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Festival Muse: three days of food, wine and events over Canberra Day long weekend

If you were thinking of going away for the Canberra Day long weekend, Muse are putting on a pretty good reason to stay in town.

Festival Muse is a whole long weekend of food, talks, literary events, music, a picnic, and plenty of wine. 

On Saturday March 11, The Cupping Room head chef Jerome Felix will take over the Muse kitchen for a special one-off dinner. Starting off with canapes in the bookshop from 6.30pm, Felix will be serving up three courses of contemporary seasonal flavours matched with local wines. He will also talk about his food philosophy, and sign copies of the recently released The Cupping Room Cookbook. Tickets $80 per person plus $40 for wine pairing.

Then on the Monday, they're taking Muse on the road for a Canberra Day picnic in Telopea Park. From midday chef Janet Jeffs, gardener and musician Simon Rickard and food writer Liz Posmyk will lead a talk on sustainability and growing your own food. Then from 1pm there's burgers from Beef and Barley, beer from Pact Beer Co, cheese boxes, wine and other entertainment - take along your picnic rug.

Festival Muse also includes panel discussions and talks from some of Canberra's most intriguing mover and shakers starting on Friday night, March 10, and continuing through to Sunday afternoon.

For tickets to all of the events, visit