If you think that Maryborough is all about heritage and Hervey Bay is all about whales, think again!
Get ready to savour the moment with Relish Food and Wine Festival at Maryborough’s Portside on June 4.
This town is going to need its stretchy pants because the temptations that are going to put your palate to the test are many and varied.
|Relaxing on the lawn at Relish Festival, Maryborough|
|Relish Festival, Portside, Maryborough|
The locals will be out in force sharing their food secrets, and they have plenty to tell.
“We want to bring a touch of the bay to the city, but there are a few things to iron out first,” says Dan. Watch this space!
Relish Food Lovers Marquee
Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski, who grew up on a Sunshine Coast tropical fruit farm, has plenty to say about Fraser Coast produce and you’ll find him in the Food Lovers Marquee along with local chef stars Nick Street-Brown and Hajime Horiguchi from Coast, plus Saul Collins from newly opened The Vinyard.
|Relish cooking classes|
Discover the easiest way to make perfect pasta with Rocco Turina from Villa Cavour and enjoy the new flavour of macon. What’s macon? Well, it tastes like bacon because it’s made the same way but the delicious twist is that this is mutton.
Get in early for the Relish Long Lunch, a four-course meal produced by some of the best local restaurants in the region – canapes by Muddy Waters Café, entrée from Villa Cavour, main by The Vinyard, and dessert from Coast. Located in Queen’s Park near the wishing well, the beautiful secluded park setting surrounded towering trees will make this a very special event. Tickets are $110, including festival entry.
New this year is the opportunity to cruise the Mary River with Bubbles on the Boat aboard Amaroo for $35.
There’s also food and wine matching sessions with wine from Hill of Promise Winery & Cellar Door matched with food by Muddy Water's Café for $35 per person.
Beer & Food Matching is the Yenda Sessions again facilitated by The Federal Hotel Sample pale ales, IPA, Golden Red and Hell Beers from the Yenda Craft Beer Range at beer and food matching sessions in the basement of the Maryborough Bond Store for $35 per person.
You’re in luck because tickets to the events are not on sale yet. Keep watching Relish for the ticket release so you don’t miss out.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tourism & Events Queensland and Fraser Coast Opportunities.