Get­ting a taste of par­adise never so easy

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

PORT Dou­glas could be de­scribed as food­ies heaven, with Car­ni­vale’s new­est event set to make its mark.

A Taste of Par­adise, to be held at the Sugar Wharf on Satur­day, May 25, is at­tract­ing celebrity chefs, big name lo­cal food and wine pro­duc­ers and food lovers from far and wide.

The all-day event will show­case the re­gion’s best pro­duce with cook­ing demon­stra­tions and free food, wine and beer tast­ings from many well-re­garded sup­pli­ers in­clud­ing Dain­tree Es­tate Choco­lates, Dain­tree Vanilla and Spice, Julatten Earth Foods, Cof­fee Works, Soap Herb, The Tea Chest, Rain­for­est Bounty, Wonga Food and The Hun­gry Hum­ming Bird.

The Blue Sky Brew­ery, Red & White, and Yalumba have all been con­firmed and will rep­re­sent lo­cal wine and beer sup­pli­ers in the re­gion as part of the event.

Lo­cal restau­rants Har­risons, Bucci, Salsa, The Tin Shed, Nu Nu, 2 Fish and Ochre are also ex­cited to come on board.

Cook­ing demon­stra­tions will be held on the main stage with celebrity chef Ben O’Dono­hue of TV se­ries Surf­ing the Menu fame, sup­ported by lo­cal star chefs who will also be tak­ing main stage.

Look out for pop­u­lar My Kitchen Rules con­tes­tants David Hop­good and Leigh Sex­ton, who will also be cook­ing at the event.

Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale man­ager Ken Dobbs said it was ex­cit­ing to have Leigh Sex­ton, one half of last year’s win­ning team from South Aus­tralia, and David Hop­good the pop­u­lar sol­dier from Townsville, act­ing as am­bas­sadors for Car­ni­vale in 2013.

This free event set at the iconic Port Dou­glas Sugar Wharf and sur­round­ing area starts at 9am, with the cook­ing demon­stra­tions be­gin­ning at 10am. For a full pro­gram of the day’s ac­tiv­i­ties visit­ni­

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