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Not content to rest on its laurels Australia’s favourite food and wine festival is changing it up again in 2019. With new events across Australia’s Relaxation Capital and the Hinterland, Noosa Food & Wine 2019 is four days and nights of fabulous food and wonderful wine.
Olsson’s Masterclasses are back in the Festival Village while Hastings Street is home to the black tie soiree – Noosa Noir. Here are some of the highlights with tickets still available.
Discover a gastronomic wonderland
Go beyond the beach on Friday’s ‘The Underground Collective’ for a progressive lunch with a big difference. Collaborating with Wasabi Noosa, the renowned Alla Wolf-Tasker, Jo Barrett, Matt Moran, Scott Pickett and Zeb Gilbert are sharing their passion for Australian produce over a four-course lunch with wine pairings.
With all four presenting a course there will be plenty of time to share and learn about the best of the season and the ‘growing’ interest in indigenous and native foods.
Foraging + Fossicking = Feasting
On Saturday, also at The Woods, ‘Modern Australia’ is a chance to forage and feast with some of the new pioneers of the country’s food scene.
MC’d by Orana’s Jock Zonfrillo, Harvest Newrybar’s Head Chef Alastair Waddell will be joined by Jaaning Tree’s Clayton Donovan and Aussie bushfood champion and resident forager, Peter Hardwick.
Peter will share his knowledge of flavours indigenous to the Noosa Hinterland as well as Australian native ingredients. The menu will include everything from Humptydoo barramundi cured in green ant gin to kangaroo in paperbark and more. Each course will be matched with Limited Release Brown Brothers wines.
Noir Noosa (… no ‘Noir Noosa is the new black’ puns here)
Under the stars (and the fairy lights), Hastings Street will be party central on Saturday night for Noir Noosa.
Celebrating Moët & Chandon Impérial’s 150th anniversary, the black-tie gala dinner will feature a menu by Sofitel Noosa Pacific and Locale Noosa accompanied with Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne.
Think rock oysters and Black River Russian caviar to start. Four more sumptuous courses follow with everything from Mooloolaba Yellow Fin Tuna, Smoked Duck Breast, Hervey Bay Scallops and to finish – Scrubby Creek Farm Honey textures & ancient grains.
For one day only Moët Island will be real not just a Fantasy Island
All your champagne fantasies are now real. On Saturday May 16, at 12.00pm all aboard the Noosa River Ferry for a champagne fuelled trip to Moët Island. Noosa’s Makepeace Island is undergoing a name change for the day for a chic and exclusive seafood/champagne lunch.
Brunch on the Beach
Well Nourished is the perfect Sunday starter. Starting at an agreeable 9.30 am, Belmondos Organic Market will be on the beach for one morning only.
With Noosa Main Beach sand between your toes you can brunch on local and most importantly, ethical and seasonal delights. Feel virtuous for a couple of hours with both organic bubbles and organic Noosa Reds Tomato Bloody Marys.
Noosa Food & Wine Need to Know
Noosa Food and Wine 2019 is being held from Thursday May 16 to Sunday the 19th.
Back again by popular demand is the Noosa Festival Village. The Festival Village welcome includes a delightful glass of Dal Zotto prosecco.
There are additional ticketed events at the Village this year at two new venues – The River Lounge and The Drinks Lab. Sum Yung Guys meet Stone & Wood and Bikini Takeover will be 2-hour ticketed events meanwhile The Drinks Lab will host 30 minute sessions like Cocktail Spritz and Four Pillars Gin Masterclass. The River Lounge and Drinks Lab are only accessible with Festival Village passes and tickets for the specific sessions.
For tickets and more: Noosa Food and Wine