Returning to Port Douglas in 2021, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, celebrate the food culture and lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland with some of Australia’s most inspiring Chefs.
Sheraton will bring together some of Australia’s most inspiring chefs and industry leaders to deliver an unforgettable culinary experience over four unique locations.
Kicking off in October, these appetizing events will serve up the best in food and drink with a strong sense of community starting with a festival across four days in Queensland’s idyllic Port Douglas, followed by a series of Sheraton summer events in Melbourne, Sydney, and the Gold Coast.
After its four-year hiatus, foodies will have cutlery at the ready as Taste Port Douglas, presented by Sheraton, gets set to mark its highly anticipated return to the Sunshine State from the 7th to the 10th October 2021. Led by Spencer Patrick (Harrisons, Port Douglas), the festival will welcome some of Australia’s leading chefs to the table including Ben Williamson, Alanna Sapwell, Laura Sharrad and Massimo Mele – with more names soon to be announced.
Guests can expect only the finest, including the coveted Port Douglas Long Lunch, staged in the heart of the seaside town with ocean views and set to feature four top local restaurants in collaboration with prominent Australian chefs. There will also be Sheraton Festival Village with cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and all-day beach bar, and Saturday evening’s infamous Harry Hawker Street Food Party – the festival will have something for everyone. With the support of Wallaby Water, Taste Port Douglas is a single-use plastic free festival.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas will become the bustling epicentre of foodie heaven across the weekend with its breathtaking backdrop and tropical location. Tropical Far North Queensland is home to some of the most beautiful sun-drenched beaches, snorkelling and reef resorts in Australia. What better way to take in the sand, sun and sea than dining on some of the most delicious seasonal local produce that Port Douglas has to offer.
“’Where the world comes together’ is what Sheraton Hotels & Resorts stand for and we are thrilled to be a part of drawing people together once again through the celebration of food and drink. We partner with some of Australia’s leading Chefs to bring this message to life in our favourite Australian resort destination with the return of Taste Port Douglas, along with exciting events to follow across Melbourne, Sydney, and the Gold Coast over the summer months when we can look forward to travelling further afield again”, shared Sean Hunt, Area Vice President – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific at Marriott International.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen said Taste Port Douglas would help raise the profile of the region’s food and beverage offering while enticing southerners north for a holiday. “The Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest rainforest attract people to Tropical North Queensland, but many Australian visitors are only just discovering our excellent tropical produce and cuisine is an attraction too,” he said.
Widely known for their decadent signature buffets, the Sheraton road from Port Douglas could not be complete without stopovers across three of Australia’s favourite Sheraton destinations – the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Sheraton Melbourne Hotel and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast. Hosted by some of Australia’s foodie favourites including Colin Fassnidge, Manu Feildel and Adrian Richardson, these summer events will showcase Australia’s melting pot of cultures, where guests will be invited to indulge in a myriad of flavours from both land and sea.
Food is the ultimate way to bring people together the world over, the dining table is where conversation happens and celebrations are shared, and Sheraton is renowned for doing just that. These events will allow guests to enjoy good company and delicious food in some of the most beautiful parts of Australia.
Taste Port Douglas Festival – Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th October 2021
Tickets on sale from midday Tuesday, 31 August via www.tasteportdouglas.com.au or for more information on the festival reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Sheraton Summer Roadshow across Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast soon to be announced
SOURCE: Sheraton Hotels & Resorts