Chance to taste best wine and food in city’s west

February 24, 2018 by  

Footscray’s reputation as an authentic and diverse culinary and cultural hub will be showcased during the 2018 Eat Drink Westside programme.

Staged in conjunction with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in March, the programme will give participants a chance to join 1,700 diners at a 500-metre table to feast at the World’s Longest Lunch in Footscray, dine on an Ethiopian feast in the traditional way, or taste treats from the classic American diner list of favourites.

According to organisers, the event will also bring great delight to coffee connoisseurs who will be able to take part in `Crop to Cup’ tastings of coffee at Kodoma Coffee plus chef demonstrations that match favourite beers with a selection of meats at Up in Smoke.

As in the past, printing services will be at a premium, advertising events all around Melbourne’s western suburbs.

In a change of scene, the World’s Longest Lunch is being held on Footscray’s riverfront, having previously been based in Melbourne’s CBD.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Chairman John Haddad said the 2018 programme will present 30 events that will provide wine and food experiences. He said:

“The West has long been a unique cultural and culinary destination and we are excited to see it showcased as part of the 26th year celebration of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.”

The extensive programme, from March 16-25, has been put together jointly by Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Moonee Valley, Hobsons Bay and Brimbank City Councils.