Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 – top reasons to visit

Long lunches in the country, wine tastings and cooking masterclasses with some of the world's top chefs are just a few of the reasons to attend the 2017 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 – top reasons to visit
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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 – top reasons to visit

Long lunches in the country, wine tastings and cooking masterclasses with some of the world's top chefs are just a few of the reasons to attend the 2017 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. 


In 2017, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (31 March – 9 April) will celebrate its 25th year  as the world’s leading food influencers – chefs, restaurateurs, critics and food writers - look to Melbourne for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 (4 – 6 April).

MasterClass 

Over April 1 – 2, the Masterclass series will run, boasting a roll call of presenting chefs whose restaurants have featured on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. By taking the masterclass, you’ll get the opportunity to learn from some of the most interesting chefs to have ever featured on the list. The line-up includes:

US chef Grant Achatz of Alinea, Next and Aviary, Australian chef David Thompson of Nahm (Bangkok), Long Chim (Perth, Sydney) and Italian chef Carlo Cracco of Ristorante Cracco to name a few.

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House of Food and Wine

Tucked down a laneway in Melbourne’s CBD, the House of Food & Wine is just like a real home, hosting sit-down dinners, wine tastings and block parties. 10 days of unforgettable events, including Monday Family Night Dinner at Angie Hong’s place. This is a rare chance to enjoy the food that chefs cook for the ones they love. Expect authentic, cherished family recipes. The Breakfast Club – an assortment of signature and newly created breakfast snacks from MoVida, Magic Mountain Saloon, Tokyo Tina, Marios Café, Top Paddock, Higher Ground, Longhorn Saloon and a sweet offering from local dessert bar Om Nom, and The Wine Maker’s Feast where you get to sit down with Australia’s wine legends over a five-course feast.

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Regional World’s Longest Lunches

Escape the city for a long, luxurious lunch with friends among the vineyards, coastlines and riverbanks of Victoria.

Over 20 long tables across the state will be laden with food and wine in a celebration of regional Victoria. Pull up a pew amoung the vines in the Yarra Valley, Red Hill and Wyndham, feast in the country in Nagambie, Falls Creek and Gembrook and celebrate by the water ion Queenscliff, Sailing Bay and the Bass Coast.

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Wine Weekend

Tucked down a laneway off Little Lonsdale Street, this is a weekend for the vinous curious. Shining a spotlight on more than 50 Australian winemakers and sommeliers, including Rick Kinzbrunner (Giaconda) and Ron Laughton (Jasper Hill), this event is a wine-lovers dream. If you’re into biodynamic wines, the Rootstock Sydney x MFWF event is for you, hosted by Rootstock founders Mike Bennie, Giorgio di Maria and James Hird. For something a little more fast-paced, give Vino Rapido a go – it’s like speed dating with wine.

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