Foodies, add visiting the Sunshine Coast in August to your calendar. Showcasing the region's fantastic culinary scene and excellent produce, the inaugural Curated Plate festival (August 8-11) has announced its debut programme. And it's got us hungry for more!
From lunches with celebrity chefs (like Peter Gilmore) and four-course dinners on the beach to a pop-up food fair, there's plenty to whet gourmands' appetites.
Highlights include events like A Hinterland Harvest at Weddings at Tiffany's (a four-course lunch with breathtaking countryside views) and Spicers Den (a five-course dinner created by Spicers Tamarind chef Daniel Jarrett and Michelin-starred Japanese chef Zaiyu Hasegawa).
At the heart of the four-day festival is a passion for local, seasonal produce. Fairfax Events & Entertainment's Head of Food Events Vanessa Cowell says The Curated Plate will impress couples. "From the lush hinterland of rainforests and valleys to the majestic Glass House Mountains and iconic beaches, The Curated Plate sets the scene for a revitalising holiday and culinary experience like no other," says Cowell.
To find out more about the festival or to secure event tickets, visit The Curated Plate's website here.