Sunday Long Lunch at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Published 6:00am 28 July 2023

Sunday Long Lunch at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival
Words by Kylie Knight

Indulge in a Sunday afternoon of culinary delights, empowering discussion, and fabulous fashion on the waterfront during Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival on August 6.

The Sunday Long Lunch, presented by Ladies Who Long Lunch, will be held in the Oasis Pavilion on the final day of the three-day festival on Sunday, August 6 from noon-4pm.

Guests will enjoy a three-course bayside lunch and four-hour beverage package, empowering panel discussion and fashion parade.

The event has been created by Ladies Who Long Lunch hosts Kirsty and Jo, Moreton Bay-based networking maestros, who curate memorable experiences for women who appreciate the finer things in life but often juggle too much to savour them.

They run their own businesses in the City of Moreton Bay, as well as business networking groups in Brisbane and Redcliffe.

The pair is passionate about helping women take time for themselves to create connections both socially and professionally with like-minded businesswomen.

The Oasis Pavilion, presented by Robert Oatley Wines, will be transformed into an exclusive epicentre of style, taste, and connection for Sunday Long Lunch.

Between bites, guests can immerse themselves in enlightening discussions from the Empowerment Panel featuring festival celebrity chef and cookbook author Kim McCosker, Dress for Dignity Founder and Managing Director Rochelle Courtenay, and Moreton Bay City Council Deputy Mayor Jodie Shipway.

Amy Kate Music will provide the Sunday afternoon soundtrack.

Fashion showcase

As the wine flows and conversations deepen, enjoy a fashion showcase curated exclusively for the festival featuring the collections of local boutiques Molly & Rose and Orange Sherbet, alongside designs from emerging talents Pink Pineapple, Bethany Splitt Designs, and DIY GirlShed. Fashion editor and stylist Brooke Falvey will emcee the fashion parade.

Molly & Rose Redcliffe

Molly & Rose is a high-end fashion boutique, offering a curated collection of sought-after designer brands and styles in womenswear. As a stockist of Joey the Label, Fate + Becker, Ladli Collection, Winona, Lexi, and their own Molly Exclusives, it provides designer pieces for every occasion.

Orange Sherbet

From its humble beginnings as a brick-and-mortar store nearly 17 years ago to its current status as a rapidly growing online boutique, Orange Sherbet has solidified its position as a destination for women to celebrate their individuality. It offers an exquisite selection of stunning dresses and stylish ensembles, which courage customers to embrace their unique style.

Pink Pineapple

Pink Pineapple is a Brisbane designer and seamstress committed to sustainable fashion, working with vintage and thrifted fabrics and trims and creating one-off demi couture custom pieces as well as ready-to-wear collections.

Bethany Splitt

Bethany Splitt is an emerging fashion designer specialising in couture and costuming. She was recently featured in the Protegé showcase.

DIY GirlShed

Imaginative artist Sandi from DIY GirlShed breathes new life into second-hand items, passionately promoting sustainability while reducing waste. She believes "one woman's trash is another's treasure", creating unique wearable art from everyday items. Expect to see tablecloths, curtains, towels, and even yoga mats transformed into quirky fashion pieces on the runway. From hand-painted shoes to picnic cutlery headpieces, each piece features a playful food and wine theme.

Sunday Long Lunch at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Three-course bayside lunch

Entrée

Seared beef tataki – with radish, crushed wasabi peas, watercress and ponzu

Halloumi watermelon and strawberry salad – with pistachios and a mint and basil dressing

Main

Orzo risotto – with chorizo, clams and Moreton Bay bugs paella-style

Wagyu and scallops – with sweet potato puree, greens and pistachio dust

Dessert

Cheese and petit fours

How to get tickets

Tickets to the Sunday Long Lunch are $145.08 (incl. A$6.08 Fee). Attendees must also purchase a General Admission ticket to enter the festival site. General Admission tickets are $25 + booking fee. To find out more, head to the website 

About the festival

Over three scrumptious days (August 4-6, 2023), more than 15,000 people are expected visit the festival precinct, watch live cooking demonstrations, rub shoulders with celebrity chefs, listen to live music and sample the delights of the Moreton Bay’s amazing food bowl.

Tickets are on sale now. Head to the website

The three-day Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival will transform Apex Park at Woody Point, on the Redcliffe Peninsula and features a big program of celebrity chefs including Miguel Maestre, Poh Ling Yeow, Alastair McLeod, Kim McCosker and Dominique Rizzo.

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