Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival 2021
Head to the hinterland to snack on Asian street food and wander through a rainforest.
Looking for an excuse to head north, up to the Sunshine Coast and into the hinterland? An afternoon of eating, drinking and wandering through a rainforest should do it. That's all on the agenda at the returning Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival, which takes over Maleny's Spicers Tamarind Retreat on Saturday, February 27 with plenty of food, booze and leafy greenery.
The plant life is the easiest part to take care of, because it surrounds the hotel anyway — and provides quite the backdrop for all the culinary fun. As for what you'll be snacking on, ready your appetite for a feast of Asian street food. Okonomiyaki rice bowls, Korean burgers with bulgogi braised brisket, crispy fried chicken ribs and Asian-inspired desserts will all be on offer.
Drinks-wise, you'll be sipping wine from Brockenchack Winery, gin and vodka cocktails from Noosa's Fortune Distillery, and brews.
Your $125 ticket will nab you a dish at each of the five food stalls, two beverages, access to cooking demonstrations and live music — while for $165 you can also attend a riesling masterclass, and for $265 you'll get four hours of non-stop drinks.
Bring blankets and cushions with you, too, for lazing around on the grass between bites.