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Taste Port Douglas Festival returns this August

Australia’s best chefs head to paradise for a taste Of Port Douglas.

With an all-star lineup of Australian chefs, Taste Port Douglas Food & Drink Festival returns for its sixth series, to deliver a smorgasbord of culinary masterclasses, signature dinners and unique dining experiences across the idyllic far North Queensland resort destination between 11-14 August.

Over four delicious days, Australia’s leading chefs will showcase the best of the region’s tropical produce across the town,  joining forces with local producers and restaurants to dish out a curated culinary program set to excite the palate and tempt food enthusiasts looking for a tasty escape this winter.

The complete program and extensive chef line up to be announced next month, with talent to include Jerry Mai (Pho Nom, Bia Hoi Melbourne), Ben Williamson (Anges, sAme sAme, Honto Brisbane), Colin Fassnidge (Kitchen Nightmares Sydney), Spencer Patrick (Harrisons Restaurant Port Douglas) and Manu Feildel (My Kitchen Rules  Sydney) and many more.

Allowing visitors to feast on a diverse range of cuisines to satisfy any budget, more than twenty main food and drink focussed events will be spread across the weekend. With Four Mile Beach providing an idyllic festival backdrop, a mix of large and more intimate celebrations will be held, including a vibrant festival village, the highly-anticipated long sea-side luncheon, a fired-up BBQ feast, an intimate cocktail-sipping soirée and premium chef-hosted yacht and golfing gourmet adventures. In addition, a dynamic series of chef take-overs will play out at participating local favourite haunts throughout Port Douglas as well as an exciting music and entertainment program.

Taste Port Douglas event founder and culinary director, Spencer Patrick said,“The last two years have been tough for the hospitality industry;  we’ve been starved of the opportunity to gather, feast and celebrate together. This years’ festival will be the fork in the road, with Australia’s hospitality elite coming together once again to create bespoke menus,  share knowledge and skills amongst peers and guests and to soak up the festival atmosphere”.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort General Manager Steve Molnar said, “We are thrilled to be a partner to the festival again. With the best chefs arriving in Far North Queensland from around Australia, Taste Port Douglas elevates the region’s reputation as a premier culinary destination, even further. Steve continues, “There’s a real sense of excitement in the community as we welcome back interstate and international visitors to Port Douglas and this extraordinary event this year”.

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort will be announcing a limited number of exclusive Taste Port Douglas Food & Drink Festival VIP Experience packages. These extraordinary made-for-you experiences feature four nights’ accommodation, a gourmet arrival amenity and a Taste Port Douglas VIP GOLD PASS for two, offering the perfect balance of food, fun and relaxation. Bookings will be open to Marriott Bonvoy Members soon.

Presented by Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, the festival celebrates the greater Port Douglas community and local businesses across the event to help solidify the region’s reputation as a premier culinary destination. 

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