Rockhampton to be beefed up during Wholly Cow Month
IT'S the beef capital of Australia for a reason.
Throughout May, Rockhampton restaurants will feature specialty beef menus and events, aimed at celebrating the region's strong agricultural links.
Over 20 events have been arranged in the region, ranging from a Beef BBQ Battle to a seven-course nose to tail beef degustation.
The whole region can be involved, with venues in Mount Morgan, Rockhampton and surrounding areas taking part.
Rockhampton Region mayor Margaret Strelow said it was an opportunity to embrace the region's heritage.
"'We are proud of our title Beef Capital of Australia and it's important that we carry that title with integrity all year round," she said.
"We are so well known for Beef Australia so this event will only build on that reputation and add to the food tourism experience."
Regional promotions manager Sarah Reeves said the team was excited to finally unveil the event calendar, including the first signature event.
Teys Australia 'What's Your Beef?' will kick off Wholly Cow Month with a gourmet beef tasting event set under marquees on the banks of the Fitzroy River, featuring masterclasses from MasterChef Australia's Laura Cassai and local chefs, alongside pop up restaurants serving a variety of gourmet beef tasting plates available to purchase.
"It is wonderful that Teys Australia are on board meaning we can offer tasting plates of their premium beef selection, cooked to perfection by our local chefs and caterers at a very reasonable price point which will hopefully encourage maximum turnout for foodies and beef lovers in the area," Ms Reeves said.
The May 1 event will exclusively showcase Riverine Premium Beef, Teys Certified Premium Black Angus and Australian Grasslands Premium Beef Range.
Find the full list of pop-up restaurants and menus here.