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April is looking set to be one of the most exciting months in the culinary calendar as spring time welcomes an eclectic selection of high profile food events on around the world, although all eyes will be on an autumnal Australia on 5 April.
While Melbourne will attract some of the highest profile guests of the month with The World's 50 Best in town, there's plenty of other options to satiate the hungry traveller from Michelin starred dinners in Switzerland to star studded dinners in Las Vegas.
Take a look at what's on:
Food Events - April 2017
World's 50 Best Restaurants, Melbourne, 5 April
The countdown is on to this year's awards ceremony on 5 April as the best chefs in the world jet into Melbourne. Take a front row seat seat and livestream via FDL from 10am GMT and join the ceremony as it happens live and find out first who will be crowned the best restaurant in the world.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, 31 March to 9 April
Melbourne will be in full party mode with plenty of top culinary talent in town and the perfect reason to join Melbourne food and drink festival forming the perfect destination for the influx of foodie visitors. Check out the chef masterclasses and unique dining events in town.
Sapori Ticino, Switzerland, from 3 April to 18 June
The Swiss canton of Ticino will be lit up with star studded dinners over the coming weeks as some of Italy's best Michelin chefs host a number of one off dinners in select restaurant.
World Gourmet Summit, Singapore, Until 16 April
Singapore's city wide food festival runs until 16 April. Be sure to take advantage of the best that's on offer in the exclusive line-up including the World Gourmet summit Series from 4 to 7 April at Ola where Singaporeans will be treated to a taste of Peru (see details below).
Chef Daniel Chavez from OLA Cocina del Mar, will collaborate with 4 students from The Fundacion Pachacutec Culinary School set up by Gaston Acurio in Peru, a culinary school that supports underprivileged young chefs, for some unique dinners.
The Peruvian themed menu will pay homage to traditional dishes, including aJalea de Lima and Parihuela Peru with ingredients specially flown from Peru as well as Cebiche “Gaston Acurio”, a homage to the man who started it all, in one of Peru’s most famous dishes, and a Peruvian Chinese dish of Lomo Saltado “Pachacutec”, a fusion Chinese stir-fried dish with classic Peruvian ingredients, served with rice and French fries.
Reservations for the Epicurean Menu may be made via Chope on the World Gourmet Summit page.
Food Events and Installations at Fuorisalone, Milan, 4 to 9 April
Design and food go hand in hand as Milan becomes design central for five days of world class exhibitions and installations featuring everything from kitchens to street food, chef demonstrations and dinners.
Road to Tajima, 6 Hands Dinner and Wagyu Beef Master Class, Melbourne, 13 April
Singapore based Chef Chris Miller, from Stellar at 1-Altitude, will be heading down to Melbourne for a 6 Hands dinner with Chef Florian Ridder and Chef Lawrence Yeow from Calia restaurant on 13 April.
His homecoming culminates in a presentation of a Tajima Wagyu Beef Masterclass prior to an exquisite six-hands dinner at Calia at the Emporium together with chef Florian Ridder of The Summerhouse, a unique farm-to-table destination in Singapore and Calia’s Lawrence Yeow.
Le Strade della Mozzarella, Paestum, Italy - 19 & 20 April
The haute cusine Italian congress comes to a close in Paestum, after a london and Milan leg of the tour. Expect lots of Southern Italian favourites, including pizza and mozzarella.
Vegas Uncork'd, Las Vegas, 27 - 30 April
For a star studded time in sin city head to this star studded event, where a stellar guest chef line- up includes Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse and Wolfgang Puck. Be sure to reserve a seat for the Grand Tasting at Ceasar's Palace Hotel.