Seafood served up alongside a cool glass of wine in one of Australia's favourite holiday destinations. Does it get any better?! The 2019 Noosa Food & Wine Festival program is delivering a huge line up of great seafood events. Here are three not to miss:
Suck, Shuck, Pour
Award-winning oysters meet award winning wines at Café Le Monde! Join Wapengo Rocks and Mountadam as they shuck, pour and curate a world-class evening of bubbles and bivalves. The evening features an interactive oyster station where guests can taste the oysters as they are shucked by an oyster farmer or even learn to shuck themselves. Mountadam Wines will be served for the duration of the event by the winemakers with opportunities to discuss the winemaking process.
The menu will feature Lake Wapengo organic oysters:
Kombucha graniteRockefeller (grilled with garlic, Pernod and parsley)Native finger lime Venetian dressingDeep fried oyster slider with lettuce, hot sauceOyster verdita shooter (tequila, pineapple, jalapeno and coriander)Smoked oyster chowderSteamed oysters with soy ginger and mirinKilpatrick, grilled with voodoo bacon and hot sauceHand cut duck fat fries, smoked garlic and miso aioliTanglewood rye bread, Pepe Sayer butter
Miguel Maestre: Local Seafood Flair
Get set to laugh and have a bit of fun at this magical evening which will no doubt be an entertaining and interactive evening with Miguel sharing his Spanish cooking techniques over three locally inspired courses with wines accompanied by Zilzie at View by Matt Golinski. Dinner will feature a local produce inspired tapas entrée followed by local seafood paella cooked in the restaurant by Miguel himself and ably supported by Matt Golinski, an interactive and educational experience! For the finale, enjoy Miguel’s speciality strawberry dessert featuring Cooloola Berries.
Over sunset scenes at the Mooloolaba Marina comes a night to indulge with the Sunshine Coast’s best wild produce and Head Chef - Simon Taylor’s five course tasting menu. Each dish will be balanced by native edibles and will show how sustainably sourced produce can be put on the table. Expect to taste perfectly paired Australian wines against this seafood focused dining experience.