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Tempt your tastebuds at this years Food & Wine Expo
This year's expo is set to be bigger and better than previous years, with over 150 exhibitors filled with gourmet food and wine there is something here to satisfy everyone's palate.
There is a wide variety of exhibitors at this year's expo everything from wine, gourmet food and desserts to celebrity chefs and everything in between.
With this much wine and food in one place who could go wrong! You can sample some of the food and wine at many of the different exhibitor's stalls and find out what it is that makes them special, so best to head there on an empty stomach.
Some of the exhibitors at this expo include over 30 wine/vineyard stalls, cakes, macaroons and various sweets stalls, as well as stalls selling and sampling cheeses, sauces, dips and international cuisine. There will be free taste testing and sampling all weekend from various stalls.
One exhibitor that you must go and check out is Island Way Sorbet, this unique company makes 12 different mouth-watering flavours, each served in a fruit bowl of the flavour of the sorbet, some of the flavours include everyone's favourite lemon sorbet, served in a hollowed out half lemon, coconut sorbet, served in half a coconut shell, or orange sorbet served in half an orange.
Here at the Gold Coast Food & Wine expo the appreciation area is the best place to check out if you are the expert judge (or want to be an expert judge) on everything gourmet food, beer, wine and cheese; with free classes held throughout the weekend, be ready to put your judges hat on.
For those who need a little extra help in the kitchen with their recipes be sure to have a look at the main stage where celebrity chefs will be cooking up storm; this year's celebrity chef include Masterchefs Ben Milbourne, Georgia Barnes and Jessie Spiby as well as Carly & Tresne from My Kitchen Rules, all through-out the day there will be different celebrity chefs on the main stage who will show you step-by-step how to cook different meals, and at the end you will receive a taste test and the recipe of the meal that was just made, and if your lucky you may even get the chance to grab an autograph and snap a photo with your favourite cooking celebrities.
Carly & Tresne from MKR on stage at the Food & Wine Expo
For something a little extra special book yourself into the Goelet Wine Estates celebrity dining room, where you will enjoy a 6-course degustation cooked by Masterchef and TV host Ben Milbourne, with each course matched up to a wine suitable for that meal; this is a great way to get some great cooking tips from a celebrity chef all while enjoy a delectable menu. (bookings are required, $85 per person)