Food and Wine week is set to spice up Floriade 2014, inviting visitors to spoil their tastebuds with a delicious menu of demonstrations and events – all for free!
From 22-28 September, visitors to Australia’s biggest celebration of spring can sip on some of the capital region’s most prestigious wines, explore the science behind our tastebuds and sample some
of the area’s best local produce.
The Kitchen Company Tasting Plate will see celebrity chef Miguel Maestre entertain the crowds in eight separate shows across Saturday and Sunday (27-28 September). The star of Channel 10’s The
Living Room is eager for foodies to join him as he takes visitors on a Spanish culinary exploration.
“I can’t wait to share my passion with fellow foodies and bring some Spanish flair to Floriade using beautiful Australian produce,” Miguel said.
“Love is the best ingredient in life and makes everything taste better.”
During Food and Wine week beer fans can enjoy a tasting voyage with the “School of Beer”, while wine lovers can learn how to be a wine snob in 30 minutes. A range of other workshops will also be on offer including cider and martini making, the art of beer and how to integrate spices into your food and wine experience.
Canberra’s illuminated wonderland, Floriade NightFest, also coincides with Food and Wine week, offering brilliant lighting designs, exciting performances and live entertainment after-dark, as well as
a huge range of food and wine demonstrations continuing into the evening.
The full program for Floriade and Floriade Nightfest is now available online. Floriade runs from 13 September until 12 October in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park, while NightFest will light up the night from 24-28 September.