Browsing articles from "August, 2010"

Suzanne Quintner Wows Club Relish

This week The Edge Cafe hosted its monthly Club Relish night where they introduce food producers who feature in their gourmet store. Suzanne Quintner and Missy Moo Sweets proved too interesting, and August's Club Relish was held over 2 (big) nights. 60 foodies were treated to an array of dishes using both of the featured producers.

Suzanne Quintner

Suzanne's foods bring the famous flavours of Morocco and Northern Africa to the Australian table by using local produce to create harissa, preserved lemons, and a range of chutneys, dips, sauces and condiments. She is especially esteemed to be supplying Gordon Ramsay's new Melbourne restaurant Maze with Harissa. It is is featured featured on Maze's menu as an accompaniment to Soft Shell Crab.
Harissa Spiced Whiting

Harissa Spiced Whiting

Missy Moo Sweets

Kristie Horn of Missy Moo Sweets is a bit of a market junkie, and is commonly seen at Rusty's Market, Port Douglas Market, or at Farmgate. She is famous for being our only local cupcake-focussed business, a trend that is blossoming around the world. She also supplies a number of cafes with her sweet treats, most notably The Edge Cafe.


Join Club Relish

Membership to Club Relish is free, just drop into The Edge Cafe and ask to join. They even treat you to a free cup of coffee upon joining! Club Relish is also very hip in having their own Facebook page. Have you attended a Club Relish event? What did you think of it?

Taste Paradise 2010

By nicky  //  Food News  //  1 Comment
Taste Paradise is the sparkly new brand promoting Far North Queensland produce. For some time debate has raged how best to encourage locals to purchase local produce, so the Taste Paradise brand was born to guide us in the right direction. It is anticipated local food will carry the logo in the near future, so look out for this colourful conglomerate. To kick off the new brand in true FNQ style, Taste Paradise is hosting 18 events as part of Cairns Festival. That mammoth effort will be keeping organiser Nola Craig incredibly busy over the next coming weeks, but a huge congratulations should be extended to Nola for her success in securing both Ben O'Donoghue and Marion Grasby to take part in the Festival. Two events stand out as ones not to be missed!

Ben O'Donoghue Celebrity Chef Dinner

Date: Sunday, 22 August 2010 Time: Drinks @ 5:30pm, Dinner from 6:00pm Venue: The Sebel Reef House & Spa, Palm Cove Price: $149/person Ben O’Donoghue joins Philip Mitchell and his team to create a delicious Taste Paradise tropical 4-course Celebrity Chef Dinner at the Sebel Reef House & Spa as the sun goes down at Palm Cove beach. The menu will consist of local produce sourced by Ben and Phil. Jacobs Creek reserve wines will accompany each course with sparkling wine on arrival. Proudly sponsored by Pernod Richard. Call Sebel Reef House & Spa for bookings on (07) 4055 3633.

Taste Paradise Cooking Theatre with Marion Grasby

Date: Saturday, 28 August 2010 Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Venue: Farmgate Markets, The Pier Price: Free Marion Grasby  joins our own regional celebrity chefs at The Pier’s centre stage where they will cook their favourite recipes using tropical food ingredients. Six cooking demonstration sessions will take place throughout the day on the hour. Join Marion and our local celebrity chefs; Nick Holloway (NuNu), Jimmy Shu (Hanuman) Jason Chuck (Eden House), David Bres (Oliver's) & Leon Walker (Wink).