The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival has just released details of their epic street food lineup and our mouths are watering. Back for its second 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 Peking duck spring rolls with chilli relish mayo, an aromatic southern red curry, melt-in-your-mouth steamed slow-braised pork bao and a prawn, cabbage and soba noodle salad. And because no food festival is complete without something sweet, Maleny Food Co. are filling dessert stomachs with their sorbet and creamy gelato.
While food is the main drawcard, an impressive drinks list will help you pause between tastings, with wine, gin, cocktails and local Brouhaha Beer on offer. 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.
Also, the festival pass includes five food tickets 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 16 February, 1pm-6pm
Where: Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny
Cost: $99 per person + BYO picnic blanket
For more information, click here.
Image credit: Lauren Matilda Matthews