When launched in 1993, the Melbourne festival was a simple event that consisted out of just twelve happenings. During the past years, this festival became internationally acclaimed as a non-profitable event that promotes the Victorian culture of preparing food and wine. The reputation that this Melbourne festival has earned attracts the most talented chefs and winemakers from all over the world. The 22nd festival will be 17 days long, filled with ocean inspired food and drinks prepared by an amazing selection of extraordinary people.
With a 21 year old tradition, this festival became a major yearly event in Melbourne. Up until now, festivals were just getting better but the happening in 2014 is something more than worth seeing – they’ve outdone themselves this year. Thanks to the Bank of Melbourne, you’ll be able to enjoy more than 200 amazing events dedicated to celebrating water. Being the theme of this year’s festival, water is an inspiration to all participants who are actually experts from all over the world in order to make this festival an unforgettable experience.
More than 70 Melbourne’s celebrated restaurants were more than happy to be the participants of this year’s festival, and to open their doors to offer you an opportunity to taste delicious food at an affordable price – a meal made out of two courses, a glass of their finest wine and a cup of coffee or tea for only $40.
One of the most interesting events is the World’s Longest Lunch that counts over 1500 seats placed in an amazing 530 meter long table. This opportunity enables you to enjoy courses prepared by famous chefs – Adam D’Sylva, Stefano de Pieri and Jacques Raymond. Also, you’ll be able to taste the finest local and international wines, while you’re sitting in the Alexandra Park that’s located on the banks of the Yarra River.
Inspired by the oceans, rivers, streams and lakes, the Master Class show will bring you closer to food than you’ve ever imagined – you’ll be able to spend a whole day watching extremely talented chefs cook live in front of you. The world’s most exquisite culinary will be demonstrated from 9:00am to 6:00pm and you can learn about the best ways to prepare seafood. As a visitor of this event, you’re given an opportunity to enjoy a delicious four-course meal and carefully selected matching wines for each course.
For all wine lovers, the 2014 Melbourne festival should be quite a feast. Become one of the first people in the world who tasted the wine made by long-lost recipes that will blow your mind. The main event that’s dedicated to this divine nectar is the Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience, where you’ll be able to hear many interesting stories from some of the oldest winemakers in Victoria, responsible for the wine reputation of this region today.
One of many other interesting events is the Perfect Match, that’s actually a very sociable event with a very noble cause – the point is to make friends. The main subject of this happening is finding a person with who you can exchange your experiences about different meals and the perfect wine that’s matching them. You’ll be able to realize how endless your possibilities actually are and learn about new ways to open up your senses. As a participant of this event, you’ll be able to be a part of some passionate discussions and change or simply upgrade your perspective on food and wine matching.
What to expect from participating in the Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival?
Although being at the highest level of hedonism and an excellent opportunity to be lazy and well-fed, the festival is also a chance for you to deepen your knowledge about cooking and food in general – you’ll have a unique opportunity to listen to lectures given by world famous chefs and winemakers. The beginning of the festival on February the 14th is the opening event called Wine Dinner Series in the Water Rat Hotel, which offers a once-in-lifetime opportunity for education in gastronomy. The head chef of this hotel prepared some amazing meals and matched some of the world’s finest wines with them especially for this event.
This is not the only festival in Australia dedicated to food and wine – their love towards life and hedonism in general became a major part of their culture. That’s probably the main reason for picking out this year’s theme – water. Being the main part of the Earth’s composition, water is essential for our survival. This festival offers you to learn more about healthy food and wine inspired by water, which is not difficult to prepare and make it a part of your everyday nutrition. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to see the beautiful Victoria, make new friends and taste the amazing recipes prepared especially for the Melbourne festival.
Author bio: Bob is a computer engineer by profession and enjoys in travel, outdoor sports and tasting international cuisine.
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