Welcome To The West, A Community Dinner

MELBOURNE | Living in the west of Melbourne and looking to do more for your community’s newest members? The Welcome to the West dinner could be just what you need.

On the 24th of February, Highpoint Shopping Centre will host ‘Welcome to the West’, an initiative that aims to bring people seeking asylum, refugees, and migrants together with residents of the west of Melbourne, for an amazing and enormous community dinner.

An initiative from The Welcome Dinner Project, a concept first conceived in Sydney back in 2013, ‘Welcome to the West’ promises to be the biggest held in Victoria and will serve to kick off a host of similar dinners throughout Victoria this year. Welcome Dinner attendees are encouraged to bring a dish from their own culture to share, kind of like a giant pot luck dinner party, and food will also be provided by the good people at Kinfolk and contributions from Highpoint retailers such as Yahweh Asian Grocery, Rainbow Meats, and Gourmet Deli House.

We here at The City Lane are great lovers of the way an open, shared meal can bring people together and we wholeheartedly support the work of the Welcome Dinner Project in helping bring that same togetherness to the community. If you’re a resident of the west or a newly arrived Australian, this is an amazing opportunity to connect with your community.

This dinner is now sold out (sorry), but keep an eye out for more coming soon.

Welcome to the West

Highpoint Shopping Centre
120-200 Rosamond Road
Victoria 3032

Chris is an editor, writer, and occasional novelist who in a former life published online magazines for a living while working out of obscure coffee shops. He has travelled extensively and has eaten and enjoyed exotic delights ranging from instant ‘just add water’ potatoes while on a Russian train to snails and Brie from a tiny Montreal kitchen. Chris is a great lover of the experiences around and associated with food and believes the culture of a venue, as quirky or strange as it might be, is just as important as the food it sells. He is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast dedicated to the lighter side of craft beer.


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