Food

The page you’ve all been waiting for. We’re proud to announce a gourmet selection of luscious lunches and tantalising morning teas as enriching and inspiring as the academic program. It’s a diverse spread of food which caters to all dietary requirements, sustains the body and satisfies the soul – and it’s just waiting for you in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre foyer outside Plenary.

The smorgasbord also continues beyond the MCEC walls, as you also have exclusive access to delectable discounts in the surrounding restaurants – all you need is the app!

Please note:

For students who have specified genuine dietary requirements, we have a section cordoned off from which you can collect your food.

Daily Food Menu

MONDAY

Morning Tea (11:00am-11:30am):
● Chocolate cruffin with tangy passionfruit curd (V)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
●The ultimate BLT, bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado in a soft buttermilk roll
● Super green salad of edamame soya beans, garden peas, fine beans, sugar snaps and rocket, dressed with a mild chili and coriander dressing (V, GF)
● A variety of Tokyo hand rolls filled with crispy chicken, salmon teriyaki and spring onion or bean curd and enoki mushrooms. Served with wasabi kewpie mayonnaise and soy sauce
● Panko crumbed Chicken katsu curry with fukujinzuke pickled radish, boiled egg and steamed rice
● Panko calamari with lime and chipotle mayonnaise
● Seasonal whole fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treats
● Carafes of House-made iced tea

TUESDAY

Tour de Conference:
Make sure to cycle in to the Melbourne Convention Centre for MDSC 2018 Tour de Conference (presented by South Wharf Restaurants) to be one of the lucky 70 students indulging in the delicious free breakfast at The Common Man:
● Citrus and blackberry granola bowl
● Mini bacon and egg rolls
● Seasonal fruit salad
● Mini muffins
● Toast with avocado and feta spread

Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. The Common Man will also be offering coffee for $2.50 during this time for all students upon presentation of their lanyard – so get your caffeine hit, or four, for the day

Morning Tea (11:00am – 11:30am)
● Mango chia pudding with fruit compote and granola (V)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
● Poached chicken, bacon and celery with parsley mayonnaise
● A wholemeal wrap with smashed avocado, heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil and mixed leaves (V)
● Poké bowl of sashimi grade salmon with multigrain sushi rice, spicy mayo, seaweed, edamame and toasted sesame seeds (GF)
● Twice cooked Gippsland beef brisket with roast tomato and turmeric, namprik, sweet fish sauce, coconut rice and turmeric leaf oil
● Chicken satay skewers with coconut and chili salsa
● Seasonal whole fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treats
● Carafes of House-made iced tea

WEDNESDAY

Morning Tea (11:00am – 11:30am)
● Our take on the classic croissant. Smoked ham hock, gruyère cheese brushed with maple glaze
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
● Smoked Gypsy ham with snow pea shoots, pickled fennel, coriander and Dijon mustard
● Wholefood salad of sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, black bean and pea shoots with cumin and lime dressing (V, GF)
● Dukkha roasted Hazeldene chicken with quinoa, carrots, sultanas, radish, mint, parsley and pistachio nuts with cumin yoghurt dressing (GF)
● Pan-fried parmesan gnocchi wild-mushroom ragu and goats cheese and chopped parsley (V)
● Vegetable jungle curry with basil, baby corn, steamed brown rice and spicy Thai salad
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treat
● Carafes of house-made iced tea

THURSDAY

Morning Tea (10:15am – 10:45am)
● Acai and blueberry compote, fresh banana, coconut and macadamia crumble, with freeze dried berries (V, GF)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (12:50pm -2:00pm):

INTERACTIVE LIVE COOKING BURGER STATION!

