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Local foodies showcased at Regional Flavours

Regional Flavours
Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream will feature in Brisbane's Regional Flavours event this weekend.

Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream and Ohana Winery will join other food and beverage businesses to showcase their creativity at Regional Flavours in Brisbane this week.

Returning to South Bank Parklands, Regional Flavours will provide unique gourmet products to Brisbane’s food-lovers during 13 to 15 May through the theme of The Ultimate Grazing Table.

Attending every Regional Flavours event since its inception is Childers business Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream.

Owner-manager Helen Ricciardi said Mammino products were handmade from the finest local ingredients, using an old recipe from her grandma.

“We have some interesting names on our ice creams including one called Red Dirt, named after the famous red soil in Childers, which is a Jaffa (orange chocolate) flavour,” Helen said.

“We also make one called Extra Sexy Salted Caramel, which is always a fun conversation piece.

Helen said as a family business the event was extremely important in getting the local product out to the masses.

“While many people travelling within Queensland during the pandemic was good for our store, it was extremely detrimental with the cancellation of many events we would have otherwise attended,” she said.

“Our location means we are limited with how far we can send our product, taking into account the cost of frozen transport, so being back at Regional Flavours will be great.”

Locals and celebrity chefs part of food festival

Regional Flavours is a weekend-long festival dedicated to the best Queensland and Australian producers and foodies with a mix of market stalls, immersive experiences, esteemed chefs and restaurateurs in live demonstrations and masterclasses.

Celebrity chefs Miguel Maestre, Peter Kuruvita, Dale Chapman and Alastair McLeod will join Masterchef alum Georgia Barnes, Khanh Ong, Courtney Roulston and the chefs behind big name restaurants Otto Italian, Paper Daisy, Stanley, Agnes, Golden Pig, Rosmarino and newcomer Essa in a massive line up of some of the country’s best-loved cooks across the Regional Flavours weekend.

In addition to the local representation, a selection of farmers, graziers, growers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisan producers from around Australia will showcase their wares at the market section of Regional Flavours.

There will also be demonstrations from classic Italian and Chinese to wine and cheese pairings, a gin lovers experience while farm-to-fork sustainability will be presented across three stages.

Live music and dj sets will also be featured across three venues while Kids Collective will get the young ones interested in taking a sustainable food journey from an early age.

Regional Flavours is produced by South Bank Parklands, Brisbane City Council and supported by major partners eatSouthBank and Network 10.

To find out more information click here.

Ohana Cheeky Tiki cider
Ohana Winery and Cheeky Tiki Cider owner Zoe Young. The local business will be showcased at this weekend's Regional Flavours event.
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