Food festival will showcase Great Ocean Road

Apollo Bay chef Julian Toussaint, left, will show people how to cook his seafood claypot at next month’s Apollo Bay Seafood Festival. He is pictured with Cafe 153 owner Peter Sarda.

RESTAURANTS along the Great Ocean Road are set to take centre stage at Apollo Bay’s inaugural seafood festival.

Festival spokeswoman Katrina Kiely said businesses were keen to promote their seafood and other produce.

“It’s the ultimate platform for restaurants to showcase what the region has to offer and they’ve all been really excited about that,” Ms Kiely said.

“The Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in getting this festival off the ground,” she said.

“Apollo Bay has the only working harbour on the Great Ocean Road and it makes sense for us to really promote that as well as its natural beauty.”

The February 11 festival will include cooking demonstrations and tastings from Apollo Bay chefs.

Apollo Bay restaurant Cafe 153 co-owner Peter Sarda said his executive chef would host a cooking demonstration for the crowd.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase the high-quality seafood we are able to provide in Apollo Bay,” Mr Sarda said.

Otway Health will host a community picnic at the festival and has organised a colouring competition for junior seafood-lovers.

One Response to “Food festival will showcase Great Ocean Road”

  1. Living at the bay

    All the fish caught goes straight to the Sydney Markets – where can we buy locally? Not everyone living at Apollo Bay can afford the prices the restaurants charge to eat local fish.

    On the Gold Coast you can buy the seafood off the boats, cutting out the middle man and the fisherman gets all the profit. We like that.