The organized plate (side)

The Sunshine Coast is about to turn into a foodie’s paradise this winter.

After a two-year hiatus, the Curated Plate food festival is back, offering locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast a slice of South East Queensland’s best dining experiences.

Restaurants and local farms, as well as tourism and event operators, will open their doors from July 29 to August 7 as part of The Curated (Side) Plate – a 2022-size portion, with a stack of unique dining experiences in the whole region, from the coast to the hinterland.

As you might have guessed from the name, The Curated (Side) Plate has an abbreviated lineup compared to previous iterations of the festival, but there’s still plenty to discover.

Guests include Melbourne’s Victor Liong, who will bring the taste of Lee Ho Fook to Tamarind just outside Maleny, and pioneering plant-based chef Alejandro Cancino, who will take over the kitchen at Mapleton Public House. Visitors can also meet the creators shaping the region’s food and drink community, explore the work of dairy farmers in the Maleny region, have a drink at the pop-up bar Alexandra Headland, the Beachside Bluff, or enjoy a full – body well-being with the Winter Warmer Yoga & Auyervedic Feast.

With over 100 events over the ten days, there are activities and events to suit all budgets, with programming ranging from long table lunches, traditional teas and visits to local markets, to a crab lunch at Malt Shovel Taphouse, a tour of Paradise Rum Distillery and a Bush Food and Native Seafood Cruise.

More details here

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