Final preparations are underway for the region’s premier foodie event Tastes of the Tablelands, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15 at the Hou Wang Temple in Atherton.
Tastes of the Tablelands event manager Kirsty Densmore said it was all systems go for the two-day foodie event, which will showcase some of the region’s most acclaimed producers, chefs, and providores.
The event will open on Saturday night at 6pm with a sell-out five-course dinner menu that shines the spotlight directly on Atherton Tablelands’ produce.
With eight producers providing local meats, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and chocolate all stars of the alternate drop menu, Ms Densmore believed this new event would be a highlight of the weekend.
“Dishes include Goji Lamb Ribs, Sticky Pork Belly on Okonomiyaki, Orange Chilli Fish Curry, Lemon Aspen and Lime Meringue Tart and Mocha Madness Cheesecake. This is some of Australia’s best produce and we have it all on our doorstep.”
Gates will open from 8.30am to 4pm on Sunday, and Ms Densmore, who describes the event as a whole day out for the entire family, anticipates more than 5000 people will come through on the day.
“People can relax, enjoy good food from the numerous ‘pop-up cafes’ on site, sample and peruse the wide range of local produce on offer, meet the producers, enjoy the music, pick up cooking tips and be entertained by the cooking competitions.
“That’s the vision of Tastes of the Tablelands – to showcase local producers and their products and to give start-up support, helping people who are trying to get their business up and running by introducing them and their wares to an interested public audience.”
The Rotary Club of Atherton are once again hosting this much-anticipated regional foodie day out, and all proceeds from the day go towards helping to support organisations such as Atherton Hospital, SES and ambulance service and the Hou Wang Temple.
Taste of the Tablelands will be held in the grounds of Hou Wang Temple, Herberton Road, Atherton, from October 14-15.
Entry costs for the Sunday are $10 for adults with free entry for children under 12. For more information, visit www.tastesofthetablelands.com.au.
Posted by Tanya Snelling under Events | Posted on 10th Oct 2017