The Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music festival will be on for just one weekend from Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th of April. Look forward to breakfast on the beach, the Fundraising Gala dinner, food and wine workshops and lots of live music. Adult tickets are $29 and there are various venues around the city, mostly focussed around Broadbeach.
There will be a festival village at Palm Meadows open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm, where you can wander through the pop-up restaurants, watch the live cooking demonstrations and meet the faces behind wineries and gourmet food producers while listening to live music.
Gourmet food masterclasses will be held by chef and TV presenter Alastair McLeod, celebrity and award winning chef Matt Golinski, and David Pugh from the acclaimed restaurant Two. Other chefs you can catch around the festival include James Brady, Luke Mangan, Volker Koepke, Dennis Duncanson and Kathy Tindall.
As for wine, there will be exciting workshops on champagne, international classics, new wines on the scene, and how Queensland’s finest stacks up against the world’s wines.
Some of the highlights of the festival will be the Luke Mangan Wine Dinner, which includes a 5 course degustation menu at Salt grill restaurant for $185 per head, Extravaganza High Tea at Broadbeach and the Beach Soiree on Surfers Paradise Beach, where there will be live entertainment, cocktails and gourmet nibbles. The Gold Coast Philharmonic orchestra will be playing, and the night will finish with fireworks!
For entertainment, you can listen to the sounds of Chantelle Delaney, Skylark Two, Phil Barlow & The Wolf, Anna Leathem, Natalie De Jager and the French cafe classics from Fox Lane Quartet.