Entries have now closed for the Dessert First competition. Thank you for participating in Dessert First!

60 desserts in 60 days!

Dessert First celebrates the City’s renowned hospitality scene, encouraging you to dress for the elements and enjoy a sweet treat in the many outdoor dining areas throughout winter!

To get the party started, view or download the Dessert First program (PDF 2.3 MB) with a ‘menu’ of 60 desserts in 60 days, including nine warming winter drinks and cocktails.

Instagram Competition

The Dessert First Instagram competition has now closed and the lucky winner will receive the sweet staycation for two in St Kilda. The prize includes a night's accommodation for two at the luxe Prince Hotel in St Kilda with breakfast at the Prince Public Bar and dinner at the Prince Dining Room for two people, plus parking.

The winner will also receive an exclusive Starward Distillery Single Malt Experience for two, taking home a Starward Whisky Bottled Cocktail Pack.

For further details, download the terms and conditions (PDF 142 KB).

Winner of the sweet staycation

The winner was chosen by food journalist Wendy Hargreaves, host of the Dessert First video series streaming via Bread and Butter Media. 

“With so many scrumptious looking Dessert First photos on Instagram this winter, it was a challenge to pick a winner. 

“But one image jumped out at me… and not just because I have weakness for chocolate. 

“In the winning shot, Ciao Cielo’s brownie literally glistens on the plate, daring us to dig in and drag a spoonful through that luxe dollop of cream. The pop of a crunchy pistachio seals the deal.”

Dessert First livestreaming series

Check out the Dessert First livestreaming series featuring Wendy Hargreaves from Bread and Butter Media TV. Wendy and well-known locals have been visiting outdoor dining venues to taste test their favourite sweets.

Welcome to Dessert First with the Mayor

Ripponlea Food and Wine with Dani Valent

Lord Cardigan with Jock Main

Gigi's Wine and Tapas Bar with Sofia Levin (part 1)

Gigi's Wine and Tapas Bar with Sofia Levin (part 2)

The Graham Hotel with Luke Dennehy

ST. ALi with Kara Irving

Starward Whisky with Cam Smith

Milk the Cow with Katherine Pearson

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