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Gascoyne Food Festival 2018

21 June, 2018
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Looking for a way to escape the winter? The Gascoyne Food Festival is the ultimate winter getaway, promising incredible local produce served up by Western Australia’s top chefs in some of the world’s most idyllic locations.

From 5th August to 8th September, events will be held across the region including Dirk Hartog Island, Exmouth, Mount Augustus and Carnarvon, all showcasing amazing local meat, seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables.

A top line-up of chefs will be joining the festival where they will experience the region up-close and personal with visits to local growers and producers before creating restaurant-quality dishes for guests.

Stuart Laws – Showcase Events
Liam Atkinson – Ku Dining
Lucas Fernandez – Long Chim
Dean Wood – Taylor St Quarters
Nathan Thomas – Laundry 43
Gurpreet Bagga – Sauma
Jason Beste – Supper Road
Melissa Palinkas – Young George
George Cooper – Food By the Chef
Don Hancey – WA Food Ambassador

Events include family-friendly dining with live entertainment at the Taste of the Gascoyne Sunset BBQ in Carnarvon, fine-dining at the Long Table Lunch at the stunning Bentwaters Plantation and free food sampling at the Gascoyne Growers Markets. 

Food By The Chef’s George Cooper will be cooking up a storm on Dirk Hartog Island during the Gourmet Island Escape events featuring several delicious dining experiences for visitors. 

In Exmouth, Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort will be joining the line up again and hosting a fine dining experience, Where the Outback Meets the Reef. Plus new addition to the festival, Froth Craft Brewery, will be be hosting a Range to Reef Beergustation. Both events sourcing the best of local produce to serve to their guests. 

Pete Manifis, James Clement, Paul Iskov, Sophie Budd

Wrapping things up will be Australia’s Biggest BBQ under Australia’s Biggest Rock at Mount Augustus on the 8th September with Chef Stuart Laws. An iconic event at a truly magical location, offering guests a night to remember, followed by a complimentary breakfast the next day as they head out on the open road.

Michael Nixon, Chairman of the Gascoyne Food Council says that the region’s commitment to promoting it’s horticultural, pastoral, fishing and tourism industries through this key industry event, the Gascoyne Food Festival, is stronger than ever.

“The Gascoyne Food Festival has grown from a 60 person lunch in Carnarvon to a region-wide celebration of the amazing fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood on offer, largely because year on year we offer the best of Western Australian lifestyle. That being fresh, local food served up in a natural, unpretentious setting in support of our hard-working rural community,” said Michael.

WHEN: 5th August 2018 – 8th September 2018
WHERE: Dirk Hartog Island, Exmouth, Mount Augustus and Carnarvon
INFO: https://www.gascoynefood.com.au/gascoyne-food-festival-2018
TICKETS: Carnarvon Visitors Centre (08) 9941 1146 or go to https://www.carnarvon.org.au/taste/foodfestival/

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