You may very well have heard of deconstructed pies, salads or even sushi, but what about a deconstructed food festival?
Well that’s exactly what visitors to this year’s popular Maitland Taste festival, with organisers this year creatively pulling the event apart and serving it up with an extended footprint.
Running from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May, this year’s event will also see trade extended to 10pm for all those culinary night owls.
Foodies can explore the city to find pop up eateries, each with its own distinct taste. Operating 5pm to 10pm Friday, 11am to 10pm Saturday and 11am to 3pm Sunday, the church grounds of St John’s Parish in Cathedral Street will be transformed into The Meating Place, the perfect place for BBQ lovers, with the crews from Smokin Hot n Saucy and Foghorn Brewery teaming up to cook it low and slow.
From 5pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday night, Turner Rest Park will play host to Mezze Beats, which will see stalls, including Gnocked Up, serving Mediterranean delights accompanied by Euro sounds from DJ Perry Carter.
For those who seek out Coffin Lane, you’ll find an exclusive Laneway Bar featuring locally made Gin from The Farmers Wife Distillery and tasty treats from Taco Locato.
“Maitland has a great reputation for putting on amazing community events, and we’re excited to be featuring at The Meating Place for Maitland Taste Deconstructed,” Foghorn Brewery Chief Brewer Shawn Sherlock said.
Running from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, the event’s day program at The Levee will feature some of the region’s best gourmet food and artisan market stalls, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, live music, kids activities and gardening demonstrations by Anambah locals, Purple Pear Farm.
From 5pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday night, The Levee will come to life with vibrant, interactive lighting sculptures throughout by Sydney based creatives Amigo Amigo and Illuminart. Kids can also immerse themselves in the illuminated Butterfly Dome by Newcastle sensory artist and designer Bliss Cavanagh.
Maitland Taste Deconstructed is on from Friday 7 May to Sunday 9 May. Head here for more information.