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Food and drink events Winter 2015

While the long months of winter might feel dreary to some, for others they signal the arrival of some of the world’s greatest culinary festivals


Napa Truffle Festival
January 16 – 19
California, US

One of the most decadent truffle celebrations in the world, the Napa Truffle Festival prides itself on combining world-class cuisine with cutting-edge truffle science. With four days of seminars, exquisite meals, wild mushroom foraging and even dog training demonstrations, the festival is pricey but undoubtedly worth the money for serious truffle enthusiasts.

Tickets: from $60

Milano Food & Wine Festival
February 7 – 9
Milan, Italy

For the third year running the city of Milano will be opening its gates to food and wine lovers from across the world. Giving its guests the chance to experience the ‘real Italy’, the festival offers several food experience tents, over 1,400sq m of wine tasting stands and food displays, as well as presentations by internationally renowned pastry chefs.

Tickets: from €27.50

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
February 27 – March 15
Melbourne, Australia

The city’s annual food festival sees the world’s greatest culinary minds gathering in Melbourne for more than a fortnight, giving gourmands from across the globe the chance to experience new foods in some of Victoria’s most breath-taking locations: from rooftop bars to the Festival Kitchen, guests can easily lose themselves in this flurry of beauty, fesitivity and flavour.

Tickets: free – $150

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