City of Yarra calendar of events

 

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

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Jun
24
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jun 24 @ 12:45 – 13:45

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

Whiskeys of the world @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Jun 24 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Taste the following whiskeys from around the world: Nikka Japanese Whiskey, Starward Australian Whiskey, Makers Mark American Whiskey, Laphroaig Scotch and Fireball Canadian Whiskey. Then make three Whiskey based cocktails.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 24 @ 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.

Jun
25
Fri
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 25 @ 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 winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.

Mould – a cheese festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Jun 25 @ 16:30 – 20:00

The festival is on at 4.30-8.30pm on Friday, 25th June and 11am-8pm on Saturday, 26th June.

This festival will see Australia’s best cheesemakers together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations and drinks. Your ticket includes all cheese tastings plus a wine glass to take home. There will be around 40 stalls.

Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 25 @ 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: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo tofu, dong po rou and la yu.

Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 25 @ 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.

Jun
26
Sat
Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Jun 26 @ 08:00 – 13:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Jun 26 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 26 @ 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.

Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jun 26 @ 10:30 – 13:30

Volunteer with others to keep the Balam-Balam community garden healthy and take home some produce with you! Stay to enjoy a free hot lunch provided by Open Table.

Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Jun 26 @ 10:30 – 11:30

No swap in December.

Mould – a cheese festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Jun 26 @ 11:00 – 15:00

The festival is on at 4.30-8.30pm on Friday, 25th June and 11am-8pm on Saturday, 26th June.

This festival will see Australia’s best cheesemakers together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations and drinks. Your ticket includes all cheese tastings plus a wine glass to take home. There will be around 40 stalls.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Jun 26 @ 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.

Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 26 @ 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. 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.

Mould – a cheese festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Jun 26 @ 16:30 – 20:00

The festival is on at 4.30-8.30pm on Friday, 25th June and 11am-8pm on Saturday, 26th June.

This festival will see Australia’s best cheesemakers together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations and drinks. Your ticket includes all cheese tastings plus a wine glass to take home. There will be around 40 stalls.

Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 26 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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.

Jun
27
Sun
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Jun 27 @ 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.
  • Savory calzone for lunch, which you make, eat and take home.

The focus will be on ciabatta and turkish breads.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 27 @ 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.

Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 27 @ 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. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, banh xeo and cha gio.

Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 27 @ 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.

Jun
29
Tue
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Jun 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30

The Fermented Mumma will discuss the process and benefits of fermentation, the problems with pre-packaged kombucha, and the endless flavour combinations for your custom booch. She will introduce you to a scoby (which stands for ‘symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast’), the low-pH ‘mother’ from which your kombucha will spring. First, black tea and sugar are brewed together to make the starter tea. This is then poured over the scoby, covered in a cheesecloth, and left to ferment. The yeast consumes the sugar, excreting alcohol, which is processed by the bacteria into vinegar, providing a natural carbonation and tangy zing. New scoby babies form in the process.

Jun
30
Wed
Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Jun 30 @ 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.

Jul
1
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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.

La cucina della Puglia @ La Cucina di Sandra
Jul 1 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • Discover fish, pulses and greens cooked in a way you have never tasted before.
  • Learn about one of the most interesting and diverse cuisine in Italy.

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.
Jul
2
Fri
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 2 @ 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. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, banh xeo and cha gio.

Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 2 @ 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.

Jul
3
Sat
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Jul 3 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Enter via O’Grady Street.

The Fitzroy Mills Market
Jul 3 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 3 @ 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.

Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
Jul 3 @ 10:30 – 12:00

 

Open Table, Carlton North @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jul 3 @ 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.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Jul 3 @ 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.

Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 3 @ 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 winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.

Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 3 @ 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.

Jul
4
Sun
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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.

Mozzarella cheese making class @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Jul 4 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Giorgio Linguanti, founder and cheesemaker of That’s Amore Cheese, will share his secrets to making their signature mozzarella. You will learn how to hand-stretch fresh mozzarella cheese from curd and then how to shape mozzarella cheese into bocconcini and trecce.

Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 4 @ 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.

Jul
8
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jul 8 @ 12:45 – 13:45

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