Food dreams - Gourmet food race

Although I’ve enjoyed a few bareboat holidays, I’m not really a sailor at heart but I do like the food style of this year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week from 17 – 25 August.

I can feel a food coma coming on with all these events.  Read on…

Complementing the on water action is the spectacular on shore events calendar, Audi’s most recent ambassador Kylie Kwong will host ‘At Home with Kylie Kwong’, an exclusive and intimate dinner in the Island’s newest dining establishment coca chu. Presenting some of her newest ‘at home’ creations as well as her latest book ‘Simple Chinese Cooking Classes’, guests will enjoy Kylie’s delectable home style cooking.

Making his Audi Hamilton Island Race Week debut is patisserie extraordinaire Adriano Zumbo. Hosting the lavish Adriano Zumbo Champagne High Tea at qualia’s Long Pavilion, Adriano will treat guests to his mastery of pastry and unique Race Week-themed creations, emceed by Catriona Rowntree.

Gourmet enthusiasts will be further delighted by the Audi Robert Oatley Vineyards Exclusive Dinner with two of Australia’s most talented chefs, Shannon Bennett and Matt Moran. Together they will present a combined fine dining experience showcasing their favourite seafood dishes, emceed by Catriona Rowntree. Matt and Shannon will also each host a Masterclass with tastings, with Shannon showcasing three of his favourite truffle dishes, and Matt presenting his very own ‘Moran Family Lamb’.

qualia’s executive chef Alastair Waddell will present the Robert Oatley Vineyards Chefs Table Dinner. Accompanying the superb Whitsundays inspired chefs table dinner will be Good Wine Guide author, Nick Stock, as he presents the critically acclaimed new release Robert Oatley Signature Series and Finisterre wines.

The end of the week will see Hamilton Island get ‘el loco’ with the Ibiza inspired Sangria Beach Party, hosted by Hugo’s and Wild Oats Wines. Guests can soak up the atmosphere as the Sangria flows, the Paella sizzles and DJ Damon Downey, previously of Sneaky Sound System, pumps the party tracks.

The Moët and Chandon Lunch and the Moët Ice Imperial bar on the Bommie Deck at Hamilton Island Yacht Club will continue to be Audi Hamilton Island Race Week highlights, along with other event favourites including the Wild Oats Wines Ladies Lunch, Beachside Pool Party, Hamilton Island Golf Clinic with golf pro Mark Snooks, Australian Olympic Sailing Team Tickertape Parade, Audi Final Drive Challenge and the Sailor’s Forums.

It’s a challenge – if you are up to it all the details are here

Disclaimer:  This is not a paid post – just seems like a fun way to spend a foodie week.