A taste of the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival

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Noosa has long been established as one of the top venues for the Sunshine Coast’s most prestigious events, and probably the most popular of them all is the annual Noosa International Food & Wine Festival.


The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival attracts visitors from all over the world, with wine connoisseur’s and food lovers flocking to this beautiful beachside region of Australia to soak in the sights, smells and tastes of some of the Noosa region’s and Australia’s greatest chefs.


The event is held annually in May, which is one of the best times of the year for an event to be held as the weather is generally perfect, allowing visitors to soak in everything that Noosa has to offer, as well as indulge their love of food and wine, and join in this great Sunshine Coast festival.


With 2013 celebrating 10 years of the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival, the rise in popularity for this internationally acclaimed event makes it one of Australia’s most anticipated on the culinary calendar.


This leading Sunshine Coast event is being hosted this year from May 16 to the 19 and promises to be one of the best held to date with some of the world’s greatest chefs, including Mark Best, Owner and chef of the Marque Restaurant in Surry Hills, NSW, Andre Chiang from Restaurant ANDRE, ranked as one of the best restaurants in the coveted San Pellegrino World’s top 50 List.

Winner of two Michelin stars and sole owner of the exquisite Ristorante Cracco, voted one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, Carlo Cracco will also be showing his award-winning style in the kitchen, and Yoshihiro Narisawa from popular Tokyo restaurant NARISAWA will be presenting some of his unique nature-conservation related dishes.


There will also be a star-studded line up of local chefs including Shane Bailey of Noosa’s popular Berardo’s Restaurant, sharing his passion for local produce, while Brendan Barker, executive chef of highly acclaimed popular sunshine Beach restaurant Embassy XO shows off his skills with asian cuisine.


The celebrity chefs will also be out in Noosa showing their popular flair, including well known Australian chef and restauranteur Matt Moran, Masterchef Australia celebrity Poh Ling Yeow, and local celebrity chef Matt Golinski, regarded as one of the regions top Australian chefs and member of the original ‘Ready Steady Cook’ television show cast.


The Noosa International Food & Wine festival isn’t just about eating and drinking though, with an impressive line up of entertainers including Ian Cooper, one of Australia’s most exciting virtuoso violinists, singling and dance group Mahogany, who have worked with Australia’s greatest entertainers including Guy Sebastian, classic flautist Jane Rutter, and number 1 Australian music charts sensation Timomatic.


The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival is set to be a highlight on Australia’s calendar so ensure you have booked your accommodation early to avoid missing out.


While much of the accommodation in Noosa may already be sold out around the Noosa Wine & Food Festival week, you can still book your accommodation at the Beach Retreat Coolum, which is only a short drive or bus trip to Noosa, saving you time and money, and allowing you to enjoy one of Australia’s greatest wine and Food Festivals.



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