Gourmet showcase to savour

It reads like a who’s who of Australian food. Some of our best food and drink will be served over four days in Queensland’s idyllic Port Douglas.

After a four-year break, Taste Port Douglas, presented by Sheraton, is back between October 7 and 10.

Led by Spencer Patrick, who cooks at Harrisons. Port Douglas, the festival welcomes leading chefs Ben Williamson, Alanna Sapwell, Laura Sharrad and Massimo Mele.

The Port Douglas Long Lunch will be staged in the heart of the coastal town and feature four top local restaurants in collaboration with prominent Queensland chefs Peter Kuruvita, Dominique Rizzo, Jake Nicolson and Philip Johnson.

There will be cooking demonstrations and an all-day beach bar at the Sheraton Festival Village. Saturday evening has the Harry Hawker Street Food Party.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, is the epicentre during the weekend. Spokesman Sean Hunt says: “We are thrilled to be a part of drawing people together once again through the celebration of food and drink.”

Tourism Tropical North Queensland chief executive Mark Olsen adds: “Taste Port Douglas will help raise the profile of the region’s food and beverage offering, while enticing southerners north for a holiday. The Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest rainforest attract people to Tropical North Queensland, but many Australian visitors are only just discovering our excellent tropical produce and cuisine is an attraction too.”

tasteportdouglas.com

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