What’s New: October 2020
From restaurant inspired meals and collaboration cocktails to footy final hampers and virtual wine tours, here’s what’s new in wining and dining for Victoria in October.
After a heart-warming six months, pop-up bakery Marion Grocer will become a permanent part of Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street village as ‘Morning Market’ in its new home two doors down from its temporary location at Marion wine bar. Morning Market encompasses the sensibility of a European food market coupled with the curated focus of a provincial grocer. In addition to the established range of bread & pastries by Baker Bleu, Single O coffee, fresh salads, sandwiches and baked goods, visitors will also find local, seasonal fruit and vegetables, meals for home, dairy, specialty items for the pantry, fresh cut local flowers and a selection of our favourite home wares. Morning Market opens Tuesday 13 October. 59 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065.
Purchase non-perishables from regions hard-hit by bushfire, drought and drops in tourism due to the pandemic at Madebox. Learn about the stories behind these producers to gain an appreciation of what the support means to them. Affected regions include Gippsland, Bright & High Country and Daylesford & Macedon Ranges. Shop: https://madebox.co
Broaden the home cooking repertoire with the new, Melbourne-based meal kit service, Make Out Meals. Fresh ingredients for recipes from Melbourne’s favourite restaurants, including Tipico, Bomba, ISH, Fancy Hanks, Babajan and more, are delivered to the door, accompanied by cook-along videos. Shop: https://makeoutmeals.com.au
Legendary Melbourne cocktail bar, The Everleigh, has just released Melbourne Mixtape Vol. 2. As part of their #TogetherinSpirits campaign, keeping the Melbourne industry, and Australia united, the Fitzroy bar has dropped a second round of the hugely popular collaboration featuring eight single serve cocktails for the city’s best bars. Following the sellout of Melbourne’s Mixtape Vol 1, Bar Margaux has joined the lineup, along side Above Board, Bar Americano, Black Pearl, Byrdi, Capitano, Mjolner and The Everleigh. All proceeds go directly to the bars. Shop: https://everleighbottling.com/products/melbourne-mixtape-vol-2
Melbourne’s best restaurants will now be available to more Victorians at home after Providoor announced an extension of their delivery zone to include wider Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Bellarine Peninsula, Gippsland, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and greater Geelong. The chef prepared, finish at home, service has also added Longrain, The Atlantic, Di Stasio, Anada, Rumi and Dainty Sichuan to the offering. Shop: https://www.providoor.com.au
Celebrate footy finals at home with year with a new collaboration between Prahran Market and Moon Dog Brewery. The market’s pie-making Traders have put forward their best gourmet pies to create the ultimate taster box to enjoy whilst watching the game, paired with an exclusive four pack of Moon Dog Brewery craft beer. Nothing is more ‘footy’ than beer and pie. Shop: https://shop.prahranmarket.com.au/pages/pour-n-plenty-promotion
Montara Wines have released a duo of philanthropic wines, where a percentage of proceeds from every order is donated to the Australia Music Industry charity ‘Support Act’. Now is an ideal time to replenish the home cellar or have a bottle sent to a friend. Shop: https://montarawines.com.au
Reverse the wine tour experience with Hop It At Home where the vineyards come home. Working largely with small producers, Hop It At Home arranges for tasting products to be delivered to home. On the date of the tour guests then join a Zoom meeting to taste through the products with the producers themselves. Shop: https://www.hopitathome.com.au/virtual-experiences
Search Victoria’s diverse, independent shops for seasonal local food on Open Food Network for a personal connection with the food. Search by neighbourhood and food category, along with delivery or pickup. Learn the stories behind the food and the people who make it. Shop: https://openfoodnetwork.org.au
Urban Foodies offers a brand new range of nutritious and easy to make meals designed to give home-chefs a night off with an affordable alternative to take-away for all. Promising a delicious meal in a few easy steps, Urban Foodies home-delivers generously portioned chef-prepared meals and crowd-pleasers that don’t skimp on taste. With a range that accommodates couples and families across a wide-range of budgets, dietaries and cooking abilities, the Urban Foodies offerings for home delivery includes, everyday favourites, ‘do it yourself’ meal kits, finish at home roasts and more. Shop: https://www.urbanfoodies.com.au