The Sunshine Coast’s newest food festival, The Curated Plate, has announced the first events of its debut program.
Taking place over four days in August, The Curated Plate, will shine a light on some of the best chefs from Australia and the world, while showcasing the Queensland region’s booming food industry.
“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,” said Venessa Cowell, head of food events at Fairfax Events & Entertainment.
“We’re proud to work closely with Visit Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Council and Tourism and Events Queensland to celebrate this picturesque part of the world and champion the inspiring local producers who nurture the land and sea every day.”
Some of the highlights of the inaugural event include A Hinterland Harvest, where guests will enjoy a four-course lunch by Raymond Blanc (Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons), Nelly Robinson (nel. restaurant) and Alejandro Cancino (ex-Urbane, Brisbane, now Lola’s Pantry) at Wedding at Tiffany’s.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat will host Spicers Den, where Michelin-star chef Zaiyu Hasegawa, executive chef Daniel Jarrett and Gelato Messina’s Donato Toce will collaborate on a five-course dinner with matching wines.
The Elements Long Lunch will take place on Mooloolaba Beach featuring a four-course menu created by three highly-awarded chefs, including New Zealand chef Monique Fiso who plays a leading role in keeping Māori food culture alive while elevating it to new culinary heights; seafood sustainability pioneer Alanna Sapwell, ex-head chef of two-hatted Saint Peter and now head chef of Brisbane’s Arc Dining and Wine Bar in Brisbane; and Analiese Gregory, who heads up the acclaimed Franklin in Tasmania.
The Curated Plate will take place on the Sunshine Coast from 8-11 August 2019.