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  • Written by Susan Ewington



The Noosa Food & Wine 2016 program is out now, with more than 30 fantastic events showcasing some of Australia's best chefs in beautiful locations throughout Noosa from 20-22 May 2016.

Almost 50 chefs from around Australia and Noosa's own restaurants are featured in the program, along with more than 20 wineries. Events will take place under the Noosa Tipi on Main Beach, in Hastings Street for a long lunch, by the Noosa River in Noosaville and in signature restaurants throughout Noosa. 

There's an event for all food and wine lovers with prices starting at just $15.00. 

Guest chefs include Pete Evans, Ben O'Donoghue, Luke Mangan, Cory Campbell, Massimo Mele, Matt Golinski and more from some of Australia's best restaurants including Nu Nu, Fish House, Gerard's Bistro,  European, Stokehouse and Harrison's, just to name a few.

For the full program, and to purchase event tickets see noosafoodwinefestival.com.au.

Noosa food & Wine 2016 program highlights include:

NOOSA FOOD & WINE OPENING COCKTAIL PARTY
Friday 20 May, 5-7pm, $45.00
Celebrating the opening of Noosa Food & Wine 2016, Noosa Main Beach sets the scene for a wonderful weekend of food, wine and lifestyle. Join acclaimed chefs Pete Evans, Peter Kuruvita, Shane Bailey, Ben Bertei and Sammy and Bella from MKR and others under the Noosa Tipi, right on the beach, for a cocktail party with light canapés and drinks.

THE PALEO WAY WITH PETE EVANS    
Saturday 21 May, 10am-12pm, $95.00
Join celebrity Chef and author Pete Evans for 'The Paleo Way' at The J Theatre. Enjoy a light bite and a welcome drink followed by  a presentation from Pete on the Paleo Way and finish with a Q&A session.  Guests will also receive Pete's 10 week activation program, The Paleo Way valued at $99 included in the ticket price.

NOOSA STREET FEAST LONG LUNCH ON HASTINGS STREET        
Saturday 21 May, 12.15-2.30pm, $85.00
Enjoy a long lunch on Noosa's famous Hastings Street with some of Noosa's favourite restaurants taking part in the Noosa Street Feast. The 2-course lunch will be accompanied by wines and beer by Asahi. Choose your favourite restaurants from: aromas, Boardwalk Bistro on Hastings, Bistro C, Gaston, Locale, Miss Moneypenny's, Noosa Beach House, Rococo or Season.

WINE MASTERCLASS BY TREASURY WINES ESTATE          
Saturday 21 May, 3.00-3.45pm & Sunday 22 May, 12.00-12.45pm, $55    
Join our expert wine panel as they journey through Australia's premier wine regions exploring amazing Australian wine gems.  Focusing on two varieties, Shiraz and Chardonnay, the tutored tasting will highlight the unique diversity that our great wine regions and wineries deliver. From Devil's Lair in the Margaret River to Penfolds in the  Barossa Valley and Heemskerk in Tasmania, and many other iconic wines in between, this is a tasting not to be missed.

WINE TASTING QUARTER AT SHERATON NOOSA RESORT & SPA
Saturday 21 May, 12.00-5.00pm, free entry
Enjoy wine tastings from 22 of Australia's best wineries at the Wine Tasting Quarter. Purchase a token for $3 for 3 tastings or $6 token for 6 tastings or a glass.

SURFERS V'S CHEFS BREAKFAST PRESENTED BY TASTE.COM.AU
Sunday 22 May, 6.30am-10am, $30.00
Noosa Food & Wine 2016 is not just about food and wine, it also celebrates lifestyle. And what better way to do this than by heading to the beach on Sunday morning for a surf! Join us for breakfast presented by taste.com.au on Noosa Main Beach with guest chefs including Pete Evans, Peter Kuruvita, Andreas Nielsen, Ben O'Donoghue and Samantha Gowing and watch them compete in the waves with surfing royalty. The competition is in support of SurfAid. Also enjoy a free pilates class from Luxe Fitness Escapes.

NOOSA BOATHOUSE PRESENTS 'YOU'RE BETTER ON BEEF' BBQ BY THE RIVER          
Sunday 22 May, 11.30am-4.30pm, $15.00 entry
The Noosa River shores will come to life when Noosa Boathouse presents a celebration of Australian beef and live music from Sunshine Coast music legend Carl Wockner and powerhouse band Honey. Renowned chefs Matt Golinski, Alastair McLeod, Sunny Gilbert and Shane Bailey with Sammy and Bella from MKR will serve up their favourite sirloin dishes along with Stone & Wood craft beers and selected great Australian wines. Come and enjoy a fantastic day of food, beer and wine on the Noosa River at Lions Park in Noosaville.

FULL MOON ASIAN FLAVOURS FAREWELL PARTY   
Sunday 22 May, 5.00-8.30pm, $65.00
You're invited to dine under a full moon on the beach for the finale of Noosa Food & Wine 2016 with an Asian Hawker style feast presented by Ben Bertei, Hajime Horiguchi and Hamish Ingham, with local culinary talent from Embassy XO, Spirit House and Junk. Featuring modern Asian influences, move between tasting stations full of flavour. Wines by Treasury Estate Wines and beers by Asahi.

For the full program, and to purchase event tickets see noosafoodwinefestival.com.au.

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