Local ingredients star in top nosh demo
AVOCADO and mandarin from the Wide Bay Burnett region will be the stars of a Queensland dessert to be created in Maryborough today, giving locals a sweet taste of why regional produce is important in creating authentic Queensland experiences for locals and visitors to the state.
Treasury Casino & Hotel Sous Chef Lauren Curmi will whet appetites with an avocado and chocolate mousse featuring a wattleseed ganache, ginger and macadamia crumb, and spiced citrus using mandarin from the family-owned Abbotsleigh Citrus located near Gin Gin.
The culinary demonstration is part of a roadshow touring Queensland talking about jobs, training, and procurement opportunities with integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment Group.
“While I grew up in Brisbane and spent a lot of time in my grandmother’s bakery, I’ve always had a soft spot for regional Queensland as it’s where I first got my foot in the door at the age of 15, leading to where I am today enjoying the sweet life as head of Treasury’s pastry kitchen,” Mrs Curmi said.
“At Treasury, we seek to find the best and freshest produce right across the state to highlight in our diverse offerings and a lot of it comes from the Wide Bay Burnett region including oranges, zucchini, sweet potatoes, capsicums, and tomatoes.
“We know that locals and visitors want to experience high quality, authentic, and local Queensland flavours – that’s what creates special memories for them and keeps them coming back.”
To register for the event at the Brolga Theatre, Walker St, Maryborough, visit statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/ mps.
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SWEET AS: Lauren Curmi with her Queensland dessert using ingredients from the Wide Bay Burnett.