Lee Ho Fook x Mei Lin of Nightshade, LA

In October, Taste Dining Experiences: Melbourne presented by Diners Club welcomes critically acclaimed chef Mei Lin of Nightshade in Los Angeles, winner of America’s Top Chef,  showcasing a 7 course shared tasting menu at Melbourne’s Lee Ho Fook

Mei Lin will showcase her creative, playful and innovative approach to cooking fused with a modern American cultural lens.

Both restaurants are woven into the fabric of their local culture- Nightshade in the burgeoning Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, Nightshade is steeped in the neighborhood’s eclectic and artistic ethos, whilst, Lee Ho Fook – hidden down a Melbourne laneway, in the heart of the iconic Flinders Lane vibrant dining precinct.

Expect a unique menu inspired by Mei Lin’s highly personal and creative direction to Chinese cuisine!

Wednesday 2 October | 6.00pm
Lee Ho Fook | 11-15 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
$140 + $3 booking fee per person includes a 7 course shared menu, welcome cocktails by Tanqueray gin and refreshment beers by Sapporo

Please note as this is a one-off event no dietaries can be accommodated.





Born in China, Mei Lin and her family immigrated to the United States when she was only 3 months old. Her family planted roots in Dearborn, Michigan. She grew up working alongside her father at their family-owned and -operated restaurant, where she learned the fundamentals of being a well-rounded cook and how to run a restaurant. She cut her teeth at many revered restaurants, but credits most of her formal training and refinement of skills to her time at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Vegas and Michael Voltaggio’s ink. in Los Angeles. As part of the opening team at ink., she moved up the ranks becoming a sous chef at only six months after the opening. She most recently earned the title of Top Chef on Bravo TV’s Emmy-winning show to much acclaim. Previously, she won her episode in Esquire TV’s Knife Fight, and was selected at one of Eater’ Young Guns in 2014 and Zagat’s 30 Under 30 in 2015. Currently, she is currently dedicating her time to travel and research.

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