As part of the Toowoomba Carnival of FlowersHeritage Bank Food Festival of Food & Wine, The Chef’s Brunch will give patrons the opportunity to meet, greet and eat with famed Mediterranean-style cook Julia Busuttil Nishimura.

The Chef’s Brunch is a new addition to the Carnival of Flowers program being held at Gip’s Restaurant on Sunday 23 September. As well as eating breakfast with the acclaimed chef, fans will be able to hear about Nishimura’s debut cookbook Ostro, her food philosophy and what cooking at home means to her. Her love of food started more than eight years ago when she was living in Italy and her passion for simple Italian and Mediterranean cuisine has only become stronger and stronger. In addition to this culinary encounter, Nishimura will be taking part in cooking demonstrations over the duration of the weekend for the Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine along with Destination Flavour host, Adam Liaw. The author, television presenter and highly acclaimed cook will be sharing his delicious Asian creations with all those in attendance. The two celebrity chefs are headlining the festival, which is a Carnival of Flowers first.

The Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine showcases local produce, wines and craft beers from the pastures, orchards and vineyards of southern Queensland. It features over 50 food and wine stalls with plenty of foodie experiences including beer and barbecue demonstrations and cooking demonstrations. The weekend of culinary experiences will be supported by a fantastic music lineup to add to the buzzing atmosphere. The excitement won’t end there, as the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will continue until Sunday 30 September. The Carnival will feature a program of more than 60 unique events and experiences, including beautiful garden tours, internationally acclaimed music acts, some of the region’s best food and wine, and a multitude of cultural and natural adventures.

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