Event organiser Cameron Walton said it was time to brush off those saris as guests are transported to an opulent, Indian inspired Bollywood themed night.
“The Sugar Wharf will be dressed with colourful fabrics, string curtains, festoon lighting, fairy lights and lush colourful draping.
The restaurants involved this year include Salsa Bar & Grill, Nautilus, Zai Restaurant, Thala Beach Lodge, Bucci, Rasa Restaurant and Port Douglas Catering and Events.
“Palates of Port promises to be a magnificent dinner with fine food, themed entertainment, music and decorations,”
All courses will be designed to showcase the region’s local ingredients such as RASA's seared yellow fin tuna with wakami salad and a tomato dashi, Zai's carpaccio of beef with blue swimmer crab louie salad, micro herbs, grissini and green herb oil, Port Douglas Catering & Events vegetable pakora topped with a spiced tiger prawn kachumber salad and Salsa's mungalli creek yoghurt and cardamon pannacotta with saffron poached croella pair, Daintree chocolate and honeycomb confetti just an example of some of these.
Each restaurant will also match the wines for their course. Diners will also be treated to Bollywood dancing by Bodies in Motion with DJ Bart providing the beats to kick on later.
Tickets are now available and are $189.50 per person. Bookings can be made through the Carnivale website booking system at www.carnivale.com.au. Dinner starts at 6pm.
Roy Weavers, General Manager
Port Douglas Carnivale 2014
Mob: 0437 549 110