Building on the success of the last four years, Taste of Coogee Food and Wine Festival returns in 2016, for the first time as a two-day jam-packed event. Moving to Coogee Oval, a larger venue, the event will feature celebrity chefs Justin North (Hotel Centennial), Andy Allen (Three Blue Ducks and MasterChef winner 2012), Monte Koludrovic (Icebergs) and Mindy Woods (ex-MasterChef), to name a few.
The free event, held on Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September from 10am to 6pm, is expected t attract well over 40,000 people, with over 100 stalls dishing out some incredible food and beverages from Australia and beyond.
All proceeds from Taste of Coogee 2016 will be donated to Coogee Lions, raising money to help local families in need.
This year's highlights include:
Book a masterclass ($35pp) with Justin North (Hotel Centennial), Andy Allen (Three Blue Ducks and MasterChef winner 2012), Monte Koludrovic (Icebergs), Young Henrys or The Shuck Truck, hosted by Mindy Woods (ex-MasterChef)
Get a taste of some of the best eats from local favourites Little Jack Horner, Poke, Sofrito, La Spiaggia and Coogee Pavilion
Sample one of the many award winning beers and wines from Young Henrys, Sydney Brewery, James Estate Wines, Brokenwood, Petersons Champagne House, Geisen and Twisted River Wines, to name a few
The chance to experience a sample from ex MasterChef contestant, Mindy Woods' soon to be launched container kitchen. This pop-up container restaurant, will serve up a delicious plant based, seasonal and sustainable Mexican menu
Sample various types of oysters from The Shuck Truck, washed down with some matched sparkling wine
Enjoy a treat for the eyes and the taste buds from mixologist and bartender, Jason Crawley
The opportunity to experience the Festival as a VIP in the newly introduced VIP space
Keep the kids entertained at the Fun with Franky Show, jumping castle and rides area
Groove along to an impressive line-up of music acts. American rock band, with hits such as I'm a Believer and Daydream Believer, The Monkees tribute band -Monkee Mania' will play, as well as Martini Club, and John Field Band.
Major sponsor of the event, Randwick Petersham Cricket Club (RPCC) are excited to host the event in 2016. RPCC Board member and TV personality, Mike Whitney comments, 'Randwick Petersham Cricket are very proud to be associated with the 2016 Taste of Coogee. This is a wonderful community event and we welcome all to our home ground, Coogee Oval, in September. What better place to enjoy good food and wine than in Sydney's seaside suburb."
What: Taste of Coogee 2016
When: Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September (10am – 6pm)
Where: Coogee Oval, Dolphin St, Coogee
Entry: Entry to Taste of Coogee is a free event for all the family, we will collect donations for our charities on entry. Cash sales on the day.
More information or to book a ticket to a masterclass: www.tasteofcoogee.com.au