Justin North announced as chef for Hamilton Island’s Great Barrier Feast Series

The second event in Hamilton Island's Great Barrier Feast Series will include the acclaimed Justin North as guest Chef.

The second event in Hamilton Island’s Great Barrier Feast Series will include the acclaimed Justin North as guest Chef.

The event, taking place from 23rd to 25th July is the second of three exclusive chef’s table events, being held throughout 2010, promising to showcase the finest food and wine within a world class setting.

North’s restaurants, Bécasse and Etch, are considered two of Sydney’s premier restaurants and North is renowned for the uncompromising standard of his modern-French cuisine. Recent accolades include being awarded Chef of the Year, 2010 by GQ Magazine and Chef of the Year, 2009 by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

Acclaimed chef Justin North will host the second in the Hamilton Island Great Barrier Reef Feast Series

The weekend in July follows on from March’s inaugural event, which featured internationally acclaimed Tetsuya Wakuda as chef. Former MasterChef presenter, Sarah Wilson is emcee for the series and James Halliday is selecting the wines for the year’s events.

The weekend will take place across two of the Island’s premier venues – qualia and the new Hamilton Island Yacht Club and will consist of beachside welcome dinner at qualia, an Electrolux Master class, providing exclusive cooking instruction by North, and a Veuve Clicquot Lunch at the Yacht Club, offering the opportunity for guests to find out more about the chef.

To top it off, a showpiece dinner at qualia in which North will take guests through the preparation of his culinary delights directly from the kitchen. This will be visible to guests through a live camera link-up

“Justin North produces menus with a strong classic technique, using the highest quality of ingredients, perfectly complementing qualia’s gourmet offering,” said Nicky Oatley, special event manager at Hamilton Island. “We have no doubt that Justin’s personable nature will be a great hit with our guests and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the Island.”

The third event in this year’s series will take place in November with details to be announced shortly.

Luxury packages are being offered for the gourmet weekend and guests can choose between accommodation at the premier luxury resort of qualia or the boutique Beach Club.

For qualia packages, prices start from $1,650 per person, based on twin share *. Beach Club packages cost from $1,295 per person, based on twin share*. For more information about this event, please contact luxuryspecialist@hamiltonisland.com.au

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