Visit Victoria showcases glimpses of Melbourne’s food culture in India

The State of Victoria continues
to attract Indian tourist with a strong foothold in the Indian market. Since
years, Victoria’s food & wine culture has fascinated and motivated Indian
travelers to visit the destination. Visit Victoria along with Melbourne’s Chef
Shaun Quade recently recreated a slice of its food & wine culture in India
through an interactive masterclass giving a glimpse of Melbourne’s incredible

Chef Shaun Quade on his maiden
visit to India recreated iconic recipes from his renowned restaurant Lûmé. Chef
Quade’s unique experimental style of cooking was very well received by the
audience. He has also been a guest chef for one of the final episodes on
MasterChef Australia Season 9.
Chef Shaun Quade thrilled with
his experience said, “I am delighted to have visited such a unique country as
an ambassador of Melbourne’s food & wine culture. As Indian travelers are
highly influenced by food when it comes to choosing a holiday destination,
Victoria offers a perfect amalgamation of local talent, fresh local produce and
stunning settings. I look forward to welcoming more Indians to Lûmé in the
coming months.”
On this occasion Ms. Celia Ho,
Regional Manager South and South East Asia for Visit Victoria said, “Victoria
has established itself as a preferred holiday destination for Indian tourists.
Victoria and Melbourne city are amongst the favorite bucket list destination
for Indian travelers.
Visitors from India have spent over 5 million nights in
the state making India a key market for us. We are confident that 2018 will
welcome a lot more Indians on various occasions and events such as the T20
finals being held at MCG & the Boxing Day Test Match festivities marking
the IND vs AUS tournament.”
Melbourne, being the events
capital of Australia, will be a host to various events to attract more
travelers. Melbourne in 2018 is also set to host Boxing Day Test that will be
played between Australia and India.
India and Australia share a special
friendship – and a fierce cricketing rivalry. The last time India played Test
matches in Melbourne, more than 70,000 fans flocked to the iconic Melbourne
Cricket Ground on Boxing Day.
The city is all set to re-create
this history and will also host a cultural festival during the match for the
Indian travellers. The State of Victoria has also been announced as the venue
for both the men’s and women’s finals of the ICC World T20 in 2020.
The State of Victoria continues
to woo Indian visitors as a leisure destination with its finest food and wine
culture, sports events, arts, nature & wildlife, self-driving, to name a
few. Various regions of Victoria such as Yarra Valley, Phillip Island, Great
Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne city has increasingly gained
popularity among the Indian travellers.
Visit Victoria
As the Victorian Government’s
lead tourism agency, we provide a foundation for industry growth. With strong
research, policy, strategy and aviation platforms, we’re building a framework
for greater commercial reach. And with seed investment and infrastructure,
we’re enabling industry to venture into new territories.
We see Victoria’s diversity – our
arts industry, our affinity with sport, our food and wine, culture, our raw
natural beauty, and our international urban style – as an incredible asset. And
as Victoria’s dedicated tourism agency, we’re inspired to promote our state, to
attract more visitors and create greater economic opportunities for our
partners. Our work encourages Australia, and the rest of the world, to
experience everything Victoria has to offer.
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