MFWF: Taste of Asia

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Gastrology attended Taste of Asia which brought together some of the biggest names in the industry to curate an Asian feast for a cause to benefit the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation - a charity supporting disadvantaged youth and victims of human trafficking in Vietnam.

The dinner featured creative Asian inspired dishes from Spice Temple, Coda, Lucy Liu, Sake Restaurant & Bar and Mama’s Buoi, with bespoke cocktails from Four Pillars gin and wines from Adelaide Hills staple Shaw and Smith. Big name chefs attended to personally prepare their dishes, including Coda’s Adam D S’ylva and his yellow duck curry with jasmin rice and taro chips and Lucy Lui’s Michael Lambie and his rare breed sticky pork belly with red nam jim and young coconut salad. 

The night was hosted by Nathan Earl and Chris Taylor, part of the alumni founders of the “The Chaser’s War on Everything” and more recently, the popular TV show “Plonk.” Held at Luminere, the space was beautifully styled by the Style and Co. with guests being transported to the Asian tropics through rich green foliage and bold pops of colour.

Find out more about Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation here.