Melbourne will be celebrating the 28th anniversary of its prestigious Food and Wine Festival this year. Be a part of the 10 day extravaganza that covers various dining venues across Melbourne. All of this involves some of the locally and internationally acclaimed chefs, lip-smacking food, and award-winning wines from all around the world.


Here’s all you need to know about Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2020 Dates

This year’s festival will begin on Thursday, 19th March and will go on till Sunday, 29th March.

Where will Melbourne Food and Wine Festival take place?

This is a city wide event that takes place at a number of places across CBD (Central Business District) and suburban Melbourne. These venues include some of the city’s well known restaurants, bars, and public places.

How to get around in Melbourne

The best way to get around in Melbourne is Tram. While you can use buses or cabs to commute, trams are best for hopping restaurants and bar in the city during the festival. The City Centre Tram can get you anywhere in the city absolutely for free.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Highlights

This year’s festival comes with line-up of culinary events that include a chip party, spaghetti party, an augmented reality wine tasting, an eight-course after-hour dinners, and much more. There are going to be more than 200 events to attend. The festival’s hub will be Queen Victoria Market as most of the events will be hosted there.

Here are some of the festival’s highlights.

The World’s Longest Lunch is back this year too where 1600 guests sit down together on a long lunch table for an outdoor feast. Other highlights are The Mixed Grill – a middle-eastern feast, The Big Spaghetti – a pasta treat for whole family, Peru meets Victoria – Local cuisine with a Peruvian twist, Pranzo con la Famiglia – an Italian Sunday lunch, Welcome to the Jungle – a plant based eating party, and a lot more.

You can also be a part of the interesting events that will cover more than just eating and drinking. There’s a ShedX Talks event where some of the most renowned local and international cooking talents will gather for free talks and demonstrations. After a great success in 2018 and 2019, The Hungry Gentlemen (wine writer Max Allen and food writer Richard Cornish) are back with their hit event MasterQuiz. There’s a lot more to discover and enjoy during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Book event tickets now as they sell out fast.

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