Country Pub-licity: The Woolsthorpe Hotel

$25 includes 2-course lunch

Sun 12-2pm

Woolsthorpe Hotel, 23 Manifold St, Woolsthorpe

Take a little road trip to a top country pub, where you’re made to feel right at home. Book a table at the Woolsthorpe for a beautiful roast lunch (lamb, beef or pork, you choose) with all the trimmings and sweets. If it’s sunny, enjoy the beer garden, or just stay cosy inside with great company to keep you warm. Kids and bistro menu also available on the day.

Bookings preferred. Call to book now on 03 5569 2391.

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Winemaker Lunch at Conlan’s Wine Store

$110, includes four courses with matched wines

Sun 7 July 12:30-4:30pm

Conlan’s Wine Store, 34 Bank St

Conlan’s is delighted to team up with Belinda Thomson, winemaker at the iconic Crawford River vineyard, to host a specifically-designed four-course meal. This shared lunch is creatively paired to wines from Crawford River as well as Belinda’s own (limited release) label. Belinda will talk through her philosophy on viticulture and winemaking.

To book, phone Conlan’s on 03 5568 2582.

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Cellar Door at Conlan’s Wine Store

$10

Sat 6 July 12-4:30pm

Conlan’s Wine Store, 34 Bank St

Conlan’s will become a pop up cellar door for one afternoon only. Take in this special chance to taste a range of wines and meet their producers without having to leave Port Fairy! Four guest wineries for the day will be: Hochkirch, Crawford River, Sub Rosa and Best’s Winery. Entry fee allows tastings from all visiting wineries. A light snack menu will be available for purchase during the afternoon.

No bookings required. Just arrive and dive in!

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Winter Solstice Feast with Burning Man

$75
Sat 6 July 6pm
Limestone Gallery, 506 Princes Hwy

The Winter Solstice Feast & Burning Man is back again in 2019 with a bigger line up than ever. Live music, art, performers and dance - not to mention a delicious menu. So come along and participate in this thriving community. Google ‘Burning Man’ for inspiration – this time we’re bringing a little bit of Black Rock City to the best Aussie town of the year. Dress up is not compulsory, but definitely acceptable!

Email yanifoodbookings@gmail.com to book.

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Merrijig Kitchen's Sunday Winter Roast

$60

Sun 23 June 12:30pm SOLD OUT
Sun 7 July 12:30pm SOLD OUT
Sun 21 July 12:30pm SOLD OUT

Merrijig Kitchen, Cnr Campbell and Gipps Streets

Join the ‘jig for their 2019 Winter Roast Sunday Lunch series! Enjoy a shared 2-course luncheon cooked entirely in their garden wood-fired oven, with pre-lunch cocktails and a few special treats thrown in. Grab some friends, sit round the long table and enjoy an afternoon of winter feasting!

THESE LUNCHES ARE COMPLETELY BOOKED OUT, SORRY!

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Coffee Class: Espresso and Milk Texturing

$120

Friday 7 June 4-5:30pm
Friday 21 June 4-5:30pm
Friday 6 July 4-5:30pm
Friday 19 July 4-5:30pm

Driftwood Espresso and Eatery, 10 Bank St

Perfect the art of espresso making in this intense, hands-on class. Guided by Ally from Port Fairy’s small-sized but big-hearted Driftwood Cafe, learn how to make the perfect latte and understand precisely which beans to select. With detailed instruction on dialling in your grinder, dosing beans and heat and action required for milk texturing, this exclusive class takes coffee-making to a whole new level. Includes all beans, instruction and equipment. Also includes delicate, tasty treats to take home.

Small classes, places are limited. Bookings essential. Book via Instagram message or phone 0435 750 105.

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Koroit Dinner Club presents: A Mexican Dinner #1

$65

Wednesday July 17 7pm (This IS the weekend for anyone working in hospitality)

St John’s Church Hall, Barclay St

Hannah and Leeroy have never been to M.E.X.I.C.O. Nor are they qualified chefs. Undaunted, The Koroit Dinner Club are going South of The Wall for a night of inauthentic Mexican food and drink*. This is a mid-week feast for friends and feeders; everything is shared, and it’s probably going to get loud but with $5 from every diner donated to the library, that’s a good thing, right?** Lets make this the first of many! *NO, not tacos. YES, yes, margaritas. **$5 from every ticket goes towards new cook books for Port Fairy and Koroit libraries.

Places limited. Bookings essential.

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party

$25, includes high tea and entertainment

Fri 19 July 5:30-7:30pm
Sat 20 July 5:30-7:30pm

St John’s Church Hall, Barclay St

Join the Mad Hatter, Alice and the White Rabbit for a Tea Party never to be forgotten! Be immersed in this interactive production where taste buds will tingle in an evening of riddles, jokes and poems as the Mad Hatter and his friends have tea with you. A wonderful high tea from Yani’s popup will be served as the entertainment surrounds you. Hurry up, don’t be late!

For two nights only. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets online only. Bookings encouraged (we think these events will be popular!)

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This event is proudly sponsored by Seacombe House Comfort Inn.

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Farmers Market

Free

Sat 20 July 8am-1pm

Railway Place, Bank St

Our fabulous farmers market featuring local and delivered fruit, vegetables, bread, great coffee and more. There’s also a quality selection of organic or handmade preserves and small goods, plus eggs and homemade cakes. Wind, rain, hail or shine, the committed stallholders are there on the third Saturday of every month with fresh, seasonal offerings.

