The Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival is proud to bring you a Food Carnivàle curated to delight the tastebuds and bring the world’s food and the Valley’s wines, beers and ciders together.
To top it off many of the Food Carnivàle producers are going to bring a little special something to their menus just for you at the Festival.
Paying homage to the mighty street food hawkers of Mumbai’s laneways.
Paying homage to the mighty street food hawkers of Mumbai’s laneways, Delhi’s holes in the wall and Indian Rail’s platforms; Babaji’s does Indian differently, serving street food, ‘thattukada’ cuisine and ‘chaat’ favourites rarely found in Australia. With fresh, surprisingly light and visually delicious treats such as their South Indian Dosa (lentil pancakes), Bollywood favourite pau bhaji and Pani Puri ‘Balls of Bliss’, along with dishes like ‘Kallu Shappu’ beef, a dish traditionally found beside the ‘toddy’ shop selling coconut homebrew. Authenticity is important to Babaji’s, and they only use fresh and where possible, local ingredients. All dishes are home cooked with love, so you experience the real taste of Indian home cooking.
The first ever Polish food truck serving the traditional polish street food, Zapiekanka.
Bites On Wheels are the first ever Polish food truck serving the traditional polish street food called Zapiekanka, which first appeared under communism in the streets of Polish towns in the 1970s. Zapiekanka is an open French baguette with sautéed mushrooms, a range of toppings, cheese and grilled to crisp. Toppings are endless and Bites On Wheels offer a menu which includes but is not limited to chicken, smoked chicken, beef salami, corn, pineapple, sun dried tomatoes, grilled peppers, spinach, olives, jalapenos, chives, fried onion and choice of variety of sauces to make it delicious.
El Cubano in brief, is a real representation of the traditional Cuban culinary.
El Cubano in brief, is a real representation of the traditional Cuban culinary. It originates from the spices, flavours and the traditional cooking methods inherited by the Taino natives, which were later combined with influences from Spanish and African cuisines, and what’s more, the inspirations from the neighbouring island in the Caribbean, which makes today’s Cuban tastes one of a kind. The roast pork sandwiches are extremely popular across the Island, that be at a Carnival, a food kiosk, street stall, or from the windows of a private house. The “pan con lechon asado” aka “bocadito” (amongst Cubans) is a tradition that has travelled around the world and still today is one of the renown specialties of the Cuban kitchen.
A modern take on Filipino specialty spring rolls in a variety of flavours.
A modern take on a Filipino tradition the people from Giant Springs bring you their specialty spring rolls in a variety of flavours like Roast Duck, Slow Roast Pork, Original Chicken Breast, Mild Moroccan Vegan, Classic Vegan, and Tandoori Chicken Breast. All their meats are treated individually and cooked in their own special way, bringing them up to peak flavour before thickly slicing (chicken & pork), or shredding (duck) and rolling them in with the freshly shredded vegetables & noodles. The duck has a glorious, golden, glossy, crunchy skin, while the pork shoulder is roasted for 5 hours with garlic cloves, rosemary sprigs from their garden, and seasoned with salt & cracked pepper. The chicken breast is a ‘clean and lean’ style meat, perfect for the calorie conscious foodie. The Mild Moroccan is made with flavour-infused chickpeas, and last but not least the Classic Vegan spring roll is the base mix for all the other spring rolls & it consists of savoy cabbage, red cabbage, carrot, vermicelli noodles, cracked pepper, sea salt & a pinch of vegetarian stock powder. It’s always nice for the vegan festival goers to have something they can eat too. Beautiful fresh food being turned into crunchy parcels of deliciousness!
A unique experience, transport yourself back to Spain with these paellas based on age-old recipes.
Lady Paella is a unique experience, where the art of making ‘Traditional’ paellas is combined with modern creativity and professionalism, and they create a ‘fiesta’ atmosphere, full of colour and Spanish/Moorish aromas. Based on age-old recipes, Lady Paella dishes are created using locally sourced organic ingredients and sustainable imported products. Each pan is cooked fresh, giving patrons a unique experience and a wholesome meal and with guaranteed gluten free, dairy free and egg free paellas there is something for everyone. The Marinera is visually spectacular and abundant in quality seafood products. Whereas the Paella Valenciana, is their most prized rice dish including fresh vegetables, full-flavoured organic chicken, Spanish Saffron and Rabbit. A robust and rustic recipe created to transport you back to Spain.
Delightful Greek Donuts – a little something for everyone.
With a philosophy of a little something for everyone, Lukumades traditional recipe is simple, has warmth and is perfectly finished. They aim to produce the freshest serve of these delightful Greek donuts, handcrafted and made in front of your eyes, in a modern twist on a traditional Greek concept. With a variety of toppings there’s something for every taste bud.
Unique and deliciously filled Arancini with traditional and some not so traditional flavours.
Creating unique and deliciously filled Arancini with traditional and some not so traditional flavours, Melbourne Arancini’s food is honest, simple, handcrafted and made with love. They’ll be bringing their authentic Sicilian street food, made with Arborio rice, filled with traditional flavours, crumbed & cooked to perfection. The name Arancini, which is translated as “little orange”, derives from their shape and colour, which is reminiscent of an orange after cooking.
Bringing a fresh and modern twist to all things calamari.
Bringing a fresh and modern twist to all things calamari, Mr Calamaro have a passion for food & family, and using organic local products & suppliers.
Made to order, handmade, delicious, restaurant quality wood fired pizzas.
Nomads Wood Fired Pizza make, made to order, handmade, delicious, restaurant quality wood fired pizzas. Every pizza is made from a mix of ingredients – locally sourced, Australian, organic if in season & imported when necessary for the best taste ie; their sauce is mostly Italian. The dough is freshly made on site & they can cater for any dietary need on request . Gluten free, dairy free, deadly nightshade allergy, vegan, all not a problem.
Big-hearted ice cream and sorbet made without compromise.
Popstic, big-hearted ice cream and sorbet made without compromise. Their sorbets have a life of their own, smooth, confident and delicious and their wine sorbets are a crowd favourite. Vegans no longer have to miss out there’s also choice for them too! Offering a uniquely Melbourne experience, rather than products tied to a heritage or tradition that speaks nothing about us, our palates or our produce. There’s magic happening right here, in our little corner of the world. Popstic; Available in scoop and serve and hand made Popstics. Made in Melbourne. Made with heart.