If there is one thing we excel at in Tropical North Queensland (well, let’s be real, there are many things!), it’s showcasing the premier produce, cuisine and foodie wonders of our region against breath-taking backdrops and dreamy scenery. A tall order, but we’re confident Reef Feast Palm Cove will do just that over the weekend of 6-9 October.
Held annually, Reef Feast Palm Cove is a 4-day affair celebrating all things food, fun and fabulous, mixing just the right amount of family-friendly activities with events to tempt the most discerning of palates. With this year’s lineup including old favourites and new events, guests can expect a myriad of flavours, colours and entertainment amid the palm-fringed paradise that is Palm Cove.
Hungry yet? Check out our pick of must-attend events at the Reef Feast Palm Cove 2016 below!
Friday 7 October at Williams Esplanade
11.30 am – 3.00 pm
Price varies – buy tickets at one of the participating restaurants
Take Double Island and the Coral Sea as a backdrop, the idyllic Williams Esplanade as a setting and combine that with menus from the best restaurants in Palm Cove – you’ve got yourself a culinary journey to remember! Your toughest decision of the day will be choosing which establishment takes your fancy as you settle in for a long, lazy (or is that boozy?) afternoon.
Blues & Prawns Rock the Jetty
Friday 7 October at the Palm Cove Jetty
5.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Shake your tail feather as you munch on fresh juicy prawns and sip on a vino to the sounds of Blues Brothers local cover band Cairns Blues Explosion. The guys will have you grooving all night while the seafood will give you sustenance to keep that booty moving.
Sparkling & Fromage
Saturday 8 October at Peppers Beach Club & Spa
6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
$99 pp – buy tickets here
Premium bubbles, check. Amaze canapés by renowned local chef Thomas Ege, check. Prime location on Williams Esplanade, in the heart of the Reef Feast action, check and check. Now all you need to do is don your best tropical cocktail attire and let the sparkling and good times flow!
Rejection to Perfection
Sunday 9 October at Nu Nu Restaurant
11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Reject food needs love too! This is what local celebrity chefs Nick Holloway and Spencer Patrick will aim to show us when they team up with OzHarvest for a cooking demo using leftover produce from Nu Nu’s Longest Lunch menu. Food with a conscience – now this is definitely something we want to get behind… and into our tummies too!
Reef Feast Market Day
Sunday 9 October at Williams Esplanade
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Last but certainly not least, the Reef Feast Market Day is the pillar of this amazing foodie extravaganza. Food stalls, local artists, live music, sunshine, ocean breezes and a view you’ll never tire of – we can’t think of a better way to end Reef Feast Palm Cove 2016 on a high!
And if after the weekend you’re not done feasting just yet, why not continue on your tropical taste journey by exploring 15 fun food follies on the Atherton Tablelands, fabulous restaurants with tropical views that will whet your appetite, or take it one step further and visit some top spots to picnic in TNQ.