Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is just around the corner folks, ready to wow our taste buds and show off the very best Victorian produce and flavour!
There are a handful of stellar events planned in nearby Mornington, with culinary masters ready to bring their A-game, providing many delicious feasting opportunities up and down the peninsula. There’s something for everyone, no matter if you like eating food, hearing about food or making food. Check out the rundown of events happening in some of Victoria’s most picturesque seaside towns.
Saturday 16 March
All aboard for a journey back in time! At this MFWF experience, passengers will hop on board a K 163 steam locomotive, travelling the Mornington line on an express journey to flavourville.
Running from Mornington to Moorooduc, this train journey is nothing like your daily commute. Here, passengers will begin with sparkling wine and canapés on the platform of Moorooduc Station. Once on the train, the feasting continues, with bento boxes filled with local produce provided by 100 Mile Foodie.
There’ll also be entertainment along the way, with a roving band of musicians! Finally, after a quick wine pit stop at Mornington Station, passengers will make the return journey for dessert and of course, more wine.
Sunday 17 March
JimmyRum Distillery in Dromana has the goods if you’re a fan of something a little stronger than wine. At this event, you’ll explore the world of Mornington Peninsula craft spirits with an afternoon of tastings, designed to help you find your favourite drink.
Seven of Mornington’s best distilleries will be pouring their finest gins, whiskies and rums all while discussing the art of distilling and sharing their spirit appreciation. The event also includes music, food trucks and speciality cocktails – all the ingredients for an ideal afternoon.
Friday 15 March
Long lunches for a good cause are a staple event for MFWF and there are many happening across Victoria again this year. This one in particular at Sorrento provides stunning beachfront views – the perfect setting to enjoy some delicious food.
A four-course menu prepared by local restaurants The Baths and Loquat will be on offer at this event, showcasing some of the best produce the region has to offer. Wine matches will also be provided by renowned Mornington Peninsula wineries Foxey’s Hangout and Quealy.
This is just a taste of what’s happening at this year’s MFWF, and there’s plenty more happening across the state. To find out more visit the MFWF website, and stay up to date with what’s on around St. Germain by liking us on Facebook.