Up-coming foodie events

Up-coming foodie events

Savour Australia has collated our largest list of the up-coming food events and festivals from around the country into this nifty must attend list! So whether you want to dine, cruise or see the sites we have found something for you!

Covering every state and territory, city and rural destination; Wherever you are in the up-coming months | beachside or off the beaten track their is event for you! Over Easter, Mothers Day and Aussie Wine Month go out there and explore the dining and wining talent this country has to offer.





Up-coming Events | Summer 2016/17

Up-coming Events | Summer 2016/17

Love getting out and about and seeing the Sights? Savour Australia has collated our largest list of the up-coming food events and festivals from around the country into this nifty must attend list! So whether you want to dine, cruise or see the sites we have found something for you!

Covering every state and territory, city and rural destination; Wherever you are in the up-coming months | beachside or off the beaten track their is event for you! Over the summer season, there are even more events available for Christmas, New Years, Australia Day and Valentine’s Day.


The Commons Street Feast – 9th to 18th December | Parkes, ACT

Ebenzer Night Markets – 9th Dec to 11 Mar | Adelaide, SA

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival – 10th December | Manjimup, WA

SAGE Farmers Markets – 13th to 27th December | Moruya, NSW

Christmas Fare at Hyde Park Barracks Museum – 15th December | Sydney, NSW

Forkmas – 16th December | Adelaide, SA

Parramatta Farmers Markets – 16th Dec to 28th Apr | Parramatta, NSW

Northside Produce Markets – 17th December | North Sydney, NSW

Mudgee Fine Food Markets – 17th Dec to 18th Feb | Mudgee, NSW

Bathurst Farmers Markets – 17th December | Bathurst, NSW

Gapsted Wines Long Lunch – 18th December | Gapsted, VIC

Off the Beaten Truck – 19th December | Prahran, VIC

Sydney Fish Market 36Hr Seafood Marathon – 23rd & 24th December | Pyrmont, NSW

Carriageworks Christmas Market – 23rd December | Eveleigh, NSW

Taste of Tasmania – 28th Dec to 3rd Jan | Hobart, TAS

Foodtruck Feast & Festival – 31st December | Gold Coast, QLD


Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods – 2nd January | Tarrawingee, VIC

Yarrawonga Food Truck Carnival – 4th to 8th January | Yarrawonga, VIC

Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival – 7th January | Thredbo, NSW

Silver Streak, Food & Wine Train – 7th January | Daylesford, VIC

Summer Harvest Festival – 12th Jan to 28th Feb | Katoomba, NSW

Rhino Gala Dinner – 13th January | Adelaide, SA

Portarlington Mussel Festival – 14th January | Portarlington, VIC

Harvest Festival McLaren Vale – 14th January | McLaren Vale, SA

Lavender, Herb & Chilli Festival – 14th & 15th January | Laggan, NSW

Cape Jaffa Seafood & Wine Festival – 15th January | Cape Jaffa, SA

Explore and Cook Archival Recipes with Kids Pantry  – 16th January | Parkes, ACT

Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival – 18th to 29th January | Guyra, NSW

Food & Wine Expo – 20th to 22nd January | Broadbeach, QLD

Ballarat Beer Festival – 21st January | Ballarat, VIC

WA Cider Festival – 21st & 22nd January | Pickering Brook, WA

Wine Lovers and Thrill Seekers – 22nd January | Great Western, VIC

Burns Supper – 25th January | Wongawallan, QLD

Australia Day Big Beach Breakfast – 26th January | Dee Why, NSW

Australia Day Picnic – 26th January | Tharwa, ACT

BBQ By the Bridge – 26th January | Milsons Point, NSW

Crush Festival – 27th to 29th January | Adelaide Hills, SA

Taste Eden Festival – 28th January | Angaston, SA

Wines of the West Festival – 28th & 29th January | Katoomba, NSW

Kilcunda Lobster Festival – 29th January | Kilcunda, VIC


Serbian Festival – 4th & 5th February | Darling Harbour, NSW

Sydney Chinese New Year Lunar Feasts – 4th to 17th February | Various Locations, Sydney NSW

Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebrations – 10th & 11th February | Cape Schanck, VIC

Festivale 2017 – 10th to 12th February | Launceston, TAS

Houghton Fest 2017 – 11th February | Houghton, SA

South West Craft Beer Festival – 11th February | Busselton, WA

Beer, Food & Wine Festival – 12th February | Fairy Meadow, NSW

Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience – 16th February | Tanunda, SA

Canberra Food & Wine Expo – 17th to 19th February | Canberra City, ACT

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival – 18th February | Apollo Bay, VIC

Great Australian Beer Festival – 18th February | Breakwater, VIC

Meeniyan Garlic Festival – 18th February | Meeniyan, VIC

Cellar Door Fest – 24th to 26th February | Adelaide, SA

Eltham Jazz Food & Wine Festival – 25th & 26th February | Eltham, WA

Taste Woolgoolga Food & Wine Festival – 26th February | Woolgoolga, NSW

Yarra Valley Harvest Picnic Festival – 26th February | Yarra Glen, VIC

Taste of Kyneton – 26th February | Kyneton, VIC

Fremantle Seafood Festival – 27th & 28th February | Fremantle, WA

Withstanding the hands of time

Withstanding the hands of time

Earlier this year, the infamous Beppi’s celebrated its 60th anniversary, a record marked now as one of Australia’s longest standing restaurants. History was written when Beppi and his wife Norma first opened the doors on June 10th 1956 in Sydney’s eastern suburbs – Darlinghurst. Every day since (give or take a few) Beppi’s has been serving citizens of the Eastern Suburbs, of Sydney, of Australia and the World some of the best authentic Italian food this side of the equator. I chatted with Marc Polese, who now sits at the reins of Beppi’s after the passing of his father earlier this year, to discuss the legacy his parents built and his plans for the future.
A Legacy that lives on
Beppi’s is the restaurant every Sydneysider has heard of and dined at. The restaurant has withstood test after test, as the years have gone by and everything has changed. Despite the television (TV) being invented and brought to Australia, despite the introduction of decimal currency, surviving what has been named “the birth of the modern food industry” in the 60’s and boom of the hospitality industry and ‘celebrity chefs’ in the 21st century Beppi’s still stands.
I asked Marc what he thought his father did that kept Beppi’s alive and flourishing over the last few decades (give or take a few). Marc spoke highly of his father’s passion for food, of his determination and perseverance. “He was a man that would not give up. He was frugal and waste was a ‘sin’. Being born into a poor family in Italy, my father hated to see anything go to waste and insisted everything be put to good use.” Marc described his father’s motivation to ensure nothing got wasted, “It wasn’t about squeezing as much money as he could out of everything, it was about making sure quality items weren’t just being thrown away. This became part of his economic skills, he taught this to his staff and to me. It was about ‘surviving the hard times,“ These were things that made Beppi and his restaurant thrive, that and Beppi’s charisma “He was charismatic, always in the dining room speaking with customers. It was important to him to be familiar with his guests.”
No change is as good as any
It’s this type of service, of culture that lives on in Beppi’s legacy and part of the restaurant Marc does not plan to change. “Connecting with your customers, its part of hospitality, it’s part of our culture. Your customers want and need to feel welcome. Everyone gets that here at Beppi’s. Working or dining at Beppi’s you become part of the family. The wait staff know you, they will say “hi” with the biggest smiles and ask after your family. They know your preferred meals and seats. We take pride in welcoming our guests and being part of their lives and celebration.”
Marc spoke of the feeling he gets knowing diners want to come back to Beppi’s and want to celebrate their events; be it birthdays or anniversaries. “It’s hard to describe, it means something, something more, its hard to understand what it feels like to know we are part of that”. He mentioned examples of when one week they will host a 90th birthday party and the next week a 6 year old girl begged her parents to take her to Beppi’s instead of having a jumping castle. They have a local retiree who comes in at least four times a week when he isn’t travelling, and recently a 40th wedding anniversary where the couple had their first date at Beppi’s. It’s these moments that confirm how special Beppi’s is to so many people.
Beppi’s is part of the community, and Marc has no plans to expand or change that, “The culture and feel to Beppi’s will remain the same. Our customers have an expectation, and we will meet it and hopefully surpass it. I won’t have a customer come in and be disappointed that the Gnocchi they’ve had for the last thirty years is no longer available.” Marc does plan to make some small changes, or move some things around to “modernise” the business a little bit, but will do as his father did – stick with what they do best and always proving a warm welcome, good food & service.
Visit Beppi’s:
21 Yurong Street, (Cnr Stanley Street)
T: 02 9360 4558
Trading Hours:
Monday – Friday Lunch: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Monday – Saturday Dinner: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Closed Sunday & Public Holidays

