Thursday 28 January 2010




Virgin Blue is teaming up with Blue Holidays and Tourism Victoria during the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival to offer a day of epicurean exploration in Australia's capital of taste. Each year Melbourne Food and Wine Festival reaches into the laneways, bars and restaurants of Australia's "foodiest" city – and spills out into Victoria's regions – to bring food lovers a two week program of over 250 delicious events. 

Luciano Pavarotti once said, "One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." 

To celebrate Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Blue Holidays, the holiday program of Virgin Blue, and Tourism Victoria are serving up an incredible day trip for a lavish lunch date in Melbourne. 

Guests will fly Virgin Blue from Sydney to Melbourne for the day for an exclusive lunch at The Press Club Restaurant where their taste buds will embark on a delicious journey through a three-course menu designed by culinary maestro George Calombaris. 

The treats don't end with dessert either as they will be joined at The Press Club by Masterchef judge Matt Preston and then spend the afternoon enjoying one of the festival's highlight events - Theatre of Ideas. They will also catch up with all the latest trends in the world of gastronomy and be given rare tantalising insight into two of the world's most controversial chefs: Andoni Luis Aduriz and Massimo Bottura.  

When - Sunday 21 March 2010 

What's included - For $250.00* per person, return airfares from Sydney to Melbourne with Virgin Blue, luxury return airport transfers, three course lunch at The Press Club and a session with Matt Preston at the Theatre of Ideas as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 

Your itinerary
  • Transfer from Melbourne airport to Federation Square
  • Free time to hunt down a few tasty bargains in Melbourne
  • Wine, ouzo and a three course lunch
  • Meet Matt Preston at the Theatre of Ideas one of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's highlight events
  • Catch up on the latest thinking in the world of gastronomy and gain rare insight into two of the world's most controversial chefs: Andoni Luis Aduriz and Massimo Bottura
  • Depart Federation Square for the airport
Bookings can be made via Blue Holidays on 13 15 16.


*Departing Sydney. Prices per person and is correct as at 28 January 2010. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Offer on sale 28-30 January 2010, or until sold out, for travel 21 March 2010. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and cancellation or amendment fees apply. Pricing is based on booking by phone. A credit card service fee is included in the total package price. Prices based on direct route, including taxes, levies and other government charges which may vary and are subject to change. Price includes no baggage allowance, advise if baggage is required as charges apply. Further conditions may apply.

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