Wagyu beef burger with gruyere cheese, crisp pancetta, truffled mayonnaise.
● Chicken schnitzel burger with coleslaw and lemon aioli
Grilled field mushrooms with manchego cheese, pickled tomato and chipotle mayonnaise

Along with:

Slow roasted Sher Wagyu beef on rye with zucchini pickle, provolone cheese, watercress and traditional mayonnaise
● Mediterranean wrap filled with tomato, cucumber, fetta, kalamata olives and cos lettuce dressed with tzatziki (V)
Barramundi and avocado rice paper roll with vermicelli noodles, cucumber, coriander, mint, fried shallots with Thai sauce for dipping (GF)
Handmade steamed dim sims, served with green onion, soy and sweet chilli dipping sauces
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treat
● Carafes of house-made iced tea

Food

The page you’ve all been waiting for. We’re proud to announce a gourmet selection of luscious lunches and tantalising morning teas as enriching and inspiring as the academic program. It’s a diverse spread of food which caters to all dietary requirements, sustains the body and satisfies the soul – and it’s just waiting for you right outside Plenary.

The smorgasbord also continues beyond the MCEC walls, as you also have exclusive access to delectable discounts in the surrounding restaurants – all you need is the app!

Please note:

For students who have specified genuine dietary requirements, we have a section cordoned off from which you can collect your food.

Daily Food Menu

MONDAY

Morning Tea (11:00am-11:30am):
● Chocolate cruffin with tangy passionfruit curd (V)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
●The ultimate BLT, bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado in a soft buttermilk roll
● Super green salad of edamame soya beans, garden peas, fine beans, sugar snaps and rocket, dressed with a mild chili and coriander dressing (V, GF)
● A variety of Tokyo hand rolls filled with crispy chicken, salmon teriyaki and spring onion or bean curd and enoki mushrooms. Served with wasabi kewpie mayonnaise and soy sauce
● Panko crumbed Chicken katsu curry with fukujinzuke pickled radish, boiled egg and steamed rice
● Panko calamari with lime and chipotle mayonnaise
● Seasonal whole fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treats
● Carafes of House-made iced tea

TUESDAY

Tour de Conference:
Make sure to cycle in to the Melbourne Convention Centre for MDSC 2018 Tour de Conference (presented by South Wharf Restaurants) to be one of the lucky 70 students indulging in the delicious free breakfast at The Common Man:
● Citrus and blackberry granola bowl
● Mini bacon and egg rolls
● Seasonal fruit salad
● Mini muffins
● Toast with avocado and feta spread

Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. The Common Man will also be offering coffee for $2.50 during this time for all students upon presentation of their lanyard – so get your caffeine hit, or four, for the day

Morning Tea (11:00am – 11:30am)
● Mango chia pudding with fruit compote and granola (V)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
● Poached chicken, bacon and celery with parsley mayonnaise
● A wholemeal wrap with smashed avocado, heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil and mixed leaves (V)
● Poké bowl of sashimi grade salmon with multigrain sushi rice, spicy mayo, seaweed, edamame and toasted sesame seeds (GF)
● Twice cooked Gippsland beef brisket with roast tomato and turmeric, namprik, sweet fish sauce, coconut rice and turmeric leaf oil
● Chicken satay skewers with coconut and chili salsa
● Seasonal whole fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treats
● Carafes of House-made iced tea

WEDNESDAY

Morning Tea (11:00am – 11:30am)
● Our take on the classic croissant. Smoked ham hock, gruyère cheese brushed with maple glaze
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
● Smoked Gypsy ham with snow pea shoots, pickled fennel, coriander and Dijon mustard
● Wholefood salad of sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, black bean and pea shoots with cumin and lime dressing (V, GF)
● Dukkha roasted Hazeldene chicken with quinoa, carrots, sultanas, radish, mint, parsley and pistachio nuts with cumin yoghurt dressing (GF)
● Pan-fried parmesan gnocchi wild-mushroom ragu and goats cheese and chopped parsley (V)
● Vegetable jungle curry with basil, baby corn, steamed brown rice and spicy Thai salad
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treat
● Carafes of house-made iced tea

THURSDAY

Morning Tea (10:15am – 10:45am)
● Acai and blueberry compote, fresh banana, coconut and macadamia crumble, with freeze dried berries (V, GF)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (12:50pm -2:00pm):

INTERACTIVE LIVE COOKING BURGER STATION!

