City of Yarra calendar of events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, some of these events might not actually be happening.

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Mar
9
Tue
Sicilian food @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 9 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare authentic Italian food from Sicily.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Mar
11
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 11 @ 12:45 – 13:45

Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 11 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Sicilian food @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 11 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare authentic Italian food from Sicily.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Mar
12
Fri
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 12 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng phet, tod man khao pod, som tam, kaeng khiao wan kai and kaeng phed phet yang.

The cuisine of Central Italy @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 12 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • Discover the food of Abruzzo.
  • How to prepare authentic Italian food from the Abruzzo region.
  • How to adapt Australian produce to Italian dishes.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 12 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, banh xeo and cha gio.

Mar
13
Sat
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Mar 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Mar 13 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Mar 13 @ 10:30 – 11:30

No swap in December.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Mar 13 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken, haejanggguk and Korean pancake with seasonal ingredients.

Mar
14
Sun
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Mar 14 @ 08:00 – 14:00

What you will learn:

  • Experimenting with bread.
  • The bread baking process with each step explained.
  • How to replicate the process at home.

What you will get:

  • 1 kilo of organic flour to take home.
  • Pizza for lunch, which you make, eat and take home.
  • An embroidered apron made from 100% Fairtrade cotton.
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 14 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tacos de guisado, tortillas, guacamole, salsa rojo, salsa verde, ceviche con tostadas and chipotle crema.

Vegan handmade pasta class @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Mar 14 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Nadia Fragnito will teach you how to make tofu ricotta filled ravioli using the recipe from her cookbook Discovering Vegan Italian. You will make the pasta dough from scratch and you will also learn how to make vegan pasta sauce.

Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 14 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tortilla de patatas, calmares y chorizo con romesco, paella valenciana and romesco.

Mar
16
Tue
A seafood feast @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 16 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare seafood as an entrée, main course or as finger food.
  • Techniques for cooking seafood successfully.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Mar
17
Wed
Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Mar 17 @ 18:30 – 21:30

In this class for beginners, The Fermented Mumma will teach you how to create your own tough-crusted and dense sourdough. Introduce yourself to a sourdough starter and explore its mechanics and proper care. This workshop will cover ingredient selection, starter care, and the processes of sourdough fermentation and baking. You will also take your fermenting dough home to bake in the morning.

Mar
18
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 18 @ 12:45 – 13:45

Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.

A night in Rome @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 18 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare authentic authentic Roman dishes.
  • How to adapt Australian ingredients to Italian dishes.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 18 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Mar
19
Fri
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 19 @ 14:00 – 16:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations with a glass of sparkling wine or beer. The menu will include street food from Thailand, Vietnam, China and Japan.

Hotham Street Ladies workshop @ Abbotsford Convent, Magdalen Laundries
Mar 19 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Join the Hotham Street Ladies in an icing sugar workshop to master the art of making your own lady parts!

The Hotham Street Ladies are a group of five women who make food-related work, including cake creations, recipe books, gallery exhibitions, installations and street art. Their practice embraces themes of home life, feminism and craft.

Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 19 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.

Mar
20
Sat
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Mar 20 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Mar 20 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 20 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry masala, naan, mint raita and palak paneer.

Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 20 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on Indonesian Bali cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: bumbu merah, kecap kachang, ayam satay, rendang daging sedap, gado gado and nasi kuning.

Mar
21
Sun
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Mar 21 @ 08:00 – 14:00

What you will learn:

  • Experimenting with bread.
  • The bread baking process with each step explained.
  • How to replicate the process at home.

What you will get:

  • 1 kilo of organic flour to take home.
  • Pizza for lunch, which you make, eat and take home.
  • An embroidered apron made from 100% Fairtrade cotton.
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Mar 21 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 21 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: insalata, pappardelle, ragu al Genovese and ricotta gnocchi.

Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 21 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.

Mar
23
Tue
Naples and the Amalfi Coast @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 23 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare authentic Italian food from Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
  • How to cook fish and seafood like they do in Naples.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Mar
25
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 25 @ 12:45 – 13:45

Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 25 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Gin tasting and cocktail making experience @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Mar 25 @ 18:30 – 20:00

You will start by tasting a selection of The Australian Distilling Co’s gins. You will then learn how to make some gin-based cocktails whilst being given some fun facts behind the history of the gin, tips and tricks from world of bartending and how to fashion some funky garnishes for your cocktails.

La cucina Toscana @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 25 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare authentic Italian food from Tuscany.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Mar
26
Fri
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 26 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.