The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is an annual event that hungry and thirsty foodies look forward to every year.
Over the last few weekends, it has been difficult to walk around Melbourne’s CBD without stumbling across some sort of food heaven, big or small!
With over 200 events on offer, Trading Plates tried to get around to a few here or there and take in the brilliant festival period. Here is where we hit up- what about you?
Springvale Pop Up
Around the railway station at Springvale on the afternoon/ evening of March 5th, locals were able to enjoy traditional Asian street food, including Vietnamese, Cambodian and Chinese cuisine.
The free event showcased multi-cultural food beautifully and if you didn’t fill up on street food, it was a great opportunity to try out some of Springvale’s traditional Asian restaurants for dinner afterwards.
Think, Eat, Talk, Grow
This was series of short talks with local foodies, academics, farmers and producers who explored the ideas around seasonal, local and fresh produce.
The event launched on the 4th of March with an accredited Farmers’ Market at the University of Melbourne, which was held at Union Lawn at Melbourne University.
Aside from a brilliant opportunity to sample local food, the event had a series of experts in a panel discussion session, fuelled around using fresh produce in an inner-city environment and how to purchase sustainable food.
Fromage A trois
Last weekend, out at the beautiful Werribee Mansion and Gardens was an event, which had cheese and cider lovers drooling.
Live music, great food, demonstration sessions hosted by industry experts and over 60 exhibitors with all things cheese, cider, beer, wine and speciality produce.
You got your own cider tasting glass included in the ticket price and families picknicked the day away enjoying the atmosphere… and cheese… mmm..cheese!
Melbourne Art Restaurant Cocktail Sound- MARCS
On the 8th of March, British fare experts, Papa Goose, in collaboration with Terra Rossa, Pastuso, Eau de Vie, Cherry Bar, Authority Clothing and Swiss Club held an inaugural laneway festival to celebrate all things Melbourne! Restaurants, incredibly talented street artists and clothing designers, cocktail & wine bars and of course it’s music scene.
The event was an open-air affair, snaking through the laneways in Duckboard Place and ACDC Lane (what is more Melbourne than a laneway party?).
Cuisines on offer varied from modern British, Italian, Peruvian and contemporary Indian and it was a beyond cool vibe.
So tell us Trading Platers, what Melbourne Food and Wine Festival events did you get to in 2015? Comment below!