I still remember my first Regional Flavours, which was only three years ago, and the impression it has made on me. It was a beautiful sunny winter's day, with Little Stanley Street completely transformed with food vendors from around the state showing their fare. I resolved at that time to make sure I marked Regional Flavours into my diary and attend every year... Of course, at the time I didn't realise that I would miss the very next year, the festival coinciding with my trip to New York (see posts here). But as much as I loved my Regional Flavours experience, I certainty loved NYC more!
So, Regional Flavours 2014 became my first as a Food Blogger and the experience was enhanced by being a #Hunter for the Hunting Club, set up by the South Bank Surf Club (see post here). Leading up to Regional Flavours saw me helping find other #Hunters to join in on the fun and spread the word about the event on social media.
The Hunting Club was one of a number of major features of the 2014 Regional Flavours, with Eat-Show-Tell, All Day Breakfast and Savour at River Quay all providing opportunities to watch cooking demonstrations and celebrities involved in the food industry. There were book signings and some pretty special guests strutting their stuff at the main stage at the Courier Mail Piazza. We were wandering around when Master Chef's Matt Preston was performing and then doing a book signing!