It’s no secret that we’re big food lovers here at the Tweed Coast Guide, and we are also keen event goers, so when we heard that not only was there a big event coming to the Tweed Coast and that it was centred around food, we could not wait to find out all about it!
Leave your belts and tight pants at home because Destination Tweed are bringing us the Tweed Artisan Food Weekend, yes that’s right – a whole weekend of foodie event fun.
A selection of farmers, producers, chefs and eateries are collaborating for a long weekend of culinary delights in the Tweed. From on farm experiences to cooking workshops to curated long table events, set to entice.
Celebrated chefs will work with local producers to pop up long table events in desirable locations from the Coast to the Valley. The Tweed River will showcase local indigenous culture and the history of the Tweed, along with an array of local food and beverages.
There’s really something for everyone from on farm tours to pasta making to coffee grinding, along with a unique selection of bespoke events that showcase the natural food bowl of the Tweed.
Celebrated Chefs will pop up on the Tweed River and surrounding farms-like local food hero Steve Snow who is teaming up with Tweed Eco Cruises for the ‘Crabber meets Chef’ event. Hunting and gathering on the river for Chef Snowy to cook up a feast at his acclaimed restaurant Fins.
Pipit owner and Chef Ben Devlin is collaborating with local indigenous group Currie Country and Tweed Eco Cruises for the ‘Tasting the Gibbum’ cultural cruise. Storytelling along the Tweed River whilst grazing on a menu peppered with native ingredients.
Acclaimed Chef Christine Manfield is hosting a long table farm feast at the picturesque Farm & Co perched high on the Cudgen Plateau. Curating a menu from the ground up, Christine and Farm & Co will create a plant based menu complimented by local cheese, small goods and organic wine. “I feel blessed to have a bounty on my doorstep to inform what and how I cook along with the chance to collaborate with Michele Stephens and her team at Farm & Co” said Christine.
A team of Chefs at Mavis’s Kitchen and Potager will showcase their kitchen garden with local produce like Terranora Lakes Oysters and Tweed River Mud Crabs- paired with native fruits such as finger limes, avocados and Davidson plums.
So bring along your family, your crew of besties or just your lover, but make sure you get your schedule sorted as some will sell out, so book your places now.
What: Tweed Artisan Food Weekend
When: 27-30 November 2020
Where: Various spots around the Tweed Coast
More info: https://destinationtweed.com.au/
Check out our recommended foodie eateries here.