back to Media Releases
Media Release • 10 Oct 13

Rowland by Shane Delia curate Melbourne’s Most Liveable Lunch for Melbourne Now at the NGV

In the count down to the National Gallery of Victoria’s landmark Melbourne Now exhibition, experiential culinary concepts provider, Rowland by Shane Delia has announced the perfect entrée – Melbourne’s Most Liveable Lunch.

Curated by chef Shane Delia, Melbourne’s Most Liveable Lunch will showcase an iconic, Melburnian culinary experience from November 11 through to November 22.

By assembling some of the most creative chefs Melbourne has to offer for this tantalising degustation lunch of five courses, Delia says he wants to “remind us all why Melbourne has been voted the most liveable city in the world three years running.”

Today Rowland by Shane Delia and the NGV announced five of the seven culinary creative joining Delia to dish up Melbourne’s Most Liveable Lunch; Scott Pickett (Saint Crispin), Darren Purchese (Burch & Purchese), Benjamin Cooper (Chin Chin), Sean Donovan (The Station Hotel) and World Barista Champion Matthew Perger (St Ali).

These culinary creatives will each present one dish, inspired by Melbourne icons such as “street art & laneways”, “luna park”, “basement hideaways”, the iconic South Melbourne Markets Dim Sim and more.

“Over two weeks, we’ll present two dynamic 5 course menus designed to evoke memories and feelings of what it’s like to live in or visit Melbourne,” said Delia.

The first 5 course menu ($120 per person) will run from November 11 through to November 16 from 11am until 3pm each day. The second 5 course menu will be available from November 17 through to November 22. A “business trip” 2 course offering will allow guests to select which two dishes from the menu for $55 per person.

Bookings for Melbourne’s Most Liveable Lunch can be made via Persimmon on 03 8620 2434 or via the NGV website (


Download media release