The Noosa Food & Wine Festival has a new name - The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival. The name change heralds a new focus on both Australian and International chefs and cooking identities as well as a global interest in the festival itself.
Our own Editor-in-Chief Rhonda Bannister calls this one her favourite food and wine festivals - you can usually find her sitting with friends at one of the long tables each year! It's always a fantastic weekend out in beautiful Noosa, one that's full of gastronomic experiences and fabulous wines to indulge in, as well as some really great live music acts that keep you going well in to the evening, and coming back for more the next day.
Expect four action-packed days from May 17 to May 20 in 2012 when two hundred of the world's most prominent chefs, winemakers, media and food personalities descend upon Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.
The final details of the full program are being locked in but it has been confirmed that molecular gastronomist and 'Demon Chef', Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and Davide Scabin of Combal Zero in Turin, Italy will both participate in the Qantas 'Best Dinner in the World' event. Each course of the degustation meal will be created by a different chef from the prestigious S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant List. The list is created from The World's Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene.
Watch this space as more International and Australian names for the festival are announced! You can also find it all on facebook and keep yourself in the loop, or check out the festival's website for more.