Eat Drink Blog Pop-Up Dinner

It’s taken a long time to lock everything in but we can finally reveal the details of Eat Drink Blog Pop-Up Dinner on Saturday night 9 November, after the conference at the Perth City Farm courtyard from 7pm-10pm for delegates.

Thanks to the Citibank Dining Program, a great supporter of the food and wine industry, including many great foodie events around Australia, for coming on board as the Eat Drink Blog Pop-Up Dinner Venue Sponsor.

We are excited to present to delegates some of Perth’s best food stalls and food trucks.

Marcelita’s Empanadas

Marcelita’s Empanadas is the culinary love child of Matt & Marcela O’Donohue Valencia, born from a love a great food and a desire to bring something new to the people of Perth. Matt is a blogger turned cook and Marcela is the love of his life.

Marcelita’s serves traditional Colombian Empanadas, they are little pillows of crunchy deliciousness which are gluten free and use high quality ingredients. Their empanadas are made fresh to order with a team of empanadistas hand rolling and shaping the masa (dough), filled with typical Colombian flavours of shredded beef, cumin, smoked paprika, and coriander, and new inventions like pork and lime. They bring a little love in each bite.

Marcelitas_empanadas_gaucOld Lira Pizza

Owner Gabriele Nicotra and partner Stephanie Chapman specialise in Roman style pizza where the base takes pride of place. Old Lira use fresh, hand-stretched sourdough bases and simple combinations of quality ingredients to create delicious light and crisp pizzas.

They started on the market circuit around Perth and now have their own shop on the corner of Guildford Road and Garret Road in Bayswater.



Butty’s is an American style food truck which prides itself in real, not mass produced food, specializing in American style burgers and ribs. Butty’s serves freshly grilled burgers in a soft butter milk buns with Butty’s secret BBQ sauce, Kansas City-style slow-braised beef ribs and cheesy fries.

Chef Tam Nguyen has won medals at several Culinary Olympics run by the World Association of Chefs Societies.

Butty's Truck Day

Jumplings Tasty Dumplings

Jumplings will be bringing their new food van to serve their popular Japanese dumplings (aka Jumplings!) in a variety of flavours including duck, chicken and mushrooms with tofu – freshly steamed and then pan-fried to order, served with udon in a light broth and doused in specially made ponzu sauce and mum’s chilli.

Roy is a devoted foodie and took a year to perfect his pasta-like dumpling pastry which uses a mix of five different flours and sources local ingredient for the fillings.

Duck Jumpling Udon

Delish Ice

Delish Ice, headed up by Katie Earl (the Pop Girl), is Perth’s premium ice pop experience with vintage vibes, swingin’ tunes, dishy dames and delicious artisan ice pops served in a classic 1950s caravan.

The ice pops are full of fun and flavour, using real fruit and quality ingredients to make every delegates night extra nice with a sweet treat.


Bangkok Jump Street

Bangkok Jump Street is new on the Perth food scene, bringing traditional Thai street food with true flavours and hidden textures which are less seen in modern Thai restaurants.

Bangkok Jump Street was created from a group of young multicultural friends, who are full senses of unstoppable creativity and experiment, and invite delegates into their local culture of Thai street food eating with their signature dishes, presented in their own way with dishes like prawn pad thai with crispy wonton skin and Jump Street’s Pork crackling salad.

BJS Pork Belly
Street food would not be complete without a refreshing drink and our sponsor Jax Coco is launching their pure micro-filtered coconut water in Australia and delegates will be one of the first to taste it.

Jax Coco drinks are full of essential electrolytes, low in calories, low in sugar and with zero fat. Inspired by the crisp coconut water that it champions, Jax Coco provides their coconut water in tasteful minimalistic design that makes it an easy go-to drink.

Jax Coco DrinksEat Drink Blog 4 in Perth coincides with WA Beer week and we are thrilled to have Eagle Bay Brewing as our craft beer sponsors giving delegates a taste of our locally brewed beer.

The journey of Eagle Bay Brewing Co. began thanks to third generation farming siblings Nick, Astrid and Adrian d’Espeissis and their love of great food, wine, freshly brewed beer and growing up by the Indian Ocean.

Eagle Bay Brewing Co. houses a microbrewery and restaurant located on the family farm in Eagle Bay, Western Australia. Rainwater is harvested for their beers which are handcrafted and brewed in small batches, and made with only four quality ingredients; rainwater, malted barley, yeast and hops sourced from around the globe to produce full flavoured and freshly brewed beer.

EBBThe weather has been very kind to us and we will be experiencing perfect cider weather for Eat Drink Blog and purveyors of fine Australian beverages Custard & Co are our cider sponsor bringing to delegates their new range (and newly labeled!) ciders for the summer.

Their cider is crafted in Donnybrook, in the beautiful South West using 100% local fruit from their 35 acres of organic orchard. Careful processes are used with everything done by hand to provide the best drink possible with a motto of treating all their products like each other…with a lot of love.

There are minimal preservatives in their ciders with a caustic free brewery, keeping them as natural as possible to give delegates the best tasting cider going around.

Custard & Co Cider

We are also proud to have Galafrey Wines, a family-owned business from Mount Baker as our wine sponsor.  All their wines are dry grown, nurtured and bottled on the estate. Established by Ian Tyrer (1946-2003) in 1977, Galafrey has continued to prosper under the management of mother and daughter team, Linda and Kim Tyrer, who maintain a hands-on role to ensure that the Galafrey philosophy lives on. That is to strive for excellence in producing small parcels of distinctive and consistently exceptional wines through commitment to producing fruit of the highest quality which we believe is the key to great winemaking.

Galafrey Cabernet Sauvignon.

Big thanks to all our Eat Drink Blog Pop-Up Dinner sponsors.

We look forward to eating, drinking and snapping with delegates!

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13 comments on “Eat Drink Blog Pop-Up Dinner”

  1. Sarah Spence Reply

    We can’t wait to see it all in action. The EDB4 organising committee have done an amazing job and we, the Citibank Dining Program team, are proud to have helped make this great event happen. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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  3. Fiona Reply

    I’ve read through this list a few times but just needed a bit of Hump Day inspiration to get me through to the end of the week. My Oh My! Thanks EDB for such a fund dinner and to all the sponsors and organisers, I will do my best to appreciate it all!

  4. Hanny Reply

    Food glorious food! I can’t contain my excitement and yes I have been squealing!!! What an awesome line up!

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