Gourmet Wine & Food Events
The Gourmet Belle Events in May
Indulge in 6 courses of decadent chocolate while exploring the history and legend behind this delectable ingredient - from bean to bar! Discover 'real' chocolate made by the world's master chocolate makers from the world's finest cocoa beans. Understand the chocolate making process and learn how to really 'taste' chocolate so that you can become an expert in choosing your favourites.
Wine and Food Events in May
3rd - 17th May
Next Generation Hunter Valley - Caravan of Courage
Location: Various (Aussie East Coast)
The 6 Hunter lads best known as 'Next Generation Hunter Valley' will take their extraordinary wines (and large personalities) on the road again for their third, epic east coast adventure - a month long travelling wine bar popping up in Brisbane
(3 May), Newcastle (4 May), Sydney (10 May), Canberra (16 May) and Melbourne (17 May). It’s going to be a huge month of wacky wine adventures so make sure you’re following @nextgenhv #COC2013 on Twitter and Facebook www.facebook.com/nextgenhuntervalley.
16th - 19th May
Noosa International Food & Wine Festival
Location: Noosa (QLD)
Four days of superb cuisine, fine wines and fabulous foodie events featuring more than 200 top Australian and International food and wine personalities and producers plus world class entertainment. This festival is always a super-charged food, wine, music and celebrity fest! Visit the website www.noosafoodandwine.com.au for more information.
18th & 19th May
Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
Location: Clare Valley (SA)
Enjoy fine food prepared by leading chefs around the region throughout the weekend. The purchase of a wine glass for $5 at the first port of call acts as a passport and can be used at all participating wineries. Visit www.clarevalleywinemakers.com.au for more information.
18th & 19th May
Paniyiri Greek Festival
Location: Brisbane (QLD)
This legendary festival is back for its annual eruption of all things Greek...but, really, it's all about the food! Moussaka, baklava, souvlaki, haloumi, tiganites and so much more. Yum! Visit the website www.paniyiri.com for more information.
23rd - 26th May
Melbourne International Coffee Expo
Location: Melbourne (VIC)
This four day event brings together the World Barista Championship, the World Brewers Cup, the inaugural Global Coffee Review Symposium and Australia’s largest dedicated-coffee trade show. The expo also provides a number of satellite events in and around Melbourne, including roasting workshops, café tours and opportunities to meet and greet the world’s top coffee industry personalities and decision-makers. Visit the website www.internationalcoffeeexpo.com for more information.
28th & 30th May
Margaret River Wine
Location: Brisbane (QLD) and Sydney (NSW)
Have a chat with, and sample wine from many of the great Margaret River producers at Stewarts Wine Co. (in Brisbane) and Customes House (in Sydney). This is a rare opportunity to discover some of the wonderful vinous gems from the west! Visit the website www.margaretriverwine.org.au for more information.
29th May - 2nd June
Location: Hobart (TAS)
Savour Tasmania presents an array of events celebrating Tasmania's world-class produce and beverages, its innovative and dedicated producers and the passionate chefs who bring these elements to our table. The Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend will also again be part of the Savour Tasmania program in 2013. Visit the website www.savourtasmania.com.au for more information.