Australia’s premier food, wine and lifestyle event is celebrating with a party atmosphere in May 2014.
This year’s Noosa International Food and Wine Festival will host over 250 chefs, foodies and wine makers including international names Franck-Elie Laloum (Shanghai), Alvin Leung (Hong Kong), Bruno Loubet (London), Neil Perry AM (Sydney), Julien Royer (Singapore) and David Thompson (Bangkok).
Australia’s own Shane Delia, Guy Grossi, Peter Kuruvita, Andrew McConnell, Giovanni Pilu, Brent Savage and Ryan Squires will also join the line up under the Festival’s new Executive Chef Timothy Montgomery. Expect Iconic wine industry names Aaron Brasher, Peter Forrestal, Ken Gargett, Tony Harper, Tony Love, Bernadette O’Shea, Peter Scudamore-Smith MW and Tyson Steltzer to also feature in the 2014 program.
Highlights of the 2014 Festival to be held in Noosa include an opening ‘Foodie Fandango’ concert with the Queensland Virtuosi orchestra, a Sixties Beach Party on Noosa Main Beach with a retro BBQ, not one but two Qantas Seafood Feasts with Neil Perry, a Westpac Platinum Lounge and a national Best Home Cooked Dish competition.
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey says the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival continues to serve up a superb culinary and entertainment experience, attracting thousands of visitors to the Sunshine Coast each year.
“From seafood lunches along Noosa’s attractive beach side to the Sunset Concert series in Noosa National Park, the 2014 program will inspire visitors to ‘make the most of the moment’ on our naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast.
“Supporting major events such as this through Tourism and Events Queensland is part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to doubling overnight annual visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020,” she says.
General Manager of Westpac Queensland Retail and Business Banking Michael Wright says Westpac are pleased to be supporting an event which not only promotes Noosa on the national map but also supports businesses, large and small across the area and broader Queensland.
“The line-up of participants is rightly impressive and underlines what a draw-card the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival,” he says.
Tickets are now on sale for the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival from 15 to 18 May.