Monday 15 June 2009

Eumundi Food Fest - for lovers of fine food and fun

Eumundi Food Fest Sunday 28 June 2009 – 10.00am to 3.00pm

The 2009 Eumundi Food Fest on Sunday 28 June is shaping up to be a cracker of a day with a stellar line-up of cooking demonstrations and displays guaranteed to appeal to all with a love of fine food and fun.

Part of the Noosa Longweekend 10 day cultural event, the Eumundi Food Fest (now in its seventh year) brings together local producers, growers, chefs, restaurateurs, entertainers and food lovers with a host of activities and entertainment throughout the day.

The Tucker Tent will be the main hub of the Food Fest with presentations kicking off at 10.30.

First up is local bush food expert Peter Wolfe of Cedar Creek Farms, who will be working with locally sourced herbs and spices and Australian native meats.

Next is a cook-off challenge with chef Steve Ferris from Modern Primitive doing culinary battle with local gastronomic stalwart Max Porter. Duck is on the menu – with each using the same ingredient to create a winter inspired delicacy, featuring easily accessible local ingredients. These culinary raconteurs will no doubt provide a fun and entertaining cook-off as they bring their different approaches and creative skills to the hotplate.

Scott Hardy from Food @ Eumundi will then take to the stage, with a demonstration titled 'Salmon 2 ways' – Sugar Cured Salmon on Avocado and Rocket Tian with Seared Scallops, and Crispy Skin Salmon on Pomme Galette with Cabbage Chourcoute, Petite Herbs and Green Oil.

Kai Gerschau from Red Dog Café will complete the morning's presentations with a masterclass on all things coffee. Learn how to brew the perfect coffee and get the most from your coffee machine.

The afternoon will commence with an award ceremony from the Noosa Beach Car Club, who will be holding their 'Show and Shine' display – an impressive gathering of sparkling classic motor vehicles that will have car lovers drooling.

The afternoon's demonstrations conclude with John Guy and Phil Scott from Treefellers' fame. John and Phil will create Spanish influenced seafood and tasty tapas dishes that will appeal to the novice and experienced cook alike.

All the cooking demonstrations will be using locally sourced ingredients obtained, where possible, from produce stalls exhibiting on the day. Recipe cards will also be available.

With over 60 stalls attending on day there will be something to tempt everyone's tastebuds, with a dizzying array of tasting-sized takeaway delights; unusual and unique local produce; as well as local Eumundi wineries.

Food Fest Coordinator Trent Harvison says, "The Food Fest will be the ideal setting to design your own gourmet picnic from the stalls around. Then sit back, relax and listen to local musicians including Harii Bandhu and Chad Shuttleworth"

"For the family there'll be rides and attractions, face painting, roving entertainers," he says "A truly great day out, the Eumundi Food Fest is an event not to be missed"

The Eumundi Food Fest is an initiative of the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce.

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