Why you need to visit The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival!

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Foodies and wine lovers are set to converge on Melbourne this week for the start of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival! Kicking off on the 27 February and taking place over 17 action-packed days, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival includes over 250 events. The festival will feature a mix of high profile names in the food world, both locally and internationally, including the likes of Ruth Rogers from The River Cafe.  With so much on offer we thought we’d put together a little lowdown with a few great events you might want to grab tickets to.

Flavours from the island, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Flavours from the Island

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Local flavours from Flinders Island set to tantalise those tastebuds! Think Flinders Island lamb or pasture-fed wallaby, all with local and fresh produce to heighten the flavours.

When: Wednesday 4 March, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Where: Eureka 89, Level 89 Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Cost: $150 (for five courses matched with wines)
Tickets: Click here 

Ruth Rogers

Ruth Rogers at Rosetta

Mentor to Jamie Oliver and owner of renowned London hotspot The River Cafe, Ruth Rogers is a master of seasonal Italian cooking with her variety of bestselling cookbooks.

When: Tuesday 10 March, 7pm-11pm
Where: Rosetta, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
Cost: $200
Tickets: Click here

Ultimate Street Food Battle

Ultimate Street Food Battle

Think Asian versus European cuisine and you have a rough idea of what is in store for this foodie feast! Expect thriving street food culture from the hottest restaurants all under one roof. Dig in!

When: Wednesday 4 March, 7pm-10.30pm
Where: Gazi, 2 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Cost: $125
Tickets: Phone (03) 9207 7444

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Website: melbournefoodandwine.com.au

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