Melbourne Foods and Wine Competition returns with the World’s Longest Brunch

The Melbourne Foodstuff and Wine Competition is roaring again to everyday living in just a handful of months, with ambitious ideas for the 12 months in advance.

The festival has customarily been held about two months in March, that includes a combine of community and worldwide expertise. Adapting to a new COVID-normal globe, Food stuff and Wine Victoria CEO Anthea Loucas Bosha has disclosed a far more regionally targeted, calendar year-round application.

The festival’s main programming is staying moved to mid-yr. Spring will see the start of an entirely regional foods and wine festival.

Kate Reid and Nathan Toleman are curating the brunch menu. Photograph: Sharyn Cairns

But some important functions will go forward in March. The World’s Longest Lunch, starring marketplace legends Stephanie Alexander, Philippe Mouchel and Jacques Reymond, will go forward on Friday, March 12, at the Treasury Gardens.

It will be chased on the Saturday by the World’s Longest Brunch, a new celebration spearheaded by Lune Croissanterie’s Kate Reid and cafe magnate Nathan Toleman. Attendees will be inspired to chase the celebration with a drink at a CBD bar in support of tough-hit city venues.

Among March 12 and 31, additional than 50 activities, numerous prepared pre-pandemic past calendar year, will be held across the town, including interstate stars like O Tama Carey of Sydney’s Lankan Filling Station teaming up with Bar Lourinha’s Matt McConnell the crew from O.My popping up at very small cocktail aunt Higher than Board and meat learn Adrian Richardson (of long-functioning Carlton North bistro La Luna) keeping a suckling pig feast at his wine-targeted Bouvier Bar. A selection of westside crawls will highlight the very best from Sunshine to purple hot West Footscray.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 12. Precedence pre-sale will be obtainable for 2020 ticket-holders.

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