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Albany Wine and Food Festival

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MKR judge Fassnidge on Albany stage
We've been watching celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge putting contestants through their paces on Channel 7's My Kitchen Rules cooking series, but he'll be in a very different environment at the Albany Wine and Food Festival.

Colin will be sharing his inspiration from local produce at cooking demonstrations at noon, 1.30pm and 3pm at the event on April 8 at Eyre Park in Albany.

The event runs from 11am to 6pm.

Taste Great Southern, Colin Fassnidge, Albany Food and Wine Festival, Albany Wine and Food Festival
My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge will be appearing at the Albany Wine and Food Festival. Picture Supplied.

Known for his nose-to-tail cooking philosophy, the cheeky and outspoken Irishman says he was drawn to cooking as a career at the age of 12 after seeing esteemed French chef Raymond Blanc on a television program.

He began his career at Oxford's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in 1994 where he completed his apprenticeship under his idol, Raymond Blanc.

Colin was Executive Chef of The Four in Hand Dining Room until it was sold in 2015.

In May 2011, Colin opened 4Fourteen. The Sydney, Surry Hills hot spot was awarded the coveted Chef Hat just four months after its doors opened.

Crowned GQ Magazine's Chef of the Year in 2013, Colin released his first cookbook Four Kitchens in 2014.

The wine and food festival is part of Taste Great Southern, Australia's biggest food and wine festival which has more than 40 events running throughout the region from March 23 to April 9.

The Albany Wine and Food Festival is a celebration of the wine and food of the Great Southern, with a range of great wine, local food, craft beers, spirits and more.

There'll be live music and sideshow coffee sessions.

At these coffee sesssions local roasters and baristas will come together to brew up something special giving visitors a rare opportunity to be treated to some of the finest coffee from the world's top producers.

Multiple brew bars will be operating for visitors to sip on an espresso or try something new from the alternative brew menu.

There will be demonstrations, expert advice and free tastings, along with plenty of brew gear and locally roasted specialty coffee to take home.

Also included in the festival are wine seminar sessions.

The festival promises to be a great day out with friends and family to enjoy some of the region's leading wine producers and local food stalls.

Entry includes a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tastings, free access to cooking demonstrations and wine seminars along with live music. Wine and food is able to be purchased on site.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase for $20 or can be bought at the gate for $25. Accompanied children under 18 are free.
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Why? Meet My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge and enjoy a great day of wine, food and coffee.
When: 11am to 6pm
Where: Eyre Park, Middleton Rd, Albany, WA
Cost: $20
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