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By Connie Lambeth.

There’s a whole lot happening on the food lover’s scene this Autumn, with just an appetiser of events mentioned below to wet your appetite. If there’s a food event happening in your city, town or state, we’d love to hear about it!

connie.lambeth@theaustraliatimes.com.au

HIGH RECOMMENDATION FOR FOOD RELATED ART EVENT THIS WEEK:

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CJ Hendrys 50 Foods in 50 Days Art Exhibition

Only Until Sunday12th April 2015

166 Gertrude Street,

Fitzroy (Melbourne)

 

A unique art and food experience not to be missed!

This talented photorealist artist uses fine tip pens to sketch a variety of foods on beautiful Hermes plates…so real the tastebuds go into overdrive! No matter, as though you may not be able to eat the art, there are gourmet delicacies for sale. This extraordinary event, staged by Bill Tikos of The Cool Hunter, is set up in an events space decked out as a pop up gourmet food store…not just any old food shop, but with products of the highest quality from around the globe.

Got a spare 10 grand or more? Check out CJ’s art works at:

instagram.com/cj_hendry

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The following Foodie Events coming up in Victoria during April/May can be explored further on the Events Victoria Website:

www.eventsvictoria.com

 

The Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train

Website: www.puffingbilly.com.au/wine-dine/steam-cuisine-luncheon-train/

Email: info@pbr.org.au

Phone: 03 9757 0700

Event runs until: 30 June 2015

 

Sunday High Tea at Marybrooke Manor

Event runs until 20 December 2015

Marybrooke Manor

10 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, VIC 3789

Website: www.marybrooke.com.au/events/

Email: enq@marybrooke.com.au

Phone: 03 9755 2755

 

The Social Kitchen

Cnr Peel & Victoria Street Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Website: https://www.fisherpaykel.com/au/experience/the-social-kitchen-cooking-school/

Email: thesocialkitchencookingschool@fisherpaykel.com

Event runs until: 5 May 2015

 

Festival of Lunchtimes at Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central

300 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Contact:

Website: www.melbournecentral.com.au/festival-of-lunchtimes

Email: bronte@undertowmedia.com

Phone: 03 8419 9320

Event runs until: 30 April 2015

Get out of the office and into Melbourne Central for a unique, midday reboot

 

A Tavola! Cooking School

Pizzini Wines

175 King Valley Rd, Whitfield, VIC 3733

Website: www.pizzini.com.au/pizzini/cooking-school.php

Email: talkdirect@pizzini.com.au

Phone: 03 57298278

Event runs until:13 December 2015

 

Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Festival

Thursday 30th April until 3rd May 2015

Various venues

Vincent Street, Daylesford, VIC 3460

Website: dmproduce.com.au/events/harvest-festival-2015/

Email: enquiries@dmproduce.com.au

Phone: 0409845061

Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Week Festival is a celebration of the harvest of Central Victoria, showcasing the region’s abundant food and wine, and celebrating the best of producers, farmers, provedores, restaurateurs and vignerons

 

Harvest of Wellington Food and Wine Festival

Friday 10th April until 19th April

Wellington Shire

Various Venues, Tinamba, VIC 3859

Website: www.wellingtonregionaltourism.com.au/

Email: wrt@tourismwellington.com.au

Wellington Shire Council, Wines of East Gippsland and Wellington Regional Tourism present the inaugural Harvest of Wellington Food and Wine Festival with events spanning across the Wellington region
A Dinner to Die For

Saturday 11th April until 18th April 2015

Retreat Hotel

226 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Website: www.bare-elementsproductions.com.au/tickets/

Email: enquiries@bare-elements.com.au

Phone: 03 9417 4629

Back for a fifth season, its not molecular gastronomy, but a wickedly funny Melbourne based Musical, Murder Mystery Show and Dinner

 

Wandiligong Nut Festival

Sunday 26th April 2015

Alpine Park

White Star Road, Wandiligong, VIC 3744

Website: www.brightvic.com/wandinutfestival/

Phone: 03 57501440

The Wandiligong Nut Festival is the only nut festival in Australia.Taste roasted chestnuts, crack hazelnuts and walnuts, sample local wines and beers, talk to producers and chefs, relax listening to music admits the most beautiful surroundings – an idyllic event engaging all the senses.

 

If thats not enough of a food lovers feast then tantalise your tastebuds some more:

 

KLM Dutch Orange Day

26th April 2015

Queensbridge Square

1A Queensbridge Street

Southbank VIC 3006

Contact details

0419 370 332

pvanduyn@espero.net.au

dutchorangeday.com.au

The KLM Dutch Orange Day festival is a lively celebration of Dutch culture.

Sample Dutch delicacies such as croquettes, poffertjes and Dutch pea soup, or pick up some Dutch groceries

 

North South Feast West

Immigration Museum

400-424 Flinders Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

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NSFeastW@museum.vic.gov.au

www.facebook.com/NorthSouthFeastWest

Until 14/06/2015

it’s an evening cantina with pop-up bars, music and authentic street food or festivals celebrating chocolate, chilli and coffee, there’s sure to be something for everyone at the Immigration Museum

 


Good Beer Week 2015

www.goodbeerweek.com

www.onlymelbourne.com.au/good-beer-week#.

GOOD BEER WEEK IS BACK, READY TO TEAR UP MELBOURNE AND VICTORIA FOR A FIFTH TIME WITH AN INCREDIBLE LINEUP CELEBRATING THE VERY BEST OF AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL BEER!

Friday 22nd of May 2015 To Sunday 24th of May 2015

 

Live somewhere other than Melbourne? Check these food events out:

 

QLD

Trivia with Taste

The Fox Hotel

South Brisbane

15th and 22nd April 2015 7pm-9pm/food & drink/food trivia!

www.thefox.com.au

 

NSW

Orange Food Week

Orange NSW

10th to 19th April

www.orangefoodweek.com.au

 

S.A.

Kangaroo Island FEASTival

1st to 8th May 2015

www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/kifeastival

 

TAS

Tastings at the Top

15th to 17th May 2015

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

www.cradlemountainlodge.com.au/food-wine/tastings-at-the-top/

 

A.C.T.

Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival

11th to 12th April 2015

www.canberrawines.com.au/events.html/

 

N.T.

The Darwin Festival

Early Dates to Book Best Flights: 6th to 23rd August

www.darwinfestival.org.au/contact-us/

18 days of food/arts/culture

Ph: (08) 8941 5457

 

Images taken by Connie Lambeth at ‘CJ Hendry’s 50 Foods in 50 Days Art Exhibition’.