The Good Food and Wine Show 2011 is back for another year in all major cities of Australia and I’m pretty sure we’ll be going (dependent on where we’ll be at that time!) We went to the show last year, battled through the crowds and managed to taste quite a few different things (ice cream, chilli salted fries, organic popcorn to name a few), and there was a whole range of wine to try.
Part of the Good Food and Wine show was showcasing the array of food created by the celebrity chefs (well, not personally cooked by them unfortunately) like Manu Fieldel, Matt Moran, Gary Mehigan and George Colambaris. Each dish was paired with wine, which I think went perfectly together. I remember being in AWE of Manu’s Creme Brulee!
The highlight of the day was definitely seeing Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris from Masterchef (*starstruck!*) and getting their autograph! 🙂
We will definitely be there again this year – we’re still deciding whether we want to go the Perth show or the Melbourne show, because we are somehow perfectly placed to be there at just the right times!
The Good Food and Wine show this year runs from 15th to 17th July 2011 in Perth at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. I would suggest taking public transport or coming early to find street parking if you are adverse to high parking charges!
Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm *Friday after hours – 6.00pm – 9.30pm* (Please see website for details)
Saturday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Some of the highlights (taken from the website) of the show include:
1. Fisher & Paykel Celebrity Theatre – this was where we saw George and Gary cook on stage, and there were many opportunities to win prizes as well. Other well known Celebrity Chefs that will be making an appearance are: Matt Moran, Manu Fieldel and Anna Gare. (Nope, I haven’t decided who I want to see yet! :P)
2. Riedel Decanter Bar ($75)
3. Riedel Wine Theatre
4. Cheese Matters Discovery Class ($35)
5. Chef Book Signings
The above costs are in addition to the general admission costs and you can buy the tickets on their website.
So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today!! 🙂 – and no, they didn’t endorse me, I think it’s just a great show for food and wine lovers.
And their website is http://www.goodfoodshow.com.au in case you missed it! See you there!