Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
One of Melbourne's must-attend events for the last 25 years is back - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The festival kicked off on the 25th of March till the 9th of April, so all you food-loving Melbournians can enjoy signature bites and bev's that you won't want to miss. The food and drink culture is central to Melbourne, making it one of the best destinations to work, stay, play!
The event will showcase local culinary talent, food from all over the world, live music, celebrity guest appearances all across our iconic city. It starts off with the World's Longest Lunch in the Treasury Gardens, headlined by Australia's most celebrated chefs in the industry.
Here's your personal itinerary on our favourite Melbourne spots participating in the festival to try out this weekend:
The Crafty Squire - 127 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD
Looking for a pub-feed, live sports and pint? The Crafty Squire is the place to be. It is the ultimate destination for beer lovers with being one of Melbourne's only working microbrewery's. They offer a range of seasonal beers and pub classics that you can't go wrong - 'one parma please!'.
We would wear a pair of navy chinos, t-shirt and a pair of Charger.
Capitano - 415-421 Rathdowne Street, Carlton
Pizza or pasta? Capitano delivers you authentic Italian cuisine in a neighbourhood style space so you feel like you're apart of the familia! They have all your favourites but our recommendation is the Grandma Square pizza. Pop on some jeans, a casual shirt and our Napier high tops to be comfy and casual - still leaving room dessert.
Newmarket Hotel - 34 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
Newmarket Hotel is a local pub in Melbourne's East. It's the place to kickback, have a meal and a few drinks with your mates while catching the game. There extensive menu of food and drinks will leave you wanting more! We would go with black jeans, open buttoned shirt and our Watson Boot.
Builders Arms Hotel - 211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Builders Arms has you sorted if you're on the hunt for a good feed and beer. The hotel remains a historic landmark and presence in the local community for decades. There menu combines modern classics and traditional pub dishes. So whether you're feeling grilled tiger prawns or a classic steak and chips they've got you covered. We would go with a black jeans, casual t-shirt, denim jacket and Aireys.
The festival is all about people coming together and celebrating Melbourne's finest food and drink culture.
Time to dress up, drink up and eat up!