Fun, laid-back and by the beach – this food and wine festival knows how to attract a weekend crowd looking to sample the best dishes from Manly’s restaurants and bars all in one spot. Taste of Manly brings together dozens of stalls from eateries like Bavarian Beer Café, Criniti’s, Daniel San, Hamro Aangan, Hugos, Manly Wine, Ribs & Rumps, Ruby Lane, the Herring Room and more.
The festival not only celebrates local gourmet produce, but also local wines. Head to the beach and the Corso on Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29 and you’ll find stalls from Hunter Valley wineries like Tempus Two, Lindeman’s, Mount Pleasant, Pepper Tree Wines, Peterson House, Philip Shaw Wines, Ridgeview, Tamburlaine, Organic Wines, Tulloch, San Telmo Cellars and Wynwood Estate.
It all kicks off from 11.30am (so plenty of time to catch the ferry if you’re heading from the CBD), and there’ll be three states of live music on both days until 5pm – so plenty of reasons to stick around.
You can purchase your glass and drinks tokens in advance to save you time in line. Visit the Taste of Manly Facebook page to pay $15 for one glass and two tokens (usually $10 for a glass and $5 per drink).
Not into wine? No problem, they’ve got local beers and cider to try too. Look out for stalls from 4 Pines, Dad & Dave’s, Modus Operandi, Nomad Brewing Co and Frank's Cider.
For more information, visit the Taste of Manly website.