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7 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Events To Go To If You Missed Out On Tickets

By Ben Tyers
1st Mar 2017

Melburnians are known to be ravenous when it comes to food and events, and the fact that this year’s Melbourne Food & Wine Festival tickets have sold out so quickly shows you just how good the 2017 MFWF events will be.

You may well have missed out on that awesome event you were looking to sink your teeth into, but fear not because there are more than 300 events at this year’s festival!

Here's 7 of the best that you can still get tickets to.

Regional World’s Longest Lunch In Gembrook

Did you miss out on the Bank Of Melbourne’s World’s Longest lunch? Luckily, you can go bush and get out of the city for an afternoon of some of the finest food that Victoria has to offer you. Surrounded by 200-year-old pine trees you’ll be tucking into an Argentinean feast from chef Mauro Callegari right next to the heritage listed Gembrook Railway Station. You might even get a glimpse of Puffing Billy.

When: Friday 31 March, 12:30pm – 4pm
Where: The Independent Gembrook, 79 Main Street, Gembrook
For more information, click here.

A Masterclass From Zaiyu Hasegawa

After hitting the 'ones to watch' list at the 2016 World’s Best 50 Restaurants awards, it’s no wonder that Zaiyu’s appearance at Cutler & Co sold out super fast. Luckily there are still tickets available to watch and learn from the mastermind behind the “Dentucky Fried Chicken” in action.

When: Saturday 1 April, 4pm – 5pm
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square
For more information, click here.

The Night Of Irreverent Pleasures

If you missed out on tickets to Art vs Science: The Future Of Food, then The Night Of Irreverent Pleasures is the event for you. Three of Melbourne’s most experimental makers (Sample Brew, Porcelain Bear & Host Dining) will be putting your tastebuds to the test with a dining experience like no other. You’ll be served up five courses of experimental dishes that will really open your eyes to new experiences.

When: Monday 3 April, 7pm – 10:30pm
Where: Alpha 60 Concept Store, 201 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
For more information, click here.

Late Night Bar Crawl

Kicking off at the very sensible hour of 11pm, you’ll be guided to some of Melbourne’s best bars including Whisky & Alement, Eau de Vie and Romeo Lane. It’s the perfect night to find your new fave late-night haunt.

When: Tuesday 4 April, 11pm – 1:00am
Where: Various locations
For more information, click here.

Made In New Zealand

You may have missed out on the New Zealand Pinot Noir: A Deep Dive event, but you can still get your fill of everything delicious from across the ditch with Made In New Zealand. You’ll take a tour of kiwi wines from winemaker Stephen Wong that will take you far beyond your standard savvy b.

When: Thursday 6 April & Friday 7 April
Where: Glaushaus Inside, 44 Cremorne Street, Cremorne
For more information, click here.

For The Love Of Sake

If you’re a big fan of rice wine, then you probably tried to book tickets to For Goodness Sake and missed out. Rest assured, you’ll be covered here. For The Love Of Sake will bring together eight courses that will be matched to Black Market Sake’s range of boutique, artisan and often rare sake.

When: Thursday 6 April, 6:45pm – 10:30pm
Where: Kumo Izakaya, 152 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
For more information, click here.

Makers & Muses

Missing out on wine speed dating event Vino Rapido definitely wasn’t the end of the world, because at Makers & Muses you’ll get a chance to chat with winemakers for as long as you like. It’s a must for wannabe wine snobs.

When: Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 April
Where: The House Of Food & Wine, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
For more information, click here.

There are so many great events as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, you can check out the full rundown of what’s coming up here.

Image credit: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

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