Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is back with a bang!

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival announces blockbuster 2021 calendar: one year, three festivals!

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival announces blockbuster 2021 calendar: one year, three festivals!

The newly expanded festival year kicks off with a suite of signature and new events in March. This will be followed in winter by the festival’s core programming for the year, a two-week festival all about Melbourne, and then in the spring the food and drink of regional Victoria will for the first time have a festival all its own.

Photographer: Daniel Mahon

En Pointe is a proud supporter and partner for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, and we can’t wait to be a part of Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, and their newest feast, Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Brunch! Two events celebrating some of the greatest loves of this city!

The much-loved World’s Longest Lunch returns on Friday 12th March, bringing together three of Melbourne’s culinary masters – Stephanie Alexander, Philippe Mouchel and Jacques Reymond – to deliver an outdoor feast for more than a thousand guests in Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens set against the backdrop of the city skyline.

Photographer: Julian Kingma

In a first for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Brunch will take place in Treasury Gardens on Saturday 13th March. The menu at this new event is designed by Lune Croissant’s Kate Reid in collaboration with Melbourne’s café king Nathan Toleman, whose midas touch at venues such as Apte, Three Bags Full, Two Birds One Stone, Top Paddock, Higher Ground, Kettle Black and Liminal has shaped the way Victoria breakfasts

There will be special events across the city, and for the first time, Melbourne’s western suburbs will be the hero of 12 Westside Crawl events. 

Highlights of the 2021 Special Events Program include the Dandenong World Fare; a free, family-friendly celebration of​ food, culture, history and community at one of Melbourne’s largest fresh food markets in Australia’s most culturally diverse municipality, and Adrian Richardson’s suckling pig feast; ​The La Luna chef’s wildly popular festival signature expands to Brunswick East.

Westside Crawls, a collaboration between Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Eat Drink Westside and six western Melbourne councils, is another addition to the 2021 March program. The 12 Crawls showcase the eats of western Melbourne suburbs including: West Footscray, Seddon, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, Spotswood, Altona, Caroline Springs, Melton, Sunshine, St Albans, Werribee and Werribee Park. 

Booking Melbourne Food & Wine Festival events in advance is essential to keep the celebrations running smoothly and safely. All Melbourne Food & Wine Festival events have COVID-safe plans in place which can be accessed at mfwf.com.au.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s March program runs 12-31 March; for full program details and all ticket sales please visit ​mfwf.com.au​; ​follow MFWF on Instagram at @melbfoodandwine​ for daily updates.