Festival of flavour

Food fans across the Great Southern are celebrating the region’s finest flavours. Taste Great Southern 2017 officially started on Wednesday 22 March with a function at the Albany Surf Life Saving Club, where Albany MLA Peter Watson declared the event open.

GSDC Chair Ross Thornton said the festival attracted visitors to the region and set up opportunities for regional residents and businesses.

Taste Great Southern is supported by a $50,000 grant through the GSDC’s Community Chest Fund, effective over two years of the event.

“Providing multi-year funding is an important support for icon events such as Taste, because it enables the organisers to plan ahead and develop more sustainable programs,” Mr Thornton said. “The GSDC has supported Taste since it started in 2005 and we are pleased to continue to support the festival. Taste is a delightful celebration of freshness and flavour from the Great Southern, and a showcase for culinary talent.”

Taste’s 2017 program includes a wine and food festival in Albany, night markets at a Denmark winery, masterclasses, and a range of long table and tasting events.

Chef Miguel Maestre

Photo: Miguel Maestre was one of the guest chefs for Taste Great Southern 2017.

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