Local restaurant owners have combined to bring the inaugural Culture
Shock Food Festival event to the Sunshine Coast’s Maroochydore. The
weekend of Friday 16 September till Sunday 18 September will see an
array of events take place within five host restaurants Arnica, The Boat
Shed, Benkii, Lefty’s and Still Water.
The aim of the event is to showcase the Maroochydore region, from Duporth Avenue to Cotton Tree Esplanade, as a Food and Wine mecca and bring attention to the many varied businesses that call this area home.
Karen Doane, Communications Manager of Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) said the Festival will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the cultures present in the diverse dining precinct of Maroochydore, through a culinary display of food and wine.
"This type of event provides another reason for visitors to come to the Sunshine Coast to enjoy our hospitality and sample the culture and food we enjoy serving up. We encourage locals and visitors to support the Festival, so it can grow as an annual culture shock feast on our calendar," she said.
One of the organisers of the Culture Shock Food Festival and Chef of Arnica, Michael Torchia said it is hoped the festival will become a key event for Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast . “The Culture Shock Food Festival provides an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the culinary skills and diversity of cuisine unique to our region. Maroochydore is ideally located at the centre of the Sunshine Coast and we want to grow this Festival into an iconic event featured on the Sunshine Coast calendar annually,” he said.
The Festival will kick off with uniquely themed lunches to be held at each of the participating restaurants on Friday 16 September. One of the highlights of the weekend is the hosted progressive dinner, RiverWalk, being held on the Saturday evening. Guests will be treated to a five course meal with matching wines and beverages as they make their way from restaurant to restaurant enjoying a course unique to each restaurant’s style. Commencing at 6pm each hosted group will be treated to a celebration of cultural diversity.
Culture Shock Sunshine Coast will culminate on Sunday 18 September when all five chefs meet at the one location for the Culture Shock Long Lunch. Featuring a banquet style menu this event will commence at 12.30pm and is being held outside Arnica (weather permitting) at the Platinum Building, Duporth Avenue Maroochydore. Tickets are $65 per head.
The Sunshine Coast Cooks Up a Culture Shock Food Festival
On the Friday, each featured restaurant will host a lunch targeting specialist niche markets including:
· ‘Ladies at Lunch’ at Arnica, Platinum Building, Duporth Avenue 07 5479 6575
· ‘Business Man’s Big Reds’ (featuring a Shiraz Master Class) at The Boat Shed, Cotton Tree Esplanade 07 5443 3808
· ‘Sushi Lovers’ at Still Water Japanese, Duporth Avenue 07 5452 7660
· ‘Mexican Fiesta’ at Lefty’s, Duporth Avenue 07 5443 7891
· ‘Food Nerds’ at Benkii, Duporth Avenue 07 5443 7386
Bookings for these lunches can be made at the relevant restaurant.
One of the highlights of the weekend is the hosted progressive dinner, RiverWalk, being held on the Saturday evening. Guests will be treated to a five course meal with matching wines and beverages as they make their way from restaurant to restaurant enjoying a course unique to each restaurant’s style. Commencing at 6pm each hosted group will be treated to a celebration of cultural diversity.
Bookings are made by calling The Boat Shed on 07 5443 3808.
Culture Shock Sunshine Coast will culminate on Sunday 18th September when all five chefs meet at the one location for the Culture Shock Long Lunch being held at Arnica Restaurant, Platinum Building, Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore. Featuring banquet style menu this event will commence at 12.30pm and is being held outside (weather permitting) at the Platinum Building, Duporth Avenue Maroochydore.
Enjoy a Sunday feast by calling Arnica Restaurant, 07 5479 6575. Tickets are $65 p/hd.
For more information visit: www.cultureshocksunshinecoast.com.au
Various Maroochydore Restraunts, Maroochydore
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