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Melbourne food and wine festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is Back With a Celebrity Sausage

Yet another occasion affirming Melbourne as the ultimate foodie haven and drinks hub is the annual food and wine festival, which is set to return to the vibrant Victorian capital in March this year. To say we’re excited would be an understatement, with the festival boasting an epic 10-day lineup packed full of all the eating and drinking adventures of your dreams, and then some.

The festival showcases some of the top chefs and cooks from around the world, so expect to indulge in Melbourne’s finest bakers and pâtissiers at Baker’s Dozen, enjoy a celebrity-inspired sausage sizzle thanks to Baker’s Delight, and don’t miss the Festival Bar that’s brimming with snacks from modern Middle Eastern culinary sensation Tom Sarafian.

Related: New Pullman Melbourne on Swanston is a Modern Retreat in the Heart of the CBD.

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Image: Carmen Zammit

Come March, prepare to feast your eyes (and stomachs) with some of the top culinary talents from around the globe collaborating with Melbourne restaurants as part of the Signature Chef Series – catch Curtis Stone as he brings Gwen to Grace by Curtis Stone Events, Jeremy Chan from London’s Ikoyi at Vue de Monde, Danny Bowien with a plant-based take on Mission Chinese at Smith & Daughters, and Netflix Chef’s Table: Pizza‘s Yoshihiro Imai, who’ll be bring Monk pizza from Kyoto to Embla, and plenty more.

“If you’ve been looking to supercharge your visit to Melbourne, or just find a getaway that’ll charge up your batteries, fire up your tastebuds and leave you inspired, we’ve got the festival for you,” said Creative Director Pat Nourse. “Whether you’re coming from the other side of the globe or just the other side of town, there’s never been a better time to give yourself a big serve of Melbourne good times.”

And don’t worry, your favourites will also be returning, with the World’s Longest Lunch, led this year by Lakehouse’s Alla Wolf-Tasker AM, and the World’s Longest Brunch with Melbourne’s queen of cakes Natalie Paull of North Melbourne bakery Beatrix Bakes.

So, pop on some loose pants and head to Fed Square as it comes alive with food and wine lovers from all over Australia.

The 2023 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is supported by Visit Victoria and will run from 24 March to 2 April. For more information and tickets, check out the link below. Tickets go on sale on 3 February to the general public, with a pre-sale from 31 January for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival subscribers.

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Image: Carmen Zammit

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