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.

How to win a sweet staycation

Has the winter chill sparked a craving for warming desserts? Here’s a chance to turn your sweet appetite into a seaside staycation for two in St Kilda.

Rug up and share your love of winter dessert at your favourite outdoor dining venue in the City of Port Phillip, and you’ll be in the running to win an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast at the Prince Hotel.

To enter order your favourite dessert at one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor dining in the City of Port Phillip.

Post a mouth-watering snap of your dish on Instagram (make sure your account is public so your entry counts).

Tell us why your dessert is the best in Port Phillip.

Tag #dessertportphillip, along with the venue that created your dessert.

The winner will receive a luxe staycation at the Prince Hotel in St Kilda. The prize includes a night's accommodation 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.

The competition runs from 12 June to 31 August 2021. Accommodation cannot be redeemed on Saturday nights and booking is subject to availability.

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

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

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