Up-Coming Events – Sep & Oct 2016

Up-Coming Events – Sep & Oct 2016

Love getting out and about and seeing the Sights? Savour Australia has collated our largest list of the up-coming food events and festivals from around the country into this nifty must attend list! So whether you want to dine, cruise or see the sites we have found something for you!

Covering every state and territory, city and rural destination; Wherever you are in the up-coming months | beachside or off the beaten track their is event for you!


A Taste of Broome1st July to 15th September 2016 | Broome, WA

Sydney Italian Wine & Food Festival – 21st August 2016 | Sydney, NSW

Midweek Meat Feast – 31st August to 21st December 2016 | Wollongong, NSW

Smokin’ Blues Festival – Every Saturday in September 2016 | Pokolbin, NSW

Barossa Gourmet Weekend2nd to 4th September 2016 | Barossa Valley, SA

Lizard Island Food & Wine Event – 2nd to 5th September 2016 | Lizard Island (via Cairns), QLD

Silver Streak – Food & Wine Train3rd September & 1st October 2016 | Daylesford Train Station, VIC

FATHERS DAY 2016 – 4th September 2016 | Nation Wide

Mudgee Wine & Food Festival – 9th September to 3rd October 2016 | Mudgee, NSW

10th Annual Long Tuscan Lunch – 10th September 2016 | Pokolbin, NSW

James Squire Craft Beer Dinner – 10th September 2016 | Howlong, NSW

Festival Italia – 10th & 11th September 2016 | Perth, WA

Meals in the Fields – 11th September 2016 | Hollisdale, NSW

Rotary Gourmet in Gundy  – 11th September 2016 | Goondiwindi, QLD

The Food & Wine Festival – 11th September 2016 | Kariong, NSW

Craft Beer, Burgers & Bingo – 12th September 2016 | St Kilda East, VIC

Spring Tea @ Parliament House – 13th September and 4th October | Capital Hill, ACT

Capricorn Food & Wine Festival16th to 18th September 2016 | Rockhampton, QLD

Abercrombie House High Tea – 18th & 25th September and 2nd October 2016 | Bathurst, NSW

South Wharf Progressive Dinner – 22nd September 2016 | South Wharf, VIC

Taste Orange @ Sydney  – 22nd and 23rd September 2016 | Sydney, NSW

Tastings at the Top – 23rd September 2016 | Cradle Mountain, TAS

Outback Fusion Festival – 23rd to 25th September 2016 | East Pilbara, WA

WA Beer & Beef Festival – 23rd to 25th September 2016 | Perth, WA

Flavours of Mudgee Street Festival – 24th September 2016 | Mudgee, NSW

Pearl Beach Food & Wine Fair – 24th September 2016 | Pearl Beach, NSW

Regional Tastes at Eynesbury – 24th September 2016 | Eynesbury, VIC

Breakfast with the birds – 24th September to 16th October | Acton, ACT

OysterFest – 29th September to 2nd October 2016 | Ceduna, SA

Taste the Tweed in Murwillumbah – 30th September | Murwillumbah, NSW


Burnie Shine’s – October 2016 | Burnie, TAS

Sydney Good Food Month – October 2016 | Sydney, NSW

Taste Riverina Food Festival – October 2016 | Riverina Region, NSW

Great Chefs Series – Michael Luo – 2nd October 2016 | Launceston TAS

The Torquay Celebration – 8th October 2016 | Torquay, VIC

Sydney Night Noodle Markets – 6th to 23rd October 2016 | Sydney, NSW

Food for Thought Festival – 7th to 15th October 2016 | Balmoral, VIC

Heathcote Wine & Food Festival8th and 9th October 2016 | Heathcote, VIC

Perth Food & Wine Expo – 14th to 16th October 2016 | Perth, WA

Riverland Wine & Food Festival – 15th October 2016 | Berri, SA

Taste the Goulburn – 15th October 2016 | Seymour, VIC

Nurmurkah Food Bowl Festival – 15th & 16th October 2016 | Nurmurkah, VIC

Hepburn Springs Swiss & Italian Festa19th to 23rd October 2016 | Hepburn Springs & Daylesford, VIC

BeauVine Food & Wine Festival – 21st to 23rd October 2016 | Mt Lawley, WA

Prahan Markets Cheese Festival  – 22nd October 2016 | South Yarra, VIC

Taste the Tweed at Tweed Fusion – 22nd October 2016 | Tweed Heads, NSW

Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show  – 28th to 30th October | Brisbane, QLD

Toast to the Coast – 29th & 30th October | Geelong, VIC

UnWined – Boutique Wine & Food Show – 29th & 30th October | Subiaco, WA

Mildura Jazz, Food & Wine Festival – 30th October to 2nd November 2016 | Mildura, VIC


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Upcoming Consumer Events

Upcoming Consumer Events

Love getting out and about and seeing the Sights? Savour Australia has collated some of the up-coming consumer events from around the country into this nifty must attend list! So whether you want to dine, cruise or see the sites we have found something for you!


VIVID Sydney – May 27 to June 18

See Sydney in a sparkling new light during the annual Vivid Sydney, which sees the world’s best designers and artists transform the city. Visitors can catch stunning images projected onto the Sydney Opera House, control the lights on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, play with interactive light sculptures, experience great music and hear inspiring talks. Explore the cities warmth and atmosphere during one of the largest events of the year. Dining venues will be flourishing as the harbour city shines during this month (literally).

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival – May to June 2016

The Hunter Valley is a region known for its delicious wines and scrumptious food. The region is renowned for its outstanding local produce, friendly atmosphere and tours. Throughout the month of May in the heart of the Hunter Valley – Pokolbin, you can enjoy everything this region has to offer in the form of wines and foods from over 100 wineries throughout a massive 70 events. Take this opportunity to taste food from some of the regions best chefs, take interactive classes and enjoy the regions hidden gems with more events then ever before.


Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise – June to August 2016

Heading to the territory? Or you may be there already. Either way you do not want to miss this! Sit back and relax as the tranquil surroundings transport you into a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, changing colour with the setting sun. Tour includes a three course candle light dinner, featuring fresh, local Australian produce cooked on board, and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.


Tasting Australia – May 1 – May 8

From paddock to plate, Tasting Australia is bringing South Australia’s produce and real food heroes to Adelaide. As a bustling CBD its hard to remember that most of the food and wine you drink is from your backdoor. Tasting Australia is opportunity to celebrate seasonal and local produce, diverse culture and unforgettable dining experiences. Join Tasting Australia as the world descends on Adelaide for this annual event.


A boasting calendar of events – May 2016

The sunshine state keeps on shining with a bucket load of Food and Wine events throughout the state this month. Do you want to be part of paradise’s longest lunch? Hit up Noosa for the Food and Wine Festival this month or celebrate Mother’s Day on the river. This month Queensland is showing off its Food and Wine at a multitude of events and locations.


Truffle Kerfuffle – June 24 to June 26

The West is known for its delicious truffles. During June head out to Truffle Country and celebrate the season of truffles! Truffle Kerfuffle is a not-for-profit community event which is now a highlight on the tourism calendar for locals and tourists alike.


