2022 Festival Program

Taste Port Douglas Food & Drink Festival

Presented by Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas When: 11 – 14 August 2021 Where: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Our annual celebration of world class chefs and inspiring food and beverage experiences in one of Australia’s favourite gourmet destinations.

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Gourmet Golf presented by Survivor Golf

When: 11 August 2022, 8am
Where: The Mirage Country Club, Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas

Join celebrity chef led teams in this nine-hole Ambrose competition presented by Survivor Golf at the Mirage Country Club. 

Survivor Golf are taking applications for teams now. 

Prizes on every hole, entertainment post round. 

All teams receive hole sponsorship, golf cart, club hire, 9 holes, post golf refreshments and tickets to the Taste Port Douglas Launch Party later that evening. 

Strictly limited.  

To register your interest, please contact Dave Cameron 
P 0427367037  
E dave@survivorgolf.com.au 

Taste Port Douglas Launch Party *SOLD OUT*

When: Thursday 11 August 2022, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Mirage Island, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas 

Mark the start of your gourmet weekend with our spectacular party under the stars.  Meet our festival talent and enjoy a delicious two-hour grazing and snacking menu created by Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort's Executive Chef Belinda Tuckwell and a two-hour drinks package of our Taste Port Douglas favourites. Live entertainment and flowing food and drinks, we invite you to be part of our official opening ceremony to launch the region's celebrated gourmet weekend.   

$99 per person 

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Taste Port Douglas Launch Party at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas

The Taste Port Douglas Long Lunch presented by Jansz *LAST RELEASE*

When: Friday 12 August 2022, 12 noon - 3pm
Where: Market Park, Wharf Street, Port Douglas

Celebrate the magnificent outdoor lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland at the coveted Port Douglas Long Lunch. 

This wonderful event will be staged under a canopy of Poinciana trees in Market Park, alongside St Mary's By The Sea, with ocean views to Dixons Inlet.

Popular Port Douglas restaurants, Salsa, La Cucina, Zinc & Harrisons, in collaboration with guest chefs Jerry Mai, Massimo Mele, Aaron Ward and Ben Williamson, will present a delectable three- course menu, accompanied by a three-hour beverage package of Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvee and Yalumba wines from the heart of the Barossa.

Alastair McLeod will emcee the event, which will also feature entertainment by ARIA award winning Kiki Courtidis.  (NB: In the case of inclement weather, this event will be moved to an indoor location).

$199 per person 


Devils Thumb Distillery Mixing & Masterclass Experience 

When: Friday 12 August 2022, 4pm - 6pm
Where: Devil’s Thumb Distillery, 1-3 Owen Street, Craiglee QLD 4877 

This Gin Masterclasses will set you on your very own gin journey. Be guided by the Devils Thumb Distillery experts through the origins of gin, how it has developed over the centuries and how their modern-day award-winning gins are made at the Distillery.  

Participants are provided with the opportunity to craft your very own gin through an extensive blending class using a broad range of vapour infused botanicals. And even better - you get to take a 200ML bottle of your very own creation home with you! 

During the class you will discover many of the botanicals that are used in gin production and the distinct techniques that the Devils Thumb distillers use to extract the wonderful aromas and flavours on offer. 


  • A welcome gin cocktail
  • The history of gin explained 
  • The distillation process explained 
  • An in-depth guided gin blending masterclass 
  • 50ml of your very own blended gin in a G&T 
  • A 200ml bottle of your uniquely blended gin to take home 
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Taste Port Douglas Collaboration Series

When: Friday 12 & Saturday 13 August
Where: Multiple venues

The Taste Port Douglas Collaboration Series of lunches and dinners will see some of Australia’s most inspiring culinary talent collaborating with popular Far North Queensland eateries this August.

