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Dig in to all-you-can-eat mussels at Port Melbourne's the Exchange
Who doesn’t love a good Saturday sesh at their local? Especially when the food is good and the frothies are cold. The Exchange in Port Melbourne knows this as well as anyone and this summer it’s offering up bottomless mussels for just $25 per person. Fresh from Port Philip, the mussels are prepared in a mixture of white wine, garlic, capers and onion, and served with crispy hot fries. On any other day you can grab a plate for $18 but you won't be able to make the most of the all-you-can-eat offer. The offer is available all day every Saturday and only for the summer. But if mussels aren’t your thing then be sure to check out the rest of the Exchange’s seasonal menus, which this summer feature dishes like zucchini linguine with tomato, chilli, pine nuts, basil and parmesan; braised pork and black pudding pie with green beans and mashed potato; and pan-seared salmon, crab remoulade, rainbow radish with spring greens. With a deal like this, why choose anything else? Take advantage of the offer and book a table on the Exchange website.
Make the most of Melbourne on the Route 58 tram
Route 58 travels from West Coburg to Toorak, passing through the city and some of Melbourne's most vibrant suburbs, including Brunswick West, Parkville, South Melbourne and South Yarra. Taking the tram means you don't have to deal with traffic or parking, and tools like the PTV app allow you to find real-time departure info, so you'll never miss your tram. And even if you linger over a long goodbye and miss one, there's no need to stress – trams come along as often as every five minutes or so during the week and every 10-20 minutes on weekends. Top up your myki before you get on board (or set up an Auto Top Up – it will change your life, we promise) and don't forget to touch on. From the zoo to Chapel Street's world-class shopping, there are heaps of fun things to do along the way. Plan your journey and have a brilliant Melbourne adventure.
The Prosecco Festival
Prosecco: refreshing, versatile, bubbly. It's a winning combo if you ask us. Now, after a standout debut in 2018, Melburnians will once again be able to indulge their love of the Italian white wine at the Prosecco Festival.On Saturday, February 23, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre will be positively effervescent as it fills with Prosecco lovers. Sample over 40 of the world’s best tasting tipples, talk to the men and women behind the wine and learn what foods pair best with different 'seccos.Pair your Prosecco with classic Italian delicacies like pizza, pasta, arancini, antipasto and cheese platters, gelato, cannoli and more from the likes of 400 Gradi, Milk the Cow, Gelato papa, Eat Cannoli, Arancini Art and Yarra Valley Caviar. You can even try the Meat Room's salami made with Prosecco. Sample drops from the likes of Wines of the King Valley, Box Grove Vineyard, Santa & D’Sas, Symphonia Wines, Regina Vino, Enoteca Sileno and Politini Wines – and if you like what you taste, you can even buy a bottle (or two) to take home.The day will be divided into two four-hour sessions, one from 11am-3pm and one from 4-8pm. The regular ticket (available online for $50) includes Plumm tasting glass, Prosecco tastings, and reusable tote bag. If you’re keen on a splurge, the VIP tickets are available online for $100 and include entry to a Prosecco masterclass where guests will taste four different Prosecco styles paired with antipasto snacks. Put it in your calendar and prepare yourself