15-May-2019

The Curated Plate announces extended program of local food and destination-led experiences

The Curated Plate, a new four-day destination food festival coming to the Sunshine Coast 8-11 August, has announced its extended program of food and destination-led experiences curated by those who know the region best - the locals. Celebrating the relationship between chef and producer, in the picturesque surrounds of a region famed for its vibrant produce, The Curated Plate encourages guests to immerse themselves in the flavours foraged from organic and sustainable practices and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences. Tickets are on sale now.

With more than 110 Sunshine Coast businesses involved in The Curated Plate, Mayor Mark Jamieson said the festival was a unique opportunity to showcase the region’s $700 million food and agribusiness industry. “Food experiences and events such as this help promote the premium quality of our regional produce as well as offering an outstanding visitor experience,” Mayor Jamieson said.


The Culinary Collective is a series of events held in popular Sunshine Coast restaurants, bars and breweries, which will see local chefs collaborate with feature chefs from The Curated Plate’s festival program to create one-off menus and unique experiences. The likes of Chase Kojima (Sokyo, Sydney) and Troy Rhoades-Brown (Muse, Hunter Valley NSW) will be invited into the local kitchens to help showcase the best of the Sunshine Coast’s incredible produce.

Complementing The Curated Plate’s incredible dining events is an impressive line-up of activity-led local experiences, specially curated and hosted by Sunshine Coast businesses. Running from 5-18 August, The Destination Series includes everything from Jet Ski food safaris along the Pumicestone Passage to a four-day cycling and culinary experience around the majestic Sunshine Coast and hinterland, dining under the stars at Flaxton Gardens, a train deguSTATION journey through the Mary Valley, craft beer tours, and an opulent Opera and fireworks show over a locally sourced feast at Sunshine Castle after dark.

For the festival menu and more information - www.thecuratedplate.com.au

 

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