*SOLD OUT* Lee Ho Fook X Baba’s Place Presented by QT

Date: Sunday 04 February

Time: 5:00 pm

Venue: Secret Garden, QT Melbourne

Address: 133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This event has sold out but please pop your name on the waitlist HERE

It’s a remix party. We’re bringing Victor Liong of two-hatted Melbourne stalwart, Lee Ho Fook and Silk Spoon, together with Jean-Paul from Baba’s Place (Sydney), in a devastatingly delicious cultural food mash-up in the rooftop oasis of QT’s Secret Garden. QT’s Executive Chef, Nic Wood, will bring the holy trinity together, adding his flair and talent to the electric and eclectic evening.

Served atop lazy Susans, we’ll spin a decadent multicultural multi-course banquet in a shared culinary feast amongst friends. Stay tuned for the announcement of your soiree’s secret sonic artist – who will be on the vinyl creating a soundtrack designed to evoke your garden of earthly delights.

Thirsty? StrangeLove’s audacious and subversive collection of premium mixers will be on the job to lift your spirits. If you love cocktails, you’ll love what StrangeLove does. They’re the flavour gurus behind the drinks drink drinkers drink.

For the curious, the wildflowers, and the lovers of damn good food, join us on Sunday, 4 February from 5pm – 8pm in QT’s Secret Garden. This isn’t your average garden party.

$129pp including food, drinks, and DJ


Victor Liong / Lee Ho Fook
Baby cucumber, Sichuan chilli crisp, black vinegar and cashew cream (GF)
Ora King salmon sashimi, black bean and orange dressing (GF)
Jean-Paul El Tom / Baba’s Place
Tarama on toast, shokupan, praline, bottarga, house pickles

Victor Liong / Lee Ho Fook
Crispy eggplant, spiced red vinegar (Lee Ho Fook signature dish)
Jean-Paul El Tom / Baba’s Place
Mussels and tomato, BBQ focaccia, marjoram, fennel
BBQ chicken wings, fermented garlic caramel, house pickles, toum

Nic Wood / QT
Woodfired O’Connor Sirloin, Mortadella XO, Cavolo Nero
Green Cabbage, pine nut, speck, Pecorino, lemon balsamic
Crispy Fried Potatoes, garlic, Saba

By Victor and Jean-Paul
Plum sorbet, cultured ganache (34.2997° N, 35.8499° E)

Cocktails by StrangeLove
Love: A classic Yuzu and Japanese Sake
Strange: Mandarin and NIkka whiskey
Strange & Love: A StrangeLove twist on a classic Tom Collins
Mocktails of the above cocktails
Plus regular StrangeLove soda versions available on request

The Deep Dive
Baba’s Place
Set in a converted industrial space in Marrickville (Sydney’s cool Inner West), Jean-Paul’s (“JP”) food is an ode to the team’s shared suburban immigrant heritage. In a culinary tribute to their Macedonian, Lebanese, and Greek heritage, Baba’s Place is like walking into Nanna’s good room, the space is clad with rugs on rugs, and lace embroidered tablecloths decorating each old school dining table. Entry is via a roller door on the industrial lane, sandwiched between a plastics manufacturer, a stainless steel trolley producer, and a Vintage Art Poster store. You can’t get more Marrickville than that.

Lee Ho Fook
Victor Liong’s two-hatted masterpiece Lee Ho Fook is a benchmark of modern creative Chinese, while his recently opened Silk Spoon explores the cross-section of cultures of the Silk Road. He relishes the freedom to celebrate everything from North African food to Japanese, where flavour, colour and texture are the heroes. Victor is THE remix master.

Nic Wood
When it comes to inspiration for QT Melbourne’s Executive Chef Nic Wood, his influences include his Western Australian roots – and his grandmother’s baking. He’s a chef that’s led from the heart and from the home. In the kitchen, the grill is his baby, and his love for smoke and flame is behind the four Chef’s Hats he’s amassed during his time at the helm of QT Sydney’s Gowings and QT Perth’s Santini Bar & Grill.

Aussie premium soft drink/mixers, StrangeLove, will be remixing classic cocktails to match the event’s cultural mash-up theme. StrangeLove’s resident drinks master, Emma Ramos, alumna of The Everleigh (Melbourne) and Milk and Honey (London) will be pouring drinks on the night, including; Love, a Yuzu and Sake Highball; Strange, mandarin and NIkka Coffey Grain Whisky lowball; and the Strange & Love, a twist on a classic Tom Collins served with Four Pillars Yuzu Gin and StrangeLove’s Lemon Squash Lo-Cal Soda. The drinks double down on StrangeLove’s philosophy to create food-friendly drinks with ingredients inspired by ‘Strange’ (wild, provocative, and unusual foods) and ‘Love’ (classic comforts).