Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, VIC
From World’s Longest Lunches in breathtaking places to avant-garde tasting dishes from global culinary superstars, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has it all. Indulge the senses over 17 days as a diverse program of one-off events unfold throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Reasons to attend
1. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival boasts a diverse program of unforgettable events that fill Melbourne’s network of laneways, restaurants, bars, cosy basements and rooftops, and spills into regional Victoria. The 17-day festival attracts some 250,000 visitors each year.
2. The festival is renowned for bringing the city to life with convivial outdoor celebrations. Proceedings will kick off in 2015 with the Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch on 27 February. The Festival set a record in 2014 with a 530m-long table - the longest in the Festival’s 22-year history - set along the banks of the Yarra River. A three-course lunch that included kingfish, sweet potatoes and sorrel leaves fed 1504 diners designed by three of Victoria’s top chefs.
3. Global stars collaborate with Melbourne’s leading chefs for one-off dining experiences in the city’s hottest restaurants, sharing their creations with a food-obsessed city. The who’s who of the culinary world have been hosted at MFWF including René Redzepi, Ferran Adria, Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal, Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Andoni Luis Aduriz and Thomas Keller, to name just a few.