Tickets are now on sale for the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival from May 15 – 18.
This year's Festival, again directed by founder Jim Berado, 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 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.
'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," said Jann Stuckey, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games.
'From seafood lunches along Noosa's attractive beachside 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."
Westpac are again the Major Sponsor of this must do event on the national food and wine festival calendar.
"The line-up of participants is rightly impressive and underlines what a draw-card the festival is," said Michael Wright, General Manager of Westpac Queensland Retail and Business Banking. 'We 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."
Ticketing packages start from $40 to Weekend Gold Passes for $330. Visit the website for more details. Buy tickets before April 1 and receive a 10% discount on most events for the 2014 line up that will, according to Jim Berardo, 'strip away some of the formality and be one big party."