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Albany Wine & Food Festival 2019

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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
Event:
Albany's best food and wine in a family-friendly fun day out
The Albany Wine & Food Festival was acclaimed as a huge success last year and in April it makes its return as part of Taste Great Southern with even more features.

To be held on Saturday, April 6 from 11.30am to 5.30pm, this year's festival has several new elements including a VIP Lounge, two cooking schools with acclaimed Perth chef, Sophie Budd and two wine seminars with Alex Johnson from Plantagenet Wine.

There will also be a Mystery Box Challenge with former MasterChef winner Adam Liaw, up against Liberte restaurant chef Amy Hamilton and chef Geoff Richardson from BG's Kitchen at Quality Apartments Banksia Gardens Albany.

Albany Wine & Food Festival 2019, fine wine, cooking demonstrations, fine dining, live music, wine tasting, vintage, Liberte restaurant, Quality Apartments Banksia Gardens, BG's Kitchen, wine seminars, Great Southern wines, craft beer, cider, Adam Liaw
Celebrity chefs will share their award-winning secrets as well as compete against each other.


A host of stalls at Eyre Park at Middleton Beach in Albany will feature award-winning wines, craft beer, cider, spirits, great food and local produce, activities for the kids and there will be live music throughout the day.

A VIP Lounge has been introduced for the first time this year for those looking to take their food and wine experience to another level with wine and food included.

It has undercover and garden courtyard areas where guests can sit and enjoy complimentary wine in a premium Plumm tasting glass from the private bar and a gourmet barbecue in the afternoon.

Guests can stroll around the event and return to the VIP section at their leisure.

VIP tickets are $95, pre-purchase only and include festival entry and include complimentary cooking demos, wine locker, live music and face painting.

Albany Wine & Food Festival 2019, fine wine, cooking demonstrations, fine dining, live music, wine tasting, vintage, Liberte restaurant, Quality Apartments Banksia Gardens, BG's Kitchen, wine seminars, Great Southern wines,craft beer, cider,Adam Liaw
Festival goers can enjoy the best food, wine, cider and beer in a relaxed outdoors atmosphere.


Perth chef, Sophie Budd will be offering two, all-inclusive cooking schools on the day with everything provided including equipment, ingredients, recipes to take home and a delicious meal to enjoy afterwards.

Each 45 minute session includes entry to the festival and a wine glass in the $75 ticket price which are only available pre-purchase.

For the noon class Sophie will demonstrate cooking Mt Barker chicken and Over the Moon Brie Tortellini, toasted macadamia and samphire butter sauce and in the 2.30pm session will cook sourdough crumbed whiting, homemade tartare sauce and twice cooked Delaware chips.

Well respected in the wine industry for his knowledge and professionalism, Alex Johnson, will present two wine seminars, at 1.30pm and 4pm, with each session including tasting and discussion of four Great Southern wines.

Pre-purchase tickets are $10 each and do not include entry and pre-purchase only.

Albany Wine & Food Festival 2019, fine wine, cooking demonstrations, fine dining, live music, wine tasting, vintage, Liberte restaurant, Quality Apartments Banksia Gardens, BG's Kitchen, wine seminars, Great Southern wines, craft beer, cider, Adam Liaw
The Albany Wine & Food Festival features the very best local wines, craft beer and cider.


At 12.30pm, there will be competitive fun with cooking demonstrations in a Mystery Box Challenge as celebrity TV chef Adam Liaw goes up against hatted Restaurant Liberte chef, Amy Hamilton and rising star Geoff Richardson from the BG's Kitchen at Quality Apartments Banksia Gardens Albany.

As they race against the clock each of the chefs will explain their recipe and techniques, providing some tasters at the completion of the competition. The event is free to attend.

Music throughout the day will come from two popular local indie artists playing from 11.30am to 5.30pm.

Albany Wine & Food Festival 2019, fine wine, cooking demonstrations, fine dining, live music, wine tasting, vintage, Liberte restaurant, Quality Apartments Banksia Gardens, BG's Kitchen, wine seminars, Great Southern wines, craft beer, cider, Adam Liaw
Albany's picturesque Eyre Park, by the water at Middleton Beach, is the ideal venue at which to enjoy the region's best food, wine, beer and cider while enjoying great live music.


Children will be able to have their face painted for free.

General admission tickets include entry, souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tasting all day, complimentary cooking demos, complimentary wine locker, live music and face painting.

Food will be available for purchase and wine will be available to buy by the glass or the bottle to take home.

Wine lockers will be available for storage of purchases on the day or can be ordered for delivery after the event.

General admission tickets are available at pre-purchase for $17 or at the gate for $20.
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Why? Celebrity cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and education, live music and fun for the kids.
When: Saturday, April 6 from 11.30am to 5.30pm.
Where: Eyre Park, Middleton Road, Middleton Beach, Albany WA
Cost: General admission $17 for pre-purchase, $20 at the gate. See website for VIP pricing, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars.
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