The 2011 Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show in conjunction with
Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) are staging the Sunshine Coast’s
biggest outdoor picnic on Thursday November 3.
Around 160 Sunshine Coast residents will settle in on a beachside picnic rug at Caloundra to enjoy a hamper of free local produce along with celebrity chefs George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan.
Director of the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show Claire Back said this year’s Show was focusing on celebrating the recovery of the state’s food industry after the summer of natural disasters and the wonderful produce Queensland has to offer.
“Unknown to many, much of this produce is found right here on the Sunshine Coast and this picnic is all about letting locals taste-test some of these delicious home-grown goodies,” said Claire.
“This year’s Show will feature a special display supported by Sunshine Coast Regional Council called Seasons of the Sun where local producers, including those taking part in the picnic today, will show off their stuff and education foodies about what the area has to offer.”
Steve Cooper, CEO of SCDL said the picnic was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the diverse quality produce that is unique to the Sunshine Coast.
“The Sunshine Coast is gaining a reputation as a leading destination from pasture to plate through to presentation and hospitality by some of the Queensland’s finest restaurants. The Sunshine Coast has something for all tastes,” said Mr Cooper.
The picnic hampers will include goods from local suppliers at Eumundi (Australian Nougat Company), Nambour (Olives Direct), Peregian (Noosa Chilli), Maleny (Zehnder Gluten Free, Maleny Dairies), Noosa (Noosa Lime Co) and Kunda Park (The Coffee Place). Produce will also feature from heavily flood and cyclone affected areas such as Tropical North QLD and Lockyer valley.
When: From 10am until noon on Thursday November 3 (George & Gary will arrive at 10.30am to speak and sign copies of their new book). The Mayor will attend to speak.
Where: Clarke Place Park (Happy Valley) Caloundra (near cnr of Esplanade Bulcock Beach and Knox Ave)
Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd
Clarke Place Park (Happy Valley), Caloundra
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