Noosa Food & Wine Fest 2018 program announced

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Delicious fruits on show at the Fine food at the Noosa Wine & Food Festival

Delicious fruits on show at the Fine food at the Noosa Wine & Food Festival [©Noosa Wine & Food Fest]

Cold beers at the Noosa Wine & Food Festival
Plenty of pretty plates at the Noosa Wine & Food Festival
Tipis on the beach at the Noosa Wine & Food Festival
Long Lunch at the Noosa Wine & Food Festival


The Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2018 program is out now, with more than 35 fantastic events showcasing some of Australia's best chefs in beautiful locations throughout Noosa from 17-20 May 2018.

Events will take place at the new Festival Village, under the Noosa Tipis on Noosa Main Beach, along Hastings Street for the Long Lunch, in signature restaurants and throughout the Noosa hinterland with produce and brewery trails.

Guest chefs include celebrity Miguel Maestre (Maestre Family Food), Colin Fassnidge (Banksia Bistro), Alessandro Pavoni(Ormeggio),Christine Manfield, Kirsten Tibballs (Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School), Adam D’Sylva (Coda/Tonka), Zack Furst (Ides), Charley Snadden Wilson (Embla), Lauren Aldridge (Stokehouse), Alanna Sapwell (St Peter), Emma McCaskill (The Pot Adelaide), Jo Barrett (Oakridge), Nick Stanton (Ramblr) and Victor Liong (Lee HoFook).

Plus: Matt Stone (Oakridge), Monty Koludrovic(Icebergs), Brendon Barker (Madam Wu), Massimo Mele, Jordan Toft (Coogee Pavilion, Merivale), Matt Wilkinson (Pope Joan),  Analiese Gregory (Franklin), Shaun Clouston (Logan Brown,NZ), Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater),Tony Percuoco (Tartufo), Paul Carmichael  and Kylie Javier Ashton (Momofuku Seiobo).

Program highlights include:

The Festival Village – returning to the Noosa Lions Park in 2018 with the beautiful Noosa waterways as a magical backdrop.  Key events in the Festival Village will include:

  • Festival Village VIP Lounge - the hottest place to be during the Festival will be at the Festival Village VIP Lounge, with limited tickets available to this exclusive access venue.
  • The Producers Pavilion - meet, discover and taste the delights of some of the region’s finest artisan producers in the region and from around Australia.
  • Taste of Noosa -discover some of Noosa’s best restaurants and their famous tastes right in the Festival Village across the weekend. Restaurants include Sum Yung Guys, Embassy XO, Padre Coffee, View Restaurant, Arcuri, Village Bicycle and Providore on Hastings.
  • Craft Beer & Cider Corner - 2018 welcomes a craft and cider beer corner with some of the region’s best craft brewers in action.
  • Master Classes - Wine and Cheese Master Classes as well as the Chef’s Skills Table.
  • Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations - enjoy live cooking demonstrations from some of Australia’s best chefs.

Tickets for the Festival Village start from $25 per person including a complimentary glass of wine from Xanadu Margaret River.

The Long Lunch on Hastings Street - one of the Festival’s most popular events takes place on Saturday 19 May. The Long Lunch on Hastings Street features Noosa Beach House, Season, Boardwalk Bistro, Aromas, Locale, Bistro C, Café Le Monde and Rococo. $145.

Tipi Events on Noosa Main Beach - The stunning Tipis will return to Noosa Main Beach and will be the venue for a range of events across the weekend including:

  • Noosa Food & Wine Festival Opening Party - Friday 18 May,5pm-7pm. Enjoy wines by Xanadu Margaret River with signature canapes from a selection of Noosa restaurants. $89.
  • Rise & Nourish -Saturday 19 May, 6.30am-9am. Presented by Beyond Experiences, enjoy a 60 minute beach yoga session by Zenko Yoga followed by a nutritious Cyndi-O’Meara inspired breakfast. $80.
  • Under The Moon In May - Saturday 19 May, 5pm-9pm.  As the sun sets on the beach join Bistro C, Boardwalk Bistro and Rococo for a sublime night to remember. $195.
  • Rickys Champagne Brunch – Sunday 20 May,9.30-11am. A once in a lifetime experience to start your Sunday with a Rickys Laurent-Perrier Champagne brunch on Noosa Main Beach. $75.
  • Noosa Amour On The Beach -  Sunday 20 May, Midday-2.30pm. Experience four of Noosa’s finest restaurants Aromas Noosa, Locale, Rickys and Wood Fire Grill for a truly magical lunch on Main Beach. $165.
  • Closing Party - Sunday 20 May,5pm-9pm. Tipi Aperitivo presented by Noosa Boathouse and Dal Zotto Wines. Includes food and 2 hours of beverages followed by a cash bar from 7pm-9pm). $149.

Produce and Brewery Trails –  a series of trails will take place across the Festival including Hinterland Trails, a Slow Food Noosa Trail and the Noosa Brewery Trail. Prices start from $160.
For the full program and to purchase event tickets see


  • Noosa, Sunshine Coast and hinterland (QLD)

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