The Curated (Side) Plate
After a two-year break The Curated Plate culinary festival is back, offering locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast a slice of Southeast Queensland’s finest food and drink experiences.
Local restaurants and farms, along with tourism and event operators, will throw open their doors from July 29 to August 7 as part The Curated (Side) Plate – a 2022-Sized Serving, with a stack of unique culinary experiences taking place across the region, from the coast to the hinterland.
As you might have guessed by the name, The Curated (Side) Plate has an abridged line-up compared to previous iterations of the festival, but there’s still a heap to check out.
Guests include Melbourne’s Victor Liong, who’ll bring the taste of Lee Ho Fook to The Tamarind just outside Maleny, and pioneering plant-based chef Alejandro Cancino, who’ll take over the kitchen at the Mapleton Public House. Visitors can also meet with the female makers who are shaping the region’s food and beverage community, explore the work of the dairy farmers of the Maleny region, enjoy a drink at Alexandra Headland pop-up bar the Beachside Bluff, or take in some full-body wellness with the Winter Warmer Yoga & Auyervedic Feast.
With over 100 events across the ten days, there are activities and events to suit all budgets, with the line-up ranging from long-table lunches, traditional high teas and tours of the local markets, to a crab lunch at Malt Shovel Taphouse, a tour of the Paradise Rum Distillery, and a native bush foods and seafood cruise.