For the past five years Beaufort Street has been my spiritual home. My role as Food Director of the Beaufort Street Festival is a labour of love and allows me to collaborate with inspiring local businesses, creatives, foodies, chefs and likeminded souls.
In the lead up to the festival, our little food commitee curates events to showcase all the wonder that Beaufort Street has to offer. We celebrate good food and drinks amongst amazing company whilst raising funds for the Beaufort Street Network, the not-for-profit driving force behind the festival.
Last year we focused on hosting our food events in unused spaces. This vision aligned with the Beaufort Street Network’s efforts to create a public space on Mary Street. For two weeks, Mary Street was transformed into a pop up piazza which was just lapped up by locals. For years the local community has been yearning for a free, comfortable public space on the strip and now these dreams are being realised. We are chuffed that the City of Vincent is now working to develop a permanent public piazza.
With our vision in mind the team at Five Bar jumped at converting their garage for our Craft Beer Crafts’ Table event. The garage was transformed thanks to styling by Stacey Clark Stylist and we reveled in six courses of goodness by the talented chefs from Five Bar and Lot Twenty. The spotlight shone on local breweries, with the gang from Eagle Bay Brewing Company and Homestead Brewery both attending to share their story. A special shout out is definitely owed to Feral Brewing for a crazy end to the night with their lip puckering Watermelon Warhead sour.
Photography by Danica Zuks.