The exhibition director of Perth’s Good Food and Wine Show has apologised to patrons who were offended by a demonstration show by My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feildel (pictured, right) last week.
The Sunday Times reports the celebrity chef put on a lively show, repeatedly complaining of a “bad hangover” because of a “big night”.
It claims “the show was littered with references to his anatomy. Holding a butter and hazelnut log to his crotch as he walked to a fridge, Feildel used it as a phallic symbol to get a reaction from the audience. The appendage jokes continued as Feildel offered his coq au vin chicken dish to two young women who had been asked on stage to sample his cooking.”
“Want some coq?” he asked suggestively.
But the newspaper also says the night before at the Malt Supper Club he was seen lying on the floor simulating oral sex on George Calombaris.
Exhibition director James Laing said organisers had spoken to Feildel’s management.
“Manu is well known for his slightly risque humour, and we appreciate that everyone in his audience may not find his humour to their taste,” he said.
Feildel’s management denied he was drunk during the show.
Feildel tweeted last week: “Thank you Perth for a BRILLIANT weekend at the GFWS, I had a ball!!!”
He is currently fronting a charity campaign for Plan to raise awareness for starving children in West Africa.