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Gold Coast Food & Wine Festival 2018

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A mouthwatering event of all things food & wine
The Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival returns for its third season and it will be one scrumptious culinary foodie event that you do not want to miss out on!

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The festival will be jam-packed with both free and ticketed food and wine events to suit all foodies with collaborations between exciting and innovative food destinations on the Gold Coast, including the new night market based food mecca of NightQuarter, and the biggest names of the Gold Coast foodie scene.

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With over thirty events across the stunning Gold Coast, this festival will certainly have no shortage of indulgent moments. The festival will also showcase the best local chefs, street food, restaurants, precincts, wineries, live demonstrations, workshops, breweries and distilleries, degustations, picnics, signature food events, pop-ups, live music entertainment, family-friendly activities and much more.

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Events at the Festival will include:

- Opening Night
When: 30 May 2018: 7pm-8pm
Where: The Star, Garden Bar
Cost: $100pp
Details: The event will feature media personalities Donna Lych and festival director Michelle Christoe and live performances. Click here for more information.

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- Three's Company
When: 31 May 2018: From 6pm
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Nineteen, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
Cost: $250pp includes 6-course meal and paired drinks.
Details: This delicious event will feature an unforgettable evening of bespoke dining. Three chefs will create a 6-course contemporary menu paired with drinks to celebrate the intricate tastes of their renowned restaurants. Click here for bookings.

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- 5 Course Tasting Menu
When: 31 May 2018 & 1 June 2018: From 6pm
Where: Sirromet Winery, 850-938 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton
Cost: $115pp
Details: Experience a new 5-course tasting menu at the award-winning restaurant Lurleen's. This experience will be paired with matched Sirromet's award-winning Granite Belt Wines with each course. Click here for booking information.

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- Local Flavour #12
When: 1 June 2018: 3pm-8:30pm
Where: Burleigh Brewing, 2 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads
Cost: Free
Details: Celebrate Local Flavour #12 with live music, food trucks and enjoy a (very) limited special craft release brew to tap on the night. Click here for more information.

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- Island Night
When: 1 June 2018: 4pm-10pm
Where: NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Cost: Free - $3pp entry to NightQuarter
Details: Enjoy an 'island' night of entertainment with this family-friendly fun-filled night of Polynesian entertainment and food as you celebrate the beauty of diverse Pacific cultures. There will also be a Motown Show with classics from 70s, 80s, 90s and early 2000s, Polynesian dance performances, and more family-friendly entertainment. Click here for more information.

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- Bubbles & Brie
When: 1 June 2018: 6pm-8pm
Where: NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Cost: $69pp
Details: Indulge at this event with a fine selection of international and local cheeses and bubbly, pop-up shop, and free showbag for everyone.

Work your way around 8 delicious cheeses, as you sample each and revisit your favourite cheeses again and again. There will be two drink tokens upon arrival where you can enjoy two glasses of boutique bubbles and wine. Additional beverages will be available to purchase. Bookings essential. Click here to make booking.

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- Gin & High Tea
When: 1 June 2018: 4pm, 5pm & 6pm
Where: NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Cost: $75 for two people
Details: For all High Tea lovers this event will certainly impress. The event will feature a special twist to High Tea with a jug of Gin and Citrus Tea and an assortment of sweet and savoury delights. Click here for bookings.

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- A Taste of Broadbeach Food & Wine Tour
When: 1 June 2018
Where: Gold Coast (Secret location)
Cost: $129pp- includes food, wine, cocktails & dessert.
Details: This four-hour event will take you on a spectacular culinary journey throughout Broadbeach. Visit some of the top venues frequented by the locals, explore exceptional foodie culture, discover hidden gems, enjoy cooking demonstrations by local chefs, and feast on amazing food, wines, cocktails and dessert. Click here for bookings.

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- Gourmet Dining
When: 1-3 June 2018: 12pm-12am
Where: Shuck Restaurant & Bar, Shop 1-4/ 20 Teddar Ave, Main Beach
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will feature the opportunity to experience Shuck (undeniably the Gold Coast's signature seafood restaurant) with a memorable food experience. Click here for more information.

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- Absolute Beachfront Dining
When: 1-3 June 2018: 11am-8pm
Where: Northcliffe Surfclub, 51 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise
Cost: See website.
Details: Experience Gold Coast dining with a meal at one of the famed surf clubs overlooking the beach. Click here for more information.

- Gold Coast Beer Festival
When: 2 June 2018: 12pm-10pm
Where: NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Cost: Free & $3pp to NightQuarter
Details: The NightQuarter will be transforming into a beer lovers paradise with tastings of local and international beers, pop-ups, stalls, workshops, demonstrations, competitions, presentations and more. Click here for all details.

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- Crab & Oyster Adventure
When: 2 June 2018: 9:30am-2pm
Where: Birds Bay Oyster Farm, Birds Bay Drive, Tweed Heads
Cost: $55pp
Details: For all shellfish lovers this event is one not to miss! It will feature yabbies, feeding wild pelicans, fishing activities, catching mud crab, opportunities to purchase fresh oysters, trying the mud crabs that were caught earlier cooked and served in a charming lakeside restaurant. Bookings are essential. Click here to book this event.

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- Taste of the Gold Coast
When: 2 June 2018: 2pm-7pm- approx.
Where: Gold Coast (Secret location)
Cost: $189pp
Details: This event will feature a progressive dinner with a difference! It will include an afternoon of a four-stop experience of canapes, food making, local ingredients and wine tastings, 5-star dessert, and last stop for cocktails. Click here for bookings.

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- High Coffee
When: 3 June 2018: From 12:30pm
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove
Cost: $35pp
Details: This event will feature an afternoon of indulging with coffee, charm and chatter. Bookings essential. Click here for bookings.

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- Organic Farmers Market
When: 3 June 2018: 6am-11:30am
Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami
Cost: Free
Details: This organic market will feature quality, tasty and the most nutritious produce with an extensive range of fresh, straight from the farm, certified organically grown seasonal and interstate vegetables and fruit. Click here for more information.

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- Creekside Picnic
When: 3 June 2018: 11am-3pm
Where: O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards
Cost: $90 for 2 people.
Details: This is a perfect event to get romantic and enjoy a delightful picnic as you relax with the beautiful backdrop of the Gold Coast Hinterland Vineyard. The event will include a basket of selections of cold meats, salads, antipasto vegetables, cheeses, dips, crackers, ice cream, bottle of your choice of O'Reilly's Reserve Range Wine (white or red), complimentary wine tasting. This event is also suitable for families and the little ones will be looked after with a fresh ham and salad baguette and ice cream. Click here for bookings.

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- Closing Party
When: 3 June 2018: From 12pm
Where: Mo's Dessert Clubhouse, 6/36 Central Drive, Burleigh Heads
Cost: $5pp
Details: Celebrate the finale of the spectacular Gold Coast Food & Wine Festival with carnival festivities which will include South American food, Latin drinks, Latin music and dance, artist stalls, fire twirling, kids carnival activities and much more. Click here for more information.

Be sure to save the dates and enjoy the many food and wine events on offer throughout this mouthwatering Festival!
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When: 31 May 2018- 3 June 2018
Where: Various locations across the Gold Coast
Cost: Free & ticketed events - see above & website
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