Discover why so many food-lovers, trailblazers and game changers are being drawn to the west during Eat Drink Westside, a cultural and culinary extravaganza that runs from 19-29 March.
Jointly hosted by five municipalities, this foodie fantasy is a regular fixture of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and shines a light on the west’s enviable food community. With 17 delicious events on offer, the diversity of the west will be highlighted through a variety of cuisines, including Ethiopian, French, Spanish, Lebanese and more.
Find your favourite Eat Drink Westside experience by visiting mfwf.com.au/eatdrinkwestside
Hobsons Bay highlights include:
Get a taste of the ways craft breweries are experimenting with wine-making techniques in this unique event that will expand your knowledge and put your palate to the test. Hear how brewers are taking discarded grapes from wine-making processes and applying brewers’ approaches and techniques to produce a variety of mixed-fermentation brews, complex sour beers and, yes, wines.
Local favourite Hop Nation and a special guest brewery will guide you through this journey into the wild and wonderful side of brewing.
24 March | 7–9pm
Hudsons Road Wine and Beer 2/88 Hudsons Rd, Spotswood
Find out about this local gem in Hudsons Road Spotswood. As part of Eat Drink Westside, you will get to have guided drink tastings and top artisan cheese and charcuterie
$63 per person + booking fee
Bottomless brunch on the Bay
Start your day with brunch and a view at one of the best spots in the west to view the Melbourne skyline. Located in Williamstown, just nine kilometres from the city, the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club is putting on a brunch spread to rival your favourite cafe. Hit the cured salmon and bagel station, go luxe with a plate of oysters or create your own idea of brunch heaven from the grazing table.
Every ticket includes unlimited prosecco, with the option to “pimp it up” at the Pimp Your Own Prosecco stations. Local beer and wines are available to taste.
29 March | 11am–1pm
Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club 260 Nelson Place, Williamstown
Adults: $78 per person + booking fee (includes unlimited grazing table featuring oysters and prosecco)
Children: $38 per person + booking fee (includes unlimited grazing buffet table)
The best of the west pintxos party (SOLD OUT)
Go on a pintxos crawl a la San Sebastian, without having to leave Melbourne. A line-up of the best venues in the city’s west (including Copper Pot, Small French Bar, Candied Bakery, Lay Low and Sebastian) will assemble on the deck at Sebastian in Williamstown serving small bites prepared with care. Pintxos are a way of life in the Basque region, offering a taste of each venue’s specialty as well as a more social way to dine. Traditional Basque cider-pouring, cocktails, vermouth on tap and live music will also be featured.
21 March | 2–5pm
Sebastian Beach Grill 26 Esplanade, Williamstown
$87 per person + booking fee (includes entry, Pintxos selection, three hour drinks package and live music)