Event Program

At Taste Port Douglas guests can expect only the finest, including the coveted Port Douglas Long Lunch, staged in the heart of the seaside town with ocean views and set to feature four top local restaurants in collaboration with prominent Australian chefs.

There will also be Sheraton Festival Village with cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and all-day beach bar, and Saturday evening’s infamous Harry Hawker Street Food Party - the festival will have something for everyone.

Exclusive VIP Gold Pass

Taste Port Douglas VIP Gold Pass

7 - 10 October 2021

The ultimate VIP experience, this ticket is a weekend pass designed for the seasoned foodie. VIP Gold Pass holders will enjoy the festival from all the best spots, including Saturday’s Moët & Chandon Champagne VIP Lounge and access to limited ticket events including the official Opening & Closing events.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$250 per person
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Thursday 7 October 2021

Taste Port Douglas Launch Party

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Taste Port Douglas is back! Celebrate the opening of this festival of the senses, under the stars at Mirage Island, as you indulge on delicious canapés, drinks and live music in the company of our guest Chefs at the Taste Port Douglas Launch Party.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$99 per person
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Friday 8 October 2021

Port Douglas Long Lunch, presented by Jansz

11:30AM – 3:00PM

Staged in Market Park, celebrate the beauty of Tropical North Queensland at the Port Douglas Long Lunch Presented by Jansz. Port Douglas restaurants Salsa, Sassi, Zinc & Harrisons, will collaborate with some of Australia’s top chefs to present a delectable three course menu. Enjoy an Aperol Spritz and canapés on arrival, followed by a three-hour beverage package of Hemingway’s Brewery “Taste Port Douglas Pale Ale” and Yalumba wines from the Barossa Let live music by ARIA ward winning artist Kiki Courtidis complete your perfect afternoon.

Wharf Street, Port Douglas
$199 per person
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East Meets West with Vasse Felix Winery

6.30PM

East Coast chefs and West Coast wines come together for a delicious dinner presented by Vasse Felix Winery, the founding winery of the Margaret River Region in Western Australia. After an arrival drink and canapés, indulge in a five-course menu matched with wines by Vasse Felix, including Idee Fixe by Vasse and an exclusive taste of the winery’s premium Tom Cullity Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec. Divine! Chief Vasse Felix winemakers will present the wines via video from Vasse Felix in WA.

Harrisons Restaurant at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$199 per person
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Girl’s Night Out Presented by Belvedere Vodka

6:30PM

The Taste Port Douglas edition of Girl’s Night Out will treat guests to a selection of two Belvedere cocktails and canapés on arrival and a two-course feasting menu curated by two fierce culinary women: Restaurateur and MasterChef alumni, Laura Sharrad and Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas Executive Chef, Belinda Tuckwell. A two-hour wine package and live music by Electric Dreams Entertainment sets the backdrop for the evening.

Feast Deck at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$129 per person
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Saturday 9 October 2021

Cocktail Masterclass with Wolf Lane Distillery

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Wolf Lane Distillery is a craft gin distillery located on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, and in this masterclass their team will set you on your way to becoming a gin master as you partake in an informative and educational masterclass.  During this interactive class, guests will be taught the essentials of cocktail perfection, a twist on cocktail favourites, and treating you to the distinguished flavours of one of Far North Queensland’s unique and award-winning distilleries, all paired with gourmet bites throughout the class

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$85 per person
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Sheraton Festival Village

11:00AM – 4:00PM

At the heart of Taste Port Douglas is Festival Village on the grounds of the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas. Guests will enjoy a day of live cooking demonstrations from some of Australia’s top Chefs and culinary presenters, food & wine stalls, masterclasses, Junior Foodies activities, industry talks, pop up bars and live music. Entry is free, but all guests must register their attendance via the ticket site. Festival Village is a cashless event, accepting payment via card and smart device. Alternatively, festival tokens are available for purchase onsite.

   Four Mile Lawn at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
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Harry Hawker Street Food Party

5:00PM – 10.00PM  

As the sun sets over Four Mile Beach, Festival Village transforms into the Harry Hawker Street Food Party. Guest chefs will be at the helm of gourmet food stalls along with Frankie’s Gourmet Hot Dog Van, Malone’s Smokehouse, and an array of pop-up bars throughout the grounds. It will be a night to remember as Port Douglas comes together to celebrate this festival of the senses. Enjoy live music through the night by Ashcats Soundsystem & Kiki Courtidis.

Gourmet Lawn, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$15 per person
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Agnes Brisbane x PorkStar Festival Pop-Up

5:30PM - 8:30PM

Award winning chef & restaurateur Ben Williamson brings his acclaimed Brisbane restaurant Agnes to the Far North in an exciting collaboration with PorkStar. Guests will experience the drama and ancient skill of cooking over fire as Ben lights fires in custom pits designed by local craftspeople, Aussie Campfire Kitchens, with the best regional produce for the first time since opening Agnes in 2020. The Agnes x PorkStar Pop-Up features as part of the incredible food offering at the Harry Hawker Street Food Party with guests able to purchase an Agnes tasting plate on the night.

Harry Hawker Street Food Party
Special Event
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Sunday 10 October 2021

Gourmet Golf Presented by Survivor Golf

8:00AM – 2:00PM

Set behind the panoramic Four Mile Beach and beautiful mountain backdrop of Port Douglas, join Survivor Golf, Taste Port Douglas celebrity chefs and local sporting personalities as they take on a nine-hotel Ambrose golf competition to raise money for Kick On. Kick On promotes positive mental health through various programs and campaigns. Following lunch players will be treated to a premium lunch by guest chefs at the Mirage Country Club.

Mirage Country Club
Charity Event
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Cocktail Masterclass with Devil’s Thumb Distillery

12.00PM – 1:30PM  

Devil’s Thumb Distillery is a craft spirit distillery located 5km from Port Douglas, and this masterclass will leave you on your way to becoming a master cocktail maker. During this interactive class, guests will be taught the essentials of cocktail perfection, putting a twist on cocktail favourites, and treating your palate to the distinguished flavours of one of Far North Queensland’s unique and award-winning craft distilleries, all paired with gourmet bites throughout the class.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$85 per person
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Catchers & Growers: The Ultimate Seafood Feast

12:00PM - 2:30PM

Held at Feast Restaurant, guests will enjoy a menu that celebrates the champions of the sea with esteemed producers from Australia and New Zealand. Hosted by industry expert Umar Nguyen, guests will have front row seats to live food stations, while brand representatives shine a light on Australia’s seafood quality and diversity. Guests will enjoy an Aperol Spritz and canapés on arrival and will then be free to roam the seafood marketplace while indulging in an unlimited feast accompanied by a 2.5 hour premium wine package.

Feast Restaurant at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$179 per person
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The Official Taste Port Douglas Closing Party Presented by PorkStar & Malfy Gin

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Farewell the festival under palm trees and stars at the official wrap party for Taste Port Douglas 2021 with a feast of pig on the spit and accompaniments alongside delicious gin cocktails and our guest Chefs. Guests will enjoy live music by Ashcats Soundsystem & DJ Bart through the night along with food stations and a free-flowing beverage package.

Mirage Beach, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
$99 per person
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