It’s a different kind of Mexican stand-off between two like-minded Melbourne venues as part of this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. On Saturday 21 March, smokehouse specialists Fancy Hank’s are joining forces with the brewpub guns Bodriggy Brewing Co. for an all-out Tex-Mex party brimming with barbeque, bands and beers.
Executive chef Mike Patrick of Fancy Hank’s is teaming up with Bodriggy chef Johny Dominguez to deliver the quintessential Tex-Mex menu that boasts traditional barbacoa over an open BBQ pit staged in the middle of the venue, as well as other prime cuts and vegetables that will be smoked low and slow in banana leaves while bands take to the Bodriggy stage.
Local musical acts include 90’s band The Pheasantry, veterans of the Melbourne pub scene who have performed at events including the Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festival.
The full line-up is yet to be announced, but expect a diverse selection of live music as the day rolls on.
Punters will also get to sample a collaboration beer called Dayspring IPA. Using an ancient Kveik yeast, the refreshing Farmhouse IPA carries characters of stonefruit and a hint of spice which will help cool things off during a full day of barbacoa. Get a sneak preview of the specialty brew at venues around Melbourne from early March.
If beer’s not your thing, enjoy a cool-climate wine from Mornington Peninsula’s Quealy Winemakers. Gather round the Fancy Hank’s bbq pit and kick back to live music in true Bodriggy style – this Tex-Mex knees-up pulls out all the stops in a fiesta not to be missed.
Fancy Hank’s specialise in slow-cooked American BBQ, cooked in an in-house two-tonne custom-built smoker. Famous for their house-made delicious sauces from award-winning chefs.
Bodriggy Brewing Co. is the brainchild of Dr Morse owners Jon Costelloe, Anthony Daniel and Pete Walsh, featuring a huge bar with 64 taps pouring craft beers, wine and cocktails, and a dining area serving up delicious Latin American fare by chef Johny Dominguez. Guests can expect live music and DJs, offering so much more than a typical brewery.
The Good, The Barbacoa, The Ugly
Saturday 21 March, 1-4pm
$103 per person
Bodriggy Brewing Co. 245 Johnston Street. Abbotsford