Prahran Market: Taste Prahran Market

Gelato top

Disclosure: I attended courtesy of Prahran Market.

Several weeks ago I wandered Prahran Market with a voucher booklet and a food paddle collecting food when I was invited to attend the Taste of Prahran Market event, part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

This event sells out extremely quickly each year, and now that I’ve done it, I can see why.


Beer

I met up with Taz, Haz and Gaz, and after having a drink (there were two vouchers in the book for a glass of wine, beer or cider) we strategised a plan of attack.

Charcuterie

Cleo’s Deli – mini charcuterie plate

Okay, there wasn’t that much planning involved, we flicked through our booklet of vouchers and decided we’d group them together – first we headed to the deli, where we picked up cheese, charcuterie and antipasto.

Antipasto

Chaso’s Deli – mini antipasto plate
Cheese Shop Deli – mini cheese board

We took seats in the market square and proceeded to – well – eat everything.

In hindsight, we should’ve paced ourselves.

Scallops

Prahran Seafoods – scallops and prawns with tartare sauce

Oysters

Theo and Sons – 2 freshly shucked oysters with lemon

Next up were the seafood stalls – we had some delicious freshly shucked oysters with lemon and Siracha and scallops and prawns. Both items were fantastic.

Empanadas

El Alamo – Empanada with chimichurri sauce (beef or spinach and mushroom)

At this point, we realised that eating everything in the book was going to be impossible. Still, we did eat a freshly cooked empanada before heading back inside.

Pulled pork

Neil’s Meats – pulled pork with a Kook’s Kitchen salad

We returned to the main market area to sit down and have another drink. Of course we picked up more food – this time focussing on the meats.

Ham

Gary’s Quality Meats – free range Berksire ham with onion jam on a slice of Noisette baguette

Beef

J & L Quality Meats – beef shaslik

Lamb

Ian’s Quality Meats – lamb kofta with tzatziki

Fun fact – I queued for the lamb kofta twice and gave up (eventually Taz and Gaz lined up and successfully got them). They had the world’s slowest BBQ but I won’t hold it against them because the kofta was delicious. :)

Gelato

We finished the afternoon with a little cup of raspberry rumble gelato from Fritz Gelato.

There were also vouchers for the following items, which we either didn’t eat, or took home:

Naheda’s Choice – Naheda’s hand made date and pistachio ball served with Brie
Sweet Greek – Dolmade and Keftethe with tzatziki
Cioccolato Lombardo – handmade artisan chocolate
Abla’s Patisserie – traditional Lebanese baklawa

It was a really fun event and a great way to explore the market. All the vendors we visited, particularly in the deli section, were really cheerful – so I have a feeling that the secret to happiness is plenty of good quality cheese and charcuterie. Makes total sense to me.

Prahran Market
163-185 Commercial Road
Prahran
Phone: 03 8290 8220
Web: prahranmarket.com.au
Opening hours: Tues, Thur & Sat 7am-5pm, Fri 7am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm