Getting a taste of paradise never so easy
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 visit www.carnivale.com.au