Tastes of the Tablelands

One of the region’s largest food events Tastes of the Tablelands will celebrate the extraordinary culinary diversity of the Atherton Tablelands when it is held later this month on Sunday, October 18.

Presented by the Rotary Club of Atherton, the highly regarded food event will bring together some of the region’s top chefs and aspiring young guns to offer the full food experience from land to table, in a day that is set to delight and inspire both participants and audiences alike.

The program will feature a full day of cooking competitions, as well as live entertainment from the Tablelands Folk Festival, delicious food stalls serving hot and cold dishes, wine and much, much more.

Jo Barnes, event coordinator of Tastes of the Tablelands, said thousands were expected through the gates of the popular annual event, which is being held at the Chinese Temple Grounds on Herberton Road from 10am to 4pm.

“Festival goers will be able to take in the all day action of the Super Chefs, aspiring Young Guns and School Hospitality students as they battle it out in their respective sections for the coveted winner’s title and in the process create some truly inspired dishes,” she said.

On the day there will also be a range of artisan products available to purchase such as Rainforest Bounty, Daintree Estates Chocolate, Zingo Mango as well as gourmet meat products and more.

Ms Barnes said Tastes of the Tablelands offered an ideal setting to relax with a glass of wine, fill your belly with tasty dishes from the numerous food stalls, and make the most of the children’s activities on the day to keep the whole family happy.

“This will certainly be our biggest year yet and adding to the atmosphere will also be Bike Fest, which is taking place on the same weekend. There will be bike activities for all cyclists, children, adults, road riders, mountain bikers and BMX,” she added.

Michael Trout, chair of Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT), believed Tastes of the Tablelands was one of the most important events on the region’s calendar, shining the spotlight on local produce and the growing food tourism industry.

“More and more people are seeking out holiday destinations that are able to combine outstanding natural beauty, with fresh, delicious produce and complementary boutique accommodation.

“The Atherton Tablelands offers all this and more with coffee, tea, sugar, tropical wines, macadamias, milk, tropical fruits, cheese and chocolate all produced locally,” he said.

Taste of the Tablelands will be held on Sunday, October 18 at the Chinese Temple Grounds, Atherton from 9am – 4pm. The entry cost is $8 per person and children are free. For more information visit www.tastesofthetablelands.com.au.

Posted by Bronwyn under Tablelands News | Posted on 10th Oct 2015

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