Join us in Noosa for the ultimate foodie escape at the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival from 14-17 May 2020, with 70+ events happening across the region!
Live it up with a Rosé brunch, make your own gin masterclass, enjoy beach party sundowners, indulge in Asian spice trails, sample Russian vodka and caviar, enjoy freshly shucked oysters, have fun on a Noosa brewery hop or head to the river for some sensational Asian food on the water- the 2020 Festival has it all!
Who's coming in 2020?
Visiting talent joining us in Noosa to celebrate the Festival include: Adam D'Sylva, Adrian Richardson, Alanna Sapwell, Alastair Waddell, Alessandro Pavoni, Analiese Gregory, Anna Polyviou, Ben Bertei, Ben Devlin, Carlo Cracco, Corey Costelloe, Dave Verheul, George Calombaris, Giovanni Pilu, Guy Grossi, Guy Stanaway, Ian Curley, Jerry Mai, Jesse McTavish, Jonathan Barthelmess, Katherine Brown, Kirsten Tibballs, Louis Tikaram, Luca Ciano, Mark Jensen, Massimo Mele, Mark Best, Matt Kirkegaard, Matt Moran, Matt
Preston, Matt Sinclair, Matt Wilkinson, Michael Rantissi, Miguel Maestre, Natasha Burnett, Neil Perry, Nick Haddow, Matthew Evans, Peter Hardwick, Ronni Kahn, Rishi Naleendra, Scott Pickett, Sharlee Gibb, Tony Percuoco, Vanya Cullen and Will Cowper.
In 2020, Festival Village, the weekend heart of Noosa Eat & Drink Festival moves to a larger space along the river at the Noosa Woods.
The ever popular Long Lunch will also change in 2020 – moving to Noosa Lions Park, now with two events on Saturday and Sunday! The Long Lunch Seafood Experience will be a celebration of Noosa talent with Andy Davies, David Rayner, Matt Golinski and Peter Kuruvita teaming up together on the Saturday, while on Sunday, in ode to
the traditional Sunday roast, enjoy a shared feast with all the trimmings.
In a nod to Noosa’s craft drinks scene, there’s a Noosa Brewery Hop, a Brewery and Distillery Tour, and the Noosa Gin Club, plus Tasmania makes an appearance via Gourmet Farmer’s Matthew Evans and cheesemaker Nick Haddow at Copperhead Brewery for a fork-to-farm feast with beers brewed to match.
Wine legend Vanya Cullen will host an intimate lunch riverside at Rickys, Ten Minutes by Tractor goes beachside at Season, while NZ’s Craggy Range takes over Sails Noosa Restaurant.
Homegrown Queensland chefs will also be a big drawcard. Alanna Sapwell (ARC Dining) returns to where it all began with former boss David Rayner at Thomas Corner Eatery for Reunited; Louis Tikaram (Stanley) and Ben Bertie (Longtime) will join Shane Bailey at the Noosa Boathouse; while local rock stars Sum Yung Guys take to the water onboard Catalina Noosa for tasty eats, banging beats and boozy treats at Spice on the Water.
The best-of-the-best Melbourne chefs will touchdown for one-off restaurant takeovers and collaborations including Dave Verheul (Embla, Lesa) at Wood Fire Grill and Scott Pickett at Rickys, just for starters. If you are up for a party, join Miguel Maestre and George Calombaris for a Mediterranean cocktail party on the beautiful Noosa River. To close this unmissable festival weekend on Sunday, Locale will go grand and host Matt Moran, Neil Perry and Corey Costelloe (Rockpool Bar + Grill) and Will Cowper
(Otto Brisbane) for an elegant finale dinner.
2020 will also see some international headliners visit Noosa. Italian three-star royalty, Carlo Cracco, will duet with Australia’s own Guy Grossi at a very special Sapori Di Italia: The Taste of Italy dinner in conjunction with Andrea Ravezzani from Noosa Waterfront; while Singapore’s Cloudstreet chef, Rishi Naleendra, will team up with Peter Kuruvita at Noosa Beach House for a knockout Silk Roads to the Spice Islands dinner.
The full Noosa Eat & Drink Festival program is out now - book your tickets now.