marching eating this March.
March is parading up on us and we take a look over our calendars it can seem quite bare in comparison to the non-stop festive season we’ve endured from late 2019 till to the closure of February. This is where Hunter and Bligh steps in. We’ve found Australia’s best foodie events that will be sizzling up March 2020.
From a cider and pork festival in Perth, to the welcoming of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and even a month-long meat extravaganza at one of Sydney’s best smokehouses and whisky havens, here are the best foodie events across Australia this March 2020. We’ve found it all and now it’s time for you to eat it all.
WA Cider & Pork Festival
Perthlings, no need to get your tail tangled! Come Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March and Burswood Park in Perth’s epicentre will be transformed into the yummiest, sauciest and juiciest food and drink festival of Australia: WA Cider & Pork Festival. From the legends behind WA Beer & Beef Festival, over two days, Burswood Park will be welcoming a range of market stalls, entertainment and family fun activities as well as selectable pork dishes and a selection of craft cider and distilleries to sip into. Plus, WA Cider & Pork Festival is dog friendly too! You’ll be squealing if you miss this one.
Endless Seafood at Kingsley’s
Sydneysiders, forget throwing a prawn on the barbie. Head to Kingsley’s in Woolloomooloo and you’ll be able to indulge in their newest offering till the end of July. Over the course of two hours, guests will be able to sink into bottomless seafood and champagne. Think Alaskan red band snow crab, Sydney rock oysters, steamed and chilled mussels on ice, charred octopus, seaweed salad and house made salmon gravlax with dill and lemon to name a few. As for the drop, guests will be sipping on bottomless Piper-Heidsieck Champagne whilst enjoying the stunning waterfront views – all in the heart of Sydney!
NOLA’s Meat March
If you love meat get ready to march into NOLA Smokehouse and Bar this March. This month-long meat extravaganza will showcase some of NOLA’s best slow cooked and smoked meat offerings. On offer will be a Texan Tuesday BBQ Feast ($55), a Southern BBQ Battle ($90) and a whopping one-kilogram whiskey-washed aged steak ($145/kg) available for lunch and dinner daily. NOLA will also have a Meat March Hotdog ($12) and a Southern-style Kebab ($20) available each day for lunch and dinner. Plus, each Sunday NOLA will be offering an all-you-can-eat meat ($65) lunch which includes unlimited brisket, pork shoulder, organic chicken and cold-smoked lamb. Be sure to check out their extensive whiskey list. See website for more details. Bookings essential.
Bombay Sapphire Gin Art Classes
Sydney, every Wednesday and Thursday throughout March, Chiswick Woollahra and Chiswick at the Gallery will be hosting an intimate art class thanks to their partnership with the world’s favourite gin brand, Bombay Sapphire. Over an hour-and-a-half, guests will be treated to a Bombay Sapphire infused cocktail and a specially curated snack menu all whilst painting their take-home Bombay Sapphire inspired painting. Bookings essential and limited spots available.
Bottomless Brunch at Hyde
Brunch, booze and beats – everything Sydneysiders need. Looking to luxe up your bottomless brunch? Look no further than Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge. Overlooking Sydney’s Harbour with front-row views to the Harbour Bridge, every Thursday to Sunday, Hacienda will be hosting a two-hour bottomless brunch which includes an Instragrammable spread of tapas-styled South American eats and free-flowing Chandon Rosé. Think mini eggs benedict on a brioche bun, artisan charcuterie and antipasti plate, stuffed ricotta and olive pumpkin flowers plus a selection of the chef’s canapes. Bookings available for groups of five or more.
Melbourne, if you love pasta then get ready to fall in love with Tipico’s Passata Masterclass as things are about to get saucy! Hosted on Saturday 7 and Saturday 14 March, over two hours guests will be able to partake in a hands-on passata making experience. Led especially by the Tipico team, you’ll be crushing, simmering and straining. The best part? As your passata is cooking you’ll be treated to a plate pf pasta and a glass of wine. Plus, each guest will have two take home bottles of their fresh sauce!
Market Grounds Long Lunch Series
Move over bottomless brunch, Perth’s Market Grounds has now introduced their newest series to take the city by storm. We present to you Market Grounds’ Long Lunch Series. Held every third Sunday of the month, over three hours guests will be treated to bottomless beverages including aperol spritz, rose, red and white wine all of which is paired perfectly with a feast of specially curated shared plates using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. With a sweet treat to finish, there will also be live entertainment and more all hosted within the blissful Grounds Beer Garden.
Risky Whisky Social
Melbourne’s favourite cocktail, dumpling and whisky bar will be hosting their very own offering this Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – Risky Whisky Social. For one night only, guests will be able to partake in a Japanese whisky masterclass thanks to Zhou Zhou. Welcomed with a whisky highball, you’ll be able to enjoy the ambience of Zhou Zhou – similar to an oriental teahouse drinking den. Between your three whisky tastings of Hibiki, Yamazaki and Hakushu, whisky lovers will be able to indulge in the delectable selection of dumplings available on the unlimited dumpling feasting table. Melbournians, this is one not to miss. Bookings essential.
West Coast Chicken Festival
Perth, the West Coast Chicken Festival is back and things are about to get finger lickin’ delicious. For one day only, on Saturday 21 March The Camfield will be uniting eight of Perth’s best chicken based restaurants and food trucks for its guests. Expect Royal’s Chicken & Burgers, Thugg’s Chicken & Waffles, Wingman and more joining in on the day. As well as the overload of chicken, there’ll be live music and entertainment and The Camfield will be shaking up drinks too. Plus, did we mention the chicken eating competitions? Session 1 (11am – 4pm) is family friendly and Session 2 is strictly an over 18s event (5pm – midnight). This is a winner-winner-chicken-dinner type of foodie event.
The Good, The Barbacoa, The Ugly
Part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, come Saturday 21 March and Bodriggy Brewing Co. and smokehouse specialists from Fancy Hank’s will be united for their newest Tex-Mex party. Mike Patrick (Fancy Hank’s) and Johny Dominguez (Bodriggy) will be smoking up a storm with their centre-staged BBQ pit which will see a range of prime cuts and vegetables smoked low and slow in banana leaves. Apart from the delectable eats to devour, guests will be joined by local musicians The Pheasantry – the perfect entertainment paired with the sample collaboration beer, Dayspring IPA. Tickets include three drinks and a plate of food. Bookings essential.
Feature image: West Coast Chicken Festival Perth. Image supplied.