Northcote restaurant Merricote is taking part in the annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival for a good cause. Chef Rob Kabboord (pictured) has prepared a special menu for a fund-raiser for Arts Project Australia, which provides grants for small and emerging artists. The four-course dinner, including an exhibition of artwork, will be at Arts Project Australia, 24 High Street, Northcote, on March 14. Seats are limited and bookings are essential. For more information, visit artsproject.org.au.