The Good Food & Wine Show is essentially the culmination of what happens when you give Australia’s foodie community the best produce and the stage to showcase their most delicious creations, really. Picture the best food and wine in Australia all in one room ripe for your eating pleasure and walking out in a food coma, and you're on the right track.
If smelly cheese, pizza masterclasses, and just eating a bunch of delicious food with expertly matched wine is your kind of thing, then the Good Food & Wine Show has your name written all over it.
Look, you could go in unprepared, shut your eyes, spin in a circle, and have an amazing time at whatever stall you land on, but, the best magic happens when you get more strategic about things and secure tickets to this year’s best events—hence, this guide.
Now, let’s get planning!
See Celeb Chefs IRL
We’ve all spent hours binge-watching our fave cooking shows, but at this year’s Good Food And Wine Show they’ll be teaming up with their besties to cook some next level dishes—live, mind you—made with total love. This year you can catch Matt Moran and Archibald Przie winner Vincent Fantauzzo, Miguel Meastre and his brother will take the stage, and Matt Wilkinson will be up there with his wife. Check out the full list of chefs and guests here.
Try This Ridiculously Delicious Cheese Burger Dumpling
As with all shows, the Citi pop-up dining precinct will well and truly deliver with epic eats. This year, though, we’ve got our taste buds set on the wagyu cheeseburger dumpling from Red Spice Road & Burma Lane. Yes please!
Enjoy Next-Level Wine Pairings
Big news guys, big news: you can pair quality Australian wine with pretty much any type of meat. Grab tickets to this Meat Your Match masterclass to chow down on delish meat and Australian wine pairings. Plus, there’s also a whole heap of classes on wine pairing if meat isn’t your vibe, including Pop, Bubble & Fizz, Wines For Ordering In And Wines For Eating Out, and Rip Roaring Reds.
Make Your Best Cocktail Yet
Spiegelau is throwing a cocktail masterclasses to show you the ropes. The classes will be led by Mitch “Rummy” Keane from West Winds Gin and you’ll learn the secrets behind two seriously moreish cocktails. You’ll never need to sip goon punch again, people.
Take A Wine Walk
Yes, a WINE WALK, people! Sign up for a Wine Walk with Twenty Five Doors and they’ll guide you through the show’s top wine exhibitors for a tasting bonanza.
… Or A Cheese Appreciation Class
For real! The Smelly Cheese Shop’s resident experts will take you on a cheese appreciation journey that’s completely sensory, and completely delicious!
Eat All Of The Food
Obviously, while you’re at the show, you’re going to want to do just that. Eat a sh*t tonne of amazing food. Have a wander and be sure to stop and check out the Fresh Prince Of Baklava, Pops Australia, Cookie Doh Co, Dr Scroll and Only Mine Handmade chocolates. Seriously, yum!
Hungry? Of course you are! Our tip is to opt for a VIP ticket to secure yourself a goodie bag, unlimited drinks in the VIP bar, express entry, and reserved seating in the theatre—but, general admission tickets are also available, so there is no excuse to miss out.
When: 1 – 3 June, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition
Tickets: Get your VIP tickets here for access to the Cape Mentelle VIP Lounge and a light lunch designed by Matt Moran! Early bird tickets end May 29.
For more info and general admission tickets, click here.
Image credit: Images provided by The Good Food & Wine Show.
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