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A FEAST FOR THE SENSES: MasterChef’s Steph De Souza to spice things up at Speers Point

The flavours of India will be the order of the day at Speers Point Park next month when the second annual Feast For The Senses gets underway.

Held as part of the popular Living Smart Festival, this year’s Feast For The Senses will see 2019 MasterChef finalist Steph De Souza present a sumptuous Indian-inspired banquet.

The Lake Macquarie cook said the three-course meal would showcase delicious, seasonal ingredients sustainably farmed and locally sourced – in keeping with the festival’s core themes.

“I fell in love with Indian food when I fell in love with my husband about 18 years ago,” Steph said.

“Neville is from India and has exposed me to the real Indian food that is very different from a lot of the Indian food we see available in Australia.”

Steph added that the menu would be ‘plant-based’ – reflecting her everyday goal of using less meat in cooking for health and sustainability reasons.

“Increasing more plant-based foods in your diet can benefit your health, save money and time, and help reduce our impact on the environment,” she said.

Aside from the mouthwatering fare, the event will also see a dash of Bollywood bling with Indian music and dancing as well as fire twirling and roving performers.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser sais that, after a successful inaugural event in 2018, this year’s Feat For The Senses was shaping up to be even bigger.

“The atmosphere last year was superb,” she said.

“Watching the sun set over the lake, enjoying an evening of fantastic food and entertainment – this kind of event demonstrates how we can bring our City to life at night.”

Feast For The Senses is on at Speers Point Park on Friday 27 September from 6pm. Numbers are strictly limited and the event is expected to sell out. Go to trybooking.com/BEPLD to book.

Written by Newcastle Live

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