MFWF roundup – IGA World’s longest lunch 2012
A quick roundup on this Melbourne Food and Wine festival event attended by a 1200 strong crowd along the Yarra river…
Weather: brilliantly sunny with a touch of breeze. We did have the occasional organic surprise in our cups from the trees above us (by that I meant leaves and twigs of course…).
Salad of Harrietville smoked trout, Autumn fruits from the surrounding region.
2010 Yering station Village Chardonnay
Free range turkey thighs, tomatoes and tomatillos
2010 Yering Station Village Pinot Noir
Yarrabank Crème de cuvee NV
Food: remarkably respectable, given the number of people catered for (1200+). Vibrant autumn flavours punctuated the smoked trout, whilst the turkey thighs remained surprisingly moist. The vacherin was however overplayed with cream, leaving a heavy note to finish.
Drinks: plenty of drinks to keep everyone happy. Also free flowing sparkling and still.
Would I attend next year? Yes and no. Certainly food wise for the same price one could get better at a sit down restaurant. But a lazy afternoon lunch, with beaming sunshine, a running tipple of drinks, makes for a great excuse to get away from work.
And of course, the lucky reader who won the competition. Could easily mistake her as a blogger, ey?
>>> P.S. please share your MFWF experience by leaving a comment below. Good? Bad?