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Drink/Dine,Event ian 10/23/2013

Sunday, October 27 sees the Tastings on Hastings Main Event – it is a huge day and here is the schedule for a day that includes heaps of entertainment, the Focus Spaghetti Eating Competition, children’s amusements and a charity coffee auction:

The Coast Front Realty RiverFront  Stage  Entertainment Schedule:

9.15am - Welcome to country – Uncle Bill

9.30am -  “Time – Out “St Agnes School Band

10.15am - The Mount Gambier Generations in Jazz Academy Big Band

11.00am - Mayoral Welcome

11.00am - Jordan Jive

12.00pm - Beaten Bodies

1.00pm - Cole Soul and Emotion (Lionel Cole)

2.00pm - Qantum Soul

3.00pm - Ollie Brooke and Co

The Clarence Street Wharf Stage: (Lower Clarence Street near the Wharves)

9.30am - Jordan Jive

10.45am - HATCH”

12.00 noon - Blue Hypothesis

1.30pm - Time – Out

2.45pm - Black Magic


Three of Sydney’s top chefs Mitchell Orr (121bc), David Tsirekas (Xanthi) and Patrick Friesen (Ms G’s) will bring their highly praised international flavours to the SBS Feast Tastings on Hastings Festival in Port Macquarie on Sunday, October 27. They are joined in the SBS Feast Cooking Demonstration Pavilion by SBS Feast magazine Editor, Ms Alix Clark who will MC the appearances by these popular SBS Feast Chefs in Action.

For just $5 entry per session tickets include a tasting of the demonstration dishes, a Feast magazine and the opportunity, at each session, to win a kitchen appliance from The Good Guys including a Sunbeam Mixmaster, a Nespresso machine, a Toaster, a Breville Pressure Cooker or a Phillips Juicer.

10.30am - Local Champion, Craig Freudenstein from  XS Food

11.30am - SBS Chef in Action Mitchell Orr, 2010 Good Food Guide Josephine Pignolet ‘Young Chef of the Year’ (Italian)

12.30pm - SBS Chef in Action, David Tsirekas , Xanthi Restaurant 

1.30pm - SBS Chef in Action, Patrick Friesen, Ms G’s (Asian)

2.30pm - Local Champion , Eric Robinson, The Other Chef Fine Foods


Join the creative Focus team for rollicking fun for the 2nd Annual Focus Spaghetti Eating Competition. There are heats throughout the day, a Celebrity Challenge and the Finals supported by sponsors Ricardoes Tomatoes and Cafe 66.

Heat 1 - 11.00am

Heat 2 - 12 noon

Heat 3 - 12.15pm

Heat 4 - 12.45 pm

Heat 5 - 1.00pm



Want to add some of Australia’s leading coffee blends to your coffee selection then join us at the Natvia Golden Bean Charity Coffee Auction in the Focus Tent on Town Green with proceeds to the Tastings 2013 Charity, The Port Macquarie Youth Hub.

Join Auctioneer, Stephen Foye at: 

10.15 – 11.00 am     Auction One

11.30  – 12 noon      Auction Two

12.15 – 12.45 pm     Auction Three

1.15   – 1.45  pm      Auction Four

2.00   – 2.30 pm       Final Auction

Drink/Dine,Event ian 10/23/2013

A few big events coming up this weekend for Tastings on Hastings

On Friday, October 25 at Port Macquarie Panthers is the Tastings on Hastings Dinner.

Enjoy a locally inspired 3 course menu designed by the clubs head chef to showcase sumptuous produce, source from within the Greater Port Macquarie region. Each course will be carefully matched with local wines and beers.

Experience a night to remember at Port Panthers overlooking the beautiful Hastings River with delectable food, great company and acoustic entertainment.

Time - 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

On Saturday, October 26 it is the Artist Market in the Vines, an eclectic market showcasing local artists and artisans from 9:00am to 3:00pm (free).

The beautiful Cassegrain Winery gardens are a perfect backdrop for the market’s artists to demonstrate their craft and display their works. It regularly features up to 70 stalls all with beautiful handcrafted goods along with live entertainment and Cassegrain wine tastings.

Also on October 26 is the SBS Feast ‘Sneak Peek’ Party in the SBS Feast Cooking Demonstration Pavilion from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. What better place to celebrate than in pavilion on the Town Green overlooking the Hastings River on the eve of the major festival. Enjoy live music, great local wines, beers and fabulous, elegant foods crafted by XS Foods from delicious local product. XS Foods will be putting their best foot forward to impress our special visitors and local guests.

On Sunday, October 27 from 10:00am to 4:00pm there’s the SBS Feast Tastings on Hastings. More than 100 store holders will serve up an amazing array of local cuisine along Clarence Street, the lower end of Horton Street and onto the expansive lawns of the Town Green overlooking the Hastings River.

For more info visit the Event Website: http://www.tastingsonhastings.com.au/events