Each year the Noosa Food & Wine Festival seems to get bigger and bigger. Perfect for Noosa Crest guests, the festival is situated at the bottom of the private boardwalk in the Lions Park so no driving required.
The Festival has been extended for an extra 4 days this year due to demand to accommodate extra activities and world-class entertainment. The festival expects more then 60 wineries to be be present and already have a waiting list for 2013. The festival will be held from the 17 – 20 May and tickets can be bought online at www.noosafoodandwine.com.au. Jim Berardo, founder of the festival said the program has something for everyone, from amateur cooks and families to serious foodies and industry professionals.
Festival goers will have direct access to internationally renowned chefs Mark Best, Fergus Henderson, Alvin Leung, Davide Scabin with live cooking demonstrations and topping the bill, the Qantas Best Dinner In The World, a stellar, seven course degustation dinner with matching wines presented by Matt Preston.
A new event will be ‘The Cook, The Chef and The Orchestra, with Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant joining forces with the Queensland Arts Orchestra, for a night of food, wine and music.
Three picnic lunches will also be held in the International Riverside Marquee over three days and presented by specialty chefs celebrating France, Italy and Asia.
The entertainment has also been extensive ranging from classical to pop. Some performances include Anthony Callea & Jessical Mauboy, The Martini Club and the fabulous Sneaky Sound System closing the show on Sunday.