Cocktail experts and enthusiasts are gearing up for the inaugural Melbourne Cocktail Festival (MCF), due to take place between 26 February – 1 March 2020.
Created by the team behind hospitality industry hub Worksmith, the MCF will showcase Melbourne’s thriving and innovative cocktail scene. Activities and events will cater to everyone from industry experts to the cocktail curious and all those who appreciate the art of the craft.
Under the curatorial direction of 2018 World Class Global Bartender of the Year, Orlando Marzo, The MCF will unite venues across Melbourne and enlist some of the most notable names in the industry to engage with visitors and locals alike.
“We created the Melbourne Cocktail Festival because this city has a very active cocktail culture”, Marzo said.
“There is a pride and respect in the craft and high level of expertise found in Melbourne’s many bars. As with the food scene, the customers are knowledgeable and understand flavour. There is a great sense of fun and exploration in this industry. We wanted to share that energy with our customers.”
With a program catering for industry professionals and cocktail lovers alike, the MCF will offer a thoughtful line-up of workshops, guided tours, tastings, seminars, art installations and activations—all centred around the art of the cocktail.