New four-day food fest
THE Curated Plate, a new four-day destination food festival, will make its debut on the Sunshine Coast on August 8-11, next year.
In a celebration of the relationship between the chef and producer, the festival will bring together the region’s finest produce with the best chefs in the Australian and international dining scene.
The Sunshine Coast’s acclaimed produce and producers, sustainable practices, artisan culture, and health and wellness, will form key themes of the festival.
Local experiences from food trails to farms tours will also feature in the program.
In a sneak peek of the line-up of top chef talent, Tokyo’s Zaiyu Hasegawa from the two Michelin Star restaurant Den will join the festival in a special collaboration with Sunshine Coast chef Daniel Jarrett at his one Chef Hat restaurant The Tamarind in Maleny.
As one of the most exciting and creative chefs in the world, Hasegawa this year took the Highest Climber Award in the coveted World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
While on Asia’s 50 Best list, Den was named the Best Restaurant in Japan and ranked second on the list.
Officially launching the event last week, Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Sunshine Coast had long been home to some of Australia’s greatest produce and amazing restaurants.
“This new event will be a fantastic way to showcase our region and profile our local award-winning food producers and restaurateurs,” Mr Jamieson said.
For all Curated Plate event details and travel packages, visit thecuratedplate. com.au.
TOP CHEF: Tokyo’s Zaiyu Hasegawa from the two Michelin Star restaurant Den.