Four Australian Food Festivals You Need To Try This Summer

Australia has it all covered – especially when it comes to the raw ingredients that make great cuisine. Acres of land perfect for breeding livestock, more than 16,000 miles of coastline with ample seafood, and pockets of Mediterranean climate that ensure an array of fresh produce and fine wine.

Add in a strong local flavor for buying local and home cooking, alongside a bunch of exciting, top-of-the-shelf chefs working with native ingredients – you have everything set right for an amazing culinary experience. No wonder you can’t help but be interested in the slew of food festivals and related events scattered across the country, showcasing the best that Australia can offer.

If you’re looking to experience the best that Australia has to offer, visiting a food festival is a must. Here are five food festivals that are the pick of the lot in summer 2017.

Taste of Sydney

Get up close with the best talent in the Aussie cooking world

A gathering of the best and hottest new restaurants in Sydney, accompanied by chef-led master-classes to hone one’s skills, live entertainment and artisan producers this four-day extravaganza is a great way to sample Sydney’s exciting food scene.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will be extra special this year as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Moreover, it takes place at the same time as “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” awards are to be handed out – only the second time the prestigious event is being hosted outside of London.

Partake in food treks, wine tastings and most importantly – the “World’s Longest Lunches,” events that see long tables heaped with dishes prepared using the best local produce and set up in some of the most beautiful surroundings around.

Tasting Australia in Adelaide

If you ever want to experience the diversity of Southern Australia in one go, be it the cool- weather hills of Adelaide or the Barossa Valley in the Mediterranean, then Tasting Australia is a must visit.

The event doesn’t merely celebrate Australia’s wine capital but also features premium varieties of local cheese, fruits and vegetables, meats, bakeries, microbreweries and food trails. Participate in workshops, check out the fine dining experiences with reputed local and visiting chefs – conducted all over the state.

Noosa Food & Wine Festival

Just a couple of hours drive from Brisbane, this shining beach resort is the playground of the rich and famous, but still retains the down-to-earth Aussie vibe. Bursting with amazing eateries, that host al fresco events during the festival.

You can choose to participate in live cooking sessions with famous chefs who perform wonders with the ingredients from the Noosa Farmers’ Market or simply relax at cocktail parties by the sea.

One of the most tantalizing scenes for foodies on the planet, some of the most impressive cities, sites and natural wonders; not to mention a summer packed with events – Australia is the place to be this summer.