first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Merivale will be a feast for all the senses next month, when its annual food and wine festival returns for the eighth year. Inspired by our guilty pleasures, March into Merivale 2016 will take place from 14 February to 20 March, with the launch party providing a taste of what’s to come on Wednesday 10 February. Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale, said: “Over the past seven years, March into Merivale has transformed from its humble beginnings into one of the most anticipated events on Sydney’s culinary calendar. Across five incredible weeks, the 2016 festival shines the spotlight on our diverse hospitality portfolio and celebrates the wealth of talent leading Merivale into our most exciting year yet”. The March into Merivale 2016 programme includes:Launch PartyThe Merivale Launch Party kicks things off on Wednesday 10 February, taking over the entire ivy complex and surrounding laneways. With pop-up stalls from world-renowned restaurants including Mr. Wong, The Paddington, Coogee Pavilion, est., Papi Chulo and the soon to be launched Queen Victoria Enmore, The Newport and Fred’s, alongside live music and roving entertainment.Monday Show & TellWannabe connoisseurs can get their kicks from a host of classes every Monday. Tuesday Friends with BenefitsEvery Tuesday, dining devotees can rally their mates for the deal and meal of a lifetime, with a two-course meal, a drink of their choice and a few fun surprises at some of Merivale’s most-loved restaurants.Wednesday Show-OffFood lovers can enter a new world every Wednesday with a host of spectacular showcase series. Friday Guilty PleasuresThe UK’s biggest, boldest and brashest night hits Sydney, exclusively at March into Merivale for five weeks only. With outrageous DJs, cabaret performances and Chandon’s Unplanned Band this dazzling discotheque is a shameless celebration of the wonderful world of pop.Saturday Pacha Presents Absolut NightsPacha Sydney, presents Absolut Nights with headline performances by a host of local and international DJ talent – Trance Nation feat. EXIS (20 February), Thomas Jack (27 February), Yolanda Be Cool and Nicky Night Time (5 March), DJ Fresh (11 March) and Robin Schulz (26 March). Thursday Chef’s SignatureFood enthusiasts can join Merivale’s most illustrious chefs for once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences.center_img Mystery FeastThroughout the festival, adventurous diners can add a little excitement to their day by booking a Mystery Feast. From the grand dining room at est. to the edgy Potts Pott hangout Ms.G’s, guests could end up in any one of Merivale’s award-winning restaurants.#LIVELIFEUNPLANNEDMerivale fans can enjoy March into Merivale the unplanned way with the ultimate access pass. The $180 Chandon Unplanned Pass includes a Mystery Dinner and choice of any two events (events include Wednesday Show-off series, Friday Guilty Pleasures, Pacha Presents Absolut Nights or Coogee Foreshore Festival).Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more