Entertainment

Join the race for top food and wine

By Tara Whitsed

The Shepparton Harness Racing Centre will be filled to the brim with food and wine for all palates this weekend.

The Shepparton Food and Wine Expo will feature 73 different vendors and four special guests as part of Victoria’s Small Business Festival.

An event spokesperson said there would be good representation from local businesses with about 20 vendors coming from Greater Shepparton.

‘‘We’ve got six who are coming from outside the state,’’ he said.

Guests are advised to get to the event early on Saturday if they want a chance to catch celebrity chef Paul West from River Cottage Australia, which airs on SBS and SBS On Demand.

Sunday will feature former My Kitchen Rules contestant Suong Pham who appeared on the reality cooking contest earlier this year alongside Kim Tran.

Other special guests will include renowned corporate chef Adam Moore, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, as well as gluten-free specialist Anna Jane Dalton, who focuses on additive-free and preservative-free products.

The various stalls on offer at the venue will include wine sales and tastings, trade displays and exhibitions, gluten-free products, sauces and condiments, herbs and spices.

Doors open at 9am on Saturday with the event running until 8pm, and 9am to 5pm on Sunday. Entry costs $5. For more information, see this Saturday’s edition of Weekend Life.