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DINING: 27 OCTOBER 2016

Celebrate the good food feeling with the return of Melbourne Good Food Month

Get your tastebuds ready as The Age Good Food Month kicks off next week (Tuesday, November 1) and continues throughout the month of November with the most exciting program to date, including new one-off events alongside tried-and-true favourites.

This year's program features more than 100 events, with some of the world's most respected chefs and local talent bringing you a delicious choice of unforgettable dining experiences, including finger-licking hot chicken parties, banquet feasts and a sneak peek at one of Melbourne's most highly anticipated bars.

Last year the crowd-favourite Night Noodle Markets attracted over 400,000 people and will return this year with a roster including Melbourne favourites Chin Chin, Wanderbao, Hoy Pinoy, and desserts from Gelato Messina and Black Star Pastry x N2 Extreme Gelato. Ok-Nomi will also be joining the stellar stallholder line up while DJs and live music will be on hand to entertain all night long from November 10-27.

The Age Good Food Month Creative Director, Gemima Cody, said: "We've got amazing international talent coming in, with big names such as Fergus Henderson (St John, London), Virgilio Martinez (Central, Lima, #4 on the World's 50 Best list) and May Chow (Little Bao, Hong Kong), but if anything I'm really excited for this year's national talent.

“We're so privileged that industry legends Jacques Reymond, Anthony Lui, Tansy Good, Stephanie Alexander and Guy Grossi are uniting for a dinner with Yalumba's rare museum wines; and that Duncan Welgemoed of Adelaide's hottest restaurant Africola, and Ben Williamson of Brisbane's Gerard's Bistro will be popping up here too." 

November will also see two of the World's 50 Best Restaurants meet in Melbourne for an unforgettable night of dining (November 24). Virgilio Martinez of Central, Lima, is set to join forces with Melbourne's Attica to create dishes driven by native Peruvian and Australian ingredients. Tickets are $395 per person and include a copy of Martinez's new cookbook Central.

For a copy of the program, visit www.goodfoodmonth.com

Based on media release issued by Good Food Month..