June 19-21: T2 Chai Festival, Truffle Season Opening Weekend and Melbourne Cabaret Festival


Melbourne Cabaret Festival

DATE: From Fri 19 Jun (continues until 28 Jun)
TIME: Various
COST: From $23
WEBSITE: www.melbournecabaret.com

What’s going on: The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is keeping it fresh! For its 5th year now, there are 30 shows never-before-seen in Melbourne, featuring fresh, talented performers and it has expanded across 2 fresh and exciting venues. Indulge yo’ self in an extravagant night out!

Grosvenor Hotel STKBB

DATE: From Fri 19 Jun
TIME: 3pm till late
LOCATION: Grosvenor Hotel, 10 Brighton Road, St Kilda East
COST: Burgers start at $10
WEBSITE: www.burger.melbourne

What’s going on: Drive through burgers just got extra gourmet! The Grosvenor Hotel has just opened the St Kilda Burger Bar this week and they are flipping some awesome burgers for you to conveniently pick up without even setting foot outside your car. There’s 100% Angus Beef Burgers, a vego option, kid’s meals and delish homemade desserts!


Winter Flavour Exchange

DATE: Fri 19 Jun
TIME: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
LOCATION: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
COST: $32.50
WEBSITE: www.flavourexchange.com.au

What’s going on: Lucky flavour doesn’t hibernate for the winter. Come and get amongst it at Fed Square for the Winter Flavour Exchange. Get 14 tasting tokens with your ticket to sample your picks from a variety of flavours of beer, wine, eats and sweets!


Fete de la Musique 2015

DATE: Fri 19 Jun
TIME: 7pm – 3am
LOCATION: The Prince Bandroom, 29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.afmelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: Fete de la Musique was founded in France in 1982 and is a worldwide event that brings people together through the power of music. For the St Kilda edition, four local bands and a DJ will perform at the Prince Bandroom all night long! And to that we say Oui Oui!!


Truffle Season Opening Weekend, Prahran Market

DATE: Sat 20 and Sun 21 Jun
TIME: Sat 7am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 3pm
LOCATION: Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.trufflemelbourne.com

What’s going on: It’s officially truffle season! We’ve hunted and sniffed out the best way to celebrate the opening weekend. Mosey on down to Prahran Market for free public master-classes and truffle talks from the Market Kitchen with a stellar chef line-up.
Tip: Check out the program online because there is heaps going on and you don’t want to miss out on some delicious truffle delights!


Champagne Masterclass

DATE: Sat 20 Jun
TIME: 2pm – 4pm
LOCATION: Fog Bar and Restaurant, 142 Greville Street, Prahran
COST: $110
WEBSITE: www.thechampagnedame.com

What’s going on: A Champagne Masterclass is a unique and indulgent experience, offering you the opportunity to taste, side-by-side, some of the world’s finest champagnes. Hosted by The Champagne Dame, Kyla, a ‘Champers’ expert who has learnt from the best in the French region itself. The masterclass includes a 2 hour presentation, 5 champagnes and cheese.


Food + Alcohol at Little Big Sugar Salt

DATE: Sat 20 Jun
TIME: 6pm – 8:00pm and 8:30pm – 10:30pm
LOCATION: Little Big Sugar Salt, 385 Victoria Street, Abbotsford
COST: $69
WEBSITE: www.lbsscafe.com

What’s going on: What a sweet ‘little big’ collab! Little Big Sugar Salt and Iron Bark BBQ have teamed up to bring you an American inspired menu paired with Australasian beverages. In simple terms – yummy food and alcohol. Done!


Melbourne Design Market

DATE: Sun 21 Jun
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: Federation Square Carpark, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.melbournedesignmarket.com.au

What’s going on: 10 years on and the Melbourne Design Market is going strong. Held underground (it’s very Melbourne) at the Federation Square carpark the Melbourne Design Market is distinguished by the high standard of products and the special subterranean ambience complete with music, food and of course, the very best coffee!


T2 Winter Edition Chai Festival

DATE: Sun 21 Jun
TIME: 11am – 3pm
LOCATION: T2HQ, 37-51 Wellington Street, Collingwood
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.t2tea.com

What’s going on: The T2HQ will be open to the public and overrun by a frenzy of exotic spice blends all in the name of the beloved chai. Pop in to enjoy some tea-riffic concoctions, special celebrity chef guests and even brew up a unique blend to take homel. Honestly, there’s no better way to warm up this weekend!!

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