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Bait to Plate experience to delight foodies

ENJOY THE BAIT TO PLATE DINING EXPERIENCE

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat this August with well-known chef, restaurateur, and blogger Kevin Collins delivering his famous Bait to Plate dining experience at the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival.

The passionate fisherman, who is also the co-owner of Fish D’Vine at Airlie Beach, will take 150 lucky guests on a culinary journey that celebrates Queensland’s fresh seafood.

The two-hour gastronomic experience lets diners feast on six delectable fish dishes and one dessert, with Kevin explaining where each fish was caught and how best to prepare it.

A fun, interactive dining event

“Bait to Plate is about me highlighting the amazing fish species and different seafood options we have access to which sadly, seldom make it onto the menu in many restaurants,” Kevin says.

“I will have a variety of local seafood for people to taste, and while an amazing team of talented chefs cook each dish out the back, I will be at the front telling people about the fish they are about to eat.

“It’s a real fun, interactive, and educational way for people to be introduced to new species. They can come up and ask questions, see what I am doing, learn how to fillet the fish, and even taste as I am going.”

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A fresh taste of the sea

Kevin’s menu will feature local produce as well as fish from tropical North Queensland.

“I am really excited about the menu I have created for the festival. I will be including Moreton Bay Bugs which have been sourced from a farm in Lismore, some beautiful coral trout which I will bring down from the Whitsundays with me, and threadfish salmon, which can be found in the mouth of the Brisbane River.

“I will also have tailor, which is a common catch in Moreton Bay. It’s a very underrated fish – it has a beautiful distinctiveness to it, but it smokes like nothing else!

“I will also have pearl perch because I think it’s a beautiful fish people don’t know enough about.

“There will also red scorpion cod – it looks like a red stone fish, but it has a very beautiful texture. 


A life-long love of seafood

Kevin’s life-long love of seafood began as a child on the Pumicestone Passage, on the doorstep of Moreton Bay.

“My dad was a small business operator in the Pumicestone Passage, and he would hire boats out to people,” Kevin explains.

“He also used to take mud crabs into Brisbane and sell them, so I had a great understanding of seafood from an early age.

“I can remember fishermen used to throw away the Moreton Bay Bugs because they didn’t know what they were, but now they are $48 a kilo.

A unique dining experience in Moreton Bay

Kevin’s lifelong love for fish saw him start the Bait to Plate blog after he moved to the Whitsundays more than two decades ago.

The blog is full of recipes, photos, fishing tips, “secret fishing spots” and more.

After launching his Bait to Plate experiences at Fish D’Vine, the cruise ship industry saw how popular Kevin’s degustation dinners were and partnered with him to offer the experience as an onshore day trip for guests.

The Bait to Plate seafood dining experience will be held at the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival on all three days from 1.30-3.30pm at The Lodge.

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Queenslanders can indulge in exquisite food, tasty drinks, and stunning seaside views at the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival, returning to Apex Park at Woody Point from August 23-25. The festival offers the chance to meet celebrity chefs, learn new recipes, enjoy an array of cuisine, stock up on local produce, enjoy live music, and spend quality time with family and friends.

The lineup of celebrity chefs includes Matt Golinski, Dominique Rizzo, and Alastair McLeod, among others. MasterChef Australia favorites such as Adam Liaw, Georgia Barnes, and Brent Draper will also make appearances. Additional cooking demonstrations will feature talents like Kim McCosker, Jo Whitton, Fiona Anchal, Aunty Dale Chapman, Kara Urbanska, and Ada Daher.

