Attica to throw “A Party for Melbourne”
Ben Shewry, chef and owner of award-winning Melbourne restaurant Attica, and Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi, founding members of Melbourne’s ground-breaking electronic music group The Avalanches, are throwing a free virtual house party on Saturday, September 12. The best bit? Everyone is invited.
A Party for Melbourne was conceived by Shewry and The Avalanches to bring a bit of joy and fun into the homes of anyone affected by the current COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria.
The virtual house party kicks off with a series of “How to Party” videos from Shewry, released a week prior to the event. The videos include Shewry’s tips on party food and how to turn your living room into a disco. On the night of September 12, the party will kick off with a support set from DJ Soju Gang, followed by a set from The Avalanches.
Shewry’s “How to Party” video series will be housed on Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s website, as well as on the social media channels of Shewry, Attica and Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Some of the recipes Shewry will be releasing include cheese and pineapple hedgehogs, better than sausage sausage rolls and hectic prawn cocktails.
“We’re really excited to be able to give back to the city that has given so much to us at Attica,” says Shewry. “The Avalanches are such beautiful friends and finding a way to collaborate has been really special. It wouldn’t be a good Melbourne party without great party food, and the videos we’ll be releasing the week before the party should help you step up your party food game.”
While A Party for Melbourne is free, you’ll need to register. You can find out more and register for tickets at melbournefoodandwine.com.au. Ticket holders will be sent a link to the live YouTube event on Friday, September 11.