An historic igloo will take centre stage at the annual Tastes of the Tablelands Gourmet Dinner, which brings produce from local farmers and artisan product together in an indulgent four-course meal. 

 Guests can expect a world class dining experience as Ochre Restaurant brings the food from paddock to plate.

 Hear direct from local growers and producers such as Mt Uncle Distillery, Mungalli Creek Dairy and Cairns Exotic Mushrooms as guests taste and experience their product, which has been expertly incorporated into the menu.

 Other guest panelists include Craig Squire, director of Ochre Restaurant and Catering and Erica Hughes, from Farmer Meets Foodie.

 Sarah Hugill, spokesperson for Tastes of the Tablelands, said all courses had been designed to showcase the region’s local ingredients with coral trout Mt Uncle Botanic Australis gin and green ant ceviche, Mareeba chicken poached with Daintree vanilla and Gallo Dairyland Silk Haloumi with rocket and macadamia, just a few of the dishes on the menu.

 “Tastes of the Tablelands is a celebration of local culinary diversity. The theme for this year’s dinner is provenance and connecting people with our local growers,” she said.

 The Atherton Tablelands boasts a strong history of farming and food production, supplying an abundance of produce to market, from supermarkets to Cairns and Port Douglas’ first class dining establishments.

 Tickets are still available for Tastes of the Tablelands, which will be held this Saturday, October 12 from 7pm at the WWII Rocky Creek Igloo at Tolga. The event is organised by the Atherton Rotary Club with all proceeds going to the FNQ Hospital Foundation.

 Tickets are $120 and can be purchased here:


Issued by Tanya Snelling