Explorers wanted!

Photo: Amanda Fordyce

We’re looking for adventurers like you to be one of two official Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Explorers for 2014. Be our eyes, ears and tastebuds on the ground as we treat you and a friend to a jam-packed Festival experience.

From the best dishes to exclusive events, such as dinner at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden and brunch at Sea of Cultures, you’ll experience an all-you-can-tweet adventure over one all-inclusive weekend of the Festival

As an official Festival Explorer, you and a friend will head along to unique events to experience the Best of the Fest. Plus, you’ll also be sharing your experience with us on social media (and the odd blog post) every step of the way.

 

 

EXPLORER 1

 

EXPLORER 2

FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY  

MORNING

 

Arrival

 

Arrival

LUNCH

 

Welcome lunch at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden, Southbank

 

Welcome lunch at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden, Southbank    

EVENING

 

Be transported to exotic east-north Africa at Dancing with the Tides at Konjo Cafe & Restaurant

 

Be transported to exotic east-north Africa at Dancing with the Tides at Konjo Cafe & Restaurant

ADDITIONAL

 

Enjoy 1806’sBittered Brandy Sling cocktail created especially for Bar Express

 

Enjoy Lily BlacksThe Aqua Fresca Fizz cocktail, created especially for Bar Express

SATURDAY 1 MARCH

MORNING

 

Take a journey at brunch and explore five different cuisines at Sea of Cultures, fifty-six threads

 

Take a journey at brunch and explore five different cuisines at Sea of Cultures, fifty-six threads

LUNCH

 

A signature Festival event, enjoy two courses and glass of wine at Fatto Bar & Cantina as part of Restaurant Express

 

Feast on fresh local crayfish and learn about the product  at Cracking Victorian Crayfish, The Duke

EVENING

 

Experience exceptional sweet wines from around the world at Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience session ‘Noble Rot, Liquid Gold’, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

Create cocktails and cure fish using the world’s first luxury vodka at Devil’s Water, Campari House

ADDITIONAL

 

Sample the water-inspired menu during dinner at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden

 

Sample the water-inspired menu during dinner at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden

SUNDAY 2 MARCH

MORNING

 

Start the day with coffee and a delicious pastry at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden

 

Start the day with coffee and a delicious pastry at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden

LUNCH

 

Feast on a three-course sustainable seafood banquet at The Delicious Pest, Left Bank

 

Experience cutting edge art and design with dishes curated by Melbourne’s best chefs at Taste Now, National Gallery Of Victoria

EVENING

 

Savour seafood favourites matched to succulents at Eat Ocean Drink Succulent, Mamasita

 

Feel the sand between your toes as Mister Bianco transforms its interior into a beach paradise at Seafood Tables in the Sand

ADDITIONAL

 

View Per-Anders Jörgensen’s innovative works at Essential Ingredient’s exhibition Fool: Food, Insanity, Brilliance & Love

 

View Per-Anders Jörgensen’s innovative works at Essential Ingredient’s exhibition Fool: Food, Insanity, Brilliance & Love

MONDAY 3 MARCH

MORNING

 

Digest the Explorer journey with a farewell breakfast at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden

 

Digest the Explorer journey with a farewell breakfast at The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar & Raingarden

  

Check out and flight

 

Check out and flight

If you’re from interstate, don’t fret! The journey is on us with return flights from your nearest capital city, plus accommodation at The Radisson, Flagstaff Gardens, included.

To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less why you should be an official Festival Explorer and you’re in the running to win.

Healthy appetite for adventure is essential. Two places available. Enter now!

 

To our VIC friends, we have something in the works especially for you! In the lead up to Festival, we will be releasing an iPhone app which will give you the chance to win daily Festival prizes! Join our enews to find out when the app is released.

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