Taste of Melbourne

The Taste of Melbourne in partnership with Electrolux festival is an annual feast for all senses and a celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant food and culture scene and this year it has an iconic new home at the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s Yarra Park, new summer dates from 30 November to 3 December 2017 and finishes off with a new Family Fun Day!

The Family Fun Day will invite families to Bake, Paint, Learn and Create together. With a special emphasis on hands-on learning, YouTube sensation Grace from popular kids’ channels Grace’s World and Grace’s Room will delight the younger ones with a live demonstration of a special secret recipe with Gregory Llewellyn in the Electrolux Taste Theatre in association with Etihad Airways and share her creations with young fans afterwards.

The program also invites young and old into the Lurpak Bakery for a lesson in making and baking a danish or shortcrust pastry with premium Lurpak butter (followed by, of course, eating), and onto the festive hay bales in the Cooks’ Corner presented by Meat & Livestock Australia for cooking demonstrations using beef and lamb with a friendly farmer and his giant Akubra.

Shady spots on the grass under Yarra Park’s canopy of elm trees are perfect for gourmet picnics, or a Taste Tipi can be reserved for a private family sanctuary at the festival, fitted out with luxe furnishings anda butler to deliver drinks.

As part of the festival’s vision to encourage collisions between cuisine and culture, young creatives are also invited to decorate the giant Taste letters and mini chef hats with bright paint and pens.

Taste Festival Australia director Kristy Austin said the festival’s first Family Fun Day celebrated young gourmets and good taste at all ages.

“On Sunday Taste of Melbourne is hosting a fun, informative and delicious program curated especially for foodie families. Spread out the picnic blanket for a family feast, challenge your kids to learn and taste new things, and enjoy the city’s best cuisine and culture together.”


When: Sunday 3 December 2017.

Where: Taste of Melbourne in Yarra Park at the MCG.

Price: $23, limited release general admission tickets available from Thursday 2 November – Sunday 5 November. Children aged 14 and under can enter for free accompanied by an adult with a valid entry ticket.

Includes: Entry to the Sunday session and a souvenir Taste tumbler.

  • November 1, 2017