Last weekend I went to the Melbourne Salami Festa with my mate Patrick. I didn’t get a chance to go to last year’s event, so I was really looking forward to it. It was held at Northcote Town Hall which is only a short drive from my place and the last time I’d been there was for Ava’s vaccinations when she about 6 months old, ha!
The sun was shining and it was the perfect day to sip on a beer and sample delights from some of the best producers in Australia. Outside there were two different music zones, one playing classic oldies like ‘That’s Amore’ and on the other side of the hall there was a DJ playing a pretty cool mix of Tom Jones mashed up with more current hits.
There was food and fun around every corner – the best of Melbourne’s gourmet pizza from D.O.C. and superb Italian flavours like tiramisu and zuppa inglese from Gelato Messina (seriously good!).
But inside the hall was where it was all happening. I’ve never seen so much meat hanging around! (Sorry, but I had to include at least one pun!) Salami, sausage, prosciutto, jamon, sopressata, pancetta, speck, bresaola were just a few of the types of cured meats on offer.
So we got our tasting game on and went nuts. It was too easy to keep going back for more, and that we did. I’m pretty sure I can speak for Patrick when I say that I think we’ve had our fix of all things salami for quite some time.
It was a really well run festa with lots of family friendly activities too, like games of boules and pasta making workshops for the kids.
To find out more:
Melbourne Salami Festa