Beneath breathtaking river gums, alongside a tranquil river and within a stock route that is synonymous with Songlines and drovers, the scene is set for what is to be an epic long lunch on 22nd September 2018.
The meandering Lachlan River is the unique location for our exciting food event, Grazing Down the Lachlan, which will once again blow the minds of the most adventurous connoisseurs of fine food. Consisting of 7 food stations, guests will be treated to another extraordinary experience. Chairperson of the event, Wendy Muffet, is excited to be bringing this dream to fruition once again, with a desire to support the ‘Somewhere Down the Lachlan’ Sculpture Trail. “We wondered how we could best use such an event to capture the essence of our western rural life,” Wendy said, “The food will be authentic, of the place, and sophisticated in its simplicity.”
You will be welcomed to country, then free to wander along a designated corridor of the reserve, enjoying portions of delicious food with a matched beverage. Guests will then be transported by bus back to Forbes on dusk, having enjoyed a truly amazing experience, embedded in nature.
Focusing on foods native to the Central West region, the degustation menu will be prepared and delivered by local restaurateurs and caterers. A sophisticated fusion of locally farmed and foraged produce, with traditional bush tucker, ensures the dishes created will deliver on the promise to be a memorable and unique experience.
Friday 21: We offer you the chance to join a live Q&A with our Creative Director, Mark Olive. He’ll be hosting our sommelier, a few of the farmers growing your food and wine, plus several other local stars on the couch in our magnificent Town Hall. Your questions welcome! Join us between 5 – 6pm for a drink or snack (available for purchase) with the Q&A running from 6pm to 8ish. Admission : Tickets to the Q&A are available on this website at the shop tab. Friends of Grazing have free admission as part of their event package (bring your event tickets along). Sorry, no tickets at the door.
Sunday 23: Join us at The Amazing Grazing Community Breakfast between 8 and 11 am. Breakfast will be available for purchase in our pop up plaza in Templar St along with tunes by Em Pavey.
Then head on down to the free workshops (weaving and painting) at the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre from 10 am onwards. Everyone is welcome to the breakfast and workshops. No tickets required!