The Newcastle Food & Wine Expo is back on the 28th, 29th and 30th of August at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre. It’s 3 Days of Gourmet Food, Wine & Celebrity Chefs all under one roof. With over 100 exhibitors showcasing their products, we thought we’d give you a starting point with 5 things you must see and do.
Meet Carly and Tresne
These two are the nicest reality TV stars we’ve ever met. After appearing on the highest rating TV show in Australia in 2014, the bubbly and positive couple won the nations hearts with their positivity and love for everyone around them and each other. They both now share a positive outlook on life and want to share their secrets to happiness where ever they go!
FIND IT: You can find them on the Celebrity Cooking Stage.
Eat a meal prepared by Master Chef, Ben Milbourne
The Goelet Wine Estates Degustation prepared by Ben Milbourne of Master Chef fame would have to be one of the “must dos” at this year’s expo. With a succulent 6-course degustation menu each paired with a matching wine, this is the menu of the year with the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal to learn all Ben’s secrets in cooking.
FIND IT: Bookings for the degustation are essential. You can reserve your spot here.
Try a craft beer from Six String Brewing
With a love of music, we can’t go past Six String Brewing. Six String Brewing Company is all about great beer and great music! These guys love what they do and you can really taste it in the end product. Whether you’re a seasoned craft beer drinker or a noob, we know you’ll just love the guys from six string.
FIND IT: You can find the boys from Six String at Booth number 64 on the exhibition floor.
Hear the Drayton family wine story
The Drayton’s are one of the Hunter Valley’s pioneering winemaking families and it is one of the few companies that are still family owned and operated. It has been over one hundred and fifty years since the first Drayton trod on rich Hunter Valley soil. That Drayton was Joseph Drayton. Joseph was born in 1825 at Lincolnshire in England and at the age of twenty seven set sail for Sydney with his wife, Anna, and their two small boys. Tragically Joseph lost a son, a new born daughter and his wife during the voyage.
FIND IT: You can find the people from Draytons on the exhibition floor at booth 50.
Get the story from a local
Damien Philips is the Chef de Partie at Seasalt – Crowne Plaza Newcastle’s award-winning restaurant on the Honeysuckle Harbourfront.Damien has a passion for Italian cuisine which is driven by a belief in their philosophy of eating fresh and local. Like the Italians, Damien believes in letting the ingredients speak for themselves by applying simple cooking methods to top quality, locally-sourced and seasonal produce.
FIND IT: You can find Damien on the Celebrity Cooking Stage.
WHAT: Newcastle Food & Wine Expo
WHEN: 28th, 29th and 30th of August
WHERE: Newcastle Entertainment Centre