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Morning Music 2017 - Melba Quartet perform Schubert Death and the Maiden

25 May, 2017

Dark, passionate and virtuosic, this thrilling quartet demands enormous musical and emotional resources from its musicians. Join us to witness this pinnacle of the chamber music repertoire performed by one of the country’s most respected and experienced chamber ensembles. Melba Quartet is composed of the musicians who worked together as the Australian String Quartet until 1996, establishing...

A Mexican Feast

29 May, 2017

Popular for her monthly taco nights, Juanita from Juanita’s Kitchen will teach you how to make (and eat!) an impressive Mexican meal including perfect tortillas from scratch! Plus tips and ideas for creating quick and easy dips and salsas, recipes and a goodie bag to take home.

Bangers and Beers V2.0

30 May, 2017

After a hugely successful and sold-out first season, Marco Finanzio, owner of Joanie’s Baretto and Umberto Espresso Bar, and James Mele from The Meat Room are reprising this authentic workshop. Learn how to make Italian style sausages from start to finish, then feast on the freshly made produce matched with Italian craft beers.

Sweet Persian Delights - Dessert Masterclass

30 May, 2017

Chef Hamed will share the secrets behind delicious Iranian desserts including rosewater baghlava, sholezard  (saffron rice pudding with roasted rhubarb) and Persian nougat gaz, a sticky candy originating from Isfahan in Iran. Hamed will also teach the group how to make his gorgeous sour cherry jam and all participants will take a sample jar home to enjoy!

(Come, eat) II: The Art of Homemade Sambal

31 May - 3 Jun, 2017

Where does the food we eat come from? Uncover and savour the diverse intricacies of homemade sambal and the web of social histories that comes with each recipe at this showcase of recipes of local sambal lovers. Visit the exhibition and join in the storytelling over lunch or dinner!

Explore Indian Spices

31 May, 2017

Join Raman Nakul from Thornbury’s Spice Alley to explore cooking with Indian spices at home. Raman will show you how to cook traditional Indian dishes including turmeric chai and daal bhaat – with a focus on demystifying the use of spices along the way.

Maria’s Homemade Pasta Secrets

31 May, 2017

Marco Finanzio’s Umberto Espresso Bar has been serving Darebinites pasta for nearly a decade.  He is proud to be bringing to you the wonderful and adorable Maria Serra.  Maria was born in Salerno (outside of Naples) and moved to Australia in 1966 and has been supplying pasta to some of Melbourne’s great restaurants and cafes for years.  She will show you all her homemade pasta secrets...

How to Make Kolache

1 Jun, 2017

Learn the history of this traditional Czech pastry at this intimate workshop and hear the story behind Kolache Cravings’ modern twist. Kolache Cravings’ brilliant pastry chef Van will take you step-by-step through the process of making this delicious artisan pastry. Try out your own sweet or savoury flavour, sample your creation and take some home. Perhaps you will create Kolache...

Sri-Lankan Pop-up Dinner

1 Jun - 2 Jun, 2017

Renowned Melbourne chef Laura Neville (The Wandering Chef) is teaming up with Charu from free to feed to bring you an intimate Sri Lankan feast, re-creating recipes from Charu’s family kitchen. Charu is a former chef/restaurateur from Colombo, Sri Lanka and is currently seeking asylum in Australia. Charu is a loving mother who is passionate about cooking and family feasts. Expect authentic,...

Vegetable Ferments and Cultured Condiments

1 Jun, 2017

Not sure what to do with your surplus garden produce? Want to add some probiotics to your diet? Join Darcy Watson-Russell to learn the basic lacto-fermentation technique for vegetables. This workshop covers sauerkraut, kimchi, cultured tomato and chilli sauces, as well as an introduction to fermenting theory, and troubleshooting tips!

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Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
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