Who LOVES attending a #foodie event? A chance to be wined and dined – to taste and savour some of the best food and wine available… Ah, we do!
Truly Madly Deeply is a food event hosted by the Marriner Group at their venue, the Plaza Ballroom, during the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
For the third year running, this sold-out event gives guests an opportunity to dine in one of Melbourne’s (and Australia’s) finest ballrooms and enjoy a delectable five course degustation menu with matched wines and beers.
The event consisted of two main areas; the Plaza Market Garden and the elegant dining area.
The Festival’s theme of ‘community’ was enhanced by the Plaza Market Stalls, where guests were treated to tastings from local Producers whose produce was also included in the degustation dining menu.
Guests could engage with the stall holders whilst listening to the busker guitarist, all set within a farmer’s market style garden.
There was also a Beer Bar, for sampling Two Birds Beer, which is not only a local Melbourne brewery, but also Australia’s first female-owned brewery.
The dining room was set-up with long banquet tables and was revealed behind a sheer drape before the commencement of the dinner. Edible centrepieces incorporated fresh produce into the floral displays to compliment the overall theme of the night.
The Food & Wine
In addition to the Producer Market Stalls, guests were treated to a 5-course degustation menu with matched wines. Here’s a peek at the menu…
Old ferment rye bread with our own churned butters; crème fraiche, kale, and wattle seed
Lardo wrapped scallops with scallop dashi, Jerusalem artichoke and yuzu
Wild Bouquet Chardonnay 2014
Flinders Island wallaby with yolk emulsion, macadamia and native flavours, smoked potato crisps
Upton Run Riesling 2008
Sher wagyu beef two ways; seared sirloin (MS 8+) and peppered brisket (MS 9+) with variations of mushroom
The Rule Shiraz 2015
Young coconut granita, mango and kaffir lime
Goat’s milk panna cotta, salt baked pineapple and walnut streusel with candied beets, Rooftop Honey pearls, and beetroot and passionfruit sorbet
The Exception Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Extra produce was gifted to Second Bite, a food rescue organisation helping to feed the homeless fresh, nutritious food.
“As always for Truly, Madly, the Plaza Ballroom looked phenomenal! It was brilliant! I loved the edible soil!!” – Guest
“Your teams’ professionalism, service and of course the food throughout the night was simply amazing.” – Supplier
Venue: Plaza Ballroom
Catering: Marriner Group
Event Production: Marriner Group
Styling: Style Luxe Melbourne
Wines: Fowles Wines
Beer: Two Birds Brewing
Honey: Melbourne Rooftop Honey