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  • Writer's pictureAllan Prince

Port Douglas Carnivale. For Food Lovers.

A KALEIDOSCOPE of tropical flavours will greet guests at the The Longest Lunch at Port Douglas Carnivale later this month.

Ochre Restaurant will again create the food at the popular event, to be held under at palm-fringed Rex Smeal Park in Port Douglas.

Owner and executive chef of Ochre, Craig Squire, said the lunch would 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 wit first class foods matched with really memorable wines and beer," he said.

Squire will celebrate Tropical Magic this year 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.

The menu will includes local fish sashimi with wasabi, ponzu and cucumber, as well as prawn and green papaya salad to whet the appetite.

This will be 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.

WHAT: The Longest Lunch will WHEN: Friday May 25, 2018 - 11.30 am to 3pm WHERE: Rex Smeal Park COST: $182 CATERER: Ochre Restaurant and Catering

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