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Everyone loves a summer barbeque and we’re throwing our own at Prahran Market at our first ever Sizzlefest!

Celebrating all things Barbecue, Sizzlefest will take place on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at Prahran Market.

We’ve included our annual Sausage Tasting Competition in the event, with the butchers and poulterers of Bracher Arcade vying for the coveted prize – and YOU help us decide by tasting and voting.  It’s FREE to vote, and once you’ve voted, you’re up for a chance to WIN in our prize-draw.  More details on that soon…

SIZZLEFEST includes all sorts of grill-spiration from across the market – including tastes and eats that include meat, seafood, and meat-free.

In Market Square you can take in the sights and smells of all sorts of barbecuing, including Chef Bente Grysbaek showing you how to cook over a fire, with our very own fire pit in Market Square.  Bente specialises in cooking “Off the Grid” without power, in harmony with nature, and with minimal waste, harnessing the deep personal connection that lies in food cooked over fire.

Alongside Bente, we’ll also have demonstrations from some of our Traders that you definitely won’t want to miss.

Never cooked on Salt Bricks?  The Essential Ingredient will be demonstrating grilling on Salt Bricks using Gary’s Meats Saltbush lamb as well as some delicious meat-free tastes in front of their store (11:30am-1:30pm).

Uncertain how to tackle octopus? Prahran Seafoods will be demonstrating how to prepare and grill these at home.

We’ll have Tobie Puttock here talking Tips with these Traders and more in Market Square on the day to help you take your home grill-game to a whole new level.


There will be eats and tastes around the Market to keep you satisfied, including:

Blackhearts & Sparrows: Selection of wines by the bottle or glass in front of their store – for sale

The Mussel PotMussels on the BBQ – for sale

Prahran SeafoodsBarbecued Octopus (skewer) & Barbecued Salmon (Skewer) – for sale

Paddlewheel: Grilled fresh Kooweerup Sweet Corn on the cob – for sale

Wasshoi Bar & Grill: Japanese style charcoal grilled BBQ – Sumibi-yaki, twice cooked pork belly bun, twice cooked chicken fillet don and more

Not to mention our usual weekend line-up of deliciousness from your favourite Market Traders.

Some of the sizzl-icious tastings around the Market include:

The Essential Ingredient – Tastings of Lamb (supplied by Gary’s Meats) cooked on salt bricks out front of the store along with some delicious meat-free tastes.

Hagen’s Organics – Organic Lamb Koftas with house-made Tzatziki and Pickled Onion (tastings)

Lee’s Asian Grocer – Lots of vegetarian and vegan tastes here including BBQ tofu skewers, BBQ mushroom skewers, Green vegetable burgers, Saffron yellow Vege burgers, Grilled eggplant with saffron & turmeric, Grilled okra with red spice marinade – all using Tamarind Tree sauces and marinades (tastings)

Libertea – Try some houjicha cold brew tea, perfect for warm weather days (tastings)

Pete N Rosie’s Deli – Sauces and condiments for your weekend barbecue (tastings)

And backing beats by DJ Nina Sinclair to see you through the session.

Along with Face Painting for the kiddies.

The perfect Summer Sunday where all there is to worry about is what to try – sounds pretty perfect to us.

Keep an eye out here for updates!

See you at the Market – for SIZZLEFEST!


Sizzlefest 2019 Schedule *Update: Due to the total fire ban today there has been a few unavoidable changes to the cooking demonstration schedule. We apologise for the inconvenience.

MC: Tobie Puttock Chef, Author, Presenter, Brand Ambassador Prahran Market, Creative Director Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia


Event Start.


11.00am – 3.00pm:  

Cooking demonstrations:

11:00 AM

Father & Daughter team Jim & Anna from Prahran Seafoods: Barbecue Octopus.


Store Manager Jonathan of Hagen’s Organic Butcher talking all things T-Bone.

Location: Market Square


11:30 AM

Essential Ingredient demonstration by Ben Sisley with Zoi Condos: Gary’s Meats Saltbush Lamb with Pepperberry

Location: Outside Essential Ingredient


12:00 PM

Essential Ingredient demonstration by Ben Sisley with Zoi Condos: Sauteed Mushrooms with TEI Blood Orange Agrumato

Location: Outside Essential Ingredient


Chef Bente Grysbaek – Barra Kebabs.

Location: Market Square


12.30 PM

Essential Ingredient demonstration by Ben Sisley with Zoi Condos: Gary’s Meats Saltbush Lamb with Rose Harissa

Location: Outside Essential Ingredient


1:00 PM

Essential Ingredient demonstration by Ben Sisley with Zoi Condos: Maple Glazed Pineapple

Location: Outside Essential Ingredient


Chef Bente Grysbaek – Pork Belly Skewer

Location: Market Square



12.00pm – 2.00pm:  

Sausage Tasting Competition

Location: Omega Neil Perry Kitchen, Harvest Hall.



Event Ends.