Celebrating the Chefs, Producers & Farmers of the Tweed
WORDS: Kylie Mitchell-Smith @travellingsenorita PHOTOGRAPHY Destination Tweed
Tweed Artisan Food Weekend 27-30 November 2020
From renowned Chefs to hard working farmers and producers to an array of dynamic restaurateurs, Destination Tweed is hosting an Artisan Food Weekend to showcase the thriving Tweed region of Northern NSW.
Nestled between the glitz of the Gold Coast and the bohemia of Byron Bay, the Tweed has quietly forged its own path as a leading food destination. The rich red volcanic soil of the Green Caldera and the fresh clean ocean air lends itself to some of the finest produce in the country.
From award, winning cheeses to Australia’s first agricole rum and butterfly pea gin to Fair Game Wild Venison and Australian Bay Lobsters – the Tweed is home to a natural food bowl abundant in nature.
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, avocadoes and Davidson plums.
Taste your way around the Tweed from the coast to the valley and the rivers in-between. The Tweed Artisan Food (long) Weekend 27-30 November for tickets and further information visit www.destinationtweed.com.au