Melbourne is a multi-cultural food heaven thriving with award-winning food, world-class wine, and blend of amazing coffee. As a result events and food festivals are growing in numbers. You can experience contemporary food fusion, diverse cuisines, and amazing culinary journey at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Several workshops, new programmes, and food stalls are part of this event. A huge number of celebrity chefs are partnered up to run workshops and give presentations. Acclaimed chefs Stephen Harris from UK’s best restaurant, The Sportsman, Matt Orlando, Shinobu Namae from Tokyo, listed 12th on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant List, are just a few of the chefs joining the festival.
Get together to enjoy the taste of Melbourne, where culture and cuisine collide, from March 16 to 25. More than 250,000 wine lovers and foodies are expected to join this 26th Festival.
Bank of Melbourne presented Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, a state-wide carnival of Victoria’s wine and food industry. A small, nonprofits organisation started the festival in 1993, which is now Australia’s finest food and wine fiesta. In the month of March, foodies and wine lovers indulge in the celebration of flavours that fill Melbourne’s intricate network of dizzying rooftops, laneways, and restaurants.
Highlights of the Events
This event will have the World’s Longest Lunch this year where approx 1700 diners will sit around a 500-metre long dining table for delicious courses, cooked by a host of chefs with electrifying twists on a contemporary-Australian feast. Featuring tasty desserts, fifty award-winning wines, and more than 22 regional delicacies, this lunch is something foodies can’t miss.
Another decadent event is the International Chef Dinners where guests chefs like Shinobu Namae will cook 5-course dinners so that foodies can have an unforgettable dining experience.
If you are more into cheese and wine, join the experts at The Wine Program and hook up with Sanpellegrino matching sessions with dumplings and cheese. Winemakers from the Coonawarra, Yarra Valley, and many others are coming to feature their latest creations.
You can also enjoy Balinese cooking by Janet DeNeefe on March 23rd and March 24th at 7.30pm for $99/person. Embracing 2018 Festival theme of “Community”, DeNeefe will dish up her famous Betutu Ayam and Babi Guling, suckling pig, with crispy trimmings and braised leaves.
Indulge in a unique dining experience prepared by Shannon Bennett’s Vue Group, which is focused on fresh, seasonal and ethically-sourced seafood. Steve Feletti, Australia’s leading oyster farmer, and internationally renowned fisherman, Mark Eather have created an innovative menu with unique cooking techniques and quality ingredients. You will also find local eateries showcasing their delicious menu.
There will also be an Opening Night event where you can indulge in delicious food and tasty drinks with six dishes and six drinks in the price of your ticket.
You can book tickets for the events on the official website.
Mike Starc is currently working as Business Analyst at Oneworld Knox. He has several years of experience in the restaurant business and the hospitality industry. A graduate of University of Minnesota, Mike has overseen various business operations at Oneworld Knox, and he has contributed significantly toward the growth of the restaurant. When not supervising the restaurant’s quality control, Mike enjoys Football.