Sweet start to Tastes of Central Geelong

June 17, 2022 BY

Beth Andrews and Cr Peter Murrihy with deputy mayor Trent Sullivan and Jessie from Laksa and Beer Co. Photo: JAMES COX

FOOD lovers found plenty of flavours to enjoy over the weekend as the Tastes of Central Geelong festival got underway in the Geelong region.

Vendors at the festival enjoyed an influx of people coming through the sites, with undoubtedly the Queen’s Birthday long weekend playing a helping hand in getting a big crowd out into the streets of Geelong.

“We were really pleased with crowd numbers across the first weekend of the festival,” a City of Greater Geelong spokesperson said.

“The festival started with a sell-out event at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre as award-winning pastry chef Anna Polyviou revealed plenty of tips and tricks that you can use to make classic sweet treats at home.

Chef Anna Polyviou opened up the festival on Saturday with a sweets masterclass and DJ performance. Photo: SUPPLIED

“She even got out her decks for a DJ session which was very entertaining.

“It was so exciting to see locals and visitors back enjoying food and entertainment across Central Geelong after two years of COVID-19 restrictions.”

Deputy mayor Trent Sullivan said this year’s program would continue to include a variety of fun-filled events which would showcase the passion and skill of local producers and venues.

“Grab your friends and family and head into Central Geelong for some of the fabulous events that are on offer,” Cr Sullivan said.

“You’ll get to continue to meet the people behind Geelong’s best small businesses and sample their amazing food and wine.”

Sullivan encouraged people to rug up, embrace winter and get on out to the amazing sites across the region.

The festival over the coming days will include walking tours as well as a sold-out afternoon tea at The Pier with one of Australia’s favourite cooks, Adam Liaw.

Festival-goers will also get the chance to fill a goodie bag full of treats from participating businesses across Central Geelong.

For the full program visit centralgeelong.com.au/tastes.

The festival runs until Wednesday, June 29.