Melbourne will become foodie central in March.
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back for another year, promising to entice, delight and entertain those who love exploring Victoria’s finest produce.
The festival aims to return visitors to the source, with a global celebration of growing and making food, and savouring local produce.
The celebrations kick off on Friday 1 March with the highly anticipated tradition of the Bank of Melbourne’s World’s Longest Lunch in the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens. With a touch of vintage Australiana 1200 guests will gather at one spectacularly long table to enjoy a truly Australian menu created by culinary icons Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer and brought to life by Peter Rowland Catering.
The opening weekend will see winemakers, brewers and producers will come from all corners of the state to Cellar Door and Artisan Market (2-3 March) in the grounds of the historic Como House and Garden. Explore Victoria’s finest with artisan breads, cheeses and charcuterie, preserves and much more alongside wines from over 40 Victorian wineries, as well as locally brewed beers and ciders.
The Langham Melbourne MasterClass (8-10 March) will see chefs from all around the globe and across Australia converge on the city for three spectacular days of one-off experiences and masterclasses. International chefs including Magnus Nilsson (Sweden), Enrique Olvera (Mexico), Dan Lepard (UK), Virgilio Martinez (Peru), among leading local chefs Andrew McConnell, Karen Martini and Guillaume Brahimi.
Wine lovers can learn from one of the world’s most recognised wine experts Jancis Robinson (UK) as she presents weird and wonderful varieties at The Wines of Wonderland at Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
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