The Botanist, the Distiller and the Chef

Food and Wine

21 Mar 2019

Dive deep into the world of gin in an evening of sensory discovery. Journey through Melbourne Gardens at dusk, and sit and sip on a delicious Pickett and Co gin by Anther as you hear from two experts in botanicals and distillation; the Botanist, Professor Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive of the Gardens; and the Distiller, one of Australia’s leading liquor experts, Sebastian Reaburn.

Then head to the spectacular Matilda restaurant, where you will be greeted by the Chef: esteemed restaurateur Scott Pickett. Explore all elements of the distillation process with Dr Dervilla McGowan and the Anther team, while enjoying bespoke cocktails and a delicious gin- infused canape menu.

Presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Matilda for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.


Australian Tourism Accreditation Cafe Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Friendly Public Telephone Public Toilet Shop


From AU$124.00

$124 per person (includes 4 canapes and 4 gin cocktails at Matilda)

Event Times

21 Mar 2019

Once Only Event


Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, 3000

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