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This Is Not A Brunch: Asian Fusion Dinner

$70, includes three courses

Sat 20 July 6pm

Bank St + Co, 28 Bank St

It’s a fave local brekky/lunch joint that opens after dark only for very special nights. Bank Street + Co have heard your demands and are back with this delicious instalment in their popular Fusion Dinner series. Places are limited for Dinner #4, so book early and beat the winter chills with rice and spice, drinks and more.

Bookings essential. Call 5568 1610.

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Winter Weekends Closing Party

Free

Sun 21 July, 5-6pm

Port Fairy Wharf, Gipps St

A beautiful riverside gathering to close out the festival! With mulled wine and hot chocolate, live DJ, hot street food and fire drums – just remember to bring the marshmallows. There’ll be creepy-cool puppets from Magic Lantern to spook you out. And you can pop up to Wishart St for the last night of Light Up Port Fairy. Join us in a little party to say thanks for another awesome winter! This event is weather permitting, check at the Visitor Info Centre or the festival website on the day.

This event is proudly sponsored by Ashmont Motor Inn & Apartments.

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Up To Your Elbows In Cabbage: Fermenting With Caroline Gray

$35

Sat 22 June 11:30-2pm

In the Merrijig kitchen, cnr of Campbell and Griffiths St

Fact: Caroline Grey (Cunliffe and Waters, the Yarra Valley’s Relish Mama cooking school, and A Bit of Pickle and Jam) is a preserve and pickle guru. This two-hour session is your chance to cover the basics of fermentation with an expert, in the warmth of the Merrijig kitchen. Get involved as Caroline splits a cabbage straight down the middle, pitting the delicious stink of Korea’s kim chi against Germany’s sauerkraut! Become acquainted with your new favourite snack: the kim chi toastie! This is hands on and elbows deep, with all the jars, recipes, ingredients and kombucha provided. There’s nothing you wont know about fermentation (or cabbage!) by the end of this.

Spaces strictly limited to 15 people.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

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Dalwhinnie Dinner

$150

Sat 22 June 6:30pm

Gladioli Restaurant, 22 Sackville St

A collaborative dinner featuring one of Australia’s premium wine producers, Dalwhinnie, alongside Gladioli chefs carefully creating dishes to match wines. This iconic Pyrenees producer is known for premium Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. After 40 years of growing grapes the now fully mature 16-hectare vineyard is producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours. The vineyard does not have its own restaurant, so this evening is a rare opportunity to enjoy food designed specifically for the wine.

Strictly limited seats available. Bookings essential. Phone Gladioli on 03 5539 7523.

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Chelsea Fox and her Glasshouse Full of Bees

Donation at the gate

Sun 11:30am

5 Willoughby St, Port Fairy

Long before the great Australian Bee Challenge, Chelsea Fox was across the bees and the honey. In this one-hour community event, we meet at Chelsea’s house and garden to discuss establishing and maintaining happy hives, as well as ‘making’ and tasting honey. We’ll take a close look at the garden to see what works for bees. Finally, Chelsea will open a hive and show us the inner workings. She will do this rather dramatically from inside a glasshouse while we gather around the outside and watch in fear and fascination. Honey available for purchase too, so Bee-Y.O bag!

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Country Pub-licity: Macarthur Pub

$25 includes 2-course lunch

Sun 23 June 12-2pm

Macarthur Pub, 26 High St, Macarthur

Take a little road trip just north of town for live music, wine tastings from local vineyard Suffoir and old-fashioned country hospitality at the Macarthur Pub. Book a table with friends and family for a warming winter lunch, including sweets. Stay cosy and comfy in great company, before enjoying a stroll around the township. Kids and bistro menu also available on the day.

Bookings preferred. Call Al to book now on 03 5576 1120.

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Twilight Market

Gold coin donation

Sun 9 June 4:30pm-7:00pm

Port Fairy Consolidated School, Albert Street

This highly successful winter wonderland market is back this year. Fill your cup with mulled wine, grab a slice of wood fired pizza and enjoy live entertainment across the school yard. Bring your empty shopping bags to fill with treats made by local artisan vendors. Art, games, food, shopping, singing, dancing and more! Fun for all at this atmospheric fundraiser for our much-loved local primary school.

*Support the school’s sustainability initiative with BYO cups and plates. Or rent what you need when you arrive!

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Progressive Lunch: Walk to Hawker

$150 includes three destinations, meals and drinks

Sun 9 June 1-5pm

Starts at Gladioli, cnr Cox and Sackville St

Beginning at Gladioli for canapés, sparkling wine and beer, the group will take a leisurely stroll to Conlan’s Wine Store for shared entrees and more wine. Then they’ll skip down Bank St for the final stage of the day with shared main course dishes and dessert at Port Fairy’s newest establishment, Hawker Kampong. This has got to be the tastiest way to see town!

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

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Country Pub-licity: Kirkstall Hotel

$25 includes 2-course lunch

Sun 9 June 12-2pm

Kirtstall Hotel, 12 Atkinson St, Kirkstall

Take a little trip out of town, book a table with friends and family and enjoy some pub hospitality this winter. Let the team at Kirkstall Hotel serve a delicious roast lunch (lamb, beef or pork, you choose) with all the trimmings and sweets, while you stay cosy and comfy in a good ol’ fashioned country pub. Kids and bistro menu also available on the day.

Bookings preferred. Call Julie or Tony to book now on 03 5565 8440.

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