Foodie heaven at Regional Flavours
Alicia Moo | On 23, Jul 2013
The weekend saw South Bank transform into a foodieâ€™s paradise as Little Stanley street was graced with cheap and tasty eats, cooking presentations and quality wines and beers; in other words – the perfect weekend.
This yearâ€™s Regional Flavours was bigger, better and tastier.
South Bankâ€™s very own restaurants â€“ Ole, Ahmets, Flowers of the World to name a few set up shop to sell their amazingly delicious dishes for a more than reasonable $10 or less!
Almost every Masterchef contestant was present and celebrity chefs were in full bloom.
Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan stole the hearts of Â the public as they watched him and former contestant, Poh Ling Yeow cook up a beautiful curry amongst the backdrop of beautiful River Quay and even more food stalls.
I was lucky enough to catch Marco Pierre White trained chef, Spencer Patrickâ€™s Epicurious tent demonstration where he cooked dishes that â€˜changed the worldâ€™ (i.e. Whiteâ€™s most famous dishes).
Best of all, I got to taste a small portion of a three Michelin star dish for absolutely nothing!
As a hopelessly obsessed foodie, this was the highlight of my day (and possibly, my life).
Yes, I had fresh truffles for free and Adam Liawâ€™s description was just spot on â€œthe flavour of a truffle is like love, sex and deathâ€.
The Hunting Club was one of the most popular events showcasing the best in craft beers, complete with couches and funky stools to chill the day away as you are educated in the art of brewing and the classic pairing of barbequing.
Turkish gozlemes, pulled pork buns, brownies, decadent chocolates, haloumi, fresh regional produce and craft beers â€“ this girl was suffering from taste-bud overload.
Sipping cider and chomping on pie whilst relaxing on a bean bag and joyfully smelling aromas of biblical proportions was a Saturday well spent.
So if you didnâ€™t get your mouth down to South Bank, make sure you are sitting under that Epicurious tent next year.