Maitland Taste Deconstructed and served into night

Maitland City Council

Maitland Taste is being ‘Deconstructed’, creatively pulled apart and served up with an extended footprint throughout Central Maitland from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May 2021, and for the first time will trade until 10.00pm.

Maitland Taste is being ‘Deconstructed’, creatively pulled apart and served up with an extended footprint throughout Central Maitland from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May 2021, and for the first time will trade until 10.00pm.

Foodies can explore the city to find pop up eateries, each with their own distinct taste. Operating 5.00pm to 10.00pm Friday, 11.00am to 10.00pm Saturday and 11.00am to 3.00pm Sunday, the church grounds of St John’s Parish in Cathedral Street will be transformed into The Meating Place, the perfect place for BBQ lovers, with the crews from Smokin Hot n Saucy and Foghorn Brewery teaming up to cook it low and slow.

From 5.00pm to 10.00pm on Friday and Saturday night, Turner Rest Park will play host to Mezze Beats, which will see stalls, including Gnocked Up, serving Mediterranean delights accompanied by Euro sounds from DJ Perry Carter. For those who seek out Coffin Lane, you’ll find an exclusive Laneway Bar featuring locally made Gin from The Farmers Wife Distillery and tasty treats from Taco Locato.

Robert Thraves, Texas BBQ Master from Smokin Hot n Saucy, says ‘the events industry has been hit hard with COVID, and it’s great to see events like Taste return to Central Maitland to support local businesses’.

Shawn Sherlock, Chief Brewer from Foghorn Brewery, says ‘Maitland has a great reputation for putting on amazing community events, and we’re excited to be featuring at The Meating Place for Maitland Taste Deconstructed’.

Running from 10.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, the event’s day program at The Levee will feature some of the region’s best gourmet food and artisan market stalls, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, live music, kids activities and gardening demonstrations by Anambah locals, Purple Pear Farm.

From 5.00pm to 10.00pm on Friday and Saturday night, The Levee will come to life with vibrant, interactive lighting sculptures throughout The Levee, by Sydney based creatives Amigo Amigo and Illuminart. Kids can also immerse themselves in the illuminated Butterfly Dome by Newcastle sensory artist and designer Bliss Cavanagh.

Maitland Taste Deconstructed is a free event that will bring the community together in a COVID Safe way to celebrate the great food, wine and produce from Maitland and the Hunter Region.

A comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan will be in place for all events and activities.

Council will monitor and adhere to the advice from the Federal and State Governments, including any variation or modification of the public health orders.

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