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Dog.ustation Dinner Melbourne - February 26



Dog Degustation (Dog.ustation) coming to Melbourne is a boujee dining experience for you and your dog

In a growing trend of high-end dog-friendly events, Melbourne’s Dog.ustation Dinner for dogs and their humans reign supreme.

D√©gustation - French for ‘tasting’ lots of different dishes - focuses on the senses, high culinary art and good company. 

Dog.ustation is French for ‘treat our dogs like the royalty they are’ and it comes with a menu that dogs are going absolutely bonkers for, and leaving their humans in amazement.

The Dog.ustation Dinner is the lovechild of two passionate dog mums - avid home chef and author of two dog cookbooks, Riesa Renata from Master Bowie and Kate Opitz owner of The Saltiest Dog, which provides the finest raw food and dog treats for the most cherished pooches.

The first Dog.ustation event was held on January 26 with tickets sold out within 24 hours! 

Pawrent testimonials praised the ‘beautiful, stunning’ and ‘impressively created food’ that is also ‘nutritious and healthy for dogs’. Other pawstomers called the event a ‘fun date night with my dog’, a ‘bucket list’ type occasion and a ‘boujee experience that’s insta-worthy’!”

OMG, I don’t even know where to start….it was AMAZING!!” said Samantha, Delilah’s mum. “The meals looked spectacular. I felt like we were at a royal feast for fancy pants rich people. I'm sure Delilah thought so too in the one second she allowed before devouring the meals!

Socialising with other dogs and their like-minded owners was a plus point, too, not to mention receiving a goodie bag that had ‘actual products of value’, applauded a pawstomer.

Beautiful and delicious MasterChef meals for dogs

The genius behind the fine dining menu, Riesa, said, “I want to serve MasterChef dishes that not only look beautiful but are also healthy and delicious. 

My heart is full when the dogs love the food, and their owners are in awe watching their beloved eat with enthusiasm and excitement.”

Kate, who is also passionate about wholesome, natural raw food diets for pets, wants her shop to be a place where pets and their pawrents can enjoy a unique and memorable experience together.

“Today's pet parents want to do everything with their dog, so this event is made for them to spoil their pets because ultimately our pets bring us so much joy, they deserve it!” she said.

For dogs that may feel uncomfortable in the social setting but still want to experience the fancy food, there is the takeaway meals option. Think ‘Providoor’ for dogs!

Each Dog.ustation is a unique experience and three course menu. The upcoming Dog.ustation event will have a ‘Bush Tucker’ theme for dogs, incorporating Australian native fresh food ingredients. The evening will finish with mocktails for the pooches and cocktails for the pawrents, not to mention a fabulous goodie bag valued over $160!

February 2023 Dog.ustation Dinner


When: Sunday, 26 February 2023, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: The Saltiest Dog, 763a High Street Thornbury VIC & Lucky Schmuck, 719 High Street Thornbury

Cost: $150.  

Tickets are limited to 10 per event. 

Reserve your spot here


Takeaway Dinner from the First Dog.ustation

Cost: $49.95Only 10 sets available in VIC delivery zone (includes a 3-course menu). Purchase here

About Riesa and Bowie (Master Bowie)

Riesa loves creating MasterChef meals and inspiring dog-friendly recipes using healthy fresh food ingredients. She is the author of Bowie Drools Over Dumplings and more recently published her second recipe book called Bowie Drools Over the Alphabet – A to Z Fresh Foods You Can Share With Your Dog, Complete With Nutrient Guidelines and Over 30 Recipes to Try. Riesa completed her Raw Dog Food Nutrition course with Dogs Naturally in April 2020.


She believes in the healing power of nutritious whole foods and the holistic approach to supporting our dogs' health and wellbeing. She is also a dog blogger and content creator for masterbowie.com. Riesa and her Labrador, Bowie live in Melbourne, Australia.

About Kate Opitz (The Saltiest Dog)

Kate is the owner of The Saltiest Dog, a pet food store based in Thornbury providing the finest raw food and dog treats for the most cherished doggos - all made with love locally. She is very passionate about wholesome, natural, raw food diets for pets. 

'If you want to see your dog thrive, feed them as nature intended,' Kate says. Kate is also a qualified vet nurse and mum to twin boys and Boxer, Lulu.

Photography Credit (all): Priscilla Hope Photography

MEDIA RELEASE, 9th February 2023
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