Plate Up Ballarat is a new and exciting month-long event celebrating Ballarat’s wonderful food offerings; craft beers, boutique wines and a whole lot more. Taking place throughout the month of May 2018, Plate Up Ballarat will showcase local producers whilst also promoting successful and supportive connections between producers, restaurants and cafes.
CALENDAR OF Events
A WORD FROM RICHARD.
There’s something about that deep chocolate brown soil and the rich grazing country that surrounds Ballarat that keeps on drawing you back.
This gloriously intact historic Victorian era city forms the backdrop to one of Australia’s most exciting food scenes. For many years a handful of local Ballarat chefs were shouting ‘we have amazing produce, come and dine with us to see how good it is’. In the past few years those few have become a small army of chefs, growers, brewers, distillers and winemakers who have banded together to create a true Ballarat food culture.
These unique events have been created exclusively for the Plate up Ballarat food festival and are offerings that you would not get to experience every day. Tickets are limited, so be sure to book your seat today.
THE PIE COMPETITION
Brought to you by Federation University TAFE, Plate Up Ballarat will see the battle for Ballarat’s Best Pie slugged out by some of our best restaurants and cafes. With a focus on local produce, each pie must feature three local ingredients, and must be true to type, and served as a plated meal.
THE LOCAL PRODUCERs DIRECTORY
Great food starts with great produce, and Ballarat and its surrounding region has some of the highest quality produce in the world, grown, reared and handcrafted with love by growers and artisans who are passionate about what they do.
PLANNING A WEEKEND?
Why not combine a trip to some of our Plate Up Ballarat events with the Ballarat Heritage Weekend? You can discover the mysteries and heritage of our region over the 26th & 27th May 2018. Accomodation packages can be arranged via visitballarat.com.au