Gascoyne grub on menu
HAMPTONS City Beach head chef Matt Nebel is encouraging foodies to make the trek north during the winter as part of the Gascoyne Food Festival.
Nebel who has previously visited the region for the Gascoyne Desert Race said he was thrilled to take part in the event and visit the unique location.
“It is a privilege to visit the region again this time to represent the cooking industry and getting hands on with our unique local produce,” he said.
“You see the heart and vision of the producers and what dedication is put into their product, from farm to plate, it’s a story.”
Visitors to the festival will be able to enjoy a range of delicious events from the family-friendly Barbecue on the Beach in Carnarvon, the Long Table Lunch at Bentwaters Plantation and the free food sampling at the Gascoyne Growers Markets.
“Perth people should visit to become part of that story and support local agriculture,” he said.
Gascoyne Food Council chief executive Doriana Mangili agreed with Nebel and said the festival provided a great opportunity to showcase the region’s incredible produce.
“If you are looking for a winter escape, or already heading up north, make sure to stop by and enjoy one of our amazing events and while you are here make sure to stock up on our fresh sunkissed produce too,” she said.
■ Community Newspaper Group has a give away with return flights for two to Carnarvon from August 10 - 12, accommodation at the Best Western Inn in Carnarvon, two tickets to BBQ on the Beach event and Long Table Lunch. Enter at www.community news.com.au by 10am, Friday, July 14.
Hamptons City Beach head chef Matt Nebel is heading to the Gascoyne Food Festival in August.