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In its fifth year, The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns to the serene, lush grounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat on Saturday 19 March from 1pm to 6pm.

This is the perfect occasion to gather friends and family for an afternoon of vibrant Asian Street food, refreshing beverages, great sounds and relaxing pleasures.

• Indulge in flavoursome Asian Street Food by The Tamarind’s highly acclaimed Head Chef, Daniel Jarrett
• Quench your thirst with local Moffat Beach Brewing Co or go international at our Asahi Beer Bar
• Tinker with inspired cocktails from our Sunshine and Sons Cocktail Bar, a local distiller of irresistible gins and vodkas
• Sip on stunning wines from the family owned Brockenchack Winery based in Barossa’s Eden Valley
• Gain new cooking skills by attending the Asian cooking demonstrations hosted by The Tamarind’s talented chefs in the Cooking School
• Taste and learn at a Riesling Masterclass hosted by wine guru, highly awarded sommelier, and MC Peter Marchant
• Meander thru the green and serene rainforest of Tamarind Retreat
• Lounge on ‘bring-your-own’ picnic blankets and cushions on the slopes of the grassed amphitheatre
• Listen to the cool sounds of the live entertainment including talented singer guitarist Dan McGahan and his band
• Wander from street stall to street stall to be tempted by the food and drinks, and chat to the knowledgeable experts
• Introduced this year is an all-inclusive ticket offering five food and two drink tickets, one entry into the Riesling Master Class and a 4-hour unlimited beverage package including beverages by the glass (excludes Champagne).

Sneak Peek at the Asian Street Food Selection
• Tteokbokki – spicy stir-fried Korean rice cakes, vegetable tempura
• Japanese tuna rice bowl
• Roast pork banh mi
• Malaysian BBQ chicken
• Maleny Food Co dessert

Where Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD
When 1pm to 6pm, Saturday 19 March 2022
Note This is an outdoor event and will proceed in all weather conditions

Festival Tickets
• Adult $125pp; Children $85pp
• Includes 5 Food Tickets – one for each of the five food stalls (Due to the nature of this event, unfortunately the catering of special dietary requirements cannot be fulfilled on the day).
• Plus 2 Beverage Tickets
• Note – Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase on the day.

Masterclass Ticket
• Includes Festival Ticket offers and Riesling Masterclass $165

All Inclusive Ticket
Includes 5 Food Tickets and 2 Drink Tickets, 1 entry into the Riesling Master Class and a 4-hour unlimited beverage package including beverages by the glass (excludes Champagne).

Asian Food Festival Weekend Getaway

Make a weekend getaway out of the occasion and enjoy our relaxed luxury, incredible modern-Asian food, live entertainment and of course bask in beautiful rainforest surrounds of our retreat.

Package Includes:
• Luxury accommodation
• A la carte breakfast daily
• Tickets to the Asian Food Festival (standard adult entry, to upgrade to Riesling masterclass or all-inclusive – please contact us)
• Cheese and Charcuterie Feasting Board delivered to your room Saturday evening.
• Dinner on either Friday or Sunday night at The Tamarind
• Check Availability
• T&Cs: 2-night minimum stay. Offer is non-refundable.
Escape the daily grind
Just an hour north of Brisbane and 3km east of Maleny, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an Asian-influenced oasis of natural beauty and tranquillity that makes you feel like you’re a world away from the daily grind.
The Tamarind is an award winning modern Asian restaurant with a Thai heart. Led by Head Chef Dan Jarrett, The Tamarind has earned an enviable reputation for quality. Awarded one Chef Hat in the 2020 Good Food Guide, as well as one Chef Hat in the Australian Good Food Guide for 2018, 2020 and 2021 and two Chef Hats in 2022. The Tamarind menu effortlessly combines sweet, sour and spicy flavours with the freshest local produce.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat offers intimate accommodation in five one-bedroom villas, seven two-bedroom villas, a studio room and the fully self-contained Orchard Villa that hosts up to 12 guests, as well as meeting facilities and two venue spaces with room for 70 guests.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and spa, take a dip in the popular Gardner’s Falls next door, or venture into the local region to continue their culinary adventures at local wineries and the Maleny Cheese Factory. Those looking for more action can visit the world-famous Australia Zoo, go bush walking, mountain biking or take the Glasshouse Mountains scenic drive.
Founded by Jude Turner in 2002, Spicers Retreats has grown its portfolio to nine luxury retreats and eight fine-dining restaurants, set among nine glorious country estates and leafy inner-city oases across Queensland and New South Wales. It also operates the iconic Scenic Rim Trail, Queensland’s only Great Walk of Australia, and in September 2021, launched Private Collection by Spicers.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat – Western luxury blended with eastern tranquillity.

WHERE 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny QLD 4553
Accom P 1300 311 429

THE TAMARIND HERE Restaurant Dining
WHEN Dinner – 3 or 5 course a la carte. Wed to Sun from 5pm
Lunch – 3 or 5 course a la carte. Sat and Sun 12pm to 2pm

DIETARIES Please advise dietaries at time of booking.
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