Star chef to serve up Taste sensation

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My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge is due to touch down in Albany tomorrow, with the celebrity chef set to feature at a range of events as part of Taste Great Southern.

Returning for the second successive year, Fassnidge will co-headline the region’s premier food and wine event with The Living Room co-host Miguel Maestre.

The Irish-born chef is appearing at the Lakehouse Soiree, Albany Wine and Food Festival and 3drops at Garrison across an action-packed weekend.

Fassnidge has built a reputation as one of the country’s top chefs, winning the GQ Magazine’s Chef of the Year award in 2013 and releasing his first cookbook, Four Kitchens, in 2014.

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The Sydneysider has been the executive chef at The Four in Hand Dining Room since 2005 and opened 4Fourteen in 2011, taking out the sought-after Chef Hat in the same year.

Fassnidge begins this year’s Taste campaign tomorrow night at the Lake House Denmark with the Lakehouse Soiree.

The night will include a selection of local wine and food prepared by Fassnidge, along with live music.

The next stop for Fassnidge will be the Albany Wine and Food Festival on Saturday, where he will run a cooking demonstration featuring an array of hand-picked local produce.

The festival will also host local wineries and serve craft beers and spirits, with live music running throughout the day.

Fassnidge’s final event will be the 3drops Long Lunch at Garrison on Sunday, a feature event that will see the MKR judge showcase his Four Kitchens cookbook while incorporating local produce.

Taste wraps up this Sunday.

For the full event program, visit www.tastegreatsouthern. com.au.

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