For the first time ever, visitors will be able to buy complete dishes from exhibitors. Past shows have only been able to offer tasty samples but this year heralds the start of a new era at the Good Food & Wine Show, with foodies having their tastebuds tantalised while satisfying their appetites.
A sure-to-be highlight is the NEW Grazing Garden, where some of Melbourne’s most popular food trucks such as Trailer Made, Banh Mi Boys, Digging For Fire BBQ Kitchen and Yoghurt Culture will be serving delicious meals. Cuisines such as Vietnamese and Eastern European Street Food will be on offer in a convivial sitting space.
To help inspire visitors, the Good Food & Wine Show also proudly presents some of Australia’s best-loved and hottest chefs, including Matt Moran, Adam D’Sylva, Matt Stone, Jacques Reymond, Alla Wolf-Tasker and Sammy & Bella. These Australian chefs will be celebrating food with demonstrations in the Chef’s Theatre.
Celebrity chefs will be hosting sessions including Matt Moran’s Paddock To Plate, based on his hit series as seen on Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel, and Adriano Zumbo’s Zumbarons Masterclass, brought to the show by Kenwood.
For those looking for even more food and wine experiences, masterclass and VIP passes to many other features are available, including LifeStyle FOOD Chef’s Table, Casa Barilla Cooking School, Laucke Creative Kitchen, The Tasting Table (wine masterclass), Cheese Masterclass presented by Tucker’s Natural & Majella Wine and the Riedel A+ Australia Wine Bar with sessions designed by industry expert Aaron Brasher.
Among the new aspects of the show several popular favourites will also make their return, including the much-loved Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley and Wine Theatre.
TOP FIVE NEW THINGS AT THE GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW MELBOURNE
This year the award winning Good Food & Wine Show has enjoyed a mini-makeover, welcoming several new features and additions certain to make this year’s Show the tastiest yet.
The Show will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 30 May – 1 June and with so much on offer, here are the Top 5 new things to experience at the show:
1. Grazing Garden – this exciting new feature brings together some of Melbourne’s most iconic food trucks in one area, serving a range of delicious international cuisine for visitors to enjoy with friends and family. Vietnamese rolls from Banh Mi Boys, gorgeous European fare from former Cumulus Chef Casey Norman in the Trailer Made food van and international street food by Dave Walsh and his Digging for Fire BBQ kitchen, to name a few, will all be parked in one convenient spot, with plenty of tables and chairs to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere of the Show.
2. Farmers Market Lane – a unique area that is sure to inspire visitors, the Farmers Market Lane showcases some of Victoria’s best boutique producers, family run businesses and artisan companies. Stroll down the lane and expand your local foodie knowledge while enjoying some of Victoria’s freshest and best local produce.
3. Zumbaron’s Masterclass – The Good Food & Wine Show has always offered fantastic masterclasses, but Adriano Zumbo and his Zumbaron’s Masterclass, presented by Kenwood, is in a category of its own! Learn how to make macaroons at show by Adriano Zumbo himself. The Zumbaron masterclass is priced $99.
4. Laucke Creative Kitchen – the Laucke Creative Kitchen helps visitors to connect the dots between what’s at the show, and what’s for dinner. Food lovers can learn to cook with chefs Sammy & Bella, who have taken inspiration from products available at the show to create delectable dishes. Visitors can then can shop for the products (at special show prices) and take them home to prepare with their newfound knowledge and skills.
5. Riedel A+ Australian Wine Bar – this year the Riedel A+ Australian Wine Bar offers a number of new and inspiring sessions. For the first time ever there will be a beer masterclass, offering education and tasting of craft beers from around Australia. Other new classes include The Wine and Charcuterie sessions, pairing Salumi smallgoods and six different red wines and the Taste of Victoria, celebrating fresh local produce partnered with some of the finest Victorian wines. These masterclasses range from $40 – $85 although the Riedel Wine Theatre sessions are included as part of the general entry ticket.
Another new feature unique to the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show is Matt Moran’s Paddock to Plate, presented by Foxtel Lifestyle Channel. This enticing new addition will host regional producers hand-picked by Matt Moran himself, and featured on episodes of the Lifestyle show. Matt Moran will be visiting the feature to discuss his favourite food and wine regions and Victorian producers.
What: The Good Food & Wine Show
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: 30 MAY – 1 JUNE 2014
Who: Matt Moran, Adam D’Sylva, Matt Stone, Jacques Reymond, Alla Wolf-Tasker, Adriano Zumbo and Sammy & Bella
Tickets: General Show entry tickets are $34
(VIP packages, promotional and group prices available)
After 13 years showcasing the country’s best chefs, food producers and wineries, the Good Food & Wine Show is focusing on home-grown talent for 2014 – with a regional section featuring the best of Victoria’s diverse and bountiful roduce for visitors to discover.
This year’s event will invite visitors to immerse themselves in a celebration of all things delicious, with the opportunity to discover many new delights alongside familiar crowd favourites at Australia’s largest and most awarded food and wine show.