The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival has released details of their epic street food lineup and our mouths are watering. Back for its third year, this intimate foodie festival will be dishing up the goods at Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny this February.
Wander from stall to stall and you’ll spend the afternoon feasting on melt-in-your-mouth lamb bao coated with a mustard green mayo, Asian-style pork tacos with a coriander and cabbage slaw, Pad Thai chicken wings and tuna rice bowls topped with miso ranch dressing and pickled ginger. Drooling yet?
While food is the main drawcard, an impressive drinks list will help you pause between tastings, with wine and champagne offered, along with gin and vodka from local favourite Fortune Distillery (Noosa) and thirst-quenching beers from Brouhaha (Maleny).
And, if you feel the need to stretch the brain cells while you treat the taste buds, there’s also cooking demonstrations hosted by The Tamarind’s talented chefs and a Riesling masterclass hosted by Spicers Group’s wine guru.
Festival passes include five food tickets (one for each of the food stalls) and two beverage tickets, so you won’t have to pull out your wallet all afternoon long. Genius.
We recommend you bring your own picnic blanket and sprawl out on the slopes of the grassed amphitheater. It’s quite possible this is the most relaxing food event of the year.
What: Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival
When: Saturday 22 February from 1pm to 6pm
Where: Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny
Cost: Adults $99, children $65
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