Thursday, 22 December 2011 2:16 PM
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will be marking its 20th year in 2012, so why not search for British Airways first and business class flights to see if you can join in the fun? Tickle your taste buds at the event as part of a memorable break.
In fact, next year the festival really will be something special, with a 20-day feast running from March 2nd to 21st.
During this period, you will be able to try some of the most scrumptious cuisine Australia has to offer, all washed down with wines from the nation's top vineyards.
If this sounds like your kind of break, why not get your holiday off to a fantastic start by booking a cheap first class flight to ensure you arrive in style?
Once you have touched down, you can set about getting into the spirit of the event by heading to the Riverside Opening Weekend.
During the first two days, dozens of stalls selling sumptuous dishes and serving smooth wines will be set up along the banks of the Yarra River.
Stroll along and sample anything that takes your fancy, or buy some of the delicious produce to take home as a gift for your friends or family.
If this whets your appetite for delectable food, why not treat yourself to one of the International Chef and Winemaker Dinners taking place throughout the duration of the festival?
Book a table at one of these evenings and you can look forward to eating food prepared by some of the world's best chefs.
Meanwhile, should you be keen to learn some tricks of the trade that you can take back to your own kitchen, consider booking a place on one of the sessions run as part of the Langham Melbourne Masterclass.
Over the weekend of March 10th and 11th, numerous workshops will be held, teaching you a variety of culinary skills you are unlikely to pick up anywhere else and showing you how to create truly delicious food.
Regardless of when you have booked a Melbourne business class flight for, you will find there is plenty going on, from specialist art events to film nights focusing on all things edible.
If you feel that you need to do some exercise to balance out all the treats you have been sampling, why not join one of the walking or cycling tours that will take you to some of the city's top eateries?