Fancy some Peking Duck spring rolls with a blast of chilli relish mayo? Prawn, cabbage and soba noodle salad? Cooling sorbet and gelato from the Maleny Food Co? A chance to wander through shady, lush rainforest? Later, a spot to lounge on grassy slopes with the strumming of a guitar in the background?
Bring your own picnic blanket to soak up the atmosphere on the slopes. Image courtesy Spicers Tamarind Retreat.
If so, you're about to live your dream at the second annual Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. The event on Saturday 16 February from 1pm to 6pm will allow guests to wander between street food stalls, pick up tips at Asian cooking demonstrations, enjoy a quality tipple, and listen to the sounds of live music by singer guitarist Dan McGarhan.
Tamarind's Head Chef Dan Jarrett. Image courtesy Spicers Tamarind Retreat.
The Tamarind's head chef Daniel Jarrett will be overseeing food preparation at five food stalls. A ticket to each of the food stalls, as well as two beverage tickets (from a choice of six beverages on offer) is included in the festival entry price. Meanwhile, guests with a thirst for knowledge will, for a modest additional cost, be able to join a Riesling Masterclass hosted by Spicers Group's sommelier Peter Marchant. Those with big appetites will also have opportunities to purchase additional food and beverages.
Tamarind green curry with pork dumplings. Image courtesy Spicers Tamarind Retreat.
If you don't feel like driving home afterwards, there's always the option to extend your experience by booking into the Spicers Tamarind Retreat overnight. You can indulge in more exotic Far East flavours in The Tamarind restaurant, or perhaps opt for a massage in Spa Anise. The Sunshine Coast has many other areas to explore. You might want to explore the villages of Maleny and Montville, dive into Noosa's surf beaches and boutique shops, or perhaps go a few rounds at the new Maleny Golf Club.
There are plenty of paths to explore. Image courtesy Spicers Tamarind Retreat.