Wagyu beef burger with gruyere cheese, crisp pancetta, truffled mayonnaise.
● Chicken schnitzel burger with coleslaw and lemon aioli
Grilled field mushrooms with manchego cheese, pickled tomato and chipotle mayonnaise

Along with:

Slow roasted Sher Wagyu beef on rye with zucchini pickle, provolone cheese, watercress and traditional mayonnaise
● Mediterranean wrap filled with tomato, cucumber, fetta, kalamata olives and cos lettuce dressed with tzatziki (V)
Barramundi and avocado rice paper roll with vermicelli noodles, cucumber, coriander, mint, fried shallots with Thai sauce for dipping (GF)
Handmade steamed dim sims, served with green onion, soy and sweet chilli dipping sauces
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treat
● Carafes of house-made iced tea

Food

The page you’ve all been waiting for. We’re proud to announce a gourmet selection of luscious lunches and tantalising morning teas as enriching and inspiring as the academic program. It’s a diverse spread of food which caters to all dietary requirements, sustains the body and satisfies the soul – and it’s just waiting for you right outside Plenary.

The smorgasbord also continues beyond the MCEC walls, as you also have exclusive access to delectable discounts in the surrounding restaurants – all you need is the app!

Please note:

For students who have specified genuine dietary requirements, we have a section cordoned off from which you can collect your food.

Daily Food Menu

MONDAY

Morning Tea (11:00am-11:30am):
● Chocolate cruffin with tangy passionfruit curd (V)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
●The ultimate BLT, bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado in a soft buttermilk roll
● Super green salad of edamame soya beans, garden peas, fine beans, sugar snaps and rocket, dressed with a mild chili and coriander dressing (V, GF)
● A variety of Tokyo hand rolls filled with crispy chicken, salmon teriyaki and spring onion or bean curd and enoki mushrooms. Served with wasabi kewpie mayonnaise and soy sauce
● Panko crumbed Chicken katsu curry with fukujinzuke pickled radish, boiled egg and steamed rice
● Panko calamari with lime and chipotle mayonnaise
● Seasonal whole fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treats
● Carafes of House-made iced tea

TUESDAY

Tour de Conference:
Make sure to cycle in to the Melbourne Convention Centre for MDSC 2018 Tour de Conference (presented by South Wharf Restaurants) to be one of the lucky 70 students indulging in the delicious free breakfast at The Common Man:
● Citrus and blackberry granola bowl
● Mini bacon and egg rolls
● Seasonal fruit salad
● Mini muffins
● Toast with avocado and feta spread

Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. The Common Man will also be offering coffee for $2.50 during this time for all students upon presentation of their lanyard – so get your caffeine hit, or four, for the day

Morning Tea (11:00am – 11:30am)
● Mango chia pudding with fruit compote and granola (V)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
● Poached chicken, bacon and celery with parsley mayonnaise
● A wholemeal wrap with smashed avocado, heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil and mixed leaves (V)
● Poké bowl of sashimi grade salmon with multigrain sushi rice, spicy mayo, seaweed, edamame and toasted sesame seeds (GF)
● Twice cooked Gippsland beef brisket with roast tomato and turmeric, namprik, sweet fish sauce, coconut rice and turmeric leaf oil
● Chicken satay skewers with coconut and chili salsa
● Seasonal whole fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treats
● Carafes of House-made iced tea

