With a weather forecast that has Saturday predicted to reach 30 degrees and mostly sunny, this weekend is looking like being a great one for getting out in the local Mornington Peninsula community with your friends and family.
Here's a look at our top picks of what's happening in the local area....
Regional Worlds Longest Lunch on the Bay | Saturday 16th of March from 12:45pm
Meet MasterChef Finalist & owner of The Grazing Table, Eliza Wilson, who will talk about the menu, her food philosophy and how the sharing of food connects people and communities.
Follow her journey with Brent Love, Head Chef of Searoad Ferries, who together visited farm gates & food producers on both Peninsulas to create the Longest Lunch menu. Meet some of these providores and the reason behind the suggested wines, all sourced from our backyard.
The longest floating lunch will be served in the Lounge Deck with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the bay and coastline as the ship moves between Sorrento and Queenscliff. Enjoy three courses with matching wines while watching the coastline glide by as the ship moves between Sorrento and Queenscliff.
Contact Searoad Ferries for details.
The Peninsula Picnic | Saturday 17th March @ Mornington Racecourse
One of the country's favourite boutique festivals The Peninsula Picnic presented by Melbourne MINI Garage, returns to Mornington Racecourse for its fourth year.
Celebrating one of Australia's great Food & Wine Regions and seamlessly blending a foodie festival with cellar door tastings, a farmer's market and the sweet sounds of some of Australi's best songwriters, The Peninsula Picnic is a food, wine and music lover's dream.
With a line-up headlined by roots royalty John Butler Trio, and pop-ups from award winning restaurants and winemakers from across the region, the one-day festival makes for the perfect day out on the Peninsula.
Other Acts include Harry James Angus (of The Cat Empire) with his nine-piece Struggle With Glory project, Vikki Thorn, fresh from celebrating the 25th anniversary tour with The Waifs, and local up and coming songwriter Angie McMahon.
Joining the entertainment are eight of the region's best restaurants and six local wineries, including Max's at Red Hill, Merricks General Wine Store, Polperro, Montalto, Flinders Hotel, Green Olive at Red Hill, DOC Mornington, Stables Smokehouse, Alatonero, Prancing Horse Estate, T'Gallant and Quealy.
See the Peninsula Picnic website for more details.
The Longest lunch at Lindenderry Red Hill | Sunday 18th March from 12:30pm
Lindenderry at Red Hill 142 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill
Set amongst the vineyard, join us in this annual tradition sampling local beef, seafood, cheese and wine from the region's iconic vineyards, set amongst spectacular Mornington Peninsula views.
Part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, this event is one not to be missed!
Contact Lindenberry Red Hill for booking and pricing details.
We'd like to thank the above organisations for putting on great local events for the community, thank you to the great people at Visit Mornington Peninsula for helping to showcase the great events that happen around us. We are in no way affiliated with any of the above businesses or events we just like to help keep our local community informed of some of the great activities on in our beautiful pocket of the world. If you have an upcoming event that you would like us to feature please let us know ---- > CONTACT US