Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival 2017: Under the radar

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Now in its second year, the Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival is set to bring a range of events to the length of the Gold Coast over one tasty weekend in June. As well as big show-stoppers such as the Opening Night featuring Lindey Milan and Picnic in the Park, there are a range of more specialised events for food, wine, beer, and Gold Coast produce lovers alike. We took a look at a few of them.

Instagram Meetup at NightQuarter

Calling all #igers! NightQuarter is a mecca of food and fun. With an impressive lineup of festival style eats and Insta-worthy dishes, it’s the must-do destination on the Gold Coast to satisfy your cravings for #foodporn. Headliners include funnel cakes, ice cream sliders, ramen, tornado potatoes, freakshakes and cronuts. There are ample opportunities for cheese-pulls and holding sprinkle-covered-treats in the air, so get ready for #instagood times.

Date:  Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June
Location:  NightQuarter (1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale)
Time:  4-10pm
Tickets:  $3 general entry

Local Flavour

Local flavour at Burleigh Brewing will combine three of the Gold Coast’s best elements into one fantastic day. Take Burleigh Brewing’s world class craft beers (and some great Queensland wine to boot), some famous street food trucks as well as live music from local artists to create a true feast for the senses.
Burleigh Brewing will be offering free tours of the brewery at specific times throughout the event.

Date: Friday 2 June
Location: Burleigh Brewing (2 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads)
Time: 3 – 8.30pm
Tickets: Free

Dessert Tour

Make all of your dessert dreams come turn with five different dessert tasting in one night! Why limit yourself to just one dessert, when you can join this tour and taste five different desserts and meet the small business owners that bring you each life changing moment.

Date: Friday, 2nd June, 2017
Location: NightQuarter (1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tickets: $25. Bookings essential.

Email functions@nightquarter.com.au or call 1800 264 448 (Option 5)

Discussion panel | Redefining Food on the Gold Coast

The renaissance of the Gold Coast food scene is in full swing. With a burgeoning street food scene, innovating communal dining concepts and limits alfresco dining opportunities…does the Gold Coast’s have what it takes to become a top foodie destination?

Join the dialogue on defining the Gold Coast’s food and wine identity. Facilitated by Michelle Christoe and Donna Lynch.

Date: Saturday, 3rd June, 2017
Location: Helensvale Culture Centre (Sir John Overall Dr & Lindfield Rd)
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Tickets: Free

7 Course Degustation

An impressive degustation that is a 7 course fine dining experience created by Sirromet’s Executive Chef, Andrew Mirosch and Chief winemaker, Adam Chapman. Together they have created a menu using the freshest local and seasonal produce, matched perfectly with Sirromet’s award-winning wines.

Location: Sirromet Winery (850-938 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton)
Date: 2nd June 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Tickets: $115 pp
Bookings: Call 07 3206 2999 or email wines@sirromet.com

For the full program, visit gcfoodandwine.com.au

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