HOW TO ROCK YOUR NEXT DINNER PARTY

Learn how to pair beer, cider and cocktails with all your favourite dishes at the Ariston Food & Drink Experience. Hosted by ‘Beer Diva’, Kirrily Waldhorn, enjoy free, fun-filled cooking and drink pairing demonstrations with leading Australian chefs. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, get into the kitchen, and even get blindfolded! Entry is on a strictly first come, first ‘served’ basis, so get in fast!

 
 

BEER & CHEESE
WITH MILAWA CHEESE

Celebrate 30 years of Milawa Cheese with this delicious pairing of their handmade cheeses and matched beers. An Australian family owned and operated business (now led by the second generation), Milawa have a fierce drive for flavour that has cemented their position as one of Australia’s favourite cheesemakers.

BEER & BBQ
WITH BLUEBONNET BARBECUE

Chris Terlikar from Bluebonnet Barbecue will share the distinctive barbecue style he has developed, which tips its hat to the thriving U.S. inspired food scene. He also likes to cook with beer, which you'll get to enjoy as he demonstrates creating a venison & kriek sausage. Free beer & BBQ samples!

CREATING THE PERFECT JERKY
WITH JONO'S JERKY

Join Jonathon Painting from Jono's Jerky for a sensational jerky making masterclass. Jono will break down the jerky process and give you his prized tips for making the best possible batch. Free jerky & beer samples.

COOKING WITH BEER
WITH MELISSA COLE

Award-winning UK beer writer Melissa Cole brings her humorous and irreverent style alongside her beer-soaked food to the stage. Melissa will be serving up some recipes from her upcoming book The Beer Kitchen: the art and science of cooking & pairing with beer. Free food & beer samples.

MEET THE PIZZA MASTER 
JOHNNY DI FRANCESCO FROM 400 GRADI

Come and learn from Johnny Di Francesco of 400 Gradi, world pizza champion & principal of Australiasia for the AVPN (Authority on traditional Neapolitan pizza), and experience the art of making true Neapolitan pizza. Free beer & pizza samples.

BEER & BLINDFOLDS
WITH BEER DIVA KIRRILY WALDHORN

Beer Diva, Kirrily Waldhorn, brings out her blindfolds once again as she guides you through a sensory immersion session. How well do you know your hops from your malts, your stouts from your sours… test your senses in this fun series of sensory challenges, with prizes for the best palates!

 

SCHEDULE

 

SESSION 1

1:45pm BEER & CHEESE WITH MILAWA CHEESE
2:45pm CREATING THE PERFECT JERKY WITH JONO'S JERKY

SESSION 2

7:45pm BEER & CHEESE WITH MILAWA CHEESE
8:45pm BEER & BBQ WITH BLUEBONNET BARBECUE
9:45pm BEER & BLINDFOLDS WITH KIRRILY WALDHORN

SESSION 3

12:45pm MEET THE PIZZA MASTER, JOHNNY DI FRANCESCO
1:45pm COOKING WITH BEER WITH MELISSA COLE
2:45pm CREATING THE PERFECT JERKY WITH JONO'S JERKY

SESSION 4

7:45pm MEET THE PIZZA MASTER, JOHNNY DI FRANCESCO
8:45pm BEER & CHEESE WITH MILAWA CHEESE
9:45pm BEER & BLINDFOLDS WITH KIRRILY WALDHORN

SESSION 5

12:45pm BEER & CHEESE WITH MILAWA CHEESE
1:45pm COOKING WITH BEER WITH MELISSA COLE
2:45pm CREATING THE PERFECT JERKY WITH JONO'S JERKY

* Please note schedule is subject to change.