With a country so vast and a climate so varied, Australia has food events for every type of foodie. Explore the cool climate wines down south, or have a tropical feast further north. Whatever you choose, Australia is sure to have it all.
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The Good Food and Wine Show
From October 27-29, the Good Food and Wine Show hits Brisbane. Sample some of the best food and drink on offer from top chefs and restaurants, such as Matt Moran and Maggie Beer (pictured above). There’s a varied program serving up superb beer and booze masterclasses and free wine tasting events.
Bicheno Food and Wine Festival
Held on Tasmania’s gorgeous East Coast, this festival will help you understand why Tassie’s reputation for producing exquisite wines, beers and produce is growing. The Bicheno Food and Wine Festival runs from November 16 to 18 and promotes the gourmet creations the local region has to offer.
Taste of Melbourne
In November and December each year, Yarra Park in Melbourne comes alive with pop-up bars and restaurants. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to browse the delicious goods in market stalls. You can even see top chefs in action with cooking demonstrations or sign up for some gin blending workshops, for example. Keep your eyes peeled for the masterclasses, where you’ll leave with a lifetime of handy tips in the kitchen!
Margaret River Gourmet Escape
Between November 15 and 18 November, Margaret River is the place to be. The Margaret River Gourmet Escape, which will mark its seventh year this November, has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s best world-class food and wine events. More than 50 of the world’s leading names in food and wine, including south-east Asian culinary expert Jerry Mai (Annam, Melbourne) will bring you dishes to die for!