The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2023 program is here and we’re eating it up

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The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2023 program is here and we’re eating it up

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Words by Kaya Martin

From a gourmet sausage sizzle to an Italo-disco oyster party, the 2023 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is looking mouth watering. 

For a city full of foodies, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is like a ten-day holiday. Hungry patrons scamper from venue to venue, searching for the first taste of whatever new delicacies are being plated up this year.

Following last year’s buzzy event, the 2023 season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet. Running from March 24 to April 2, it will feature over 150 snack-centric events that are certain to leave all visitors stuffed to the brim.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

For the Signature Chef series, a whole kitchen full of acclaimed chefs will be flying in for rockstar shifts at our favourite Melbourne restaurants from destinations including New York, Kyoto, London and Chiang Mai. Don’t miss Supernormal’s bo ssäm bonanza, Attica’s Yuin Nation feast and the meaty delights of New Zealand’s top gun-slinging chef at Victor Churchill.

At the free Fed Square festival hub, find a celebration of baked goods, another run of last year’s popular boujiee (and boozy) Convenient Store presented by 7/11, and a sports food and local cocktails match made in heaven. Don’t miss the Celebrity Sausage stand, where star chefs will come together to dish out their dream dogs. If it couldn’t get any better, there will also be live music, free cooking demos and retail pop-ups.

For those looking to work up an appetite, Crawl and Bite series might be more your style. Taste the best of your suburb with these guided walking tours. If you’re out in the western suburbs, the Westside Wanders is a similar vibe.

The World’s Longest Brunch and Lunch events at the Treasury Gardens are returning as well, with 3000 tickets already sold.

The Special Events program is as extensive as it gets, highlighting ingredients from organ meats to strawberries, so we suggest taking a gander through it yourself. Look sharp and stay hungry, as the 2023 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is sure to go down a treat.

Tickets for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, happening from March 24 to April 2, go on sale on January 31 at 10am. Grab yours and find out more here