a taste of the city
The Modern New Yorker Lunch at no35 Restaurant Thu & Fri, From Sat 9 Jun, 12–2pm Inspired by MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, this unique experience allows guests to imagine themselves dining in a New York high-rise whilst tasting Manhattan-style dishes. More Info Momofuku Ko x Marion Wed 8 & Thu 9 Aug, 5pm New York restaurant group Momofuku's first adventure to Australia was part of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2010 so it's only fitting that Chef Andrew McConnell once again plays host. This time around to Chef Sean Grey and Su Wong Ruiz from Momofuku Ko at Fitzroy’s Marion. STARWARD Whisky celebrates the Five Boroughs Sun 12 Aug, 5–8pm Each of New York's five boroughs have been celebrated by a classic cocktail bearing their name; join Starward Whisky as they name their Five Boroughs of Melbourne as represented by five bespoke cocktails capturing the flavours, sights and spirits of our home city. Meet Me Under The Clock Wed 8 Aug, 5–10pm Both are in iconic buildings that have stood as a meeting point for generations - for one night only Greenlight Diner in Flinders Street Station transforms into the Grand Central Station Oyster Bar! The Best Meal of the Day Sat 11 Aug, 9am & 11.30am Is brunch really the best meal of the day? Find out as Atlas Dining offers a three-course menu taking influence from the tastiest dishes served in NYC's iconic delicatessens. Modern Movements Wed 8 Aug, 6.30–9pm Chef Oliver Gould will take inspiration from four movements of the modern art era - pop art, cubism, surrealism and abstract expressionism to create a menu where art meets produce. The New York Classic Sat 28 Jul, 12pm, 12.15pm, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 2.45pm & 3pm Looking back to the great New York steakhouses of the 1970s, San Telmo will be serving up a big plate of nostalgia with a baked potato on the side as Melbourne's favourite Argentinian steak house takes a trip to the Big Apple. An Italian-American Love Story Sun 5 Aug, 12pm, 12.15pm, 2.30pm & 2.45pm Expect waiters liveried in white blazers and clothed tables piled with shared family-style dishes and carafes of wine as Tipo 00 re-imagines a traditional Italian-American Sunday lunch. NYC, TE AMO Sun 12 Aug, 12pm For the final day of MEL&NYC by Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Mamasita presents a laid back Sunday lunch inspired by Mexico’s most celebrated artists - Rivera, Orozco, Covarrubias, Siqueiros and Kahlo. Fancy Hank’s Pastrami on Rye Fri 27 Jul–Sun 12 Aug, 12pm What’s more iconic in New York City than the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square combined? Katz’s Deli. Stop by Fancy Hank’s to try their famous pastrami on rye inspired by Katz’s Deli. Hot Dog Eating Competition Sat 21 Jul, 11am–6pm Luna Park Melbourne, built in 1912 and based on the original Luna Park, which opened in 1903 at Coney Island, New York, hosts the annual Hot Dog Eating Competition as part of International Hot Dog Month. Enjoy a fun day with rides, music and entertainment and great prizes for the winners of the competition. Come along, you’d be a silly sausage to miss out! A Taste of New York at Café Vic Mon 2 Jul – Wed 29 Aug Inspired by the MEL & NYC program of events, the team at Café Vic have created a menu to celebrate with new lunch and dinner options including New York-inspired salads, sandwiches and substantial evening meals.