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Published on March 15th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

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Event – Noosa in May with Food and Wine

In Noosa were they hold the  Noosa in May with Food and Wine festival. You wake up in the autumn dawn, pull on shorts, a top, a light sweater, and head out the door for an early morning walk.

An hour later you’ve shed the sweater, called out a dozen jaunty greetings to fellow walkers, have a light perspiration glow and are contemplating a well-deserved cappuccino in one of a dozen buzzing cafes.

“Originally we held the festival in October but it clashed with other food festivals in other states,” festival founder Jim Berardo said. “Now I am glad it’s a May event. The autumn produce is wonderful and Noosa is lovely in May. “

As you take your first sip you wonder if the day stretching so invitingly ahead could possibly get any better.

Yes it could.

Welcome to Noosa in May.

May is one of the most pleasant months to visit the sophisticated resort town noted for its glamorous restaurants, spectacular national park, stunning north-facing beach and beguiling river.

The average temperature in May is 21 degrees, the sea is·still warm enough for a swim, beach conditions are perfect, mornings and evenings are pleasantly cool and the sun shines most days.

Above all, May is the month the town comes alive for the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival.Orchestra Thursday Night

Southern visitors and Kiwis especially love to escape the cold and fall into Noosa’s warm embrace during the four days of the festival’ (May 16 to ·19).

To enjoy some of the best food and wine in the world against the extravagant beauties of nature Noosa is so blessed with, is rare.

Most culinary festivals around the world take place inside halls or hotel conference rooms.

Noosa’s festival is mostly alfresco.

Voluptuous multi-course dinners will be held on the sand on Noosa’s Main Beach.

Seafood trails will sail guests

along the Noosa River on a boat transformed to a floating restaurant.

After a sumptuous seafood and wine lunch, it’s a stop off at Sir Richard Branson’s private island retreat for an insider ‘s peek at his luxurious property.Makepeace Island Seafood Afloat Trail 2

The Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra will play on the main festival stage while 10 renowned chefs from the S Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants cook in synchronisation to the music.

These are just some of the grand and ambitious events for serious foodies. However, the program is aimed at everyone with events as laid-back as strolling the produce market under the grand marquee, to lively culinary exhibitions, cooking demonstrations, food and wine discussions, casual lunches and picnics by the Noosa River.

“Originally we held the festival in October but it clashed with other food festivals in other states,” festival founder Jim Berardo said. “Now I am glad it’s a May event. The autumn produce is wonderful and Noosa is lovely in May. ”

We’ll raise a glass to that.

 

MORE DETAILS.

  • Full details of events, costs and bookings on:

 

 

 

  • As well as the full program on the Noosa lnternatidnal Food and Wine website  a new free app will walk you through the entire program of 148 events, give you maps and a list of participating chefs and epicureans and help you make a tailored plan to suit yourself

 

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About the Author

is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.



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