The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is known to showcase the best multicultural cuisine this city has to offer. The festival boasts events that will take your taste buds to the laneways of Peru, the Carribean seas and the streets of Tokyo – all while sitting pretty in Melbourne’s hottest culinary venues. Try our 5 top global events from this year’s festival.



Orange is the New Blanc
April 6, 2017
On for one-night only, Tyler Preston and Adam Trengrove are heating up the woks and pouring matched natural wines for a four-course ethical Asian-inspired bbq in Abbotsford’s greenest beer garden. Head over to Dr. Morse to raise a glass for all things biodynamic, oxidative and artisan.


The Beast Low Country Cookout
April 1, 2017
The B.East is throwing a Southern-style cookout meets Caribbean BBQ party and everyone is invited! Get your hands dirty as you polish off smoked meats and other traditional feasts. There will also be jalapeño butter grilled cornbread, deep fried turkey legs and chorizo pit beans. Finish it all off with an ice-cold Hurricane, Mojito or Moonshine Punch and you’ll be ready to hit the dance floor.

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Sweet Alley
March 31 – April 2, 2017
Over 3 days, Australia’s best dessert innovators and patissiers are taking over Signal and transforming it into a sweets-filled alley. Expect soft-serve filled hot cross buns, nitrogen-fuelled desserts and artisanal ice cream. We’re giving Dex2Rose a special shout out for making it on our Best Ice Cream list. Other dessert creators include Koko Black, 7 Apples Gelato, Gontran Cherrier Boulangerie, Rustica, SACCHA and St. Gerry’s.



You Say Sensei, I say Padre
April 1, 2017
We love Prosciutto, Burrata and a classic Margarita pizza. We also love sashimi, ramen and teppanyaki. So what happens when our greatest loves have a friendly-ish rivalry? Sarti and Shoya are battling out for Melbourne’s most loved cuisine. It’s sushi vs. carpaccio, soba vs. spaghetti and sake vs. wine. As to who’ll win? Well, there’s only one way to find out.


April 1, 2017
Pastuso is paying tribute to Peru’s rich history and vibrant culture with a newly transformed space filled with contemporary art. Embark on a Peruvian culinary journey with award-winning chef Alejandro Savaria as you discover modern Peruvian cuisine and enjoy matched wines and Pisco.

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Nadine is a freelance writer and PR girl. In her spare time, you’ll typically catch her reading a good book, hitting up Melbourne’s coolest restaurants and bars, or finding her next adrenaline rush. She also can’t say no to a good scoop of gelato or pizza slice. See what else she gets up to on her Instagram.