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Extravaganza - Eat, Drink, Discover

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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Geelong Taste Sensation
Following on from a roaring success last year Extravaganza Eat, Drink, Discover 2014 is set to take Geelong by storm over the weekend Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July.

Staged at Cunningham Pier the event is designed to tempt your taste buds with a range of produce, wines, cider and beer from a long list of Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and south-west Victorian producers.

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Geelongs Cunningham Pier will be the focal point for Extravaganza - Eat, Drink, Discover Photo: Ian Gill/footloosephoto

Extravaganza Eat, Drink, Discover will kick-off on the Saturday night with the Best of the Best Regional Highlights Dinner, four fabulous courses featuring the regions finest produce and cool climate wines served up at BAVERAS restaurant under the watchful eye of Head Chef Darius Sarkis. The event will be hosted by Wendy Hargreaves and feature local sommelier Paul West.

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This annual event showcases seriously good produce sourced from the Beallarine Peninsula and the adjacent south-west coast. Photo: KROMKRATHOG/freedigitalphotos.net

As part of the weekends program Cunningham Pier will host a series of Master Class events on Sunday including:

Coffee Snobs Master Class 10.30 to 11.15 AM,
Chardonnay Master Class 11.45 AM to 12.30 PM,
Pinot Noir Master Class 1 til 1.45 PM,
Shiraz Master Class 2.15 to 3 PM, and
Little Creatures Beer Master Class 3.30 to 4.15 PM

This event is a great opportunity to sample some of the great quality food and drink produced throughout the Bellarine Peninsula and adjacent south-west coast.

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Geelong is on track to host another taste sensation on July 12th and 13th. Photo: stockimages/freedigitalphotos.net
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Why? Geelong has been faced with some tough economic and business decisions lately but the locals sure know how to have a good time. Get down there and join them for this taste sensational weekend
When: Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th July daily from 9am
Phone: (03) 5225 1200 or 1300 656 712
Where: Cunningham Pier, Geelong
Cost: General Admission ticket $30 (includes access to Master Classes). The Regional Highlights Dinner at BAVERAS Restaurant costs $160 per person.
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