to name a few. If you’re a whisky lover, this is a once in a lifetime tasting opportunity!

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455 Chapel St, South Yarra Thursday 10 October, 6:30 – 9pm 115

Matilda x Olijnyk Sound Delicious

Lovers of music and food, for one night only, South Yarra’s Matilda 159 Domain will be collaborating with Melbourne-based musical composer Alex Olijnyk for a multi-sensory dinner, Sound Delicious. On the night, guests are invited to enjoy a refined eight-course set menu with five matching wines with each dish accompanied by live music written exclusively for the event. Apart from the soft electronic soundscapes, classical solos and modern folk music, diners will be able to taste their way through a deliciously tempting menu.

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159 Domain Rd, South Yarra Wednesday 16 October, 7pm 170

Pappardelle Masterclass

Pasta lovers, we’ve got the perfect event for you! After Tipico’s successful pappardelle masterclass earlier this year, Tipico will be hosting another masterclass on Saturday 19 October. Over four hours pasta enthusiasts, lovers, eaters and learners are invited to the Windsor based venue to pick up the skills of creating the most perfect, authentic (and delicious) pappardelle. Guided by head chef Daniele Colombo and his team, guests will be treated with a glass of wine, a pasta lunch and their freshly made pappardelle to take home. Bookings essential.

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242 High St, Windsor Saturday 19 October, 10am – 2pm 65
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