FOOD, WINE AND GOOD TIMES RETURN TO EAST MALVERN
East Malvern Food & Wine Festival Back for 3rd year!
The 3rd annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will return to East Malvern’s picturesque Central Park, boasting a vast range of exquisite wineries from all across Victoria on Sunday 18 November 2018, from 10:30am to 5:30pm.
Last year saw over 3,000 + Melbourne food and wine lovers flock to East Malvern, to enjoy over 100 wines, craft beers, and ciders, as well as a curated selection of local and regional culinary exhibitors.
Featuring more than 20 Victorian wine regions including Bendigo, Heathcote, Pyrenees, Yarra Valley, Rutherglen and Sutton Range the festival will also host a craft beer and cider producer alley featuring Coldstream Brewery, Yulli’s Brew and Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.
For the cocktail enthusiasts, unique distillers Mr Blacks and Four Pillars will be available along with refreshing Aperol Spritz partnered with a delicious central-European inspired antipasto tasting menu by Riserva Wine Store. Bar. Dining head chef Andrew Marasco at the Central Park Aperol Spritz outdoor chill lounge area and bar.
That’s not all, satisfy your hunger with a feast from local Melbourne favourite food trucks, local favourite restaurants and pop-up restaurant stalls like Richmond Oysters & Seafood Tapas, Nepal Dining, Assaggi Italani and more.
Peter Norman OAM, Chairman of Presenting Sponsor East Malvern Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank said, “The focus of Community Banks is to enhance and support the local Community. Sponsorship of the Festival is an example of our focus in action.”
With some of the best Victorian produce on offer at the festival, don’t forget to bring your shopping basket to stock up on some locally produced cheeses, gourmet condiments, bespoke Christmas puddings and other festive season fare from artisanal producers such as Canning Free Range Butchery, Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese, Cider Tonic, Red Rock Olives, In2Tea, Boondero Walnuts, and many more.
We haven’t forgotten the kids either, with a full day of family and children’s entertainment planned, including live music performances on the main stage and magician master classes presented by the local Magic School of Confidence. There will be fun for the whole family, even something for the fur kids, treat them to some gourmet doggie morsels from the Canine Wellness Truck.
Delicious award winning ice cream by Timboon Fine Ice Cream, celebrating Victorian producers in the heart of East Malvern.
So come on down and enjoy a unique and intimate experience, meet the passionate winemakers and brewers, and learn about, taste and take home their premium award-winning wines and ales!
This is a free public event. All ages welcome in the picturesque Central Park. Wine tasting glasses and ticket packages are available starting at $20.
The 3rd annual East Malvern Food and Wine Festival 2018 is proudly brought to you by the Festival Producer Margot Natoli with the support of our Presenting Partner the East Malvern Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank together with sponsorship partners, Volvo Cars South Yarra, Aperol Spritz together with the in-kind support of the Glenferrie Road Malvern Business Association, the Stonnington Leader and the City of Stonnington.
**Information and Images Courtesy of East Malvern Food and Wine Festival/Supplied by Cardinal Spin PR – Matt Fraser
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