Roar­ing 20s suc­cess

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

AROUND 1600 peo­ple donned their best 1920s garb and wined and dined their way through Food, Wine and A Taste of Port on Satur­day night.

Some of the re­gion’s best restau­rants show­cased their wares for The Great Gats­bythemed evening at Rex Smeal Park.

Event man­ager Sarah Whip said the new for­mat, with larger restau­rant spa­ces and a dif­fer­ent stage lo­ca­tion, was a ‘‘roar­ing 20s suc­cess’’.

‘‘Over­all it was a re­ally suc­cess­ful evening and we’ll prob­a­bly keep the same for­mat for next year,’’ she said.

‘‘There were flap­pers and gang­sters every­where and it was great to see.’’

Far North artists Top Shelf, crooner Rhys Tol­hurst and the Mont­gomery Broth­ers sup­ported the main act, last year’s The Voice con­tes­tants Prin­nie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes.

‘‘The lo­cal sup­port­ing tal­ent was ex­cel­lent and in an ideal show­case,’’ Sarah said.

‘‘Ev­ery­one just rocked out.’’

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