Italians are renowned for their love of cooking and family, so it only makes sense that a group of notable and award-winning, mostly local, Italian chefs are bringing a celebration of Italian culture to Noosa with the Italian Food Festival. cooking and wine.
The idea for the three-day festival, to be held in August, began when the Italian consul visited Noosa Waterfront restaurant chef Andrea Ravezzani and suggested he find a way for the Italian community to get involved. more in the Sunshine Coast region.
“The Noosa Eat and Drink Festival didn’t happen so I thought why not take advantage of it. I sat with my wife.
“She said to do it for the local people, to make it an Italian experience,” he said.
Andrea contacted friends including celebrity chef Adriano Zumbo, Matteo Galletto of Lucio’s Marina and celebrity chef Luco Ciano of Sydney, as well as the many Italian restaurants in Noosa to participate.
Adriano Zumbo was happy to join us when Andrea contacted him.
“It’s always good to have a festival,” he says.
Andrea has secured support from several sponsors including Ferrari and has teamed up with event agency Bossy Boots.
The festival promises to bring to Noosa everything people love about Italy – social, fun, stylish and truly delicious.
It kicks off on Friday 26th August with an opening night at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar hosted by Andrea. The party will include exclusive canapes, a fabulous selection of drinks and entertainment.
On Saturday August 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the festival will transform Noosa Woods into a square surrounded by an array of authentic Italian food and drink, including a produce market and everyone’s favorite Italian dishes including pizza, pasta, paninis, ice cream and cannoli.
There will be chef demonstrations on the masterclass stage or guests can enjoy a game of petanque or just sit back and relax in the central plaza and enjoy entertainment from international DJs, a sproano and live bands.
The unmissable Ferrari Long Lunch will take place at the festival site where guests will experience a four-course menu carefully prepared by the four talented chefs Andrea, Luca, Matteo and Adriano.
The closing party will take place at Lucio’s Marina on Sunday August 28th. Hosted by Matteo Galletto, it will include roving canapes, a selection of drinks and an international DJ, Stevie G, for guests to enjoy the afternoon dancing by the river.
Tickets for all festival events go on sale July 1.
Pre-register now for early access at italianfoodandvino.com
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