An insider's guide to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) will be held from 4-13 March in 2016 and feature some of Australia’s best fresh food, wine and produce experiences across the city. MFWF ambassador, chef and restaurateur, Scott Pickett, shares his insider’s guide to the Festival and what makes Australian food culture so unique. An insider's guide to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016
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An Insider's Guide to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016

Melbourne’s much loved and respected food and wine scene takes over the city in March 2016.


The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) will be held from 4-13 March in 2016 and feature some of Australia’s best fresh food, wine and produce experiences across the city. MFWF ambassador, chef and restaurateur, Scott Pickett, shares his insider’s guide to the Festival and what makes Australian food culture so unique.

For more than 20 years, the MFWF has filled Melbourne’s city streets, laneways, restaurants, cafés and other public spaces with a celebration of Melbourne and Australia’s food culture. This year, the Festival will launch with its signature opening day event, the Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, with a table set along the main straight of Melbourne’s Albert Park Grand Prix circuit

Scott Pickett, Festival ambassador and respected Melbourne chef and restaurateur, says that the opening event is a must-attend for visitors. “The Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch is a stellar experience where much of our hospitality and related industries unite to showcase some of the best we have to offer in food and wine.”

Scott Pickett, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival ambassador, chef and restaurateur

“The rest of the Festival will have some unique food and wine experiences, like The Urban Dairy, where you can taste produce from some of the world’s best cheese, yoghurt and ice-cream makers. The Masterclass series is another great highlight, featuring a line-up of international chefs such as Christian and Manuel Costardo and Pierre Koffman."

"We’re also hosting an event at one of my restaurants, Estelle Bistro, called Keeping it Northside (North of the Yarra River) which is all about showing off local restaurant talent through a six-course dining experience with matched wines.”

“The Festival is a celebration of our national food and wine culture which is very unique. We have no boundaries on what we cook, and this provides a freedom to blend multicultural flavours together with local produce. For example, we have fantastic grass fed beef from the Gippsland region, local vegetable farmers that always have unusual and interesting ingredients and our great local seafood.”

“While you’re in town for the Festival, don’t forget there’s plenty more to see and do and taste! If you can, head out of the city, because within 90 minutes’ drive, you can visit either the Mornington Peninsula for great vineyards or restaurants like Ten Minutes By Tractor, or drive to the Bellarine Peninsula and dine at Brae."

"We also have a great food scene on the city fringe; whether it be Gertrude Street, Smith Street, Domain Road or South Yarra, what we do exceptionally well in Melbourne is great food at any price point at any time of the day.”  

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