Organisers have announced the vendors for the upcoming Cairns food and wine festival, with a delightful list of wineries from Australia paired with some of the region’s most reputable food vendors.
- General admission tickets $2
- Premium reserved seating is $48
- The five-course paired dinner is $192.
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from Cairns Post 01.10.21
A MOUTH-WATERING supplier list has been revealed as the city fires up its gustatory receptors for the Cairns Food and Wine Festival.
Ochre restaurant’s general manager and director Carley Elsum with a picnic box from The Ochre Restaurant’s sister company Tropic Spirit Catering Picture: Emily Barker
Munro Martin Parklands will be taken over by eating, drinking and dancing throngs when the event kicks off for the first time on Saturday next week.
Festival president Nathan Lee Long has locked down a scrumptious list of wineries from Australia and across the pond to be showcased alongside some of the region’s most reputable food vendors.
Ochre Restaurant’s chefs will be preparing a five-course meal to be coupled with premium Australian wines for a special paired dinner for guests who are feeling a bit fancy.
The general admission crowd will have access to 11 wineries and 10 food vendors – including Fetta’s Greek Taverna and Burning Log BBQ – over six hours of entertainment headlined by mercurial rock tribute extravaganza The Killer Queen Experience.
Mr Lee Long said it was going to be an event to remember that would hopefully keep on growing over coming years.
“There have been other food and wine events in Cairns but nothing quite to this scale,” he said.
“We think Munro Martin Parklands is the best place for this particular event but in future years, we would like to have more than just the one event.
A selection of wines and a picnic box from The Ochre Restaurant’s sister company Tropic Spirit Catering Picture: Emily Barker
“We want to have events on the Esplanade and around the city in various restaurants in what could be a two-week period to celebrate Far North produce and everything that’s on offer.”
For now, Cairns will be content with some glorious drops across four separate bars and more food than it can poke a corkscrew at.
General admission tickets are $2, premium reserved seating is $48 and the five-course paired dinner is $192.
All tickets include a complimentary stemless wine glass on entry. Visit cairnsfoodandwine.com for tickets.
Rogers & Rufus
Burning Log BBQ
Tropic Spirit Catering
The Bungalow Hotel
Fettas Greek Taverna
East Coast Paella Co.
The Citrus Life
Salty Captain’s Prawns
Tony George’s Neil Diamond Tribute
Glenn Symons’ Tribute to Tom Petty
The Killer Queen Experience.