Good food, wine and plenty of chat at expo

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

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.

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