Food and Drink
Posted by Paul Drury
01. Jul, 2014
Over the years we here at Milk Bar HQ have heard dinners inspired by the seasons, matched wines, legumes, and once a historical time period. But in one for the annals, we’ve just learned about a dinner based on altitude.
Piqueos in North Carlton, which specialises in South American grub, is hosting a five-course Peruvian degustation inspired by a recent two-week eating odyssey around that country by owners Shaun Burke and Dave Mills.
Burke and Mills had a happier ending to their travels than their local namesakes, and tried Peruvian titbits from Machu Picchu, Cuzco and Lima.
“The trip helped bring everything together. We learnt a lot about the three regional styles of Peruvian food. We ate a lot of cebiche (fish cooked in lime juice) and seafood dishes while we were in Lima, and in Cuzco and Aguas Calientes we ate less seafood and more protein, such as alpaca and guinea pig,” Burke tells us.
The result is a five-course dinner inspired by the eating habits of Peruvians living at different altitudes, from scallops by the sea to beef hearts in the mountains.
For adventurous diners there won’t be alpaca or guinea pig on the menu – but you can console yourself with matching Argentinian wines.
The Peruvian degustation is on Wed 2 July at Piqueos, 298 Rathdowne St Carlton
Tickets $85 for the five-course meal and extra for matching wines.
Places are limited and bookings can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org and 9349 2777.
Garden Design Fest showcases 46 of Victoria’s most spectacular gardens, highlighting the work of some of the most acclaimed garden designers in the country.
Milk Bar Magazine speaks with Amelia Trompf, the author of the new children's book Who is Fitzy Fox?, set right here in Melbourne.
The NGV has been filled with the talented Edgar Degas’ art containing 206 pieces of work.
Movenpick are giving away over 5,000 scoops of ice-cream across their 23 boutiques this Monday!
Singer, songwriter and comedic genius Jude Perl will launch her debut album Modern Times at The Toff in Town.
Milk Bar Mag got to speak with JackJackJack's singer Maggie Baines about their upcoming show at the St Kilda Festival.