order dessert first during lockdown

#DessertPortPhillip Diners supporting local hospitality venues in the City of Port Phillip have the chance to win a sweet staycation with The Prince Hotel and Starward Whisky.

Dessert First was launched this winter by the City of Port Phillip to celebrate the renowned hospitality scene of the inner south, encouraging visitors to dress for the elements and enjoy a sweet treat in the many outdoor dining areas throughout winter.

Now that Melbourne is stuck at home in lockdown, Dessert First is adding takeaway and delivery to the mix. Diners simply order dessert from a City of Port Phillip hospitality venue for pick-up or delivery, post a photo of the dish on Instagram and tag both the venue and #dessertportphillip.

The end date is extended to Tuesday, 31 August 2021. The winner will enjoy an overnight staycation for two at the Prince Hotel in St Kilda with dinner, breakfast, and a tour at Starward Distillery, where the Single Malt Experience includes a take-home Starward Whisky Bottled Cocktail Pack. For some sweet inspiration, Bread and Butter’s Wendy Hargreaves and her dessert-loving friends have been taste-testing sweet dishes across eight neighbourhoods in the City of Port Phillip.

Check out the first five episodes of the Dessert First series here, including Port Melbourne identity Luke Dennehy at The Graham, food writer Sofia Levin at Balaclava’s Gigi’s Wine Bar, Jock’s Ice Cream founder Jock Main at Albert Park’s Lord Cardigan, Herald Sun food writer Kara Irving at ST. ALi in South Melbourne and the Sunday Age’s restaurant reviewer Dani Valent at her local, Ripponlea Food and Wine.

After the lockdown, Bread and Butter’s pop-up studio heads to South Melbourne’s Park Street Pasta & Wine and Fishermans Bend’s Starward Distillery with RRR food broadcaster Cam Smith, along with Elwood’s iconic Jerry’s Milk Bar with Port Phillip Mayor Cr Louise Crawford.

Wendy will also tour St Kilda with Triple M’s Rosemary Walton (and other surprise guests) popping up at Fitzrovia, Milk the Cow and Lady of St Kilda.

“Dessert First is a sweet way to support and celebrate local hospitality businesses doing it tough during the pandemic,” Wendy explains. “This is for all the sweet-tooth diners out there who look at the dessert section of the menu first. In the middle of lockdown, when you’re going for home delivery or pick-up, why not order dessert first?”

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