Held beneath Nordic-inpsired tepees, Banquet by the Beach features a sit-down feast of meat and Moreton Bay bugs as part of this year's Taste Bundaberg Festival.
On the shoreline of Bargara attendees will enjoy the sounds of Brad Butcher while savouring a variety of slow cooked food seasoned with unique spice and herb blends from Artisan Barbeque and Bundaberg Lunchbox.
The local businesses bring their own flair of barbecuing to the event by showcasing their passion for meat.
Paul Durston from Bundaberg Lunchbox said he was thrilled to be involved with Banquet on the Beach and said diners could expect some full-on flavour.
“We are doing an entrée of beef skewers and for mains we will have 12-hour slow cooked beef ribs, Moreton Bay bug and corn with lime paprika butter,” he said.
“We are really looking forward to putting on a great spread for everyone!”
Paul said he had been barbecuing for many years, but this was the first time he would be involved in such a large, Council-run event.
“I am so excited to get my name out there and be involved in something so large with Council,” he said.
“I have been barbecuing for a very long time, it really is a passion, not a job.
“I love cooking meat to absolute perfection, to absolute tenderness, so much so that people don't need teeth to chew it!”
Artisan Barbecue's Tom Espinoza said he and his team would also be cooking up a storm for Banquet on the Beach, using big slabs of meat on low and slow with their grills.
“We love cooking primal cuts of meat and bringing out the flavours of the quality produce we use from our local suppliers,” he said.
“We run a really interactive operation so we will have multiple grills with food cooking and all of our staff are trained and equipped to discuss barbecuing so event-goers will be able to learn as they feast.”
Tom said Taste Bundaberg Festival was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the region and come together as a community.
“I think these series of events are important for the community to come together and be able to sit around a table or fire and eat with one another and have good conversations,” he said.
“It is great that each of these Taste events can be done in iconic little sections of our region.
“From our perspective, we are looking forward to serving people delicious food that they most probably have never eaten before.”
Banquet by the Beach event details:
Date: Saturday 13 August
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Location: Jayteens Park, Bargara
Beer, wines and selected local spirits is included in the ticket price.
Purchase your ticket here.
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