Mindarie’s festive day of wining and dining

Mindarie Marina general manager Mark Jones enjoying a glass of wine with staff
Mindarie Marina general manager Mark Jones enjoying a glass of wine with staff

Mindarie Marina will host its seventh ‘A Toast to the Coast’ festival on Sunday, March 24, with more than 20 food stalls and 14 wineries out to tempt taste buds.

Gourmet food stalls will showcase a variety of produce from the region, from chocolates to chutney, oysters to olives, and pastries to popcorn, as well as honey, jams and fresh produce.

Wineries from the Swan Valley and the South West will be pouring samples between 10am and 5pm, while art and craft stallholders will be showcasing their products from 9am.

Event manager Claire Sharman said the free event, supported by the City of Wanneroo, would feature roving entertainers, live music and a kids’ zone with Fairy Queen Caroline, face-painting and other activities.

‘There will be wandering entertainers including stilt walkers, a circus workshop for all ages, plus live bands on two stages at The Boat Ale House and Indi Brewery, with headline act Slim Jim and the Phatts Band taking to the stage at 3.30pm,’ she said.

Chefs will venture from the kitchens onto the boardwalk to give cooking demonstrations that encompass flavours from Morocco to Italy and seafood recipes befitting the location.