Food! Celeb Chefs at Gold Coast Festival This Weekend

A new food festival kicks off this weekend. Called Sunsets at Sanctuary Cove, it will run from July 27th to the 28th. It will be a celebration of local, national and international food, wine, beer and cider. All the good stuff then.

Top chefs Matt Golinski and Tony Percuoco will be hosting live cooking demonstrations. Golinski is well-known from Ready Steady Cook. “I’ve been cooking my whole life and I love showing food lovers how simple it can be to create something amazing.”

Food, booze, music... all the good stuff!
Food, booze, music… all the good stuff!

Golinski’s Food

Matt Golinski has worked as an executive chef at some of Queensland’s top restaurants and writes hugely popular columns and blogs.  “It’s always interesting to see what surprises people when they’re watching me cook. I might just be chopping an onion and you’ll notice the whole room go quiet because they’re thinking ‘Oh, that’s how you dice an onion’.

“Cooking comes to me naturally, along with making the shows fun. Cooking demonstrations need to be a nice balance between information and entertainment because people aren’t necessarily going to watch a demonstration and go straight home to cook that dish. My aim is for them to leave with fresh knowledge, a better understanding of food and a smile. When that happens, it’s mission accomplished.”

Percuoco’s Food

Tony Percuoco owns Brisbane Italian restaurant Tartufo. He has spent almost 45 years as a chef including owning and operating several restaurants on the Gold Coast. “I love the Gold Coast. I am thrilled Sanctuary Cove has taken the initiative to launch a festival dedicated to the good things in life – food, drink and music.”


The usual Sanctuary Cove restaurants will be open, plus gourmet food trucks will roll into the precinct. They were be serving Spanish paella, BBQ skewers, macaroni and cheese, woodfired, handmade Mexican, blinis and caviar, among other things.

Sweet! Don't mind if I do...
Sweet! Don’t mind if I do…

Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove aims to attract more than 6000 visitors. Tickets can be bought here.

Can’t make it this weekend? Then there’s other festivals coming up. Check this one out. 



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