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Beat Eats

With Julia Sansone

Nestled down the side of a quintessential Melbourne laneway, Sun Moth Canteen and Bar in collaboration with Dead Man Espresso, Common Galaxia and Melbourne music agency Crown Ruler, have announced a multi-sensory dining experience exploring the relationship between taste, sound and sight. Taking place over two delicious weeks in December, enjoy Melbourne-based DJs performing live, video and art installations as well as a five-course menu of modern Asian fusion designed by chef Esca Khoo, who specialises in fermentation using native ingredients to produce full-flavoured food. Served alongside craft beers and natural wines all sourced from Victorian producers, it is a local lineup and multi-sensory experience you don’t want to miss out on. Synesthesia is running until Friday December 23.
 
 
Summer has finally hit Melbourne, and what better way to celebrate than feasting on some of the city’s finest cuisine at the Food Truck Park Seafood Festival. Fans of oysters, crab burgers, prawns, fish tacos and more can finally unite in an unconventional food truck park setting, bringing you the finest food truck vendors to serve up your ocean treat of choice. Hello Saigon will be bringing you the taste of Vietnamese street food, and Caliko BBQ will be serving up quirky burgers and burritos with a Korean twist, and A Salted Squid will treat you to a fisherman’s basket of seafood goods. If food from the ocean isn’t what you’re after, Mamma Van as well as Oscars Vintage Coffee are sure to serve up something you’ll love. Catch all the excitement at The Food Truck Park, Preston this Friday December 16 to Sunday December 18.
 
For the first time in the market’s 138 year history, the famous Queen Victoria Markets will be open until 9pm, giving the last minute Christmas shoppers a chance to grab gifts to put under the tree for Christmas morning. An estimated 250,000 people are expected to visit the iconic market in the lead up to Christmas, to get their hands on unique gifts and fresh produce for the holiday season. The market is preparing to sell around 20 tonnes of prawns, 10,000 dozen oysters, 3,000 turkeys, 15 tonnes of ham and 6,3000kg of cherries for Christmas day. With a Christmas Festival running alongside these extended trading hours, there are over $10,000 prizes to be given away, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, a roving Santa giving out gifts and of course, a plentiful variety of delicious market food and drinks ready for the taking. Catch all the Christmas action on Friday December 23.