This New Food Festival Lets You Get Up-Close-And-Personal With Some Of The World’s Biggest Chefs
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Heads up: there’s a new food festival in town and you’re not going to want to miss it. The Curated Plate is a four-day destination food festival on the Sunshine Coast and some of the world’s best chefs are flying into town for the occasion.
The festival will take over the Sunshine Coast’s best restaurants, bars, and breweries from August 8 to 11 and will be comprised of two main events: The Culinary Collective and The Destination Series.
Star chefs like Chase Kojima (Sokyo, Sydney) and Troy Rhoades Brown (Muse, Hunter Valley) will be teaming up with local chefs for The Culinary Collective. Together, they’ll be whipping up incredible, one-off creations using locally grown and sustainable produce.
Standouts include the collaboration between Nelly Robinson, from Sydney’s nel. restaurant and the chef and owner of the famed local restaurant Harry’s on Buderim. The chefs will be creating a six-course degustation with paired wines.
Not content to just show off the best food from the Sunshine Coast, The Curated Plate will also let visitors experience the best activities and adventures that local businesses have to offer.
The Destination Series includes everything from Jet Ski food safaris, horseback riding to the top of Mt Goomboorian, and a champagne breakfast.
There are also extra-special feature events like The Legends Lunch – an all-out, lavish long lunch – a beachside outdoor cinema with snacks by Gelato Messina, and a food fair with pop-ups by local eateries.
The Curated Plate is the perfect mix of foodie adventure and holiday. Immerse yourself in some once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences and enjoy the very best that the Sunshine Coast has to offer – which is to say, a warm escape from the winter chill among stunning Queensland food and sunshine.
While you’re there, visit Australia Zoo to see cute critters, explore the beautiful rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and lay back at some of the golden beaches along the coast. No one’s going to stop you from extending your stay for a couple of extra days, just sayin’.
(Images courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland)