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Foodies will fantasise over the gustatory delights on offer at the Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music Festival. The festival, running from April 11th to the 13th, will scintillate all the senses with live entertainment, delicacies sourced internationally, cooking displays from celebrity chefs and the finest craft beers and wines, carefully selected to polarise the palate.
There are several different precincts incorporated within the festival, catering to every whim. The main Festival Precinct is located on the sprawling and luxurious lawns of the Gold Coast Mercure Resort, the Beach Precinct is situated on the striking azure coastline of Surfers Paradise, and the Luxury Precincts are ensconced in the Sofitel Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise Hilton Hotel.
Let Australian-born world-renowned chef Matt Golinski whisk you away on a Mecca to Marrakesh, with dishes showcasing sensational spices and succulent seafood. Take a trip to Tuscany with Italian Chef Enton Shaho, creating the signature dishes that have distinguished Italy as a dining destination globally.
Enjoy pop-up restaurants displaying decadent delights from local talent to tantalise the taste buds or a champagne sabering demonstration that will have you popping your cork like a pro. Jam to the funky sounds of jazz, pump up with some pop hits or even chill-out with the classics. Bask in the brilliance of the Gold Coast' music scene.
Beach Precinct Marvel at the majestic Gold Coast beaches, while savouring a banquet of breakfast delights at the Beach Soiree and Life's a Beach events. The perfect beginning to a day spent gallivanting the gourmet trail of the Gold Coast's premier food festival.
Sofitel Broadbeach Flaunt your love of fine food and wine at the Festival Gala Dinner, the Festival High Tea and the French Wine Master Class.
Hilton Surfers Paradise Revel in the degustation sensation of Luke Mangan's Wine Dinner, boasting a five course menu, complemented by the finest wines, while exhilarating in the experience of an open kitchen.
The Gold Coast International Food Wine and Music Festival promises to be a fascinating fusion of local and international flavours for the rustic or more refined. Tickets range from general admission, which allows full access to the Festival on either day, through to luxurious accommodation and weekend packages which include multiple precinct and VIP Lounge access.