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Food showcase

Discover iconic eateries at the Tweed Artisan Food Weekend.

Written by Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan

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The Tweed Artisan Food Weekend, on from 27–30 November 2020, is a flavour-filled long weekend of bespoke food and drink experiences celebrating the incredible people, place and produce of the Tweed.

In stunning locations across the Tweed, from sunny coast to lush hinterland, the four-day showcase of artisan events will serve up outstanding culinary flavours, local culture and fresh tastes from the region’s chefs and producers.

Celebrated local chefs, including Pipit’s Ben Devlin and Steven Snow, together with well-known chef Christine Manfield, who also now calls the Tweed home, will work hand-in-hand to create pop-up events that will hero the distinctive provenance of the region.

Bespoke events will be held across the region in restaurants, at a coffee plantation, craft brewery and gin distillery, as well as on-site at a host of kitchen gardens.

Cooking classes have been carefully curated to celebrate the Tweed’s natural food bowl.

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Highlights 

    • The Husk Barrel House Dinner is an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey into the story of Husk Distillers with tastings, cocktails and a shared dinner feast between the barrels.
    • Meet the Locals Lunch at award-winning Potager – A Kitchen Garden, featuring regional foods and drinks.
    • Tasting the Gibbum Chefs Cruise, presented by Tweed Eco Cruises, on the scenic Tweed River takes in stunning landscapes. Learn Aboriginal stories and harvesting traditions from Currie Country while chefs from Pipit Restaurant create a new menu to match the produce stories.
    • Take a seat at Mavis’s Kitchen Long Table Luncheon for a sumptuous lunch of shared platters with greens from the Mavis’s garden.
    • Visit the Tweed’s only coffee plantation, award-winning Zeta’s Coffee at Origin House in Carool, and learn about coffee production from bean to cup while enjoying a fresh brew.
    • Unwind at the Hotel Tropicana lawn party at Tropical Fruit World with seasonal food grown on-site as well as cocktails and smooth DJ tunes.
    • Miss Lolita’s Mexican Feast with tastes by Chef Armando from northern Mexico and the Tweed’s own Dona Cholita serving totopos, tortilla tacos and more.
    • Dreaming Culture Cruise with Tweed Escapes includes a welcome to country by traditional owners, smoking ceremony, local bush food flavours and live music.

 

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