Melbourne Foodstuff and Wine Festival returns with the World’s Longest Brunch

The Melbourne Foodstuff and Wine Competition is roaring back again to lifestyle in just a couple of months, with bold designs for the calendar year in advance.

The pageant has typically been held around two months in March, showcasing a combine of regional and global expertise. Adapting to a new COVID-regular world, Foods and Wine Victoria CEO Anthea Loucas Bosha has disclosed a a lot more domestically centered, year-round plan.

The festival’s main programming is becoming moved to mid-12 months. Spring will see the launch of an solely regional food and wine competition.

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

But some essential occasions will go ahead in March. The World’s Longest Lunch, starring industry legends Stephanie Alexander, Philippe Mouchel and Jacques Reymond, will go in advance 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 party with a consume at a CBD bar in guidance of tricky-hit town venues.

Amongst March 12 and 31, far more than 50 situations, several planned pre-pandemic final calendar year, will be held across the metropolis, which includes interstate stars like O Tama Carey of Sydney’s Lankan Filling Station teaming up with Bar Lourinha’s Matt McConnell the workforce from O.My popping up at small cocktail aunt Over Board and meat grasp Adrian Richardson (of long-jogging Carlton North bistro La Luna) keeping a suckling pig feast at his wine-concentrated Bouvier Bar. A number of westside crawls will emphasize the most effective from Sunshine to crimson scorching West Footscray.

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