Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
If we had to narrow down all our favourite snacks, garlic bread would be near the top of the list. It’s familiar, it’s comforting, and it’s delightfully carby.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a whole festival where we could eat it?
Oh wait… what’s that? There is?
Yep, lucky Australian garlic bread lovers will be able to head down to a garlic bread festival in Melbourne this month – and we literally couldn’t be more jealous.
The festival, which hits the city on April 30th, doesn’t just offer bog standard garlic bread (although there will be plenty, obvs), it also offers up a whole bunch of garlic bread themed dishes, including garlic bread cheesesteaks, burgers and even cocktails.
A selection of Melbourne’s best loved eateries will be putting their stamps on garlic bread, too.
Mr Burger will be making burgers, Chef Calamari will be knocking up garlic bread fish and chips, Nuggies will be making garlic bread nuggets and Sparrows Philly Cheese will be on the steaks.
Plus, there’s going to be a whole load of “experimental garlic breads” to try, made with different varieties of garlics and butters.
There will also be stalls selling fancy butters and breads, if you want to try creating your own garlic bread creations at home.
The festival is set to begin around midday at event space ‘Welcome To Thornbury’, and the best part is that entry is free. Just grab a ticket on their website.
Sadly, the festival currently has no plans to travel over to the UK, although we desperately wish it would.
All isn’t lost though, as there are plenty of fast-food related festivals landing on our soil soon – Wing Fest being one of them.
Arriving in September, the festival is dedicated entirely to chicken wings, and promises music, beer and poultry aplenty.
We’ll bring you more deets on that as it draws closer. In the meantime, let’s all just silently envy our mates Down Under.
Enjoy the garlic bread, guys.