Great Gatsby, it’s Food and Wine time

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Jessie Tol­son

SATUR­DAY night will see the re­birth of the flap­per girl and gang­ster boy at the Great Gatsby Roar­ing ’20s themed Vir­gin Aus­tralia Food, Wine and a Taste of Port.

The Car­ni­vale favourite will see 21 chefs from seven of the top restau­rants in the trop­ics, of­fer­ing fine din­ing menus and delec- ta­ble bev­er­ages from the likes of Salsa Bar and Grill, Bel Cibo, Pep­pers Beach Club and Spa, Reef Cater­ing, Salt House, Aqua and Port Dou­glas Cater­ing.

A fan­tas­tic line- up of en­ter­tain­ment in­cludes Far North artists Top Shelf, crooner Rhys Tol­hurst and the Mont­gomery Broth­ers.

Se­cured for a night of added star-span­gled en­ter­tain­ment is last year’s The Voice con­tes­tants Prin­nie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes primed to bring the best soul tracks to the stage.

The t wo have been friends for around 12 years now but un­til bat­tling against each other last year had never worked to­gether on a pro­fes­sional level.

Mahalia, who is also Aussie rock le­gend Jimmy Barnes’ daugh­ter, said she is look­ing for­ward to see­ing the crowd’s ef­forts for the ’20s theme dress-up event.

‘‘I can’t wait to get back up to Port Dou­glas and out of the cold weather of Syd­ney,’’ she said.

‘‘We are both look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing some of our favourite soul tracks on the stage by the wa­ter.

‘‘Par­ty­go­ers can ex­pect a range of songs from Aretha Franklin to Bey­once with the help of our won­der­ful band of boys.

‘‘Food and Wine events are my favourite kind of gig, apart from mu­sic, food and cook­ing is my great­est pas­sion, so com­bin­ing the two in a great at­mos­phere just makes for a great day and night out for ev­ery­one.’’

There are limited tick­ets still avail­able so get in quick to se­cure your place at the party on Satur­day from 5.30pm to 11pm. Tick­ets avail­able at www.foodand­

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