Hoisted 50 meters into the air, Dinner in the Sky is the most suspenseful gourmet experience in the world. Those at Soundwave 2012 will remember it as the Ele[V]ator. The dangling dinner table seats 22 people along with the chef, sommelier and waiting team who stand in the centre ensuring your experience is of the highest quality. Dinner in the Sky not only hosts events but can also be booked for private parties.
If you love spontaneity and great food, then purchase a ticket to Secret Foodies. The surprise culinary event takes place in a mystery location only disclosed via text on the day of the event. Launched in 2010, Secret Dinner hosts themed events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. From warehouses to restaurants, rooftops and laneways, you never know where you’ll be sent or what cuisine you’ll have the pleasure of tasting.
Experience Puffing Billy in style on board the daily Steam & Cuisine Luncheon. The charming three hour journey has you seated within the heritage dining carriages and features a three course meal or natter platter and local Yarra Valley wines. Along the way, you’ll see the iconic Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge and you’re even invited to disembark and explore the picturesque Emerald Lake before relaxing with dessert and a cuppa as you return to Belgrave Station.
1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC Australia +61 3 9757 0700
Established in 2000, Lentil as Anything is unlike any other restaurant in that there are no fixed prices. Instead, the customer determines how much to pay. The vegetarian restaurant has a strong sense of community and values social inclusion above all else. From Mexican-spiced polenta to Sri Lankan uttapam savoury pancakes, the dishes are made with a generous dose of love from donated produce. Lentil as Anything is now located in St Kilda, Abbotsford, Footscray and Thornbury.
41 Blessington St, St Kilda VIC Australia +61 3 0424 345 368
Quintessentially Melbourne, Easey’s is an American Burger joint and bar located on a rooftop in Collingwood where you can dine within graffiti-covered Hitachi M-class train carriages. The train schedule menu offers burgers, hot dogs, barbecue wings, milkshake flavoured doughnuts and super cheesy mac n cheese, and the best part is that you can climb on board and enjoy the view for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Level 3 48 Easey St, Collingwood VIC Australia +61 3 9079 5942
Inflight meals are universally recognized as downright horrible, but Silver Clipper Dinner Flights is different. Departing from Essendon Airport, you’ll be treated to champagne and canapés before taking flight in the DC-3 Gooney Bird where you’ll enjoy an elegant hamper meal specially prepared by the award-winning AAG Services of Melbourne, alongside a selection of wine. Following the seventy minute flight, you’ll indulge in coffee, port and fine chocolate in the lounge.
Hangar 5 Wirraway Road, Essendon Airport VIC Australia +61 3 9379 9299