Over 2,500 people are expected at next weekend’s second annual Extravaganza- Eat Drink Discover Geelong. With an incredible line-up of national and local talents including Max Allen (wine writer), Richard Cornish (food writer and cookbook author); MKR stars Josh Geard and Danielle Nadja; chef’s Will Swinton, Jesse Hughes and Sarah Roe; and a mouth watering collection of over 60 of the region’s artisan food, beer and wine producers, the event is sure to warm the cockles of locals and visitors alike.
Tickets are available on the door although event organisers are encouraging patrons to pre-purchase online to gain priority access.
Local producers are getting excited about this unique chance to share their produce. Australian Tea Masters have created a special breakfast blend aptly named the “Geelong Breakfast Tea”, available for the first time at Cartel Tea’s stand at Extravaganza Geelong. According to Cartel Tea owner Sharyn Johnson, “the tea is a vibrant breakfast style blend using a selection of the best black teas from five leading tea producing countries.” According to Johnson, “the new Geelong tea will suit even the most discerning of tea palates with notes of malt, toast, honey and dried plums- rich in flavour, body and clarity.” A first for Geelong to have its very own tea!
Hitting the Extravaganza floor for the first time includes stallholders Wildings Pantry Essentials, Advance Mussel Supply, Warren & Hutch, Moriac Free Range Pork, Prendergast and Grace Fine Biscuits, Two and Five, Backyard Harvest, Lethbridge Wines, Blackpod Vanilla, the Minya Vineyard and Winery, Dinny Goonan Wines, Waybourne Winery, Timboon Fine Ice cream, Apostle Whey Cheese, Bonappucino, Lana’s Garden Rhubarb Preserves, Basalt Wines, Summerfield Winery, Amherst Winery, Round the Way Bagels, Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese and more.
Wine and cider writer for The Australia, Max Allen heads the panel for the Wine and Cider master classes with some of the region’s best wines being featured in the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz classes. Event organisers suggest patrons pre-register online for the Wine master classes, the amazing Sensation Flavour Master Class*, Coffee Cartel master class, Little Creatures Beer School, Camilo Olive Oil Class, Screaming Seeds Spice class and the inaugural Cider Master class (all included in the ticket price) as seats are limited and filling fast.
Extravaganza Geelong is a major highlight on the Taste of Central Geelong program for 2014 and is fast becoming one of the most talked about events in Geelong. The event is supported by Regional Development Victoria, Aussie Farmers Direct, City of Greater Geelong, Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine, Little Creatures, Boomaroo, Grovedale Kitchens, Bellarine Taste Trail, Tourism Geelong, Gartland Real Estate, Bendigo Bank, Golden Plains Shire, Playground Geelong – Just Awesome, LBW Chartered Accountants, Provincial Wisdom and GSDM Marketing, Wine Geelong, Bayview on the Bellarine, Central Geelong Marketing, What’s On Geelong, Geelong + Surf Coast Living Magazine, E&D Magazine and Healthy Together Geelong. Product sponsors include Cartel Roasters and La Madre Bakery. Charity partner is Second Bite.
The hottest ticket on Geelong’s winter calendar, Extravaganza -Eat Drink Discover tickets are available through http://www.eatdrinkdiscover.com.au or on the door.Visit http://www.extravaganzageelong.com.au for more information and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ExtravaganzaG) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ExtravaganzaGeelong?ref=ts&fref=ts).
10am-5pm on Sunday 13 July at Deakin Waterfront, Geelong.
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- Tickets to Extravaganza – Eat Drink Discover are $30 for adults and $10 for children and include a tasting glass (adults only) and entry to Master Classes upon registration.
- Tickets are available online or on the door: http://www.eatdrinkdiscover.com.au
- Free Master Class registration when booking online
- Coffee Cartel Master Class 10:30am-11:00am
- Olive Oil Master Class 11:00am-11:30am
- Chardonnay Master Class 11:40am – 12:10pm
- Spice Master Class 12:00pm- 12:30pm
- Pinot Noir Master Class 12:30pm-1:00pm
- *Sensation Flavour Master Class 1:15 – 2:00pm
- Little Creatures Beer School 1:30-2:15pm
- Cider Master Class 2:40pm- 3:10pm
- Shiraz Master Class 3:40-4:10pm