Snack Series, presented by Aurum Poultry Co.

The Melbourne Edition!

Clear the calendar – June is THE month for serious snacking with Good Food Events’ inaugural Snack Series, presented by Aurum Poultry Co.. Melbourne favourites Prince Dining Room, Serai, Maha, Sunda, Lee Ho Fook, and Reine & La Rue have all joined in the celebrations by creating one special poultry (specifically, cockerel) snack each.

Each restaurant’s snack will be different – and capped at $25. There’s Serai – an award-winning Filipino restaurant awarded one Chefs Hat in The Age Good Food Guide 2024 Awards, Prince Dining Room, also hatted, has just reopened and announced Mitch Orr as its Culinary Director with Ben Parkinson as Head Chef, there’s Shane Delia’s perennial favourite Middle Eastern Maha, mod Southeast Asian restaurant Sunda, Victor Liong’s two hat mod-Chinese stalwart, Lee Ho Fook, and Reine & La Rue – where Victoria’s operations chef Brendan Katich earned the restaurant two hats in the same year it opened as well as the coveted title of Restaurant of the Year at the 2024 Good Food Guide Awards.

Mitch Orr, SNACK KING, says, “ I think for us as chefs snack are a very good creative outlet. No one doesn’t like a snack.” Ben Parkinson, his partner in the kitchen, adds “From my time working in France, they have a great love of chicken and cockerel in general. It’s nice to be able to use it and highlight it in Australia because I feel like it’s definitely undervalued and underrated. No matter where you are in the world, people love snacks.”

Adding a bit of retro fun to the experience, a Snack Series Bingo Card will be printed on the back of every Snack Series menu in each of our participating restaurants. Just scan the QR code in each venue, and once you’ve sampled all six snacks, you’re in the running for a huge special prize including restaurant vouchers and a night at The Prince Hotel, St Kilda.

Good Food Events’ Snack Series debuts in Melbourne with other cities following suit over the coming months (yo Sydney, you’re next). Snack Series in Melbourne is available from 1-30 June.

Menu
Prince Dining Room

Cockerel Neck Sausage, Puffed Bread, Onion Jam
$14 for 2

Maha
Grilled Cockerel Shish
Grilled cockerel shish, herb paste, nasturtium, almond hummus
$15 per piece

Serai
Woodfired Cockerel Hearts, “Serai BBQ sauce”, Achara
Skewered cockerel hearts cooked on fire, glazed with Filipino BBQ sauce, pickled papaya
$24 for 2 skewers

Reine & La Rue
Cockerel Consommé, Rillette, Crispy Skin
Disc of pressed confit cockerel, chicken consommé poured at the table, crispy chicken skin shard
$22

Lee Ho Fook
Sichuan Cockerel Gilda
Confit Aurum cockerel, green olive, pickled chilli, black vinegar, fragrant Sichuan chilli oil
$7 each

Sunda
Cockerel Satay, Sweet Soy, Sambal Balado
Deboned cockerel marinated in sambal balado, grilled on charcoal, with a sweet soy glaze
$12 per skewer


Lee Ho Fook have also created two matched cocktails to enjoy with their Sichuan Cockerel Gilda:
Hong Kong Lemon Tea Milk Punch
A cocktail inspired by the flavours of Hong Kong – black tea, dark rum, ruby port and lemon
$14
and
Fennel and Elderflower Spritz
A zero-proof cocktail, inspired by floral Sichuan flavours
$12

Please note this is not a ticketed event – just head on over to participating restaurants. We do encourage you to book a table, though. Full details of our Snack Series restaurants can be found here including opening times and booking links:

Lee Ho Fook
11-15 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne
Open from 5:30pm Monday – Saturday. closed Sundays.
Booking link

Maha
21 Bond St, Melbourne
Open Tuesday – Friday 5pm till late, Saturday – Sunday 12pm till late, closed Mondays.
Booking link

Prince Dining Room
2 Acland St, St Kilda
Open from 5:30 – 10pm Wednesday – Thursday, from 12pm – 10pm Friday and Saturday, 12-5pm Sundays, closed Monday and Tuesdays.
Booking link

Serai
Racing Club Ln, Melbourne
Open from 5:30pm – 10pm Tuesday – Wednesday, 5:30-10pm, 12-3pm | 5:30-10pm Thursday – Sunday, closed Mondays.
Booking link

Sunda
18 Punch Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Open 5.30pm – 10pm Tuesday to Saturday
Booking link

Reine & La Rue
380 Collins St, Melbourne
Reine
Open Wednesday and Thursday 12 pm – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 12 pm – 10:30 pm, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday  12 pm – 10 pm
La Rue 
Open from 4:00 pm til late Tuesday – Saturday
Booking link