Good Food Month presented by Citi is returning to Melbourne this June and there are plenty of amazing food events to sink your teeth into! Melbourne is back, exploding with the tastes, smells and experiences that make this city so special. From a five-course lunch in a two-hat restaurant to a food-focused quiz that tests to see if you know your celeriac from your sous-vide, there’s no reason for food FOMO in June when Good Food Month comes to Melbourne! 

Here’s our hit-list of the top food events you need to pop in your calendar for June.

From Good Food Month’s Feature Events:

1. The Good Weekend Quiz: Food Edition

Think you’re King or Queen of the Foodies? Want a fun evening out with an incredible food menu? Feel like some drinks with friends over some great banter and maybe a smidge of competitiveness?? Have we got a night for you! Good Weekend’s The Quiz trivia masters have teamed up with Good Food’s restaurant critics to present The Good Weekend Quiz: Food Edition at Chapter House. This is a night designed to test your knowledge of food, drinks and Australia’s dining history while having a laugh and enjoying the amazing food of Andrew McConnell’s Cumulus Inc

All questions in the Good Weekend Quiz: Food Edition will be food-themed, so put your money where your mouth is. Do you know which city is home to the most Michelin-starred restaurants? Or which flower the spice saffron comes from? There’ll be multiple rounds plus bonus what/who-am-I questions AND a taste-test competition. The winning table will walk away with prizes galore as well as bragging rights at every dinner party for the rest of the year. 

This is guaranteed to be a hilarious night filled with great drinks and Cumulus Inc’s legendary food at the stunning Chapter House – so book your team in today!

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2. Young Chefs Lunch presented by Citi at Lona Misa

Viva la veg! Welcome to a rebellious renaissance from root to stem as Good Food Month presents the Young Chefs Lunch presented by Citi at Lona Misa. This event gives cooking’s wild young talent the chance to shine while under the guidance of two of Melbourne’s most esteemed creative culinary partners; the punk rock queen of veg, Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters, Smith & Daughters Deli); and industry heavyweight, Ian Curley (French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar).

Ian and Shannon have hand-selected the brightest young chefs from the hottest kitchens in town, asked them to unleash their wildest visions for plant-based dining. This year we welcome: 

  • Conner Jeanes from City of Melbourne’s very own hatted favourite, Rockpool Bar & Grill. Conner joined the team in October 2017 and has been a valued asset to the ever since
  • Louise Daily – Future Food System. What a CV! Louise worked with Jock Zonfrillo, then at Oakridge with Matt Stone & Jo Barratt. Now she’s at the City of Melbourne’s self-sustaining, zero waste, productive powerhouse, Future Food System
  • Monika Frkovic; the trained savoury chef with the heart of a pastry chef. Monika made the top 5 for the Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year in 2019 and has been wowing food lovers ever since! 
  • Josh Bosen. Melbourne lured Josh away from Icebergs Dining Room and Bar (Sydney) in 2018 and he’s been delighting diners with the best plant-based food in the game ever since! 

Say no to FOMO and taste the best of Melbourne! Join Shannon, Ian and their young chef protégés over multiple vegetarian courses served with wine and beer.

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From our Friends of Good Food Month Events:

3. Vue de monde | Taste of Vue

When was the last time you enjoyed a really spectacular Friday lunch… with views over all of Melbourne… in a two-hat restaurant? With Melbourne slowly but surely returning back to its bustling energy, Vue de monde is excited to see the return of many to the CBD. To mark this welcome occasion Vue de monde presents Taste of Vue – a thoughtfully curated five-course lunch menu designed to be enjoyed on a Friday lunch break with friends and colleagues alike. 

Taste of Vue will run each Friday throughout Good Food Month showcasing a selection of innovative Australian-focused dishes that have become synonymous with Vue de monde. If you’ve always wanted to dine at Vue de monde but were a bit short on time, now is the perfect opportunity! 

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4. Hazel | The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery

Tasmania’s one hat restaurant The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery is coming to Hazel! In honour of  Good Food Month, Hazel’s chefs Brianna Smith and Oliver Edwards have invited The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery’s Stephen Peak to collaborate on a one-off dinner that will showcase each chef’s DIY and slow food philosophy. Say no to FOMO! Don’t miss a rare chance to see three young leaders of Australia’s school of DIY and zero-waste cooking as they team up for a special dinner. 

Hazel and The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery both offer a mindful DIY approach to food and produce that’s rarely seen at a large CBD restaurant. Each restaurant is known for a similar style of cooking, with food grown on-site or sourced nearby, cheese and charcuterie made in-house, and where nothing is allowed to go to waste.

Over five courses, plus an array of snacks to start, the chefs will showcase a little bit of Victoria, a little bit of Tasmania, and the skills that each of them has mastered as they seek to get closer to slow and nourishing cooking that’s been practised for generations. This is a very special event that shouldn’t be missed!

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5. Gingerboy | A Trip to Asia

While international flights might be grounded, Gingerboy has decided to take your tastebuds to Asia for Good Food Month! So pack your bags, food lovers, this is one flavour holiday you won’t want to miss.

Strap in; you’re about to experience mouth-watering dishes inspired by a range of Asian cuisines, charting the tasty terrain across the Philippines, Korea, Indonesia and Bali, ending with a delectable dessert in Vietnam.

Feel like you’re on vacation once again and book into Gingerboy’s one-off Good Food Month special food event. Visit the link below to see all the details, including Gingerboy’s beautiful menu for A Trip to Asia.

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6. Entrecôte | Chasseurs & Amis

Attention food-lovers and Francophiles! You’d be in-Seine to miss this wonderful event. Chasseurs & Amis is a special event in celebration of the relationship between Entrecôte’s Mr Jones and his favourite French restaurant in Melbourne, France Soir.

Nick Stock, one of Australia’s most respected wine critics, will play a hosting role at this dinner that will showcase wines exclusively imported by France Soir. These delicious drops will be matched with a divine winter menu by Entrecôte chef, Tim Menger in what is sure to be a night of pure enjoyment and indulgence.

Each ticket includes five courses with premium matched wines and that je ne sais quoi feeling that only dining in a French restaurant can give!

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There’s no excuse for food FOMO this Good Food Month! June in Melbourne is going to be the tastiest month of the year with events on for every foodie. Please visit our website to see our full program.