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What Grows Together Goes Together

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Following the success of last year’s What Grows Together Goes Together winter series at Stokehouse St Kilda, Head Chef Ollie Hansford will present a sequel to the special dinner events, this time championing a new selection of regions throughout Victoria.

Arriving just in time for Melbourne’s cooler months, the 2019 series will debut on Thursday, 6 June, with a focus on Macedon Ranges, followed by monthly events highlighting regions including the Victoria’s High Country, Grampians, and the Great South East Coast.

Showcasing ingredients from the coastline to the highlands, Ollie and his talented team will explore the bounties of each region, hand foraging and meeting local farmers, growers and producers, before returning to the bayside venue with an abundance of produce to create a truly unique and seasonal dining experience for guests.

Beyond the food, Gourmet Traveller 2018 Sommelier of the Year finalist and Van Haandel Group Sommelier Gavin Cremming will hand-select individual wines and spirits from the same regions to pair perfectly with each course.
In true Stokehouse style, the meticulously designed menus will shine a light on modern Australian cuisine, while Olllie and Gavin guide guests through each meal with personal anecdotes and insights from the culinary Victorian tour.

A warm escape from the outside chill, each event will be hosted in Stokehouse’s stunning private dining space The Palm Room providing the perfect backdrop to celebrate quality produce and watch the winter waves roll in.
Floor-to-ceiling windows frame unbeatable views of Port Phillip Bay, while reclaimed timber walls and flooring exude warmth and sheer curtains provide a special sense of intimacy.

Illuminated by a signature glass Mark Douglas light installation, The Palm Room will be elegantly set with one long table to encourage conversation between the guests, and Ollie and Gavin.

Each event will be limited to 40 guests and priced at $145 per person, including four courses and two canapés, matched with premium beverages of wine, sparkling and cocktails.

Epitomising both Hansford and Stokehouse’s commitment to sustainability and local, ethical sourcing, the talented chef, along with Group Sommilier Gavin Cremming, and their skilled team will hand forage and meet with local farmers, fruit growers and producers, each month showcasing a single region through food and wine pairings at the events – you can view here a video that captures the beginning of this year’s journey beautifully.



Arriving just in time for Melbourne’s cooler months, the 2019 series will debut on Thursday, 6 June, highlighting regions around Victoria including:

  • Thursday, 6 June: Macedon Ranges
  • Thursday, 18 July: Victoria’s High Country
  • Thursday, 22 August: Grampians
  • Thursday, 19 September: Great South East Coast


Very shortly, Hansford will set off on the first supplier trip to the Macedon Ranges and plans to visit Hollyburton Organic FarmDreaming GoatCobaw Ridge WineryAdsum Farmhouse and Milking Yard Farm. Post this trip Hansford will then sit down with his team to create a menu that best represents the region.

Event details:

What Grows Together, Goes Together

Starts: 7pm

Dates: Thursday, 6 June // Thursday, 18 July // Thursday, 22 August // Thursday, 19 September

Location: Stokehouse, 30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda

Tickets: $145 per person; canapés, four courses matched with premium beverages Bookings can be made via Stokehouse reservations; (03) 9525 5555 or




June 6
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


30 Jacka Blvd
St Kilda, Victoria Australia
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03 9525 5555