Paella fiestas, cocktail masterclasses and champagne lunches await at Noosa Eat & Drink’s Autumn Fare
One of our favourite foodie events, Noosa Eat & Drink, is returning next month with a special seasonal edition. Say hello to Autumn Fare, a three-day festival that is taking over some of the region’s most beloved dining destinations with tastebud-tempting happenings from March 12–14. It’s time to fill up the car and head north!
For one glorious weekend next month, Noosa will turn into a foodie paradise when some of our state’s finest culinary talent comes together for the special autumn edition of Noosa Eat & Drink Festival. The jam-packed program will see some of Noosa’s top-tier restaurants host world-class chefs, delicious local produce, interactive masterclasses and live entertainment. The incomparable flavours of our sunshine state will be spotlighted in a sparkling series of events, the first being the Queensland Heritage Dinner. This exciting evening will see some homegrown culinary heroes – including Matt Golinski and Gillian Hirst – come together for a starry night of wining and dining that showcases the best flavours of the Noosa region. Taking our love for our home state to a whole other level is A Celebration of Queensland, which will match guest chef Spencer Patrick of Harrisons Restaurant Port Douglas with Locale Noosa’s chef Chris Hagan for a fanciful four-course feast with paired drops.
To get your dose of international flavours, make tracks to Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar to sample Mediterranean-inspired fare at the A Day on The Riviera event. The French and Tuscan Rivieras will be coming to the elegant eatery for a salivation-inducing five-course lunch paired with matching wines by a 26th-generation winemaker from Tuscany. For a truly sumptuous sipping session, make tracks to Frenchies Brasserie for the Craggy Range & Taittinger Champagne Lunch, which will be showcasing iconic wines and champagne paired masterfully with mouth-watering dishes. Those who like to while away an afternoon with cocktails and seafood can enjoy tastebud-tantalising bites and tipples at the La Vida Lunch Experience. Picture a feast of Tasmanian Pacific oysters, Flinders Island crayfish, locally caught crabs and Moreton Bay bug risotto. If that’s not enough action, there are also paella fiestas, culinary trips to Tasmania, bottomless lunches, espresso martini masterclasses and rail trails full of cheese and wine. Now, all you have to do is make the extremely difficult decision of what events to go to!
This is just a taste of what’s on at Noosa Eat & Drink’s Autumn Fare. To register for tickets and to peep the full festival schedule, visit the festival website.
This article was created in partnership with our friends at Visit Noosa. To plan your ideal escape and enter the biosphere in Noosa, head to the Visit Noosa website.