WEDNESDAY

Morning Tea (11:00am – 11:30am)
● Our take on the classic croissant. Smoked ham hock, gruyère cheese brushed with maple glaze
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (1:35pm – 2:45pm):
● Smoked Gypsy ham with snow pea shoots, pickled fennel, coriander and Dijon mustard
● Wholefood salad of sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, black bean and pea shoots with cumin and lime dressing (V, GF)
● Dukkha roasted Hazeldene chicken with quinoa, carrots, sultanas, radish, mint, parsley and pistachio nuts with cumin yoghurt dressing (GF)
● Pan-fried parmesan gnocchi wild-mushroom ragu and goats cheese and chopped parsley (V)
● Vegetable jungle curry with basil, baby corn, steamed brown rice and spicy Thai salad
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treat
● Carafes of house-made iced tea

THURSDAY

Morning Tea (10:15am – 10:45am)
● Acai and blueberry compote, fresh banana, coconut and macadamia crumble, with freeze dried berries (V, GF)
● Seasonal house baked cookies (V)
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Freshly brewed premium coffee
● Traditional tea varieties
● Herbal and fruit infused teas
● Hot chocolate

Lunch (12:50pm -2:00pm):

INTERACTIVE LIVE COOKING BURGER STATION!

Wagyu beef burger with gruyere cheese, crisp pancetta, truffled mayonnaise.
● Chicken schnitzel burger with coleslaw and lemon aioli
Grilled field mushrooms with manchego cheese, pickled tomato and chipotle mayonnaise

Along with:

Slow roasted Sher Wagyu beef on rye with zucchini pickle, provolone cheese, watercress and traditional mayonnaise
● Mediterranean wrap filled with tomato, cucumber, fetta, kalamata olives and cos lettuce dressed with tzatziki (V)
Barramundi and avocado rice paper roll with vermicelli noodles, cucumber, coriander, mint, fried shallots with Thai sauce for dipping (GF)
Handmade steamed dim sims, served with green onion, soy and sweet chilli dipping sauces
● Seasonal whole fresh fruit
● Chef’s selection of sweet treat
● Carafes of house-made iced tea

…And some more food and drinks deals!

Find these deals in the Deals section of the MDSC app!

At Citizen Cafe Bar, you can grab a coffee and a toastie for $10 throughout the week of MDSC! Present your lanyard at the counter to redeem this deal. This is the perfect breakfast before the morning Keynote Presentation or the morning Wellness Activity!

  • South Wharf Restaurants has your dinner covered! With dinner deals through their Digital Passport, their restaurants are the perfect venues for you to grab some food with your friends!
  • The Digital Passport is available to use from Monday, June 18 to Sunday, July 22 – so you have a month to organise that dinner date!
  • Come to West Village Melbourne and relax after having the best day! Grab your squad and a free drink card from the Registration Desk to enjoy (include point-form below):
    • free pool and table tennis on Monday
    • music by DJ from 8:00 PM on Tuesday
    • a viewing party of the Australia vs Peru match on Wednesday
    • their own farewell party on Thursday
  • With access to special drinks deals upon presentation of your lanyard, it’s the perfect place to chill out!

Other Goodies

$10 Coffee and Toastie!

At Citizen Cafe Bar, you can grab a coffee and a toastie for $10 throughout the week of MDSC! Present your lanyard at the counter to redeem this deal. This is the perfect breakfast before the morning Keynote Presentation or the morning Wellness Activity!

Dinner Deals and Discounts
  • South Wharf Restaurants has your dinner covered! With dinner deals through their Digital Passport, their restaurants are the perfect venues for you to grab some food with your friends!
  • The Digital Passport is available to use from Monday, June 18 to Sunday, July 22 – so you have a month to organise that dinner date!
Unwind at a Vibrant Venue
  • Come to West Village Melbourne and relax after having the best day! Grab your squad and a free drink card from the Registration Desk to enjoy (include point-form below):
    • free pool and table tennis on Monday
    • music by DJ from 8:00 PM on Tuesday
    • a viewing party of the Australia vs Peru match on Wednesday
    • their own farewell party on Thursday
  • With access to special drinks deals upon presentation of your lanyard, it’s the perfect place to chill out!