Good food, wine and plenty of chat at expo
There were many mouth-watering foods, wine and tea tastings at the Central Districts Food & Wine show held for the second time in Palmerston North.
Local street food trucks were on-site and the variety meant there was something for everyone.
There was a steady stream of visitors who enjoyed the culinary delights to eat in or take home, and many took the opportunity to relax in the garden bar and enjoy the atmosphere.
Celebrity chefs Annabelle White and Ray McVinnie were welcomed back to Palmerston North and both provided fantastic demonstrations throughout the weekend.
Annabelle entertained with her relaxed, witty presentations and tips.
Her sidekick, Ucol’s Hayden Robinson, was on hand to assist Annabelle with food prep and the cooking.
Ray McVinnie cooked up a storm with some delicious, yet simple meals in the on-stage kitchen.
His ability to turn what looks like a complicated meal into something quick and easy to prepare in your own home was welcomed by the audience.
The audience was able to ask him questions throughout his presentation.
The Food & Wine show gave locals and visitors from Whanganui a taste of what is available from the local food providers in Palmerston North and beyond.
House of Dumplings cooked a range of dumplings.
Chef Ray McVinnie prepared a Vietnamese dish.