A Taste of Sorrento

Historical, seaside Sorrento is again hosting its mouth-watering food, wine and beer festival during the first weekend in June, and it’s set to be the best yet.

The program includes a variety of gastronomical delights including masterclasses, cooking demonstrations, tutored tastings, degustations, gourmet menus, foodies’ market and more, all in the heart of Sorrento village. Starting Thursday evening and continuing throughout the weekend, a variety of gourmet lunches, dinners and classes will take place in restaurants, cafes and even the demonstration kitchen in the “Taste” marquee hosted at the Claret & Co (previously Three Palms) courtyard at 154 Ocean Beach Road.

Taste of Sorrento is proud to play host to several highly-acclaimed chefs and food writers in this year’s event, who’ll present masterclasses not to be missed. Just a few of these include:

  • Jacques Reymond (pictured) – Michelin star and three-hatted chef
  • Adrian Li – Saigon Sally
  • Adam D’Sylva – executive chef at Coda and Tonka in Melbourne
  • Paul Mercurio – chef, author and TV presenter
  • Bob Hart – food writer, broadcaster (3AW and the Herald Sun), chef, author (Heat And Smoke, 1 And 11 – Mastering the Dark Art of Real Barbeque)

The highly popular foodies’ market and “Taste” day will be extended in 2016 to feature across 2 days! From 10am to 3pm on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June, producers, provedores, wineries and brewers will put out their best gourmet supplies while a series of demonstrations are provided in the Marquee kitchen. With music and kids’ entertainment filling the street, it will be a great day for tasting, sipping, listening and indulging in the best that Sorrento and the Mornington Peninsula have to offer.

With many more interesting boutique activities all set in a spectacular, historic seaside village only 90 minutes south of Melbourne, or a relaxing 40 minutes by ferry across the bay from the Queenscliff, Taste of Sorrento is a great way to treat the senses and embrace all that winter has to offer.

A full event program is available at www.tasteofsorrento.com.au, or you can download the Sorrento – Live the Life app from the App Store or Google Play to make direct bookings and find event locations.

Brought to you by the Sorrento-Portsea Chamber of Commerce and proudly supported by Searoad Ferries, with thanks to sponsors Mornington Peninsula Shire, Tourism Victoria, Bayside Automotive Group and the Mornington Peninsula News Group.

First published in Mint Magazine – May 2016

Author: Anne-Marie Tunks

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