Good Food & Wine Show
Every year after it does the rounds through Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and Sydney, the Good Food & Wine Show finishes up in Brisbane.
Spanning three days over an entire weekend the festival celebrates all the best in good food, good wine and great cooking.
Attendees get an opportunity to taste delectable chocolates & treats, gourmet cooking, and a large selection of Queensland’s award winning wines.
Spend an afternoon, day, or even the whole weekend browsing over 130 stands ranging from traditional cooking to wine tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations and book signings. Let yourself go for a weekend of gourmet decadence.
Good Food & Wine Show - 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2015
The 2015 Good Food & Wine Show will be broken up into 6 separate sections of food bliss.
At the Good Food Theatre you’ll see a number of your favourite TV chefs cook live on stage and take you through their recipes and own little tricks of the trade. Plan your visit around your favourite chefs, wine makers & brewers;
- Adam Liaw
- Alastair McLeod
- Kirrily Walkdhorn
- Miguel Maestre
- Nick Haddow
- Paul West
- Peter Nixon
- Sammy & Bella Jakubiak
- Sarah Wilson
Tucker’s Natural presents Cheese Alley, a wonderful meeting point for boutique cheese makers and some of Australia’s best cheese producers. You can taste cheeses from all over the country and take your new favourites home. The main featured exhibitors include Yarra Valley Dairy, Moondarra Cheese, and Grandvewe Cheese.
If a good drop peaks your interest make sure you visit the Reidel Wine Theatre for one of their wine appreciation classes. Each class goes for 30 minutes and is led by a wine industry expert who will introduce you to six types of wine.
With an innovative twist, the chefs at Laucke Creative Kitchen will teach you how to cook using the products around you from the show.
When all the food has tempted your senses to the limit head over to the Grazing Garden where they’ve put together the best of Brisbane’s food trucks so you can sit and have a bite with your friends.
The newest edition to the Good Food and Wine Show is bound to delight; you can now stock up on fresh produce direct from the farmers who grew them in Farmers’ Market Lane. Use all the inspiration and cooking skills you just picked up and head home to cook up a storm.
Date of next event: 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2015
Line up: Adam Liaw, Sarah Wilson, Miguel Maestre and more.
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tickets: $18 - $30
Ideally situated just back from South Bank Parklands and with plenty of paid parking in the building, the easiest way to get to the Good Food & Wine Show is to drive. If you’re catching the train hop off at South Brisbane Station, walk up Grey Street and turn right on Glenelg St where you’ll find the front entrance. The Cultural Centre Bus Station is only around the corner from the train station if you’re travelling by bus. You can even enjoy a boat ride on the river by catching a City Cat to South Bank 1 and 2 terminal.
Finding accommodation in South Brisbane will put you in the best place to make the most of the show as well as many of Brisbane’s other great features. Take a walk around the South Bank Parklands, go shopping in Queen Street Mall, or dine with a night time view of the Brisbane River.
You can buy your tickets online from the Good Food & Wine Show website, as well as opting for the VIP treatment with packages that include dining at LifeStyle FOOD Chef’s Table or cooking skills workshops.
The first Good Food & Wine Show was held in Melbourne in 2001, where there were over 130 exhibitors and Jamie Oliver to headline the event. It attracted over 38,000 visitors, ensuring the 3 day food and wine fest would certainly continue.
In 2002 it was also launched in Sydney, then in Brisbane in 2005, Perth in 2008 and Adelaide in 2010. While Brisbane in always the last city the show is held we like to think they’ve gotten everything just right by the time they get here.
Some of the chefs that have appeared at past events include Gordon Ramsay, Ainsley Harriot, George Calombaris, Elizabeth Chong and Tyler Florence to name but a few.