Discover the Best Events of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2021
Treat yourself to culinary excellence and indulge at the MFWF.
Bringing together locally and internationally renowned chefs, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival celebrates delicious dining. Take your tastebuds to gastronomic heaven and feast at the remarkable Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2021.
The annual Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, presented by the Bank of Melbourne, will have foodies exploring all corners of the city with the Winter Edition of the festival. One of the best festivals in Australia, the MFWF is a time when Melbourne, Victoria really shows off its foodie culture. Showcasing an extensive program of cooking classes, tasting menus and unique dining experiences, MFWF is the perfect way to explore the delicious tastes of Melbourne. The best restaurants in Melbourne have made a stellar line-up of amazing food, and we’ve got a guide to Melbourne’s food & wine festival to delight your tastebuds.
We're thrilled to be bringing our core Melbourne Food & Wine Festival programming to Winter and our festival home to Queen Victoria Market. Across the Winter edition we'll have 150 events across 10 days and across Melbourne we'll be serving you more than 1,500 martinis, 8000 bowls of pasta and 200,000 hot chips. Now that sounds like a party.
- Anthea Loucas Bosha, CEO of Food & Drink Victoria, the Not for Profit parent company behind MFWF.
This year, the festival is making its home in the Queen Victoria Market. Workshops, demonstrations, and more will run within the market, both ticketed events and free events. There’s plenty of amazing food to sample, but only so much food the human body can eat. To help you decide which events are on your must-see list, we’ve picked out a few that we can’t wait for.
The Big Spaghetti, presented by Vetta
Returning for another year of perfect pasta, The Big Spaghetti combines the eclectic bustle of hawker markets with the family-friendly, community ethos of Italian street fairs. Along with the celebration of spaghetti, the event also features live music, talks and demonstrations from guest chefs, a pasta playground for kids, and wine for the grown-ups. The only problem is trying to choose between the 20 amazing pasta dishes from 10 stalls from restaurants like Tipo 00, Café Paci, Marameo, Massi, Trattoria Emilia, and more.
The Remixed Grill, presented by Grampians and Pyrenees Wine Regions
Cost: Free entry
For two days, some of Australia’s best chefs from Melbourne’s best restaurants are heating things up this winter with some great wood-fired eating with the Remixed Grill. 10 Aussie chefs are grilling up a storm, including Jerry Mai, Shane Delia, Tina Li, and Tom Sarafian. Pop by for campfire stories, marshmallow toasting, demonstrations and talks from guest chefs, and live music and entertainment.
Australians love a good hot chip, this Friday night is the ultimate chip celebration. Maximum Chips brings all the chips we love—crinkle-cut, shoestring, French fry, potato gems—and combines them into a massive all you can eat event. Tickets include a welcome drink and live entertainment as well as maximum chips.
Welcome to the Jungle, presented by Grampians and Pyrenees Wine Regions
Shannon Martinez the “Queen of Green,” is heading up this explosion of plants and greenery, celebrating Melbourne’s best plant-based eating and drinking experiences with Welcome to the Jungle. Food from Smith & Daughters, Fancy Hank’s, Rumi, and more pair perfectly with drinks from the tiki-tastic drinks from The LuWow. Step into the jungle in the middle of the city for delightful food and drinks and live music from The Tarantinos—a wild experience like no other.
The Convenient Store, presented by 7-Eleven
Price: Free entry
The Convenient Store is a standard of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. A local favourite, the retail experience is a microcosm of Victorian food and drink. The retail space combines Japanese convenience stores, Brooklyn bodegas, Berlin spätis, and other neighbourhood stores from around the world. The Convenient Store offers fresh snacks from iconic Melbourne eateries like a katsu-sando from Andrew McConnell—a tribute to the Lawson egg sandwich—as well as great compelling cocktails from local bars.
Rising Stars, presented by Starward Whisky
The Starward Whisky bar will be making a home for itself in the Queen Street Precinct throughout the festival, but the drinks are just the beginning. Starward is partnering with up-and-coming chefs across both weekends to create paired whisky cocktails and snacks for Rising Stars. Try tasty bites from Rosheen Kaul (Etta), Nabil Ansari (Sunda), Scott Lord (New Quarter), and Lorena Corso (Napier Quarter).
Where can I see the full Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2021 program?
You can access a full itinerary of all the MFWF events on their official website.
How do I buy Melbourne Food & Wine Festival tickets?
All tickets can be purchased through the official MFWF 2021 website.
Where is the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival?
The festival takes place all over the city of Melbourne, different restaurants and venues host special events in the CBD and surrounding suburbs. The Regional Edition festival explores the rest of Victoria, specific details are expected to be released soon.
Does the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival have vegetarian and vegan options?
Yes, the MFWF caters to several dietary and allergic requirements.
What’s on Beyond the MFWF
If you’re visiting Melbourne and want to discover what the city can offer beyond its gastronomical delights, plan your trip with some of Melbourne’s unmissable activities.
• Melbourne is host to some of the world’s best art and culture, explore the infinite alleys of street art hidden around the city. Follow this guide to uncover Melbourne’s best street art locations throughout Melbourne’s laneways..
• If you want to explore the produce behind all the incredible food, discover Melbourne’s world-renowned market scene. From food and flowers to clothing and souvenirs, Melbourne markets have everything you need.
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