New four-day food fest

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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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

TOP CHEF: Tokyo’s Zaiyu Hasegawa from the two Miche­lin Star restau­rant Den.

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