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The Dal Zotto Long Brunch - A Taste of Sicily With Dominique Rizzo *SOLD OUT*

When: Saturday 13 August 2022, 10am – 12 noon 
Where: Market Park, Wharf Street, Port Douglas 


Experience an incredible outdoor brunch presented by Dal Zotto Wines and inspired by Dominique Rizzo's philosophy, "through the sharing of food we share life and one is never lonely or hungry".   

At this communal affair, guests will enjoy a feasting-style spread reflecting Dominique's Sicilian heritage and food culture and hear stories of her Italian heritage. 

Enjoy a delicious selection of Dal Zotto wines as the perfect accompaniment to this beautiful dining experience.

$120 per person includes a signed copy of "My Taste of Sicily" by Dominique Rizzo and talks by Christian Dal Zotto and Dominique Rizzo.

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Taste Port Douglas Sheraton Festival Village

The Sheraton Festival Village

When: Saturday 13 August & Sunday 14 August 2022, 12 noon - 5pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas 

Sheraton Festival Village - the heart of Taste Port Douglas – once again comes to life when we celebrate Port Douglas’s rich culinary culture and lifestyle.

Against an enviable backdrop of Four Mile Beach to one side and resort lagoons on the other, guests will enjoy a day of live cooking demonstrations from some of Australian’s most respected chefs and culinary presenters, food and wine stalls, masterclasses, junior foodies activities, industry talks, pop- up bars, live music and many more activities. 

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Café del Mar Sunset Session by Taste Port Douglas

When: Saturday 13 August 2022, 6pm - 10pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas


Cafe del Mar brings its iconic Ibiza sunset brand to Taste Port Douglas 2022 for a night of trademark house music under the stars.

Join us for a world class performance by Café del Mar Sydney DJ Jusjoe as he delivers a night of the classiest house music sounds from deep to soulful, indie cool and nu-disco.  A regular performer at the Café del Mar Sydney Sunset Sessions, Jusjoe creates an unmistakeable vibe that leaves a crowd wanting more.

Fire twirling and LED shows by live performers make for one unforgettable experience from sunset, throughout the night.

Guests will enjoy one welcome drink on arrival followed by an all-inclusive three-hour food package of roving snacks and delicious walk-up food stations (see menu below).  Additional drinks will be available to purchase from pop-up bars by local and Queensland distillers and brewers as well as the Taste Port Douglas bar stocked with our favourite wines and more.

$120 per adult - 18+ event only. [Includes one welcome drink, 3-hour food package, live entertainment.  All additional beverages are purchased from any of the pop upbars]

This is a cashless event with pop up bars accepting payment via your personal tap-and-pay Taste Port Douglas wristband. Wristbands are issued upon registering your ticket at the front gates. Arrive ready to snack and sip your way through the day by pre-purchasing your festival pass and pre-loading it with festival credit.  Wristband top-up stations are available throughout the event, and all unused credit can be re-claimed for up to 30 days after the event. 


Food Stations

  • Charcuterie and Village Market Station / Selected charcuterie, Local cheeses, caprese salads, olives, dips, dolmades
  • Fisherman’s Dingy Station / Local prawns, split bugs, smoked mussels
  • Sushi and Sashimi station / Live rolling of a variety of sushi, fresh local sashimi

Larger Dishes

  • Secret spice calamari skewers
  • Lamb tagine – cous cous / Lamb Cutlets – hummus
  • Poke bowl – quinoa, avocado, tofu, spouts, pomegranate



  • Five spice chicken bao with slaw and hoi sin
  • Smokey brisket soft taco – chipotle mayo
  • Sugar cane prawn sticks – lemon myrtle sauce
  • Mushroom Arancini – rocket pesto


  • Mini wattle seed pavlovas
  • Turkish donuts – wild lime syrup
  • Flourless chocolate and almond cake
  • Davidson plum mousse cones


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Taste Port Douglas Catchers and Growers event

Catchers and Growers: The Ultimate Seafood Feast

When: Sunday 14 August 2022, 12 noon - 2.30pm
Where: Feast Restaurant, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas

Catchers and Growers returns in 2022 and seafood lovers are delighted! 

