Kicking off the 2019 Festival in style, The House of Food and Wine will transform Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre into a premium drinking and dining destination on the opening weekend (8-11 March). Over three days and three nights, the theatre and its courtyard will be a hive of activity.

Catch Montreal’s hottest restaurant team, the Joe Beef crew, for a candle-lit feast, talks, workshops and more, or spend some time with homegrown favourites like Jill Dupleix, Dan Hunter and more.

By day, food trucks will offer bespoke creations and cocktails, top local and international chefs will demonstrate their dishes and the Theatre of Ideas, tastings and hands-on workshops will keep hands and minds busy. Come night, the party really gets started with an open-air feast from Montreal’s hottest restaurant team, a collaborative menu of globetrotting chicken dishes and a gastronomic quiz night.