National Fried Chicken Day – 6 July – Lunch and Dinner


In a case of if you can’t beat them, join them, Melba Restaurant has joined the global food movement of celebrating specific foods on certain days.

“We noticed that there was almost a world or national day for so many of our favourite foods that we decided to join in and have a two month line-up of food specific days during the winter months of June and July. Who wouldn’t love a day to satisfy their craving for tapas, sushi, fried chicken, chocolate, fries or lamingtons,” observed The Langham, Melbourne’s executive chef, Deepak Mishra. “These special events are the perfect excuse to indulge in your much-loved dishes,” adds Mishra.

Melba Restaurant’s team of chefs had plenty of fun road-testing fried chicken recipes to ensure National Fried Chicken Day is a finger-licking success filled with the restaurant’s own special blend of herbs and spices. Fried chicken could arguably be just the culinary antidote to Melbourne’s winter and a modern upgrade to traditional chicken noodle soup.
There will be no less than four different chicken dishes on offer including Southern-style fried chicken, spicy dry-fried chicken curry, grilled chicken wings and fried chicken baos.