River Graze

16-18 March

 Launching the opening weekend of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (16-18 March), the River Graze transforms the banks of the Yarra into a food and wine lover’s playground with Southgate restaurants serving up a range of incredible seafood dishes with international flavours and inspiration unique to each venue.

 Stop by riverside stalls and sample world class Tasmanian produce from P.S. Bar + Kitchen, German bier food from Hophaus, award winning Italian and gelato from Tutto Bene, seafood pizzas from La Camera and legendary Chinese from Red Emperor.

Whether you are after freshly shucked rare Tasmanian oysters, fritto misto, kingfish hotdogs or fried prawn spring rolls, there is a wide offering of seafood delicacies that are set to get tastebuds dancing. Plus a few non-seafood bites like Hophaus’ Smoked Mini Brisket Burgers with House Sauerkraut and Cheese Sauce, and Tutto Bene’s award-winning gelato, just to ensure everyone’s covered.

On the Friday night you can also expect a range of live music from local acts. On Saturday and Sunday, the River Graze Market showcases Victoria’s many regions and fosters a sense of community with a market in the heart of the city.


MFWF Southgate Restaurant Express

12pm-3pm 16-25 March

 P.S. Bar + Kitchen

P.S. Bar + Kitchen will also offer an express lunch menu from Monday 19 March – Friday 23 March during MFWF with entrée, main and a glass of Tasmanian wine for $40.

  Tutto Bene

The multi-award winning risotteria is showcasing their seasonal menu highlights with an Express Lunch Menu, which includes 2 delicious courses and a glass of Victorian wine for $40. Choose from a selection of classics and new menu items, such as polpette with parmigiano-reggiano and San Marzano tomato, stuffed calamari or our famous risi e bisi risotto with fresh peas, pancetta and shallots.

 The Deck

Southgate’s European restaurant mainstay The Deck is offering a special menu with entrees like Warrnambool cheddar tarts, mains like rainbow trout and decadent desserts like wild berry trifle with pistachio sponge and Riesling jelly. Enjoy two courses with a glass of wine for $40, or three courses with a glass of wine for $50. Large groups welcome.

 For more information on Melbourne Food and Wine Festival at Southgate visit

 Southgate is home to fifteen diverse restaurants, bars and eateries with cuisines ranging from German to Tasmanian to modern European. A range of boutique retailers including vintage fashion, books and stationery can also be found within the precinct.

**Information Courtesy of Southgate Melbourne/Fuller PR – Keryn O’Donnell

**Image Supplied by Tutto Bene


Connie Lambeth

The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events




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