Let’s do the Longest Lunch

It’s food to dine for.
Outside. With lots of people. Under palm trees.

Ochre owner and executive chef Craig Squire is taking his award winning culinary style alfresco for a second year after a successful 2017 Longest Lunch at Port Douglas Carnivale.

This year he will celebrate Tropical Magic with some kitchen wizardry: his modern Australian menu is a blend of popular classics with superb local produce and just a hint of bush tucker.

This year’s menu includes local fish sashimi with wasabi, ponzu and cucumber, as well as prawn and green papaya salad to whet the appetite.

This is followed by Morganbury beef tenderloin and braised beef cheek with onion puree, heirloom vegetables and a Daintree vanilla and wattle seed jus, and deconstructed riberry banoffee pie of macadamia crumb, dulch de leche and smoked Iridium rum accompanied by caramalised banana and banana gelato.

A Gallo cheese and seasonal fruit station will complete the four course plated menu with matching wines supplied by De Bortoli and beers by Asahi.

Squire said the lunch celebrated the region’s fresh food, excellent produce and great service in an outstanding setting.

“We are showcasing the best produce from the region such as local seafood and Atherton Tablelands beef. We want people to relax with first class foods matched with really memorable wines and beer.”

He said he was delighted to be doing The Longest Lunch for a second year to build on the outstanding success of 2017.

Entertainment at the May 25 event will be provided by the exotic and ridiculously talented Wonderland Spiegeltent performers, with cool tunes playing to keep the lush, laid back vibe going.

Moroccan tents will be set up to add to the atmosphere and ensure diners are comfortable.

The Longest Lunch is an all-weather event and always a sell-out so book early:
Date: Friday May 25, 2018
Time: 11.30 am to 3pm
Where: Rex Smeal Park Under the Palms
Price: $182
Caterer: Ochre Restaurant and Catering

For more information, visit www.carnivale.com.au.

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