Australia's favourite celebration of food, drink and culture, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is heading to regional Victoria this November to showcase some of the world’s-best produce and culinary talent.

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Running from 10 – 19 November 2023, the Regional Edition of the festival features broad-ranging food and drink events across the state, from in-land Ballarat and the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley to the vast expanse of the Gippsland region. These exciting events will highlight the outstanding quality, diversity and capability of Victoria’s world-class hospitality and agricultural sectors.

Lovers of the iconic World’s Longest Lunch can choose to take a seat at the table at either the Goods Shed in Ballarat or Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley with concurrent events on Saturday 11 November.

The program includes additional events in Ballarat and the Yarra Valley for travellers to continue their foodie journey throughout the regions.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to dine in reimagined settings and historical buildings as part of Ballarat Unlocked featuring some of the region’s best chefs in a unique program of dinners.

In the Yarra Valley, local winemakers, CherryHill Orchards and Coldstream Brewery will offer a range of events to showcase the best produce of the region.

The Village Feast will take place on Saturday 18 November along the foreshore in Inverloch as part of the Gippsland Seaside Weekender, bringing together talented local and visiting chefs in exciting collaborations.

It is set to attract families and culinary enthusiasts alike with a spread of Gippsland-made food, wine, beers alongside market stalls, kids’ activities, and live entertainment.

Adam Liaw will join chefs from across the region and around the country working the pans at more than 10 food stalls, or talking shop, up close, personal and informal, in the Chef Shack, hosted by Sofia Levin.

The Gippsland Seaside Weekender will also feature events from Friday afternoon through to Sunday to encourage visitors to stay longer and further spread the benefits across the region.

This world-class event is one of many that features on Victoria’s year-round entertainment calendar, highlighting our outstanding lifestyle and liveability as one of the key features to consider for talented professionals and global investors.

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