Eat Street Melbourne – May 24

Foodies Unite! This event is a one stop shop for Melbournites. Head over to Melbourne’s Sofitel on Collins Street for a day of delicious dishes and drinks with some of the countries best chefs, beverage companies and wineries. Get your sample servings of signature dishes while enjoying an evening of entertainment.


Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival – July 15 to July 17

Do you have a love for apples? For Cider? For Cheese? For History? The historical Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival might be for you. Located south of Hobart, this mid-season festival is to celebrate the regions apple-pickin’ history. While their may be some shouting at trees, and some bon-fires (well it’s not a festival without those) you can guarantee there will be some feast-worthy grub, oh and cider too. Lots of it.

The Truffle Festival Canberra – June 1 to August 30 2016

Dubbed the ultimate foodie festival, are you up to the challenge? All in the name of celebrating a rare truffle this three-month long festival boasts 150 different events from a range of participating venues to watching truffle-sniffing dogs in action or maybe just a local farmers market, there is something for every foodie down in Canberra.

She’ll be apples at Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

She’ll be apples at Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Lenswood’s award-winning Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard will add real bite to Tasting Australia with a five-course degustation luncheon that – for the first time in Australia – has new RockIt apples as its hero ingredient.

A creation of neighbours New Zealand and described as “the world’s first specially bred miniature high quality apple developed through cross breeding”, the RockIt is grown under licence and exclusively in Australia by Adelaide Hills-based Next Fruit Generation Australia.

“Now that we’re in apple season, we’ve decided to use Tasting Australia to showcase the different varieties of apples from the Lenswood region, with the RockIt apple making its Australian debut on our degustation menu on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8, which also happens to be Mother’s Day,” co-owner Sharon Pearson said.

That’s welcome news to Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard’s Head Chef Matt Fitton, especially as he’s a seasoned disciple of menus featuring contemporary creations made from the freshest local ingredients.

“As every chef knows, there’s nothing better than cooking with the freshest produce available and we’re surrounded by it here in the Adelaide Hills,” Matt said.

He added that each course promises to be a culinary journey also featuring other fresh and foraged produce all from the Adelaide Hills and the waters off our coast.

“But more than being a unique gastronomic adventure, I will be on hand to chat with diners and share the stories behind all the various ingredients on the plate while Sharon and partner Garry Sweeney will discuss the matching of our 5-Star winery’s single vineyard award-winning wines with the dishes,” Matt said.

The menu includes such enticing and seductive creations as cured kingfish with an apple and lime broth and coriander oil; along with poached marron with dry pork, tarragon, compressed apple and crustacean sauce.

Then there’s apple wood smoked duck yolk with potato, truffle and roasted chicken juice; a venison loin with macadamia, apple, beetroot and venison reduction and; to round it off, Pedro Ximenez ice cream with spiced apple, brown butter and hazel nut.

“Matt Fitton has certainly delivered on our promise to offer a menu comprising only the freshest local produce and to present meals that complement the fine wines and picturesque setting of Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard,” Sharon added.

“Tasting Australia – and Mother’s Day, for that matter – presents the discerning diner with the ideal opportunity to indulge in these pleasures.”

About Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Established in 1992, the ‘5-Star Winery’ Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard is a sustainable, niche, boutique vineyard nestled high in the picturesque Adelaide Hills at Lenswood, South Australia. 

The vineyard was purchased in 2009 by current owners Sharon Pearson and Garry Sweeney, who have since devoted their time to creating cool climate premium wines that reflect the distinctive terroir of the area. In the process, their minimal intervention approach can be savoured in the distinctive fruit flavours of its award-winning range of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Rose, Pinot Noir and a Methode Traditionelle Sparkling wines.

The Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard also offers a lunch menu with a strong focus on fresh local produce to provide visitors with a distinctive boutique vineyard and cellar door experience.


Issued by: O’Rourke PR and has been provided to Restaurant & Catering Australia with reproduction approval.