2020 Noosa Eat and Drink Festival Thu 14th- Sun 17th May
Previously known as the Noosa Food and Wine Festival, this 4-day festival is a continuation of the celebration of food, drinks, live music and entertainment. Looking at this year’s line up the name change is not surprising, as there are plenty of events that include wine but there is a lot more. These include craft brewery and distillery tours, a gin club tasting, master classes in creating your own gin. The list continues with an afternoon in the lush garden’s moments away from the golden sands of Noosa Main Beach appreciating Beluga Vodka & Caviar. Also on offer is a 4-course dinner matched with 4 different lagers and 4 different whiskies, a champagne brunch, mead tasting plus cocktail parties. Location wise, the events are taking place in the heart of Noosa, along and on the river with cruises and out into the beautiful hinterland on a Slow Food Noosa Snail Trail.
The opening party is on Main Beach where local favourite, Andrea Ravezzani from Noosa Waterfront Restaurant will be treating us with two hours of Italian style - Ferrari Trento Sparkling, signature canapés and party tunes to dance the night away and to celebrate the opening of the festival.
Events hosted by celebrity chefs are in fabulous venues including the Cooroy Butter Factory and the Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort. There are the options to attend floating cocktail parties on the river. The hub of Noosa Eat & Drink Festival is the Village located this year in the Noosa Woods, bringing together Noosa's latest and greatest restaurants, your favourite drinks, world-class chefs, artisan producers, interactive masterclasses and intimate sessions. In addition to these, your ticket allows access to cooking and chefs’ demonstrations, DJs plus live music and a complimentary festival glass filled with Dal Zotto Prosecco on arrival (for those over 18). Each day features a new line up of chefs and sessions and live entertainment.
There’s so much more, please check the official website for info and availability but hurry as some of the events such as the Finale Dinner are already sold out.