For the first time ever, the South Wharf Promenade was transformed into the Asia-Pacific Street Food Festival.
Melbourne turned on the good weather for Tuesday night of AIME 2019, where the tastes of Asia were brought together to give guests an eclectic mix of classic foods from home and abroad.
Throughout the day various marquees were erected on the Common Man Lawn adjacent to the Yarra River and decorated with the names of various streets across Asia. The space was designed and styled to create an intimate setting in the large outdoor space, while also making the most of the summer sunlight.
Guests arrived from AIME at 6pm after a long day on the exhibition floor in a rush for food, a drink and a place to relax and recuperate. There was 7 stalls created for the festival, including China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Korea and… gelato, because who doesn’t like some boutique ice-cream on a warm night.
The varied stalls were busy as soon as guests arrived, using their tokens to trade-in for one of the many food options, from Vegetarian Pakora to Pork Noodle Salad, or straight to the bar for their beverage of choice.
As attendees began to settle in and have the opportunity to network in a casual setting they began to cut-loose, creating a vibrant and upbeat ambience with Angus and Isaac playing some classic covers. By the time the sun began to recede over the promenade, guests had all formalities out of the way, they had made quick work of the roving canapés and done well at each of the seven internationally influenced food stalls. It was party time.
Click through the photos of the night below!