Australia’s Premier Venue Showcases Victoria Through Unique Menu Concept
In a clear demonstration of its commitment to Victorian producers and growers, Australia’s
premier venue, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), has created a unique
menu concept that visually takes diners on a gastronomic tour of Victoria.
(PRWEB) May 9, 2010 -- In a clear demonstration of its commitment to Victorian producers and growers,
Australia’s premier venue, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), has created a unique menu
concept that visually takes diners on a gastronomic tour of Victoria.
The MCEC sources produce and wines from every major region of Victoria, priding itself on using
environmentally responsible producers and growers.
In a move unprecedented for a venue of its size, the MCEC refuses to use a set menu and instead tailor-makes
each and every menu based on the best seasonal produce before preparing everything on site - including curing its
own fish and making its own soups, sauces, pastries and bread.
The MCEC’s food and beverage team are now offering clients a sustainable menu which is illustrated by
individual placemats in the form of a map of Victoria indicating for diners the exact region and producer or
vineyard where the food or wine they are enjoying has come from.
Food and beverage manager Frank Burger says with consumers increasingly wanting to know the source of the
food they are eating, the ‘Taste of Victoria’ placemat concept means they can simply move their plate aside and
see exactly where the strawberries they are about to eat are grown, or where the fish in their main dish is reared.
The wine list is also sourced from diverse growing regions across the state which Burger personally sources
himself, while beer comes from west Gippsland producer Grand Ridge Beer.
“Whether it’s veal from Warragul; Yarra Valley Salmon roe; Daylesford’s Tuki Springs smoked trout or
Gippsland lamb, our philosophy is to develop inspiring, seasonally-driven menus where diners c