Behind the Scenes at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – 2017

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BEHIND THE SCENES
AT THE MELBOURNE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL WITH
AFTER MANY YEARS WORKING WITH THE MELBOURNE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL (PRESENTED BY BANK OF MELBOURNE) WITH OUR CATERING HATS ON, IT WAS AN HONOUR TO BE THEIR EXCLUSIVE EVENT STYLIST & EXECUTE THEIR HEADLINE EVENTS AT THE HOUSE OF FOOD & WINE THIS YEAR. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US !
HERE'S WHAT WENT DOWN AT THE INAUGURAL HOUSE OF FOOD & WINE, PRESENTED BY SENSIS

11 Days - AND 14 Space Transformations
3000 + guests
1 cobble stoned laneway
85 + ‘Homegrown Heroes’ celebrated – including renowned chefs, winemakers, cocktail makers, front of house gurus, fishmongers & café entrepreneurs
1,000 + En Pointe hours
A very photogenic tuna 
10,000 + glasses ( = lots of delicious wine!)
3 Very patient printers on standby 24 hrs/day
250 chilli plants
1 radio show about chilli plants being nabbed from a MFWF event
New friends and memories made
OPENING PARTIES

Event #1 saw industry stakeholders celebrate Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s 25th Birthday with a Burch & Purchese custom cake, Tahbilk wines, indoor fireworks & confetti cannons. We injected bold colour into this festive event
with an in demand Belle Balloon display– on arrival, in shopping trolleys adding a pop of colour to the laneway and with a huge feature in the main space. Styling Australia
helped out with a social media moment and bespoke coasters, hand cut acrylic signage and wood woven ‘House Bar’ signage injected further detail. 
AND CLOSING PARTIES

Event #14 vibe : Burger Block Party – Sunday Night Party time ! Rain, hail or shine, the show must go on, and with ponchos tucked behind bars, partygoers had Australia’s pick of burgers, a fire sale on booze and mad DJ tunes thanks to the dudes at Mary’s Burgers. The chapel became a gothic shrine, wooden crates became comfy seats with burger cushions, and festoons & bangin’ hangin’s meant hours up ladders. The tightest set up (1.5 hours between events!) was successful thanks to precision planning and a collaborative team effort.
FANCY DINNERS IN BETWEEN

A sell out early on, The Winemaker’s Feast saw 150 lucky guests enjoy dinner with Australia’s most respected winemakers and sommeliers. Each table’s wine pairing was different as winemakers dup deep into their private stores to break open their favourite vintages. A five course menu was designed by Scott Pickett and executed by Fred & Ginger Catering. Rocco was inspired by iconic wines when determining the colour palette - featuring burgundy, claret and pinot, coupled with softer pinks and geranium. Crystal cut votives added gorgeous shadows on the tables, with soft grey linen, blush weave napkins and gold leaf hand detailed menus creating a formal yet contemporary backdrop for the night to play out on. 
Another formal dinner at the House, A Celebration of Masterclass presented by Fine Dining Lovers,  saw home-grown culinary legends celebrated. Hosted by Jill Dupleix and featuring velvet chairs, bow ties and Bridget Bodenham ceramics, the photos can be viewed on our facebook page.
SEE OUR FACEBOOK ALBUM : A CELEBRATION OF MASTERCLASS
Party Like A Pirate: A sustainable seafood feast.
SEE OUR FACEBOOK ALBUM : PARTY LIKE A PIRATE
PRIVATE DINING ROOM TRANSFORMATIONS

We LOVE a space transformation - be it a boardroom, blank canvas gallery, rooftop or in this case, a quirky laneway Chapel.
With three weddings already booked in, we squeezed in a further 10 events – making use of every bit of this versatile space across the festival. From breakfast to wine tasting to private dinners to dessert reveals to Italo discos, here are a few of our favourite snaps. 
THANK YOU
DANN EVENT HIRE // GEORGIEBOY FLORAL STUDIO // SCENE CHANGE //
CUSTOM CARGO // TABLE ART EVENT HIRE // UPFRONT CONCEPTS //
FRED & GINGER CATERING // BOTANICAL EVENTS // HIKARI PHOTOGRAPHY //
KWIK KOPY RICHMOND // BRIDGET BODENHAM // OUR TEAM & VOLUNTEERS
 
WE LOVE INSTAGRAM!
A few of our favourite #MFWF foodie moments.
@enpointe_events  #alwaysenpointe
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LOVE KATE, ROCCO + EMILIE X
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