Guests will enjoy a menu by esteemed seafood producers from Australia and New Zealand. Hosted by industry expert Umar Nguyen, guests will have front row seats to live food stations, while brand representatives shine a light on Australia’s seafood quality and diversity.  

Settle in with snacks and a drink on arrival, enjoy discussions from participating catchers and growers, and then roam the seafood marketplace while indulging in an unlimited feast accompanied by a 2.5-hour premium wine package. 

$199 per person – each ticket to this event includes free entry to the Sheraton Festival Village (value $33) to enjoy the Fat Mango BBQ along with all other Festival Village activities

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Fat Mango BBQ

(Included in entry to Sheraton Festival Village)

When: Sunday 14 August 2022, 12 noon - 5pm
Where: Sheraton Festival Village, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas 


Day Two of the Sheraton Festival Village will see our Gourmet Lawn food stalls change identity as the team from Taste Port Douglas bring you FAT MANGO, a BBQ festival like no other where celebrity and live fire chefs bring their flame game to Tropical North Queensland.  

Responsibly sourced local woods and charcoals will billow smoke and flames from bespoke barbeque apparatus that has been hand built by local craftspeople, Aussie Campfire Kitchens to cook sustainable meats, seafood and vegetables.  

Local and Australian distillers, brewers and grape growers showcase their liquor, craft beers and wines in bars across the festival ground.   

On stage live bands and DJs create the ultimate soundtrack whilst on the ground celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge and legendary butcher Anthony Puharich from Victor Churchill stoke conversations with BBQ masters.  Follow Anthony and Colin through the stalls as they chat with chefs about their BBQ styles philosophies.   

Access to this space is included in your General Admission ticket to Sheraton Festival Village. All food items can be purchased via cashless system, no free tastings.  

Participating guest chefs: 

Aaron Ward, Ben Williamson, Bente Grysbaek, Jake Nicholson, Jerry Mai, Massimo Mele + MC’s Colin Fassnidge & Anthony Puharich

Sheraton Festival Village Masterclass Series

When: 13th & 14th August 2022
Where: Daintree Bar, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas 

Learn from industry experts in this two day, hands-on series of informative and fun masterclasses, which cover everything from cocktail making to chardonnay, champagne to caviar, and even how to blend your own cocktails.   
Our culinary classroom is located just beyond the "Mixers, Makers and Growers" space in the Sheraton’s Daintree Bar.  
Masterclasses will be held at scheduled times on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August. Masterclasses must be booked in advance, no walk-ins.  

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Taste Port Douglas VIP Gold Pass Package *SOLD OUT*

When: 11 - 14 August 2022 

Experience the Sheraton Festival Village from the best location and with lashings of exclusive extras. 

The 2022 VIP Gold Pass will give you access to the Taste Port Douglas Launch Party on Thursday 11 August; the Marriott Bonvoy VIP Lounge during Sheraton Festival Village on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August as well acess to the Marriott Bonvoy VIP Lounge during Sunset Sounds on the evening of Saturday 13 August.   

Taste Port Douglas VIP Gold Pass Inclusions: 

  • Souvenir Taste Port Douglas tasting glass;   

  • VIP Gold Pass Lanyard and wristband; 

  • Entry to the official Taste Port Douglas Launch Party on Thursday 11 August (value $99); 

  • Access to Sheraton Festival Village and the Marriott Bonvoy VIP Lounge on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August from 12PM – 5PM with an included food package of gourmet tastes by the lounge’s dedicated private chef and hourly tasting experiences by featured and award-winning producers. 

  • Access to 'Cafe de Mar Sunset Session by Taste Port Douglas' and the Marriott Bonvoy VIP Lounge on Saturday 13 August 6pm - 10pm (all inclusive food package) (value $120) 

  • $100 worth of credit to use in the private VIP Lounge bar 

$349 per person (adult tickets only) 

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