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A weekend dedicated to food and wine? Is this heaven?
It’s baaaack! If you’re slightly obsessed with good food and wine like we are, then you’ll know what a big weekend the Good Food and Wine Show is, with 2019 shaping up to be ‘uuuuge. With more masterclasses, celebrity chefs, and tastings than you can poke a fork at, grab the flowy dress, ignore the cleanse and get ready to feast.
With such a huge program we’ve rounded up all of the must-sees so you don’t miss a slice of the action.
To learn from the best of the best, the Princess Cruises Theatre will be hosting free foodie demonstrations with some of the amazing celebrity chefs who’ll be popping up over the weekend. Catch Curtis Stone centre stage to learn all about fresh pasta and seasonality, beloved Masterchef alum Matt Sinclair of Sum Yung Guys plating up with his infamous duck curry, Matt Moran making magic with fresh, seasonal produce, and more big names!
If you love getting hands-on with food and wine then make sure to sign up to one of this year’s outstanding masterclasses. Learn the art of table styling with Country Road, taste single malt whisky in a converted vintage bus courtesy of Glenfiddich, whip up dumplings in a Thermomix and master how to match cheese and wine with The Smelly Cheese Project, just to name a few! Most masterclasses are an additional fee to the ticket price, so check out the full list and book your session here.
More hot ticketed events are the chef lunches, at which Miguel Mastre, Matt Moran, Alistair McLeod, and Matt Golinski will put on an intimate three-course spread with matched wines. These lunches are restricted to 30 diners each so make sure you get your tickets here to avoid missing out on one seriously memorable lunch.
The eats don’t stop there, though, with a killer line up of exhibitors for you to get sampling with. Browse through a range of dairy products (Meredith Valley, Woombye Cheese Company, Ashgrove Cheese) and fresh produce (Angelo’s Fresh Pasta, La Truffiere, Hum Honey) as well as a stunning range of condiments, meats and seafoods, and sweet and savoury treats. You know what this means – bring the reusable bags!
If you’re needing to take a beat and regain your strength, make sure to visit The Eatery, where Via Napoli will be serving their wood-fired pizzas, or feast on the goodies from The Truffle Truck whose menu items all hero the decadent truffle.
If you see yourself as a bit of an emerging wine master, or are wanting to brush up on your skillset, a visit to the Riedel Drinks Lab is a must. Over the weekend there will be a number of free wine tasting classes covering different regions across Australia with each session dedicated to a different varietal. Walk away being able to distinguish a pinot from a merlot, and identify the notes which set a riesling apart from a chardonnay. Spaces are limited, so make sure you sign up at the beginning of the day.
Make sure you browse through the exhibitors stalls where you may even find your new favourite tipple. In addition to an extensive showing of boutique and established winemakers, siphon through unique beers, ciders and spirits which are sure to round out an amazing day.
The Good Food and Wine Show will be taking over the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 25 – 27 and you can find the full run-down of the weekends’ festivities here. Although you can purchase your tickets at the door, we suggest getting them here to make sure you don’t miss out on your favourite day!
Final words of advice? Come hungry, come thirsty.