FESTIVAL CHEF: Matt Golinski will be joined by the My Kitchen Rules 'Miners Diners' Alex and Gareth at this year's Capricorn Food and Wine Festival.
FESTIVAL CHEF: Matt Golinski will be joined by the My Kitchen Rules 'Miners Diners' Alex and Gareth at this year's Capricorn Food and Wine Festival. Mike Knott BUN130915FLAVOURS9

'Miner Diners' join top chefs at Food and Wine Festival

COOKING, wine, beer and cheese classes will be featured across the region this weekend as the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival tantalises CQ's taste buds.

The festival features the My Kitchen Rules 'Miners Diners' Alex and Gareth, Shane Bailey, Matt Golinski and top chefs from across the region and Queensland.

The weekend begins with the official grand opening at the Twilight Tastings tomorrow night from 5pm. The event will feature Queensland School's Rowing races and entertainment throughout the evening.

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The festival continues on Saturday with gates opening at 11am with plenty of activities to keep you entertained until 8pm.

Be educated and inspired by top chefs' cooking demonstrations in the Celebrity Theatre and watch the chefs and contestants go head-to-head in the Rocky Steady Cook-off - cooking up inspired dishes in under 30mins.

Visit, taste and learn from the exhibitors in the Fitzroy Food Court and Wine Pavilion.

Experience the South American vibe during the Parilla Carnival at 6pm on Saturday with Samba dancers, Brazilian live percussionists and more. Beaches Resort are bringing the famous Mario's Sizzling Parrilla to the Festival.

The Ladies of the Vine Champagne High Tea on Saturday will be an afternoon of delightful fashion, food and entertainment. Dress in your best lawn party attire and bring your girlfriends for an afternoon of superb dining, fashion and entertainment, all set along the picturesque banks of the Fitzroy River. Be inspired by our host for the afternoon, Kyla Kilpatrick, The Champagne Dame. Take a stroll with Kyla down Champagne's illustrious and grand memory lane and be introduced to some of the colourful characters who have interwoven their lives with champagne.

The newest signature event to the lineup is Matt Golinski's Great Keppel Island Luncheon on Saturday Guests will enjoy a three course lunch of fresh seafood and regional produce as they immerse themselves in the magnificent views overlooking the crystal clear waters of Keppel Bay.

There is also an interactive and intimate cooking class - Beef Australia's Beef on the Bone BBQ Roast. Meat and Livestock Australia's celebrity chef Samuel Burke, will demonstrate how to cook your own perfect Roast beef lunch on the Weber Baby Q.

Check out the full line up of events and special classes online at http://capricornfoodandwine.com.au.



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