Australia's favourite food and wine festival to star in Noosa
Eighty of Australia's top chefs, winemakers and food critics will be joined by thousands of foodies in Noosa this May for what has become one of the biggest food and wine festivals in Australia.
The 2008 Settler's Cove Celebration of Australian Food and Wine festival will run from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 May and promises more wine tasting, food trails, degustations, cooking classes and live entertainment than ever before.
Award-winning chefs will team up with local restaurateurs, iconic winemakers and serious food writers - treating the public to three celebratory days of culinary creativity and digestive indulgence.
"If you take a handful of the country's most creative chefs, transport them to a beautiful setting and match their delicious dishes with the best in Australian wine and produce - you will begin to get a taste of what will be on offer this May in Noosa," Festival Director Jim Berardo said.
"This event inspires not only members of the public who get to sample the most amazing cuisine, but it ignites the passion of visiting and local chefs as they teach, cook, eat and drink wine together throughout the festival," he said.
The stellar line-up of over 80, at the fifth annual tribute to Australian food and wine, is the largest ever assembled in Queensland. They will converge under the Grand Marquee, in Noosa's finest restaurants and in the lush hinterland for a program sure to please the most fastidious foodie for three days of serious fun. The 2008 program truly offers something for everyone.
For our final course- an array of live entertainment including a special outdoor concert featuring jazz legend James Morrison on stage with Deni Hines. Soul diva Marcia Hines will also perform with her amazing big band.
Of course the undisputed stars of the event will be the extraordinary line up of Australia's finest Chefs and Winemakers visiting Noosa in 2008 that include:
Richard Austin Shane Bailey Graeme Blundell Martin Boetz Meyjitte Boughenout Glenn Bowman Ross Brodie Frank Camorra George Calombaris Scott Collett David Coomer Darren Cosgrove Serge Dansereau Leanne De Bortoli Fiona Donnelly Greg Duncan Powell Liz Egan Jane Ferrari Andrew Fleming Greg Follett Peter Forrestal Scott Freund Ken Gargett Gordon Gebbie Matt Golinski Michelle Gordon-Smith Michael 'Hatch' Hatcher Anthony Harper Stephen and Prue Henschke Nick Holloway Huon Hooke Garry Hounsell Darren Jahn Trudi Jenkins Philip Johnson Alex Kearns Tony Kelly Matthew Kemp Rick Kinzbrunner Jamie Lethborg Cheong Liew Geoff Lindsay Valli Little Lizzie Loel Tony Love John MacDonald Kym Machin Shinichi Maeda Robert Mann Robert Marchetti Andrew Margan Ian Marks Simon Marnie Robert Marchetti Andrew Margan Ian Marks Simon Marnie Andrew McConnell Matt McConnell Matthew Moran Shaun Morris Daniel Mosedale Sarah Nicholson Dave O'Sullivan Dave Palmer Neil Perry Matt Preston David Pugh David Rayner Brad Rogers Michael Ryan Phil Ryan Brent Savage Ben Shewry Glenn Thompson Simon Thomsen Andrew Tomlin Belinda Tuckwell Paul van Hamond Kylie Walker Steve Webber Fiona Westall Marc Wohner.
The Celebration of Australian Food and Wine - Noosa Style! is proudly sponsored by: Settler's Cove; Tourism Noosa; Vogue Entertaining + Travel; delicious; Virgin Blue; The Courier Mail, Audi Centre Sunshine Coast and the Queensland Government.
For ticket bookings or more information call 07 5455 4455
Queensland's largest food and wine festival, the Settler's Cove Celebration of Australian Food & Wine - Noosa Style! will be held from 16 to 18 May, 2008.
The outstanding program which includes cooking classes, food trails, degustations, the Australian Regional Food + Queensland Wine Expo, the Great Aussie Picnic and live entertainment, is firing up for its fifth year and to recognize the event's outstanding success, the organizers are offering a fantastic prize.
Everyone who purchases a Weekend Gold Pass or Saturday Adult Day tickets prior to 7 May, will go into the draw to win dinner for two to the value of $100 at 15 of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast's leading restaurants. The prize total is $1500.**
The participating restaurants are Alegria, Blue Angel, Humid, Wasabi, Season, Lindoni's, berardo's on the beach bistro, Cato's at the Sheraton, Ma Mensa, Parc Food, Rococo, Ricky's River Bar and Restaurant, River House, The Wine Bar Restaurant and berardo's restaurant & bar.
The Weekend Gold Pass is a wonderful way to truly indulge in everything food and wine. It includes:
Friday 16 May 4.30pm to 7pm: Welcome Cocktail Party
Saturday 17 May 10am to 4.30pm: Full Day Pass with preferential seating for the cooking demonstrations and the live concert with the Pantastics
Sunday 18 May 11am to 4.30pm: Full Day Pass with preferential seating for the live concert with James Morrison and Deni Hines plus Marcia Hines and Band
PLUS 12 tickets for food or wine tastings
The Weekend Gold Pass represents excellent value at $195 per person.
The Saturday Adult Day tickets are a food and wine lovers delight featuring cooking demonstrations, food tastings from Noosa's leading restaurants, wine tastings from some of Australia's best vineyards, an exciting culinary exhibition and live entertainment. Please consult program for various pricing options.
The weekend's Celebration of Australian Food & Wine Noosa Style will take place in the Grand Marquee, Noosa Lions Park.
For ticket bookings at all venues, including the Weekend Gold Pass or Saturday Adult Day tickets call 07 5455 4455.
The Celebration of Australian Food & Wine - Noosa Style! is proudly sponsored by Settler's Cove, Tourism Noosa, Virgin Blue, Vogue Entertaining + Travel, delicious., The Courier Mail, Queensland Government, Audi Centre Sunshine Coast, WIN Television, Zinc and Noosa Journal Weekender.
** Conditions apply:
To be eligible for the draw, the Weekend Gold Pass and Saturday Adult Day tickets must be purchased before Wednesday 7th May, 2008.
The prize of dinner for two to the value of $100 is at each of the15 Noosa and Sunshine Coast restaurants is non-transferable, valid from Monday to Thursday, not valid during school or on public holidays and expires on 30 April 2009.
The winner will be drawn on Sunday 18th May 2008 on the Big Stage, Noosa Lions Park.
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