Eat Street Melbourne

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Eat Street takes you on a culinary journey beyond your wildest dreams bringing together over 50 of Melbourne’s best chefs and Australia’s top wine & beverage companies at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. 

Sample unique entrée sized signature dishes from our finest local restaurants at your leisure as you enjoy a night of entertainment and fundraising for Variety - the Children's Charity.

Eat Street has been running for 19 years and has raised thousands of dollars for Australian kids in need.


Event Ambassador Johnny di Francesco Shares His Iconic Margherita Pizza Recipe

We are privileged to have 400 Gradi on board for this year's event and what better way to get us excited than for Johnny to share his amazing Margherita Pizza recipe for us all to drool over! Happy cooking!

Margherita Pizza



1kg “00” flour sieved
30 g fine sea salt
1 g fresh yeast
600 ml water

San Marzano tomato
Buffalo mozzarella
Fresh basil
Extra virgin olive oil


1. In a bowl, combine water and salt and allow to dissolve. Add 10 per cent of the
flour and mix. Mix well. Add more flour and the yeast. Continue to add the
remaining flour and mix well until combined.

2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic. This
can take up to 10 minutes. Place the dough into a lightly floured bowl, cover with
a damp cloth and set aside. Let the dough rest for half an hour.

3. Divide dough into 4-5 round balls. Cover with a damp tea towel and allow the
dough balls to rise. This can take up to 10-12 hours. Once the dough has doubled in
size, place on a lightly floured bench and stretch the dough by hand.

4. Roll out a 220g round of pizza dough, then spread the San Marzano tomato. Top
with buffalo mozzarella, then place four basil leaves on top and drizzle with some
extra virgin olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes at 280C in a domestic oven, or for 90
seconds in a woodfire oven.


This is your chance to go into the draw to win a meet and greet with none other than the pizza master himself!

Simply tell us in 25 words or less why you want to meet Johnny Di Francesco!

Winner will be announced on social media on Monday 21 May, and notified by email.
You must be over 18 years of age to enter.