Walks on the beach and cuddles on the couch are just some of the lovely ways we spend time with our dogs. But if you’re looking to treat them to something special, why don’t you take them to this furbulous, Dog.ustation Dinner? A play on degustation, in which you taste lots of different dishes, this experience includes a three course meal for dogs, a goodie bag to take home and drinks for both the humans and the puppers. The next Dog.ustation Dinner will take place on Sunday February 26, from 4pm to 6pm. Bone appétit!
This pawsome experience was created by two dog mums, Riesa Renata, author of two dog cookbooks, and Kate Opitz, owner of The Saltiest Dog, which sells raw food and dog treats. The first Dog.ustation kicked off last month, and tickets sold out within 24 hours.
The theme this month is ‘Bush Tucker’, and the meal will incorporate Australian native fresh food ingredients. Expect gourmet flavours featuring kangaroo, emu and more.
“I want to serve MasterChef dishes that not only look beautiful, but are also healthy and delicious,” said Renata, the creator of the menu.
The pet parents don’t have to feel left out, with a glass of Prosecco given to the humans on arrival. Dogs can sip on a Pawsecco, before tucking in to their three course meal. Dogs will also take home a goodie bag, valued at over $160. Inside, they’ll find plenty of gifts, including a Lickimat, calming peanut butter and shampoo.
After dinner, head over to the Lucky Schmuck bar nearby for a signature cocktail for humans, and a specially made mocktail for dogs.
Meanwhile, if you’ve got a dog who’s a bit nervous around others, or you’d just prefer to stay at home, a takeaway option is available too! This frozen dinner is available for delivery in metro Melbourne, or available for pick-up from their store in Thornbury. In it, your dog will taste the food from the first ever Dog.ustation event, which includes salmon mousse, venison tartare and Dog Yog ice cream.
Bookings for the event and for takeaway are limited, so you better hurry!