Indulge all your senses at the one-day Lara Food and Wine Festival this March

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Indulge all your senses at the one-day Lara Food and Wine Festival this March

Words by Staff Writer

Taste the mouth-watering array of produce from our regions best food and wine producers.

Feel like spending a sun-drenched afternoon in the region, where the air is filled with aromas of gourmet delights, glasses clinking with the finest wines, and the sound of live music setting the scene? Well, pencil in the Lara Food and Wine Festival, where indulgence knows no bounds and every bite and sip is a celebration of the region’s finest flavours.

Taking place on 24 March at Pirra Homestead, this event is set to showcase the finest produce and beverages from over 70 esteemed regional producers, making it a must-attend for food enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs alike.

Lara Food and Wine Festival

  • Date: 24th March 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Pirra Homestead, 108 Windermere Road, Lara
  • Cost: $10.00 for adults (18yo+), Free for children under 18yo

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

At this festival, you won’t just be sampling delectable dishes and exquisite wines – you’ll be embarking on a gastronomic adventure like no other. With over 70 of the region’s top producers showcasing their culinary masterpieces, there’s something to satisfy every palate. From artisanal cheeses and succulent meats to delicate pastries and velvety wines, prepare to be spoiled for choice as you wander through the stalls, sampling the best of what Lara has to offer. We recommend you wear your comfiest pants for this one.

But the feast doesn’t stop there. Immerse yourself in the art of cooking with live demonstrations by renowned chefs, who will be mentoring local culinary students in thrilling cook-offs. It’s MasterChef meets Lara, as teams battle it out to create the most mouth-watering dishes under the watchful eye of celebrity chef Simon Toohey. With his culinary expertise and infectious enthusiasm, Simon will guide you through the finer points of gourmet cooking, sharing his secrets and inspiring you to unleash your inner chef.

And let’s not forget the little ones! While you’re busy indulging in epicurean delights, the kids can enjoy a world of fun with activities like face painting, crafts, and even a donut-eating competition sponsored by Rod’s Bakery. Plus, with live music from local bands like Reed Street, The LEAJETS, and the Lara Big Band, the festival promises to be a feast for the ears as well as the taste buds.

So, pack your picnic rug, gather your friends and family, and get ready to savour the flavours of Lara at this unmissable event. With delicious food, fine wines, and endless entertainment, the Lara Food and Wine Festival is sure to be a highlight on the culinary calendar.

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