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Antonio Carluccio at Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2017

Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch

Friday 31 March 2017

Melbourne’s own Little Italy will host the 25th Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, with the godfather of Italian cooking, Antonio Carluccio, at its helm. A decadent Italian feast inspired by Carluccio’s new cookbook, Vegetables, will be served at the record 600-metre-long table on Carlton’s Lygon Street. Roving entertainment will make this lunch a true alfresco celebration. Come join more than 1600 revellers along this iconic dining strip, which claims many Australian culinary firsts from espresso to pizza. Brought to life by Peter Rowland Catering and matched to Tahbilk wines.


Beginning with a program of 12 events in 1993, the Festival has grown year on year and now annually engages over 250,000 attendees at more than 200 events in March.  The Festival program features food and wine experts from across the world, including world-renown chefs and winemakers, growers, purveyors, authors and commentators to present alongside some of Australia’s best.

In 2017, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne (31 March – 9 April) will stage its 25th celebration, as the world’s leading food influencers, chefs, restaurateurs, critics and food writers look to Melbourne for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards 2017 (4 – 6 April).  This all-important global gathering will shine a light on Victoria’s world-class restaurant industry, regional food bowls and ever-growing gastronomic reputation.

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