From Ivy pop-up markets care of Mr. Wong, The Paddington and Est. to master classes from the likes of dessert chef Lorraine Godsmark and winemaker Josh Hammond - Sydney-based foodies would be crazy to miss the month-long March into Merivale festival. Celebrating the best of the hospitality powerhouse's ever-expanding portfolio of restaurants and bars this food and wine spectacular offers a roster of intimate and informative events. Kicking off on February 14 and running until March 20, this is one foodie festival that's large in scope. 

While food and drinks are inevitably the focus here, this year's program is centred around the cheeky theme of 'Guilty Pleasures' with a sexy campaign to boot. Events are scheduled for every day of the week - so even if your weekend calendar is out of bounds you can still find a way to appreciate the special meal deals, live DJ entertainment at Pascha and Ivy and bespoke or secret dining experiences at places like Ms. G's, Est., Uccello and Ash St. Laneway. Merivale are even hosting their own Foreshore Festival at Coogee Pavilion - winner.

After such dismal weather in December, we're thinking this is the perfect way to lap up the best of the Sydney summer. Tickets to all events are on sale now, head to marchintomerivale.com.au to book and learn more.

Why March into Merivale will be your guilty pleasure