Melbourne Meals and Wine Competition has just unveiled its software for 2023 with a aim on pleasurable and obtainable encounters at Federation Square, plus a slew of substantial-profile attendees jetting in from overseas. Curtis Stone will provide his lauded Los Angeles cafe Gwen to Melbourne for the very first time, and Yoshihiro Imai from Monk in Kyoto (you could have viewed him in the most new period of Chef’s Table on Netflix) will cook at Embla.
The 10-day pageant culminates in a weekend showcase at Federation Sq. from March 31 to April 2.
“It is a minimal-cost family members-pleasant program so folks can occur down and be part of the fun,” claims CEO Anthea Loucas-Bosha. “A single highlight will be Superstar Sausage, where we’ve invited cool celebs like Chrissie Swan, Virginia Trioli, comedian Rhys Nicholson and footballer Christian Petracca to layout their personal sausage.”
Baker’s Dozen celebrates 13 of Melbourne’s dough grandees in an open air sector that contains gluten-no cost baked products.
“If you’re keen to settle in, the Competition Bar overlooks the city and Yarra and has stunning Middle Eastern foodstuff from Tom Sarafian and terrific drinks from the guys at Caretaker’s Cottage,” suggests Loucas-Bosha.
The Practical Retail outlet was a strike at pageant 2022 it can be again for the duration of the competition at Fed Square selling takeaway snacks and produce from some of the city’s most gifted foodstuff people today, together with sandwiches from vegan sport-changer Shannon Martinez and Lee Ho Fook’s Victor Liong.
Festival favorite Crawl and Bite returns with progressive evening meal get-togethers in suburbs together with Thornbury and South Melbourne, whilst Westside Wanders walks flavour trails in the west.
Exclusive occasions include things like Robata’s tribute to the foodstuff located in Studio Ghibli films, a cooking class with Enter By means of Laundry’s Helly Raichura, and Cheese-a-palooza, an night dairy deep dive with Prahran Market’s Maker & Monger.
“We’re definitely psyched we are again to full toughness with 150 activities all over town,” suggests Loucas-Bosha. “It truly is exciting to showcase the breadth and depth of our foodstuff encounters throughout the town.”
The 2023 Melbourne Meals & Wine Pageant runs from March 24 to April 2.
Tickets go on sale to festival subscribers on January 31 and to the community on February 3 at mfwf.com.au.