Two weeks of Devonport Food & Wine celebrations

Holding up a glass of red wine to celebrate this year's Devonport Food & Wine event is Devonport City Council Events Coordinator Maree Brodzinski.
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Two weeks of Devonport Food & Wine celebrations

Devonport Food & Wine returns for the second time this year, with its two-week, spring-inspired event program starting today.

Despite today’s Street Eats event at East Devonport being cancelled due to bad weather, Devonport Food & Wine Chair, Councillor Lynn Laycock said there were plenty of events for the community to be involved and experience the North-West Coast’s culinary excellence.

“Devonport Food and Wine is a great opportunity to demonstrate and celebrate how food brings our community together,” Cr Laycock said.

“The role of food and wine in Devonport’s culture isn’t just limited to cafes and restaurants – food has a role in sports, markets, film societies, and so much more.  Devonport Food and Wine really demonstrates that and ties it all together in a two-week festival.”

Cr Laycock said patrons can travel the world through their tastebuds with events such Special Chinese Food at Oriental Chef and The Italian Experience at Verona, with French Chef Benoit Marchand.

“You can do a farm tour at the Brandsema’s tomato and vegetable farm, participate in an Ashgrove toastie competition for a $1000 prize, or discover a pickled pantry at Windows on Westella, and really challenge yourself while treating your senses,” Cr Rockliff said.

“There are so many fantastic events on – we’re really excited to see how many people are involved.”

Devonport City Council Events Coordinator Maree Brodzinski said Devonport Food & Wine provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the Coast’s food, wine and produce, which is arguably some of the best in the world.

“I think we’d be doing a disservice to the community if we didn’t take the time to celebrate that and highlight how fantastic our produce is on global scale – it’s festivals like Devonport Food & Wine that provide the platform to showcase what the Coast has to offer,” Ms Brodzinski said.

“Farmers, chefs, and those in the hospitality industry have been impacted by the global pandemic and being able to financially support and publicly acknowledge that we value their work and their role in our culture, is the least we can do after a difficult few years for the industry.”

The festival runs between 15 October and 31 October. A calendar can be found here.

Media contactTahnia Creedon | Communication and Engagement Officer
Devonport City Council | 03 6424 0562|tcreedon@devonport.tas.gov.au