Australia takes its food seriously. This is evident by its showcase of fine dining restaurants, world-famous winemakers, celebrity chefs, local producers and innumerable cooking classes. There are events organised to bring the region’s penchant for fine cuisine. Mouth-watering dinners, sampling local produce, wine tasting sessions and more are all part of these events and festivals:
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
The food capital of Australia rarely fails to impress when it comes to bringing the best food on your plate. Held in February or March, this two-decade-old iconic food festival features a range of the city’s most popular restaurants. Tasting sessions, demos, winery tours, lectures and cooking classes are available throughout the event. The lit-up outdoors and the World’s Longest Lunch (1,500 people seated) only add to the allure of the festival.
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival
For four days in mid-May, the popular Noosa International Food and Wine Festival draws celebrity chefs, restaurant owners, foodies and more in the idyllic setting of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. There are long lunches and food trails, including cookery demonstrations and food trails. Regatta Hotel recommends hopping over to nearby hotels and restaurants for a fine Brisbane private dining experience.
Sydney Good Food Month
You know you’re in Sydney when in October, it transforms into an impressive calendar of food event, comprising of book signings, celebrity chef talks, hosted dinners and a general buzz of local cuisine. Visit the Night Noodle Market, Hyde Park’s mammoth Asian hawker marketplace. Breakfast at Bondi is another event, where foodies gather at Bondi Beach for a scrumptious sunrise breakfast with an orchestra playing in the backdrop.
Australia’s is a gourmet paradise with its range of restaurants, wineries, Michelin-star chefs and eclectic food profile. Don’t miss out the food events mentioned above. The food scene comes alive with lots of food streets, live demonstrations, elaborate meals and chef interactions during these popular festivals.