Top chef for Taste of Port
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