The first stop on our Melbourne tour will be one of Australia’s oldest hamburger stands, serving up that most classic of American meals. You’ll sample some of their hamburger varieties before heading on to learn about how our food gets to the plate in many of Melbourne’s restaurants.
We’ll get a farm-to-table lesson with a walk through the Queen Victoria Markets. You’ll learn how the markets aren’t just for tourists; this is where many local restaurants stock their kitchens.
Continue on to an authentic local bagel shop, and learn how Australia and America’s bagel tradition derives from a shared heritage from Poland.
From there we’ll move on to a secret bar in the American speakeasy tradition. Did you know that during Prohibition in the USA, illegal bars required clients to keep their voices down, or “speak easy”? Those bars are now all the rage in Melbourne, so of course we need to stop at one.
Finally, we’ll end our Melbourne food tour at an authentic American barbecue restaurant. Here, you’ll learn about the unique cooking techniques that go into making barbecued meat fall right off the bone — so maybe you can recreate some of the Aussie-American flavour on your own grill at home.
United States of Food Highlights
- Explore the best of the Americana trend that is taking over Melbourne
- Taste samples of American foods at some of Melbourne’s best-known restaurants and eateries
- Explore American-inspired bars
- Discover how food makes its way from the farm to your plate at the Queen Victoria Markets