The Curated Plate celebrates Sunshine Coast’s Indigenous heritage

Bush-Tucker by the River hosted by Saltwater Eco Tours
Edited by Travel Weekly

    The Curated Plate festival from 26 July to 4 August promises to celebrate the Sunshine Coast’s rich produce and cuisine.

    Harry's on Buderim dishes

    Harry’s on Buderim dishes.

    A focus of this year’s festival is the opportunity for visitors to experience native ingredients produced locally on the lands of the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara peoples.

    Events include:

    • Saltware Eco Tours. A culinary cruise of Native flavours. Simon Thornalley, an Indigenous man of Torres Strait Islander descent, has made a name for himself by offering bespoke cruises around Mooloolaba on a historic sailing vessel combined with Indigenous foods and culture.
    • Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. They will launch a new native bush tucker gardens to coincide with the event. The gardens have been curated in partnership with the Jinibara Peoples Aboriginal Corporation and Brush Turkey Enterprises.
    • Harry’s On Buderim – Dinner on the deck. This collaboration between Harry’s on Buderim and Indigenous foods producer, My Dilly Bag presents one of the most atmospheric events of The Curated Plate.
    • Beachtree Distilling. They will host two sessions during which guests will embark on a guided exploration of their innovative techniques and products. Welcome cocktails, tastings, and a gift bottle of gin and vodka are included in the packages.
    Maleny Botanic Gardens

    Maleny Botanic Gardens.

    The Curated Plate is a delicious celebration of the Sunshine Coast’s local produce, producers and chefs, and unique natural assets from the sea to the hinterland. The program is developed through collaboration between local producers, suppliers and businesses who come together to tell their stories not only through food but experiences. The festival runs from 26 July to 4 August and offers a delicious spread over with plenty of options to feast on.

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