It’s time to taste test!

Alpesh, Meshva and Tejal Patel from Daawat Indian Restaurant are looking forward to their second year in the Range Restaurant and Café Awards

Alpesh, Meshva and Tejal Patel from Daawat Indian Restaurant are looking forward to their second year in the Range Restaurant and Café Awards – Images by fyre.com.au

Have you indulged lately? Winter is the perfect time to warm up and treat your taste buds and vote!

The Range Restaurant and Café Awards starts this month and is open until September 5.

With the Real Food Festival on the way, you can rate your dining experience on the entry forms for a chance to win dining and Food Tale Tour vouchers or IGA local produce hampers.

The awards aim to encourage and reward restaurants and cafes for outstanding cuisine, ambiance, service and value for money. We also encourage voters to highlight good service by acknowledging outstanding staff.

We believe that great service is a gift to treasure and the RRC awards gives us all an opportunity to recognise a job well done and show our appreciation.

We need locals and guests alike to share the joy and become eager Range Restaurant and Café taste testers.

The family business named 'Daarwat' means invitation - they invite you to sample their Rogan Josh accompanied by their “best on the range” Butter Chicken

The family business named ‘Daarwat’ means invitation – they invite you to sample their Rogan Josh accompanied by their “best on the range” Butter Chicken – Images by fyre.com.au

Cafés and restaurants from Mapleton to Witta have taken up the challenge for 2015.

Alpesh Patel from Daawat Indian Restaurant in Maleny is excited to be a part of the Range Restaurant and Café Awards again this year.

“I feel it brings a wonderful awareness of the wide range of dining establishments available here in the Hinterland. It also allows us to receive valuable feedback from diners.”

Montville Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Maleny Commerce and Hinterland Tourism Sunshine Coast (HTSC) to enable local food businesses to showcase their own unique culinary experience.

The Hinterland Times is helping them to get the message out there, that the Range really is a delicious food destination. Plus it is growing! This year there are even more restaurants and cafés out there, and it is not too late to register.

So, why not limber up your taste buds, embrace your inner culinary desires and follow your nose to a delicious dining venue along our beautiful Blackall Range.

Images by fyre.com.au