We mustn't delay though because we are expected in the town centre, about five minute's walk away from the houseboat and markets. Tonight is the start of the Arts Festival and the town of 60,000 people buzzing. We're headed to Stefano de Pieri's newest venture, the Mildura Brewery. Stefano's face beams down from posters around town and he is akin to a town mayor. He helped put Mildura on the map with his "A Gondola on the Murray" television series. He is warm and welcoming and surprisingly hands on. He is busy running around bringing dishes to tables and making sure that all guests are looked after.