Perfect time for taste of paradise

Taste Port Douglas to return in August

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HEAVEN ON A PLATE: Taste Port Douglas offers a chance to enjoy some of Australia's best food and drinks in a tropical paradise.

HEAVEN ON A PLATE: Taste Port Douglas offers a chance to enjoy some of Australia's best food and drinks in a tropical paradise.

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Fancy enjoying some of the country's best food and wine in a tropical paradise?

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If you're a keen foodie, there's never been a better time for a taste of the tropics.

Taste Port Douglas is set to return to the North Queensland resort town from August 11-14.

The sixth iteration of the popular event will welcome an all star line-up of some of the nation's best chefs, television personalities, cookbook authors and wine experts.

It will offer a smorgasbord of culinary experiences - including masterclasses, signature dinners and a range of other unforgettable food and beverage experiences.

This year's impressive lineup of talent includes Colin Fassnidge, Adrian Richardson, Dominique Rizzo, Manu Feildel and wine consultant and sommelier Samantha Payne, among many others.

The event was founded by Reina and Spencer Patrick in 2013.

"It's a great privilege to collaborate with Australia's diverse and talented culinary community each year," Spencer said.

"They are the key ingredient to the festival's reputation as one of Australia's most celebrated and dynamic gourmet weekends of the year."

Renia added the event would also offer plenty for those "thirsty" for delicious drinks.

"We have a flowing and diverse beverage program across the festival grounds with a talented list of local and Australian producers, growers, winemakers, merchants, distillers and craftspeople ready to pour and share their expert knowledge."

Highlights of the event will include:

The Sheraton Festival Village Gourmet Lawn: Located on the shores of Four Mile Beach, enjoy pop-up food stalls hosted by a variety of guest chefs and popular local eateries, a coal-fired Fat Mango BBQ festival featuring six top chefs and roving conversations with industry experts.

Collaboration Series: A round-up of Australia's most inspiring culinary talent will join forces with popular local eateries and chefs.

Sunset Sounds: Evenings with the region's best drinks, DJs, performers and live entertainment, along with a grazing feast of chef-prepared snacks and stations.

Seaside Brunch: enjoy a taste of Sicily over a long brunch hosted by Chef, Author and Presenter Dominque Rizzo.

Beverage program: Sunset sipping soirees, barefoot bars, pop-ups by local distillers and brewers and a long list of pairing, mixing, and tasting masterclasses, presented by an impressive list of industry experts, producers, makers and growers.

For more information or to book your tickets, click HERE

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