Top chef for Taste of Port

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

CELEBRITY chef Colin Fass­nidge is ex­pected to head­line Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale’s big­gest food event Taste of Port Dou­glas.

The Dublin-born chef and restau­ra­teur will take part in cook­ing demon­stra­tions at the May 24 event and will likely be spotted in the kitchens of Har­risons Restau­rant, also in Port Dou­glas, dur­ing his jaunt.

‘‘I go to Port Dou­glas ev­ery year,’’ he said.

‘‘I bring my fam­ily up and stay there for three weeks. I’m very good friends with (ex­ec­u­tive chef) Spencer from Har­risons and he told me about the fes­ti­val.’’

The 10-day gourmet food and wine fes­ti­val will at­tract a line- up of renowned chefs in­clud­ing Mas­simo Mele and Ian Cur­ley when it starts on May 16.

Event or­gan­iser Reina Patrick hoped the new­lyre­branded Taste Port Dou­glas would at­tract more than 3000 people when the Su­gar Wharf trans­forms into a food­ies par­adise.

‘‘We are very ex­cited to be wel­com­ing Colin Fass­nidge to Port Dou­glas as he has quite a num­ber of fans and is known for his hon­esty and pas­sion when it comes to food,’’ she said.

Mr Fass­nidge, who will ap­pear on tele­vi­sion screens next month as a judge on My Kitchen Rules, said Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale’s rep­u­ta­tion was grow­ing in the south­ern states.

‘‘It’s a good foodie fes­ti­val and we’re go­ing to use to use the lo­cal pro­duce and show­case your re­gion,’’ he said.

‘‘My fam­ily is com­ing and I’ll be kick­ing back.’’

Tick­ets for the event go on a b aNrey­w2sp8a.

CHEF: Colin Fass­nidge will be at Taste of Port

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