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11 Melbourne Food And Wine Festival Events That You Need To Go To

By Ben Tyers
6th Mar 2019


Autumn has just rolled around, it looks like the temperature might finally be dropping, and Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is back to fill that hole in your stomach.

This year, like every year, is jam-packed full of amazing foodie events all over Melbourne and throughout Victoria, but it can be overwhelming to find the right event to spend your hard earned on.

So, here are our top picks for the 2019 edition of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

The Village Feast

Head out of town to the quiet west Gippsland locale of Jindivick and you'll find that the whole town has been transformed for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

A day pass will get you entry to The Village Feast where you'll find stalls offering food, drink, and fresh local produce which you can buy to take home and cook up a storm with. Melbourne venues such as Pastuso, Smith & Daughters, Lee Ho Fook, and Bad Frankie will be represented at the event.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Slice Of Spice

A collaboration between pizza champion and Johnny Di Francesco of 400 Gradi and Jessi Singh of Horn Please has given life to a pizza event with a hint of spice.

Expect wood-fired Neapolitan pizza that will be topped with an array of curries and Indian spices. Tuck into the spicy Margherita, Carnivora with tandoori chicken, mushroom and cherry tomato Ortolana, and the Indian infused Rustica.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Wine & Cheese Fest

Wine? Cheese? Funnily enough, the Wine & Cheese Fest has both of those things, it heroes them in fact.

Head to Williamstown's recently spruced up Seaworks to check out cheese from all around, free food and wine tastings, masterclasses, live jazz, a grape stomping competition and plenty more.

There's also an after-party if you feel like kicking on.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Blue Fin Tuna Showcase

Blue fin tuna is the most prized fish among sushi chefs, and the masters at Kisumé will show how you how they break a whole fish down, before serving up a lunch menu featuring three premium cuts.

If you're thirsty, you can buy matched sake and wine to go with your meal.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Food Truck Degustation

Too long have we sat through degustations in dark rooms. Now, for the first time ever in Melbourne, we're getting a Food Truck Degustation.

Dig into dishes from Mr Burger, Brunswick Mess Hall, Pizza Pony, Bluebonnet, Okamoto Fusion Sushi, and Sweet Forbidden Journey.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Yarra Valley Women In Wine

A celebration of the Yarra Valley's female winemakers, fittingly on International Women's Day.

Hosted at Kisumé, this wine dinner with be attended by Yarra Yering's Sarah Crowe, Sandra de Pury from Yeringberg, Maryann Egan of Wantirna Estate, Clare Halloran from TarrWarra, Kate Goodman from Goodman Wines, as well as Bird On A Wire's Caroline Mooney.

The five-course menu has been specially curated by the Kisumé team and will be presented alongside wines by the attendees.

For tickets and more info, click here.

The House Of Food And Wine

The House Of Food and Wine will transform the Malthouse Theatre into a foodie destination on the opening weekend of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

For three days, and nights, the theatre and the courtyard will be full of food and drink, with local and international chefs demonstrating dishes. Catch the likes of Morgan McGlone, Peter Gilmore, Adam Liaw, Dan Hong, David Moyle, and many more.

For tickets and more info, click here.

The Drunken Sailor

Newport's Heart Of Hall cafe and cooking school will team up with Gem Pier Seafoods to celebrate the town's connection to the sea.

The hands-on cooking class will teach attendees how to clean, prepare, and cook seafood for tapas as well as how to make nautical-inspired cocktails.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Gin High Tea

High tea is always a good idea, but when you add gin to the mix it becomes legendary.

The Montrose Tea House will play host to this gin-themed high tea and will feature a gin and tea cocktail on arrival along with a full high tea of four savoury items, unlimited scones with jam and cream, and three desserts. It's all accompanied by two Four Pillars drinks and specialty teas.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Beale Street BBQ Blues

Taking place at The B.East, this vega BBQ feast will feature Memphis-style cooking with a range of mock meat, and vegetables.

There will be Southern fried mock chicken with gravy, vegan barbeque brisket, mac 'n' cheese, and a Southern-style dessert inspired by Elvis Presley. Drinks will play into the theme with the menu featuring a bourbon and white chocolate sour, and the bourbon Spritz and mint julep.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Pasta Pasta Pasta

Pasta is good. That's all that needs to be said really.

Pasta Pasta Pasta sees Andreas Papadakis and Pasi Petanen collaborate on a five-course pasta degustation showcasing seasonal pasta dishes that will be served with your choice of sulphur free wine.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Feel like a good old-fashioned pizza? Check out Carlton's new old-school pizza haunt, Leonardo's Pizza Palace.

Image credit: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

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