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3 Mouth-Watering Food Festivals You Won’t Want To Miss In March

By Sophie Oddo - 04 Mar 2019

Kicking off from March 8 - 24 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival brings together a labyrinth of restaurants, laneways, basements and rooftops, gifting us with the ultimate gastronomic playground.

This year, Crown will be serving up the cream of the crop over three weekends with delicious fare from San Antone, Gradi Italian and Long Chim.

San Antone Smokehouse Festival

Embodying the spirit of Texas BBQ, the San Antone Smokehouse has built a reputation for serving up good old fashioned home-style food and bars, while listening to live blues music. Make sure to catch live cooking demonstrations and masterclasses and be sure to give the mechanical bull a ride (ideally, pre-feast).

The Details

What: San Antone Smokehouse Festival
Where: Crown Riverwalk
When: Friday 8 March - Monday 11 March 2019
Time: Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 11pm | Sunday & Monday: 12pm - 9pm
For more info, click here.

Gradi Italian Festival

Once named the World Pizza Champions, it’s safe to say restauranteur and Gradi chef Johnny Di Francesco is your man when it comes to making the perfect pizza. On the menu will be the classics you know and love, like his award-winning margherita pizza, freshly piped cannoli and even a gluten free pizza station. Enjoy live entertainment, pizza acrobatics, and bars with your favourite aperitifs to top off an epic eating affair.  

The Details

What: Gradi Italian Festival
Where: Crown Riverwalk
When: Friday 15 March - Sunday 17 March 2019
Time: Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 11pm | Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
For more info, click here.

Long Chim Full Moon Party Festival

David Thompson’s authentic Thai flavours are coming to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and with the Long Chim Full Moon Party. The festival will celebrate Thai nightlife and bring the shores of Koh Phangan to Crown Riverwalk. Buckle up for live Muay Thai entertainment, iconic Thai cocktail “buckets,” body painting, DJs and a diverse line up of traditional Thai food stalls.

The Details

What: Long Chim Full Moon Party Festival
Where: Crown Riverwalk
When: Friday 22 March - Sunday 24 March 2019
Time: Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 11pm | Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
For more info, click here.

Whatever you fancy, there’s sure to be a feast of your liking at this year’s Food and Wine Festival thanks to our friends at Crown at Merrywell.

Editor's Note: This article was produced in partnership with Crown. To find out more about who Urban List work with (and why), read our editorial policy here.

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