Carmen Zammit.

Melbourne’s much-loved food festival is heading across regional Victoria for a 10-day program from 10 to 19 November.

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Regional Edition is set to hit destinations such as Gippsland, Yarra Valley, and Ballarat.

Some of the highlights across the program include the Gippsland Seaside Weekend event, and the festival’s signature World’s Longest Lunches in the Yarra Valley and Ballarat.

“We’re thrilled to be back in regional Victoria,” says CEO of Food + Drink Victoria Anthea Loucas Bosha.

“This program highlights the extraordinary experiences that make Victoria the best place in the world to eat and drink, from World’s Longest Lunches in the Yarra Valley and Ballarat to a weekend of incredible chef collaborations in Inverloch as part of the Gippsland Seaside Weekender. Let’s hit the road.”

The Village Feast is another highlight from the program which will see an impressive line-up of Australia’s top culinary talent come together to cook and share their craft with guests.

Some of the chefs set to star include Adam Liaw, Emelia Jackson, Momofuku Seibo’s Paul Carmichael, Jo Barrett, Nick Mahlook, and Ricos Tacos’ Raph Rashid who will be running food stalls.

Drinks-wise, guests can expect drops by Gippsland’s Patrick Sullivan, William Downie, Dirty Three Wines, and Sailors Grave Brewing to name a few.

Events will also be held at venues including Gippsland’s Fleet Wines, Yarra Valley’s Jayden Ong Winery & Cellar Bar, and Balgownie Estate.

Tickets for the 2023 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Regional Edition go on sale 7 September.