This annual epicurean event has all the right ingredients: gourmet goodies and top-flight regional wines; interactive cooking shows and master classes with celebrity chefs; and dinner-party ideas galore. Book a table at Rock Salt inside the expo and taste the creations of celebrity chefs. Or head to Gourmet on the Park, where several eateries are housed in white pagodas on an indoor "lawn" alongside the Farmers Grill, which sells fresh, local, and organic produce. Festival dates may change; check the website for updates.

Broadbeach, Queensland, 4218
Gold Coast Convention Centre