With Spring just around the corner, March offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. What better than a food event, food festival or trade show to stir your appetite and inspire you get out of the house?
To help you plan your outings we've put together a list of March food events happening throughout the globe - everything from decadent chocolate festivals, celebrations of Southern food and exciting food events in tourist destinations like Dubai and Sydney.
Check out these can't-miss food events in March and start packing your bags for a fun weekend away:
Charleston Wine & Food Festival, USA
March 4th to 8th
The historic city of Charleston, South Carolina welcomes visitors with a potpourri of events featuring the big flavors of the South. Highlights include the Big Daddy Bourbon Workshop, a seminar on Classic Charleston Punches, cooking classes with local chefs and signature dinners at the city's most famous restaurants.
Chocolate makers from all over the world will offer visitors over 700 different varieties of cocoa. Get to taste and learn about chocolate from Brazil, Peru, Mexico, England, Italy, Hungary and the Netherlands.
Taste of Dubai, UAE
Sponsored by S.Pellegrino, Dubai's foodie event of the year is a three-day festival highlighting some of the city's best restaurants. Visitors will be treated to chef demos, food tastings, a gourmet market, a VIP lounge and a fun kid's zone.
Taste of Sydney, Australia
This unmissable food event sponsored by S.Pellegrino features some of Australia's top chefs, food and wine tastings, cooking workshops, seminars and the quality products of more than 100 artisan producers. Experience the new Platinum Garden Bar, which offers an exclusive area and private bar to enjoy live music, bubbly and a cool atmosphere.
Gastropan 2015, Romania
Hailed as the biggest trade show in Romania, Gastropan is an opportunity for bakers, chocolatiers, ice cream makers, coffee specialists and other food service professionals to get the latest information on machinery and manufacturing trends.