Succumb to your senses at the 2011 Good Food & Wine Show which kicks off in Melbourne, Australia’s food Mecca, from Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf. This year will also mark the tenth anniversary of the Sydney Good Food & Wine Show, which will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July. The scrumptious line-up at this year’s Show, held annually in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, will include a selection of Australia’s finest food and wine over three jam-packed days, and feature all the attractions Show-goers have come to love alongside some exciting new additions.
Back behind the hot plates in the Fisher & Paykel Celebrity Theatre will be leading chefs, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Matt Moran, Manu Feildel and Tobie Puttock, cooking up a culinary storm with new recipes and tantalising ingredients. Let your taste buds indulge in new flavours, breath in the aromas and soak up the knowledge of some of Australia’s most loved food and wine experts and enthusiasts as you experience the special Show features on offer in 2011. FAVOURITE SHOW ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: Learn from the masters in the Fisher & Paykel Celebrity Theatre Australia’s leading chefs, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Matt Moran, Manu Feildel and Tobie Puttock, will showcase their newest culinary creations and share their secrets to help you become your own king (or queen) of the kitchen in the much-loved Fisher & Paykel Celebrity Theatre. Watch and learn as they take centre stage to show you how to perfect your cooking prowess. From pot to plate… You’ve watched the celebrity chefs prepare their mouth-watering dishes, now step into the new Macro Pantry from Woolworths. Get your fingers on the chefs’ recipe cards to learn how to re-create their delicious meals at home, and then grab an exclusive hamper stocked full of great tastes and products from the Macro Range. And farm to fork… Discover a journey of tastes and flavours from some of Australia’s leading gourmet and artisan producers without leaving the Show at the Regional Producers Market. Take your tastebuds on a gastronomical adventure and discover luscious gourmet produce from some of Australia’s most popular regional food destinations. Swirl, sniff, sip and sample… Put your palate to the test by securing a seat in the intimate Riedel Wine Theatre. See, smell and taste Australia’s top drops from some of our most famous wine regions as you learn about grape growing secrets handed down from generation-to-generation. Want to delve deeper? Be one of only 20 participants at one of the six daily tutored wine sessions in the Riedel Decanter Bar with Australia’s leading wine makers. Seduce your senses with the complexities of carefully selected cheese tastings and learn to appreciate the language of cheese in the CheeseMatters Discovery Session. Cheese guru, Naomi Crisante, will take you through the steps to perfectly match various cheeses with wines. Prefer an amber ale? She will also give you the insider’s tips on selecting the right cheeses to match your beer of choice. Back by popular demand, the BeanScene Coffee Experience is exclusive to the Melbourne Show, offering coffee classes, competitions, on-site roasting, domestic espresso machine tips and latte art demonstrations. Leading Australian coffee experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of coffee as you enjoy the samples. It’s literally a show within a show. Meet the Meat *Exclusive to the Sydney Show* Australia’s most exciting and unique butcher, Victor Churchill, will join the Sydney Good Food & Wine Show for the very first time. Catch a glimpse of the interior workings of a replica butcher; take home premium products sourced from Australia and France; purchase prepared hot and cold dishes from the working kitchen; or learn the tricks of one of the world’s oldest trades in a hands-on butchery class at the Victor Churchill Butchery Experience. Back to basics… Jump into the Sunbeam Kitchen and get your hands dirty in one of the delicious, hands-on classes. Master the art of making espresso and texturing milk at a Home Barista Skills session; or learn how to make, bake and decorate scrumptious cupcakes at the Cupcake Making class. Wine and dine in South Australia… without leaving the Show Indulge in a cellar door-like experience from one of the Yalumba family’s most loved wineries without leaving the Show. Exclusively designed for the Good Food & Wine Shows, the Oxford Landing Estates Restaurant will offer beautifully prepared dishes using some of the best South Australian ingredients complemented by a glass of Oxford Landing Estates wine. It will be the ideal spot to rest your weary feet or catch up with friends while you visit the Show.
Show dates and tickets Melbourne – Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 3-5 June (Tickets on sale 4 March) Sydney – Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1-3 July (Tickets on sale 4 March) Perth – Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 15-17 July (Tickets on sale 6 April) Adelaide – Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre, 7-9 October (Tickets on sale early July) Brisbane – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 4-6 November (Tickets on sale early August) Tickets for the special Masterclasses and Celebrity Theatre are limited and sell out early, so get in fast! Bookings via Ticketek on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au For further information on the Good Food & Wine Show visit www.goodfoodshow.com.au
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