For only the second time in its history, giants of the food and restaurant industry gathered outside of London to celebrate the World’s Best 50 Restaurant awards. This year, festivities were held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building, where the world’s leading chefs, restaurateurs and critics mingled with a great spirit of camaraderie and listened with bated breath to the results....

Taking place during the first weekend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the inaugural Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival will be held at Rochford Wines on 1-2 April, from 11am-5pm. Food and wine lovers can converge on the lawns of Rochford Wines to enjoy wine, cider, food and local produce sourced from the Yarra Valley, while listening to live music and entertainment from Chunky Jam and Lisa Edwards....

Good Beer Week brings a week full of celebrations involving all things beer. As part of the festivities, Ash Hazell and Dean Michael Romeo from Barrow Boys were set to collaborate with Darran and Ilona, owners of The Roving Marrow, to put on the ‘Harvest to Ferment’ dinner. The Barrow Boys are gypsy brewers, meaning other brew houses host them as they create their own beer. All five courses were matched with Barrow Boys' craft beer, and were designed by head chef Charles Woodward to reflect the different...

I haven't visited the Night Noodle Markets since its debut year. The horror queues, stifling crowds and deficiency in seating areas (even bare grass) scared me off returning. After a venue change and better prepared event organisers and food stalls, the rumours of improved crowd mangagement coaxed me back in for a mosey around this extremely popular food festival. The Melbourne Night Noodle Markets this year featured 57 stalls, three bars, and a running time of 18 days. There was a mix of veterans like Hoy Pinoy and Wonderbao,...