Food is a concept that relieves you of your hunger, liberates you from starvation, makes way into your beloved’s heart and helps you show your creativity in cooking. Food and wine together no longer fit the role of sheer hunger killer but takes the shape of a canvas to display your art of cooking and allows you to taste different flavors of the world. Ever since its inception in 1996, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has developed into the largest Food and Wine Festival in the world.
Wonderful creations of food items go on display, highlighting the culinary excellence of Melbourne to the world and its people. Highly esteemed food connoisseurs from all over the world happen to visit the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and get a taste of the delicious food items on exhibition. In 2007 such dishes as Sam and Sam Clark of London's Moro, Andoni Luis Aduriz of Restaurant Mugaritz in Spain, Rose Gray of London's River Café and Will Goldfarb of NewYork's Room 4 Desert went on display.
Initially in 1993 the program hosted twelve events and today it conducts 150 events over the two weeks of the festival.
The 15th Annual Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is scheduled to be held from 22 February to 8 March 2008. The few points that have been kept in view regarding the festival are as follows:
- Quality experience and occasions of high standard
- Capacity to display premium food and wine and Victorian talent
- Distinctiveness in that the event is especially conceptualized and organized for the Festival period
- Capacity to profile local product
- Money’s worth
- Corporate excellence
Broadly the categories of occasions to take place in the festival include:
Some of the events to be featured in the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2008 are as follows:
- Evening activities
- City Sights
- Night life
- Wine Tasting
- Learning or Lessons or Tuition
City's Alive, Gastronomy, World's Longest Lunches, Slow Food and Regions Alive are the various themes based on which the festival is going to run. Apart from these matters of art, fashion, photography, literature, architecture also encouraged at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
- Langham Melbourne MasterClass
- Cellar Door at Southgate
- World's Longest Lunch
- Wine MasterClass
- My Last Supper - The Dinner
- Out of The Frying Pan
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