FEVOO, the first-ever festival celebrating Australian fresh extra virgin olive oil, has announced a line-up of extra special superstars including celebrated cook, Stephanie Alexander. Held on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 at The Mint, Sydney, Alexander will be joined by nutritionist Dr Joanna McMillan, sensory expert Dr Richard Gawell and food and wine identity Lyndey Milan, who is overseeing a bespoke canape menu featuring the best of new season olive oils. FEVOO will also be hosted by everyone’s favorite food broadcaster ABC 702’s Simon Marnie.
Australia’s first festival dedicated to premium extra virgin olive oil, FEVOO will showcase and educate consumers about everything that is good about Aussie olive oil, plus introduce some wonderful new oils from the 2013 season, the best harvest the industry has seen for some years.
Running from 6 – 8.30pm on Wednesday 10 July, FEVOO’s programme includes an expert panel led by Stephanie Alexander discussing the beauty and benefits of oil, an olive oil masterclass that will help consumers understand what’s fresh and what’s not, plus a grower’s forum that will put to rest why Australian olive oils are the best in the world featuring some of the of this country’s best producers. Dr Joanna McMillan will also highlight how new season olive oil can be really good for everyone.
Other highlights include a gallery of Australian oils for festival-goers to taste, plus all proceeds from FEVOO, including a special charity auction, go to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.
There will also be food lovingly prepared with olive oil, great wine and also olive oil products straight from the farm. Producers will include Alto Olives, Camilo Olives, Cobram Estate, Cradle Coast Olives, Gwydir Grove, Murphy Yetna, Nullamunjie, Pukara Estate, Rosto Grove and Wollundry Grove.
FEVOO is being coordinated by Amanda Bailey of The Olive Planet with funding from various industry bodies and producers across Australia. FEVOO’s aim is to educate consumers about the process of making quality extra virgin olive oil, its health benefits and simply the freshness that is new season oil.
FEVOO is a must-do event for anyone who loves cooking, or simply has an interest in one of the world’s oldest products. It’s the ultimate olive oil odyssey.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
6 – 8.30pm
10 Macquarie Street (Hyde Park end)
$45 consumer entry includes masterclass and panel discussion, tastings, canapes and a glass of wine.
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