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Regional Flavours on Show at Waikato Food and Wine Festival

Press Release
Monday 24 February, 2014

Regional Flavours on Show at Waikato Food and Wine Festival

The Waikato Food & Wine Festival on Saturday March 1st and Sunday March 2nd on the Claudelands Lawn is set to be the Waikato’s best day out yet with organisers ready to celebrate its fifth year highlighting local cuisine and boutique wineries from around the region.

The lush green expanse next to Claudelands Arena will be a welcome hive of activity throughout the festival weekend complete with chef demonstrations, many different foods for purchasing and a schedule of top live musical acts to enjoy with friends and family.

Event Director Paul Blomfield is thrilled with this year’s line-up “The Waikato Food and Wine Festival is now well established as the Region’s leading wine and culinary event,” says Paul.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for Waikato to celebrate not only what is fantastic about the region, but also to showcase local undiscovered talent and produce.”

The only event of its kind currently in the Waikato region, the festival offers something for everyone with over twenty food exhibitors and fifteen wineries on hand to tempt and satisfy even the most selective of palates.

Those wishing to learn how to perfect their skills in the kitchen can take inspiration from top chef Paul Jobin and 2013 winning Masterchef Aaron Brunet, as well as a host of other top cooking talent in the Kitchen Things Cooking Theatre. Once motivated, visitors can head over to one of the many home ware specialists onsite ready to equip kitchen pantries for culinary masterpiece creation.

With glass of wine or coffee in one hand, and plate of food in the other, take a seat and listen to the sounds of top local and international musicians including the Andrew London Trio, Jan Preston, Banda Latina and more bringing an eclectic mix of jazz and blues classics through to Latin American Salsa to enhance the festival atmosphere.

With adult tickets only $20 plus booking fee from Ticketek and parking aplenty available, foodies and social-gathering enthusiasts are encouraged to head along and enjoy an afternoon of delicious food, gorgeous wine, smooth sounds and great company.

“Gather your friends, grab your sun umbrella and picnic rug and bring your festival spirit along to what will be Waikato’s best day out this summer!” says Paul.

See full event details at www.waikatofoodandwine.co.nz

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The Waikato Food & Wine Festival
Saturday March 1st and Sunday March 2nd
Claudelands Lawn, Claudelands
Waikato

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