A weekend of culinary delights

Hyatt Regency Coolum executive chef Thomas Angerer prepares for a weekend full of fine wine and great food. Photo: Jason Dougherty/183252
Hyatt Regency Coolum executive chef Thomas Angerer prepares for a weekend full of fine wine and great food. Photo: Jason Dougherty/183252

You can enjoy a round of drinks or a round of golf at the Hyatt Regency’s A Taste of Coolum this weekend.

The three-day event is one that Coast foodies and wine lovers salivate about for 51 weeks of the year.

A Hyatt spokeswoman said the three-day event was an ideal way “to experience the best of the resort: golf, great food and fine wine in a relaxed atmosphere” but the locals’ favourite event is undoubtedly the Chefs Al Fresco, with its relaxed Sunday afternoon atmosphere.

The weekend starts on Friday, June 26 with a choice of two winemakers’ dinners.

Executive chef of the Park Hyatt Sydney, Alessandro Pavoni, will delight guests in Bruschetta restaurant with an Italian feast accompanied by a variety of Italian wines.

Alternatively, you can become familiar with six of Australia’s hottest young winemakers before they become big names at the unique Young Guns’ Winemaker’s Dinner.

The golf day on Saturday includes 18 holes on the Australian PGA championship course, lunch, finger food and drinks.

Winemakers will play in the field and the game should get a little more interesting with novelty holes and wine-tasting along the way. The cost is $130 each.

For those who prefer a night of fine cuisine accompanied by perfectly matched wines, there are another two winemakers’ dinners to choose from on Saturday.

Chef Alessandro Pavoni will again create a mouth watering Italian menu for guests to enjoy, along with perfectly matched Italian wines in Bruschetta restaurant.

In Eliza’s restaurant, guests will enjoy the company of the winemaking masters behind some of Australia’s finest wines.

Food matching will be an integral part of the evening, with each winemaker selecting wines to complement the exciting menu designed by chef de cuisine Gareth Collins.

And then there is Sunday’s Chefs Al Fresco, where fabulous food, fine wine and live entertainment continues in the relaxed surrounds of the Coolum resort.

The popular event attracts many suppliers of fine quality wines who will ply you with their products all afternoon.

This year, there will be 45 individual wine booths, each one with multiple varieties and styles, and food stalls galore, where guests can sample continental small goods, Australian cheeses, antipasti, wok-prepared Asian food and other delightful treats prepared by Hyatt’s renowned international chefs.

Each guest at Chefs Al Fresco will receive a commemorative wine glass with a handy lanyard to keep your wine close to your heart.

For more information or to book, visit or call 5449 3430.

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