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A taste of Eat Street 2010

I was lucky to be invited to take a stroll along Eat Street last night. The epic charity event is a fusion of fashion and food hosted in the Grand Ballroom of the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Think the most glamourous hawker’s market ever combined with an unleashed visit to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory¬†and you have Eat Street. Dozens of Melbourne’s best restaurants and wineries – including Fifteen, The Point, Press Club, Domaine Chandon and Yarra Burn – offer unlimited mini-tastings. I fought a war with gluttony and managed to take a few happy snaps before indulging. Other drool-worthy items of note are the unique designer pieces that local labels have generously offered for auction.

There was no way to taste-test the entire room however here are my favouritie dishes so you can hopefully seek out their full sized incarnations for dinner soon;

Maha Bar and Grill‘s Turkish Delight-stuffed doughnuts; so keen were we to eat these piping hot babies that we threw worries about potentially scorched lips to the wind.

No. 35‘s sublimely refreshing slow-cooked salmon with fennel cream and cucumber jelly; subtle and soothing.

Embrasse‘s sweet mushroom comprised of mint granita grass, biscuit crumb “soil”, meringue stalk and chocolate semi-freddo cap was an artful crowd pleaser.

Alice McCall

Alice McCall

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Musical entertainment recalls Disney’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’ with their cutlery costumery.

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A dessert of mascerated tomato (it is a fruit after all).

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Silky green tea panna cotta.

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Beaded bolero by the lovely Gwendolynne – one of the first Australian designers that peaked my interest in fashion.

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Bold orange silk by Kirrily Johnston.

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Neckpiece by Mimco.

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This fabulous cuff by Nina and Pequito was a head turner.

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Peter Jago’s whimsical designs were inspired by Mary Poppins and Bert the chimneysweep.

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Richard Nylon headpiece.

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By Kit Willow.

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A frothy, mermaid-worthy confection by Yeojin Bae.

An adorable baby carrot and flower petal salad from The Press Club.

I’d certainly recommend popping the event in your diary for next year now – tickets are such a bargain for the chance to taste among the best Melbourne has to offer. Eat Street is an annual fundraiser in aid of the Australian Childhood Foundation (which aims to provide counselling to some of the children traumatised during the 330,000 reported cases of abuse in Australia each year).

One Thought on “A taste of Eat Street 2010

  1. Wow looks amazing! And here I was being all impressed with the good food and wine show!

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