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Sweet Treats Program

Friday, 19 August

10.30am – 11.00am

Alastair McLeod

11.20am – 12.05pm

Adriano Zumbo

12:25pm – 1:10pm

Pearly Sprinkles

1.30pm – 2.15pm

Dom Rizzo

2.35pm – 3.20pm

Adriano Zumbo

3.40pm - 4.15pm

Stuart Mcgruddy Myberries





Saturday, 20 August

10.30am – 11.00am

Alastair McLeod

11.30am – 12.15pm

Adriano Zumbo

12.45pm – 1:30pm

Pearly Sprinkles

2.00pm – 2.45pm

Dom Rizzo

3.15pm – 4.00pm

Adriano Zumbo



Sunday, 21 August

10.30am – 11.00am

Alastair McLeod

11.30am – 12.15pm

Adriano Zumbo

12.45pm - 1.30pm

Pearly Sprinkles

2.00pm – 2.45pm

Dom Rizzo

3.15pm – 4.00pm

Adriano Zumbo




*program subject to change

Sweets & Treats Busking Stage Program

Friday, 19 Aug

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Lilly & Logan

11:45AM – 12:45PM

Mira Chorik

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Josh Crawford

2:15PM – 3:15PM

Nick & Nyssa

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Lilly & Logan

4:45PM – 5:45PM

Tayiha

6:00PM – 8:00PM

LeviX

Saturday, 20 Aug

10:00AM – 11:30Am

Cassi Marie

11:45AM – 12:45PM

Kiani Jazz

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Josh Crawford

2:15PM – 3:15PM

Marco Dodds

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Kiani Jazz

4:45PM – 5:30PM

Billie Rose

5:45PM – 6:30PM

Lucy Korts

6:45PM – 8:00Pm

Nana’s Pie

Sunday, 21 Aug

10:00AM – 10:45AM

Amy Kate

11:00AM – 12:45PM

LeviX

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Felicity Kircher

2:45PM – 3:45PM

Brendan the Bard

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Lilly & Logan

The Kitchen Stage Program

Friday, 19 Aug

10.30am – 11.15am

Miguel

11.35am – 12.20pm

Dom Rizzo

12.40pm – 1.10pm

Manu

1.30pm – 2.15pm

Miguel

2.35pm – 3.05pm

Georgia Barnes

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Manu

4.20pm – 4.50pm

Alastair McLeod

5.10pm – 5:40pm

Georgia Barnes



Saturday, 20 Aug

10.30am – 11am

Kim Mccosker From 4 Ingredients

11.20am – 11.50am

Manu

12.10pm – 12.55pm

Dom Rizzo

1.15pm – 1.45pm

Georgia Barnes

2.05pm – 2.35pm

Manu

3pm – 3.45pm

Alastair McLeod

3.50pm – 4.20pm

Georgia Barnes

4.55pm – 5.15pm

Alex Glenn & Luke Camilleri

5.45pm – 6.15pm

Ada Daher



Sunday, 21 Aug

10.30am – 11.10am

Nick Tzimas from the Golden Ox

11.30am – 12pm

Manu

12.20pm – 1.05pm

Dom Rizzo

1.30pm – 2pm

Georgia Barnes

2.20pm – 2.50pm

Manu

3.10pm – 3.40pm

Alastair McLeod

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Georgia Barnes

5pm – 5.30pm

Special guest announced soon


*program subject to change

The Cellar Door Stage Program

Friday, 19 Aug

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Jeff Usher

11:45AM – 2:45PM

Jazz Music Institute

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Soulergy

4:15PM – 5:15PM

Nick & Nyssa

5:30PM – 8:00PM

Leena Salim



Saturday, 20 Aug

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Kiani Jazz

11:15AM – 2:45PM

Jazz Music Institute

3:00PM – 3:45PM

Billie Rose

4:00PM - 5:15PM

Pacific Belles

5:30PM - 8:00PM Elska

Sunday, 21 Aug

10:00AM – 1:30PM

Jazz Music Institute

1:45PM – 2:45PM

Dan Ford Trio

3:00PM – 6:00PM

Jazz Music Institute

The Oasis Stage Program

Friday, 19 Aug

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Elska

12:15PM -2:15PM

Liam

2:30PM – 5:45PM

Jose Lopez

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Vibe Creators

8:00PM – 10:00PM

Liam Conner

Saturday, 20 Aug

10:00AM – 1:45PM

Jose Lopez

2:00PM – 4:00PM

Liam

4:15PM – 5:45PM

Rawordio

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Megaloboy

8:00PM – 10:00Pm

Megaloboy

Sunday, 21 Aug

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Quivr


Expressions of Interest:

The Brewfest Moreton Bay Stage Program

Friday, 19 Aug

10:15AM – 11:15AM

Peter Muldoon

11:30AM – 12:30PM

Nick & Nyssa

12:45PM – 3:00PM

Sunday Lemonade

3:15PM – 4:15PM

Tom Roberts

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Mardi Wilson

5:45PM – 6:45PM

Alex Kosenko

7:00PM – 8:00PM

Kimmy

8:05PM – 10:00PM

Red Tie

Saturday, 20 Aug

10:15AM – 11:15AM

Alex Kosenko

11:30AM – 12:30PM

Radioceans Band

12:45PM – 1:45PM

Lucid Safari

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Tanisha

3:15PM – 4:15PM

Heidi & Scott

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Nana’s Pie

5:45PM – 6:45PM

Scarlett Gunner

7:00PM – 8:00PM

Souled

8:00PM – 10:00PM

Tounge n Groove

Sunday, 21 Aug

10:15AM – 11:15AM

Asleep at the Reel

11:30AM – 12:30PM

Cheyne Starkie

12:45PM – 2:45PM

House of Harlen

3:00PM – 3:45PM

Josh Crawford

4:00PM – 4:45PM

Felicity

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Jason Daniels

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