Secret Foodies

I was very excited to get an invite from Ms Darlinghurst (aka Alex Adams) to attend Melbourne’s Christmas in July event.

A Secret Foodie event is a ticketed event, you know the theme but you don’t know the venue until the day (you receive a text on the day advising were to go two hours prior) which is pretty original and exciting if you ask me.

We were all asked to wear something festive and take part in a Kris Kringle swap on the night. Gifts could be made, re-gifted or purchased with a $5 budget to be spent.

The event was held at Lucky Penny on Chapel Street. It’s a venue I have wanted to check out for some time so I was thrilled to be able to finally visit. As we made our way upstairs the venue was decked out in a tasteful Christmas theme.

On arrival we received a delicious mulled wine to keep us warm and got to meet some great guests at the table.

The food was absolutely amazing.


Thinly sliced rare wagyu, cauliflower, mustard, freeze dried horseradish along with a 2014 Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.


Slow cooked beef, mushroom and colourful carrots along with a 2014 Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir and some amazing sides.


Cardamom chocolate mousse with chocolate crumbs and more wine of course.

After our dinner, Alex introduced us all to the owner/chef of Lucky Penny who gave us some great insight to the venue. I would usually never eat any meat with a bit of red on it but the rare wagyu was to die for (along with everything else). Shout out to the BEEF for my mum. Haha

After that we exchanged KK gifts which was a lot of fun. This is my second Secret Foodie event I have attended, and if you want to try new places and meet some new people I highly recommend you attend an event run by Ms Darlinghurst.

Thank you to Alex for the invite.

Make sure to check out Secret Foodies here  and if in Melbourne Lucky Penny here

Enjoy some pics of the event. Apologies about the quality.