FOOD & FUN AT FESTIVAL
Celebrity chef praises event for planning
AFTER five years of attending the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival, celebrity chef Shane Bailey said it had been the best year yet.
Thousands of keen wine-lovers let their taste buds dance over the weekend with an almost endless supply of quality wines from all over the country.
Local foodies were also out in force selling out stalls on Quay St, all keen for a sample of what Central Queensland had to offer.
Mr Bailey, executive chef at Noosa Boathouse, said more than 500 people rushed through the gates in the opening 10 minutes on Friday.
He said the location and layout was what set the 2017 event apart from previous years.
“This is the best event ever. It’s in the perfect position, there’s a beautiful breeze and spectacular views,” he said.
“The layout is perfect, there’s plenty of chill-out spots on bean bags or tables closer to the action.”
Mr Bailey said the quality events and master-classes of delicious produce put the event on another level.
“We always try and get chefs who are passionate about their work at this event,” he said.
“The community have been so welcoming and everyone looks like they’re loving it.
“Rocky is growing every time I’m here and the city is becoming a very beautiful and unique place to be.”
He said the smooth event was a great success and next year had big shoes to fill.
“Now every year just has to get better and better,” he said.
TOP SPOT: Chef Shane Bailey with sons Dash, 7, and Archer, 8, at the Food and Wine Festival.
RIGHT: Brooke Lindley and Kristine Kennedy at the Food and Wine Festival.
FAMILY DAY: Lucinda Bailey with her sons Archer (8) and Dashiel (7) at the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival on Quay St on the weekend.
People at the Food and Wine Festival on Quay St.
Mel Bailey and Mel Coyle at the Food and Wine Festival on Quay St on Sunday.
Brooke Lindley and Kristine Kennedy.
Kallum Sander from Baker Moller Moran Tailored Bar Services at the Food and Wine Festival on Quay St.
Pauline Pianta from Tall Poppies Catering writing up the menu at the Grilled Amigo at the Food and Wine Festival.
Charlene McKenzie, Rachael Stegemann, Belinda Ferguson and Jess Gudmann.
Julie and Phil Obst, Samantha Hourigan and Jason Rothall.
Kallum Sander, Corey Dornom and Ben Jamieson.
Michael and Belinda Driscoll at the Food and Wine Festival on Quay St.
Aaron and Ainslie Butler.
Kate Edwards and Courtney Barnes.