James St Food and Wine Trail Starts Today!

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Food bloggers and amateur instagrammers alike didn’t get much sleep last night. For today the James St Food and Wine trail officially opens for four wonderful days of food!

The four-day event program will feature an extensive culinary market hosted by the Standard Market Company, unique cooking demonstrations at ILVE ‘Pop-Up Kitchens’, and exclusive degustation dinners hosted by Harveys Bar Bistro & Gerard’s Bistro.

Marie-Louise Theile, Creative Director of the James Street Initiative describes the Food and Wine Trail as an event that brings together a likeminded community over their passion for food.

With ‘zones’ like Gerards Charcoal Grill; Taste & The Standard Market Co Cheese & Wine event; Middle Eastern Bazaar and The Wellness Zone – there is literally something for every taste sensation.

If you fancy yourself a little clumsy in the kitchen and want to pick up a few more skills, James St Cooking school has got you covered with classes throughout the 4 days.

If your like me and simply must sample everything, comfy shoes and relaxed pants are the order of the day. Settle in for an evening of culinary delights and have the iPhone at the ready to snap and share your new found favourites.

To help you enjoy the day the lovely folk at James St and UBER have organised to cover your ride as well! With two free rides up to $25 each!

Simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Download UBER’s app here
  2. Enter the promo code: FWTJSI
  3. Request your ride to or from James St

For the complete itinerary visit James St Website here, or check out our top picks of the weekend below…

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What we are looking forward to:

Harvey’s Garden

Harveys know the way to your heart is with caffeine, which is why they have teamed up with Merlo to bring you an on-site coffee-cart all day to satisfy the strongest coffee urges.  As the sun starts to slide, this picturesque alfresco space will transform into an espresso martini bar, with martini’s prepared specially for you by the Merlo barista team and Harveys expert mixologists.

To Market Zone

The James Street Market has long been a haven for all who care about the quality and provenance of their food – restauranteurs, chefs, passionate amateur cooks and those who simply love to eat and drink outstanding fare.  This year’s outdoor market will be populated by a community of exceptional stallholders, all who care deeply about the produce on offer.

Many of the stallholders are the actual makers behind the products – so come down and meet the people who rear, grow and make the food you love.

The Wellness Zone

For those seeking a sanctuary from the temptations on offer in the precinct, head to the Wellness Zone.  Join Lululemon, Health Place, and Hive Cafe for a host of nutrition talks, competitions, raw food demos, samplings and music throughout the day.


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