Celebrating Tropical Produce in WA’s North this August
An unprecedented level of chef-talent will participate in this years Gascoyne Food Festival in Carnarvon and Exmouth. The tropical region 900km north of Perth is renowned for its superior beef, seafood, fruit and vegetables, particularly the iconic Carnarvon banana. The four day festival running over an extended weekend will feature:
- the Chef’s Tour connecting chefs to growers
- family-style gourmet dining with live entertainment at the BBQ on the Beach
- the premier Long Table Lunch at the stunning Bentwaters Plantation
- Surf & Turf on Sunrise Beach in Exmouth hosted by the Novotel Ningaloo, and
- the Gascoyne Growers Markets.
Preparing the feasts will be WA Food Ambassador, chef Don Hancey and his team from Panorama Catering, renowned chefs’ Peter Manifis and Greg Farnan, plus a who’s who of top Perth chefs from dining favourites such as The Flour Factory, Kent Street Deli, Manuka Woodfire Kitchen, Petition and more.
“The combination of hand-selected produce prepared by acclaimed chefs in tropical locations along with the warm and relaxed approach of the locals is a magical experience. It is just a truly special event for everyone – chefs and visitors alike,” said chef and local food champion Peter Manifis, who has been involved in the festival since its inception.
It has been only 18 months since the Gascoyne faced incredible devastation at the hands of Cyclone Olwyn, but the region has rebounded from the challenge, growing new crops including the iconic Carnarvon bananas, stocked at Farmer Jack’s stores.