The 2017 Lara Food & Wine Festival will be held on Sunday 26 March 2017 at the Pirra Homestead, Windermere Rd Lara.
Foodie Fashion Event
Join us for a fabulous fusion of fashion and food to launch the 2017 festival. Enjoy fabulous finger food, wine and food inspired fashion!
On Wednesday 22 March, from 6:00pm - 8pm. Tickets are just $45 per person and include finger food by Flying Brick Cider House Executive Chef Dwayne Bourke and a glass or two of wine. This not to be missed event is at Pirra Homestead, Windermere Road, Lara
For more information and to book your ticket click here or call the Lara Community Centre on (03) 5282 2725.
Celebrity Chef - Janelle Bloom
We are excited to announce this years celebrity chef is JANELLE BLOOM, one of this country’s most-loved tv chefs! Janelle is one of the original chefs who inspire viewers daily on the high-rating tv show READY STEADY COOK.
Author, food writer & stylist. She believes good cooking begins with confidence and a little patience. Her recipes are foolproof, easy-to-follow and use seasonal ingredients that are readily available. What’s more, each one has to taste every bit as good as it looks.
Janelle will MC our cooking stage and our Master & Apprentice competition as well as perform 2 cooking demonstrations on the day.
WIN A Fabulous Foodie Holiday!
Every year the generous team at All Things Travel Lara donate an amazing travel prize to the festival. This year the team have once again outdone themselves and have come up with a fabulous holiday for 2 valued at $3,000! The holiday includes accomodation, airfares and car hire.
Master & Apprentice Cooking Competition
We are proud to introduce for the first time this year our NEW Master & Apprentice Cooking Competition!
It’s a new take on our previous Ultimate Chef Challenge. This year leading local chefs team up with VET in School students from the Gordon. The chefs mentor and work with their student to compete against another Master & Apprentice team.
All Day Music
Enjoy the entertainment on our all-day music stage featuring the cool tunes of Rob Anderson, the popular Reed Street Band and introducing local soul singer Rach Brennan.
The Hamster of Lara
Do you make your own Jamon, prosciutto or other smallgoods?
The Lara Food and Wine Festival has an amateur competition for homemade Jamon, prosciutto and other smallgoods. Last year's competition attracted a large number of very high quality entries from far and wide.
The main prize, a perpetual trophy, honours the memory of Angel Cardoso, who for many years produced exceptional smallgoods from his home factory, all cured using the traditional methods of past times.