Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Lunchtime at the Isaac coast is set for a foodie makeover with one of the nation’s much-loved amateur cooks turned restauranteurs starring at this year’s St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend.
Hervey Bay’s Dan and Steph Mulheron have earned their place in the serious foodie world after their My Kitchen Rules win in 2013. In recent years, the sausage king and queen landed a huge Coles deal to create their own gourmet range thanks to their ambassador roles with major Australian producers SunPork and Sweet Potatoes Australia.
They currently own and operate EAT at Dan & Steph’s basing the restaurant experience around family, food and fun while being stars of their very on TV show on Channel 7, Travel and EAT with Dan & Steph.
The pair will take on the signature lunch event at St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend, sharing the limelight with crowd favourite ABC TV’s Gardening Australia alumni Costa Georgiadis, bush gourmet chef Nik Flack and First Nation Peoples.
The couple’s passion is food and they are looking forward to the range of produce offered in the Isaac.
“Dan is the strong cook and always was, prior to us being on MKR,” says Steph.
“I wasn’t a great cook before we got together. But Dan has taught me so much and is my inspiration.”
“We cook every day at home for our family and we love to have friends over regularly to put on a spread,” Dan says.
The couple published their first cookbook in November 2014 ‘EAT @ Home’ and published their second cookbook ‘Meat & Sweet’ in July 2015. Their biggest goal in life was achieved when they introduced their first child into the world, a daughter Emmy born in late April 2015.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the award-winning nature, culture, and culinary event is nestled in the backdrop of one of Australia’s birdwatching havens.
“St Lawrence’s population swells 12 times over as the wetlands’ bursts into life with an immersive experience of creativity, education, family fun and live entertainment,” Mayor Baker said.
“Take the road less travelled and head to the multi-award winning nationally recognised three-day extravaganza at historic St Lawrence on the Isaac region’s coast in Central Queensland.
“It’s the mouth-watering food, especially the locally caught mud crabs, king salmon, and prawns that attracts the foodies at heart and has helped put the Isaac coast on the destination tourism map.”
The Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia listed the St Lawrence wetlands as an essential ecosystem that supports nationally threatened water birds and is abundant with wildlife. The event is also the perfect spot to pull up the caravan and watch the colours of the east coast Australian sunset or pitch a tent or glamp at the St Lawrence Recreation Grounds.
The event is proudly brought to the region by Isaac Regional Council in partnership with the Koinjmal People from Koinmerburra Country and the community. St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland.
Tickets will be on sale from 7am on Friday, 10 March 2023 for the 23-25 June 2023 event. Visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/wetlandsweekend, call 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227) or follow Isaac Regional Council’s Facebook page for more information.
Dan and Steph Mulheron, My Kitchen Rules champions from 2013, will take on the signature lunch event at St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend