Palates to match chefs with music favourites
CARNIVALE’S tantalising Audi Palates of Port will deliver eight delicious courses from Port Douglas’s finest restaurants inspired by music.
A glass of wine will be served to compliment each course made from local produce, with the theme “Music to Dine By” bringing out the creative side of all restaurants.
Chefs from Salsa Bar and Grill, Bucci, Bistro 3, Port Douglas Catering, Flames of the Forest and the Sheraton Mirage Resort will return to serve up their signature dishes, along with newcomers Sea Temple Resort and Spa and The Beach Shack with chef Berny Korte.
“We haven’t done this dish before, it is just for Palates and our song will be Love Is In The Air from John Paul Young, influenced by a love of cooking,” Berny said.
“The Beach Shack got the opportunity to join Palates and to put our name out there and it will be a reunion with some of the chefs I used to work with.”
The Sea Temple’s first-ever Palates will bring a sexy dish to the table, influenced by Tom Jones’s Sex Bomb.
“It’s a nice powerful song and our ravioli will be a little bomb in a king prawn reduction, which is a nice sexy dish and a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun,” chef James Long said.
“Everyone hears the song and recognises it and the song sums up our dish, the look and taste of it and it’s a good opportunity this year to get out and show everyone what we’re about.”
Bistro 3 has been involved in the Palates of Port for a couple of years and chef Tommy Young said every year someone always brings something new to the kitchen.
“It’s amazing the new things you see on the night, it’s a good event for Carnivale and to show off in a bit in the competition - we have gone with AC/DC’S Long Way to the Top,” he said.
Bucci’s Ricky Jordan is excited to be involved again this year but could not pick between a couple of songs, including an Italian song and said they will bring the Italian to the table.
“We’re more about food to put in the middle of the table and eat, we’ll being doing a salt cod baccala because it’s something different and not everyone’s tried it,” he said.
All eight chefs have been busy preparing a culinary delight for this year’s Palates of Port, which will be held at the exquisite Flames of the Forest venue on Saturday, May 18, from 7.30pm to 11pm.
Tickets cost $169 each and are sure to sell out. For more information and to buy tickets for an evening of delicious food from talented local chefs using local produce visit www.carnivale.com.au.
Kevin Howell (Sheraton Mirage), Tommy Young (Bistro 3), Ricky Jordan (Bucci), Dominik Uhlig (Salsa), Berny Korte (Beach Shack), James Long (Sea Temple), Dave Spencer (Flames of Forest) and Cameron Walton (Port Douglas Catering & Events)
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