Vibrant Asian street food, refreshing beverages, great sounds and relaxing pleasures are in store for those attending the upcoming Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival. Now in its third year, the festival returns to the serene, lush grounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat on Saturday, February 22, from 1pm to 6pm.
Here’s what you can expect:
Indulge in Asian street food by The Tamarind’s acclaimed head chef, Daniel Jarrett.
Sip on wines, Brouhaha Beer and tipples from Noosa’s Fortune Distillery including gin and vodka creations and their own cider.
Gain new cooking skills by attending the Asian cooking demonstrations in The Tamarind’s cooking school.
Taste and learn at a Riesling masterclass hosted by Spicers Group sommelier, and general manager of Clovelly Estate, Peter Marchant.
Meander through the rainforest at Tamarind Retreat.
Lounge on ‘bring-your-own’ picnic blankets and cushions on the slopes of the grassed amphitheatre.
Listen to the cool sounds of live entertainment including singer guitarist Dan McGarhan and his band.
Wander from street stall to street stall to be tempted by the food and drinks, and to chat to the experts.
Take a sneak Peek at the Asian street food:
Chinese bao bun – Xinjiang-style lamb, mustard green mayo, steamed bao bun.
Asian style pork taco – Soft tortilla, char sui marinated slow braised pork, apple hoisin, coriander and cabbage slaw.
Pad Thai chicken wings – Deep fried chicken wings, roast peanut pad Thai sauce.
Tuna rice bowl – Sushi rice, tuna, wakame, miso ranch dressing, furikake, pickled ginger.
Asian-inspired gelato / sorbet by Maleny Food Co.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an 18-acre Asian-influenced sanctuary of calm and elegance, fringed by rainforest and surrounded by natural beauty. Relax in Spa Anise, pick up new skills at the Tamarind Cooking School, or simply enjoy the tranquility, just an hour north of Brisbane and 3 km east of Maleny township.
Under the inspired direction of head chef, Daniel Jarrett, The Tamarind Restaurant has earned an enviable reputation on the Sunshine Coast for its modern Asian cuisine. Awarded one chef’s hat in the 2018 and 2020 national Good Food Guides, The Tamarind menu combines sweet, sour and spicy Asian flavours with fresh local produce.
The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family together to experience Spicers and this lovely restaurant.
If you go:
Where? Spicers Tamarind Retreat
88 Obi Lane South, Maleny
Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD
When? 1pm to 6pm, Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Festival ticket price per person: Adults $99; children $65, includes
5 food tickets – one for each of the five food stalls*
2 beverage tickets – six beverages on offer from three stalls
Masterclass ticket price per person: $145, includes festival ticket offers and Riesling masterclass.
*Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase on the day.
*Due to the nature of this event, special dietary requirements cannot be catered for on the day.
*This is an outdoor event, and it will go ahead in all weather conditions.