Westside wanders into Melton

Step into the world of culinary delights at SalamaTea in Sunshine on March 19. (Supplied)

Eat Drink Westside is here to satisfy the western suburbs’ growing appetite for good food and wine.

Eat Drink Westside is a unique collaboration with Melbourne’s western region councils and the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF).

The much loved feature of the MFWF shines a light on the west’s enviable gastronomic heritage and diverse food culture.

The 2024 program includes a total of 19 events involving 46 venues in Melton, Hobson’s Bay, Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Wyndham and Moonee Valley.

The two core elements of the program are Westside Wanders and Special Events.

Westside Wanders are a special series of 12 moveable feasts or Wanders across Melbourne’s west. Each Wander takes intimate groups of food lovers to three venues, with a MFWF host leading, on a mini tour, stopping for a bite, a drink or a snack at each spot.

The Wanders are similar to a progressive dinner, with a short walk between spots, celebrating the eating and drinking culture of the neighbourhood. Well-known food-media personalities will host each event.

Melton will host two local Wanders, one on March 20 that will visit Simply Indian, Centre Thai and Latin Foods & Wines, and one on March 21 that will hit Caroline Springs restaurants Izumi Japanese, Zuya African BBQ and Fancy Things.

The Eat Drink Westside program unleashes eight one-off Special Events as part of the MFWFs main program. These curated experiences “broaden horizons and your palate”, and delve beyond the plate, offering kaleidoscopes of flavour, artistry, and unexpected delights.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to be working with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in developing the Eat Drink Westside program, to showcase the food and hospitality culture that defines our region,” said Western Melbourne Tourism chair Scott Chapman.

Tickets are now on sale.

Details: www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/event-series/eat-drink-westside/