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Bait To Plate

Get ready for one of the best food experiences at the Great Barrier Reef Festival.

Completely unique and always different, try your hand at the exclusive Bait to Plate experience, hosted and curated by Kev Collins, of Fish D’Vine.

The six-course carefully selected and interactive seafood lunch is a delicacy for all those who attend.

Kev acts as head chef for the meal, live cooking one dish for attendees while his team of chefs are in the kitchen cooking the remaining 59 dishes.

This demonstration also includes some knowledge of the catch and some history, as well as helpful hints on serving and cooking.

On offer is some of the best locally sourced and caught seafood, fresh from the fisherman just days before the event.

“The menu is completely influenced by the ocean and what’s fresh and available,” explains Kev.

This dependency on the ocean’s conditions means that the menu will never be repeated, adding to the allure of the event.

Kev begun the Bait to Plate experience almost 15 years ago and has yet to repeat a dish.

“In the years I’ve been doing this lunch, I have never done a dish twice,” he said.

Joining the experience will be the famous Rum Bar Mojito, which will be served for attendees when they arrive, and a carefully selected wine for one of the courses.

With less than a week before the event, be sure to purchase tickets, even if the menu is a mystery.

“Even now, I have no idea what the menu will be!” Kev said.

WHAT: Fish D’Vine Bait to Plate

WHERE: Fish D’Vine Restaurant and Bar

WHEN: Sunday 6 August, 12pm to 2.30pm


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