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 Melbourne’s laneways host biggest simultaneous dinner party for charity: The Streat Party

Note the date: Tuesday, 29 October, 7pm. Where, you ask? You'll find out on the night!

Let your taste buds get lost in Melbourne when over 50 of the city’s most respected laneway and rooftop restaurants and bars take part in a dinner party with a twist. On Tuesday November 29, up to 500 diners will head into Melbourne at 7pm for a 3-course dinner with wine – but where they will sit down to dine, they have no idea!

You are invited to experience the culinary delights of Melbourne hidden laneways for one mysterious and delicious evening with all proceeds going to Streat, a charity that provides jobs and training for homeless youth through food and coffee street carts in Melbourne.

A meeting location is provided to guests when they book their tickets and, only after enjoying a cocktail at the meeting point is their secret dining location revealed. There will also be an after party, again, at a secret venue revealed on the night.

Bars taking part include Gin Palace, Madame Brussells, Cabinet Bar, Palmz, Loop, Bar 1806, Sister Bella’s, Pony Fish Island and High Society, while restaurants presenting a signature three-course include Punch Lane, Seamstress, Il Solito Posto and Izakayaden. The infamous Thousand Pound Bend is even creating a pop-up restaurant for the evening.

The concept is the brainchild of authors Jonette George and Daniele Wilton who have released a new book, Flavours of Melbourne, that takes a peek into the delicious nooks, crannies and laneways that the city is famous for.

Co-Author Jonette George said the event would be an exciting night for diners who would quite possibly discover something they never knew existed.

“That’s the beauty of Melbourne and why we all love it so much,” said Jonette, who has spent the past 12 months exploring the upstairs, downstairs and ‘around theres’ of Melbourne’s network of laneways for her coffee table book.

“Melbourne’s laneways are full of established, iconic restaurants and quirky new concept eateries – there’s a mystery and excitement about it, you never quite know what might be around the corner.

“At this event – you certainly won’t know what’s coming next!”

Diners will receive a signed copy of Flavours of Melbourne, valued at $70, which features photography, local history, street art and recipes from iconic restaurants.

Guests will be greeted with a glass of Prosecco NV from Brown Brothers or a Bulmers cider at their meeting point and can enjoy a selection of regional Victorian wines on the night, donated by wineries from the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and the Yarra Valley.

Tickets are limited and cost $150. Guests are advised to book together if they wish to be seated together. Visit the Streat Party website for more information and bookings.

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