Great Gatsby, it’s Food and Wine time
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.foodandwinenq.com.