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The upcoming Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival will bring Victoria’s greenest ‘harvest’ and finest ‘graze’ to the city as part of its free event at South Wharf Promenade on March 1. The festival is a food, music and wine extravaganza hosting some of the best regional and metropolitan exports Victoria has to offer. The eclectic musical line-up includes co-headliners Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) and Guy Pearce, legendary Aussie rockers Chocolate Starfish, as well as some of Melbourne’s revered musicians such as Stella Angelico, Canyon, Kingston Crown, Ash Ball duo and DJ Malpractice.
In addition to the music, there will also be a swag of market stalls to accompany South Wharf’s world-class restaurants and bars who will be open throughout the event. There will also be Fisher & Paykel cooking demonstrations to entice food enthusiasts. Shakespearean theatre company Page to Stage will be providing roving entertainment across the day doing pop-up performances around the crowd. The inspired team from The Dreaming Space will also be on hand to enchant children, with face painting, jumping castles and roving entertainment throughout the day.
Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival master of ceremonies Will Brown says the event is a fully functioning community involving all manner of producers, growers and artists. “Every piece of our festival is carefully selected and designed to complement the locality and landscape of our venues,” he says. “We are pleased to bring our community to South Wharf where we have attentively chosen various stallholders to integrate with the amazing restaurants, bars and shopping of South Wharf. We look forward to seeing the partnership of Harvest ‘n’ Graze artisan stallholders with the vibrant lifestyle of South Wharf in what shall be a celebration of all the great things this community has to offer.”
Just some of the stallholders involved in the inaugural Harvest ‘n’ Graze in the city include award-winning homemade ice-creams and sorbets from Timboon IceCream, freshly grown produce from the Yarra Valley on stalls such as Berry Direct, and a range of gluten, preservative and additive free cooking sauces and marinades, salsas and drinks from Juanita’s Kitchen, to name a few. There’s also some incredible craft stalls, such as Casa Mondo sporting handmade craft and candles from the Mornington Peninsula, and many more.
So far, chefs from three of South Wharf’s acclaimed restaurants have been confirmed for cooking demonstrations. Lukkhana ‘Lucky’ Pothasu from Bang Pop will be showcasing some of the restaurant’s impressive Thai cuisine. Bang Pop is revered for food full of sumptous flavours, brimming with personality. It’s food is famous for combining a host of spices and hearty flavours, creating food that is bold, bright and packs a real punch. Joe Hlusko from Meat Market will be demonstrating foods inspired by the Australian barbecue. Meat Market is a restaurant where the grill takes centre stage and the act of cooking is a real social occasion. Joe will take audiences through an eclectic menu that is a mix of meat dishes guaranteed to delight. Kengo Hiromatsu from Akachochin will be cooking some incredible Japanese cuisine. With an amazing variety, Akachochin is fast earning a reputation for its delicious, healthy menu that brings the heart of Japan to South Wharf.
The first city Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival at South Wharf Promenade is held on Sunday 1st March 2015 from 10am-6pm. As the saying goes, the best things in life are free and this is a free event for all ages. Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival will bring the music fun and festivities, South Wharf Promenade will be the restaurants, bars and shopping central and Melbourne will bring the most livable city in the world – it’s a match made in heaven.
For more information, please visit www.harvestngraze.com.au