HINTERLAND GOURMET SAFARI Great food, relaxed travel

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Delightful gourmet tour

The Noosa Longweekend Festival invites you to venture into our beautiful hinterland for a truly relaxing day of gourmet feasting.

Board your coach at the 'J' Theatre, Noosa Junction, at 9.00am.

First stop, via the lovely Mary Valley, is Blind Man's Bluff Vineyard, Kenilworth, where hosts Noel and Tricia will tempt you with a wine tasting, coffee and Tricia's luscious Sri Lankan specialty, Love Cake, for morning tea.

Journey on to the Blackall Ranges where the highlight of the day is a delicious degustation lunch at the gracious Reserve Restaurant Cellar near Maleny.

Your hosts are Kieran Reaki, highly talented owner-chef, in partnership with Steve Hofferman, equally talented and experienced owner-sommelier.

Lunch will be a four course menu degustation with four glasses of wine to complement the food. The menu will feature some of the high quality fresh food produced by growers and artisans in the fertile Noosa hinterland.

Finally, we leave the ranges for Eumundi to tour the wonderful state-of-the-art chocolate factory, Cocoa Chocolat, with chocolatiere Louisa Raven.

Indulge in chocolate tasting and make your purchase before boarding the coach for the drive back to Noosa.

Great food, relaxed travel

Wednesday June 23 9.00am-5.00pm $115 Starts and finish at the 'J'
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
Inclusions: 1 glass wine tasting, coffee and cake for morning tea; 4 course luncheon and 4 glasses wine; chocolate factory tour and tasting, coach fare. Tables are shared seating. Seats allocated in order of booking. Bookings are limited to 50.

Some 2010 Noosa Longweekend festival highlights include --
* the world-premiere-preview of David Williamson's latest play Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica starring Georgie Parker and the world premiere of the new children's play, Hurry Up and Wait as presented by the Queensland Theatre Company in association with deBASE productions; a showcase of 'award winning'-one-act plays; Acrobatica's gravity-defying physical theatre; and, Agatha Christie Radio Mysteries performed on stage.
* two, exclusive, Australian performances entitled International Stars of Ballet as performed by seven members of the San Francisco Ballet.
* musical performances including Australia's own Tom Burlinson in Frank a Life in Song; cabaret and supper club performances with Caroline O'Connor, Caroline Nin, Carita Farrer, Blossom Goodchild, Elizabeth Cousemaker, Tom Sharah and Australian musical theatre legend Toni Lamond; the Dame Joan Sutherland (opera) awards; a return festival appearance by guitar maestros Slava and Leonard Grigoryan accompanied by James and Joseph Tawadros as Band of Brothers; the So-la Voce Chamber Choir; a Japanese piano recital; Virginia Gay, and local bands, The Vitals and Dva.
* a celebration of short films and a Slow Food with Film event with food prepared by leading local chefs; the now famous progressive food events hosted by top restaurants in Noosa and the Sunshine Coast hinterland including a Seafood Saunter, Hinterland Gourmet Safari, Beachside Promenade and the traditional festival favourite, the Duck Waddle.
* literary events featuring everyone's favourite gardener Don Burke, Ita Buttrose, politician and pharmacist Terry White, social commentator Karen Brooks, high profile journalists and authors such as Paul Kelly, Margaret Simons and Anne Summers and sportswriter Mike Colman; the writers who inspired Underbelly, John Silvester and Andrew Rule; animal behavioural specialist Dr Paul McGreevy; author and former journalist Iola Mathews; former pop star and author Michael White; University lecturer and sci-fi buff, Gregory Nash; and, Dr Karen Hitchcock -- medic and super mum.
* celebrity lunches featuring comedian and author Tim Ferguson, celebrity chef Kylie Kwong, Ita Buttrose, Australian cabaret sensation Toni Lamond and a celebrity breakfast with Andrew Ettingshausen (ET).
* a full day children's festival.
* engaging and insightful forums exploring topics such as: China, Should we be worried?; America, in decline?; The changing media game and internet journalism; Barrie Cassidy and the Insider's take on politics, Griffith REVIEW's Food chain sustainability and 30 years of State of Origin. Forum participants include Julianne Schultz, Mark Scott, Eric Beecher, Margaret Simons, Dr Don Russell, Dr Michael Fullilove, Paul Kelly, Peter Hartcher, Peter Thompson, Warwick Smith, Geremie Barme, Saul Eslake, Fran Kelly, Steve Renouf, Kerrod Walters, Mick Hancock and Martin Lang.
* workshops featuring Bollywood dancing, African drumming and singing, Japanese puppet making, drama improvisation, Commedia dell Arte and a full day, comedy writing master course with Tim Ferguson

The full festival program can be viewed on line at www.noosalongweekend.com. Printed versions are available by phoning the festival office on (07) 5474 9941.
Downloadable: "2010 Noosa Longweekend Festival" pdf

* Tickets for all festival events will go on sale from 10am, May 4. Visit www.noosalongweekend.com for details.
* Tickets for Noosa events will be on sale at The J Box office phone (07) 5455 4455 or online at www.thej.com.au
* Tickets for Caloundra events will be on sale at The Events Centre, Caloundra phone (07) 5491 4240 or online www.etixdirect.com.au
* Ticket prices range from FREE admission to $185 (for a 'Blue Ribbon dinner and cabaret event')
* Interested parties are encouraged to register to receive festival news, updates and special offers on The Noosa Longweekend Festival website - www.noosalongweekend.com
* Special festival accommodation packages are available. Visit www.noosalongweekend.com for details.

Noosa Long Weekend Festival :
PO Box 2200, Noosa Heads
07 5474 9941
07 5474 9940
Noosa Long Weekend Festival

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