Win 1 of 5 double passes to Taste of Melbourne 2010

by April@MyFoodTrail on August 8, 2010

in Giveaways

Taste of Melbourne 2010

Images courtesy of Taste of Melbourne

Taste of Melbourne is back again for 2010 with 14 top Melbourne restaurants and over 90 food and wine exhibitors. The event runs for 6 sessions over 4 days at the Royal Exhibition building at the end of August.

I went last year and loved it! It was a great way to get a sample of a variety of different restaurant’s signature dishes, all under the one roof. The restaurants on offer this year are all new to Taste of Melbourne, so I’m looking forward to trying some new dishes!

I’m excited to see the return of the Australian Gourmet Traveller Chef’s table, where you get up close and personal with your favourite chef, as well as the Australian Gourmet Traveller Taste Kitchen, Wine theatre, Bacardi Lion Sensology ‘Art of Cocktail Making’ and a cheese and beer discovery with National Foods King Island Dairy and James Squire.

Check out the list of restaurants who will be at Taste of Melbourne 2010 here. Make sure you turn up with an empty stomach because there will be a lot of food on offer!

Advance purchase tickets are on sale now through Ticketek for $27.50. To find out more information or to purchase your tickets go to

Thanks to HotHouse Media & Events I have 5 double passes to give away to my readers, valid at any one of the 6 sessions! All you need to do is comment below and tell me which restaurant you are most looking forward to trying at this year’s Taste of Melbourne festival. The competition closes at the end of Monday 16 August 2010 and I will notify the winners on Tuesday 17 August.

If you don’t have blog which lists your email address, please also email me so I can contact you if you are a winner. You can also use your Twitter handle so I can DM you. Good luck!

Over & Out, April xx

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ms s loveridge August 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

i'm the first!!! hihi 🙂 i cant wait to try out what maze & maze Grill have to offer cause I havent had a chance to try them out!


Jutta August 8, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I would love to taste the food on offer by Embrasse. It seems they have picked up lots of best new restaurant and young chef awards. I love their philosophy of embracing seasonal produce and simplicity.


Alex August 9, 2010 at 3:55 am

I gotta say Stokehouse. Boring, perhaps, but it's been too long! 🙂


Carrie August 9, 2010 at 9:37 am

I've never gone to Taste Melbourne before so I am looking forward to all restaurants!! I would have to say Charcoal Lane because I like what they are doing as a restaurant and would like to support them.


Kimberly Peterson August 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

Izakaya Den!! But I'm biased.. Japanese food is my favorite 🙂


mademoiselle délicieuse August 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

Looking forward to your sampling and reporting back to us what you liked!


Richard August 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

I reckon I'd try Charcoal Lane.

The idea is worthy of support and the menu looks good! Think I might have the Marron.


Adrian @ Food Rehab August 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Won't be here for this fest 🙁 But on a good note, I'll be in Japan!!

Tell me all about all the food you devoured when I'm back. 😉


Chocolate August 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I want to try Maze and Maze Grill… and see Josh Emett.. hehe


Cath August 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Hmmm so many yummy options – Would love to try something from Mr.Wolf, such a cool name for a restaurant and I hear their pizzas are great!


Sam August 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I cannot wait to try the food from Embrasse!


Jess August 9, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Would love to try Charcoal Lane which was an interesting & diverse menu.


Agnes August 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I'm most keen to try Charcoal Lane. I love the idea behind their restaurant!


Cherrie Pie August 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Would love to try Le Traiteur. I've heard and read so many good things about them that it's definitely a must try.


K_Bom August 10, 2010 at 9:31 am

I have been meaning to visit Embrasse but haven't yet had the pleasure … Taste of Melbourne will be the perfect opportunity to sample dishes from some of Melbourne's best restaurants.


My Restaurants melbourne August 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Im looking forward to seeing Esposito in Carlton. As I am planning to get married in the next year I was hoping to maybe hold my wedding reception there, so going along to find out more about these lovely restaurants there may be a different reestaurant that catches my eye.


Kat (Spatula, Spoon and Saturday) August 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I definitely want to try Maze even though I'm getting dragged to the restaurant proper in September but at least I can tell my friend from America that I have already sampled the food!


Tessa.t August 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Trying MAZE's food would be aMAZEing! Gordon Ramsay's cookbooks have lined my shelves for years!


TJ August 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Sounds fabulous! I would love to meet Nic Poelaert from Embrasse.


Brad August 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I can't wait to see what surprises Martin Boetz of Longrain has on offer this year. Longrain has the best soft shell crab I've ever eaten!


Rachel [@RachelChunky] August 12, 2010 at 1:37 am

Hi April, what a great giveaway!

My vote's for Embrasse, I'm drooling over the pork belly dish and the forest floor dessert that they're advertising for their pop-up!


Jackie August 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

Definitely excited to visit the Maze stand! Apart from being a massive fan of Gordon Ramsay, it would be awesome to taste the food of a celebrity chef with a 3 Michelin star restaurant and subject it to the same kitchen nightmare-esque critique.


cloudcontrol August 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

I'm most looking forward to Maze… still haven't been yet, so this would be a good chance to try their wares!


Lollypop August 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Can I first say that I love your blog? I was looking up reviews of Nobu for my birthday, and I found your review incredibly helpful. You were so right about the New Style Sashimi. I thought it was incredible.

Anyway, I would love love love to go to this year's Taste of Melbourne. For the last two years I've been looking at the menus enviously, but I haven't been able to go. I can't wait to go – it just looks so fantastic.

I'm most looking forward to maze and maze grill. I was pretty impressed by Josh Emett on Masterchef. He seems very talented, and a lot less abrasive than Gordon Ramsay. Also, the menu looks perfect. I can't wait to try the passionfruit vacherin.

Can't wait!!!

foodie.girl1900 at


Celeste @ Berrytravels August 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I'd love to try Izakaya Den!


Angel~Yun Ying August 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm


All of them sound wonderful! I am not a 'fan' as such because I am just a poor uni student who survive on limited allowance. I will really appreciate the tickets as an eye-opener experience with my boyfriend who is also a uni student. Thanks


Judith M August 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Taste of London in Melbourne town,
Worthy of Michelin crowns?
Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Maze’ wins by far,
There’s fireworks on the plate, not in the vernacular!


rabbitto_bunny August 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I'd love to try food from Izakaya Den!


Angela August 16, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I can't wait to try Maze restaurant! Have been wanting to try Gordon Ramsay's restaurant but have not got the chance to go to Maze itself.


April @ My Food Trail August 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

The competition is now closed. Thanks everyone for your entries! I will be notifying the winners soon.


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