Gourmet getaway: Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel this week launches its first Emporium Epicurean Adventure culinary package. The deal includes overnight accommodation on Saturday, June 15, an afternoon cooking class with chef Tony Percuoco, plus a cocktail reception and degustation dinner in Percuoco’s Ristorante Tartufo. The next escape is on August 24; $595 a couple. More: 1200 883 611; emporiumhotel.com.au. Well oiled: Australia’s first extra virgin olive oil festival will be held on July 10 at The Mint in Sydney’s Macquarie Street. New-season oils will be on show and growers will explain the benefits of premium local oils. The $45 entry ticket includes a masterclass and panel discussion, tastings and glass of wine. More: fevoo13.com. Wine and dine: Barossa Gourmet Weekend has an expanded program this year, with more than 30 tourism operators, wineries and food producers showing their wares from August 16-18. A designated-driver program and two bus loops will take the pressure off those sampling South Australia’s best tipples. More: barossagourmetweekend.com.au. Festival feasts: The new-look Tasting Australia kicks off in South Australia on April 27 next year, under the creative guidance of chef Simon Bryant, wine expert Paul Henry and festival patron Maggie Beer. The theme of the week-long festival will be ‘‘origins’’, with events focusing on local food and wines. More: tasting-australia.com.au. Lord it up: Gourmet breakfasts, sunset drinks and canapes, plus a three-course dinner with wine, are part of a free-flights package at Lord Howe Island’s Capella Lodge. Book a seven-night stay between August 3 and September 30 for the price of six and get two free return QantasLink flights from Sydney or Brisbane. From $3900 a person twin-share. More: capellalodge.com.au. On the hunt: Historic Chateau Yering in Victoria’s Yarra Valley will host a truffle weekend with accommodation in a River Suite on Saturday, July 13, afternoon truffle hunt, six-course truffle degustation dinner and Sunday breakfast; $1055 a couple. More: chateauyering.com.au.