THE TWEED: A Region of Exquisite Tastes and Endless Delights
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The Tweed Artisan Food Weekend is a spectacular concept – a community-wide collaboration of the region’s best food, distillers and producers to celebrate the traditional flavours of the Northern Rivers. An abundance of events and experiences await visitors seeking to discover the authentic culture and natural tastes of the Tweed, taking you and your palate from the lush hinterland to stunning coastal towns.
The five-day festival – supported by Tweed Shire Council and promoted by Destination Tweed – handpicks the best of the region’s producers, chefs, farmers and eateries to offer an exclusive insight into the organic people, place and produce of the Northern Rivers. The weekend offers the ultimate experience of exploring a community built on food-rich landscapes and a collective appreciation of the growers and creators that feed the Tweed.
The schedule has been curated to showcase some of the finest Northern Rivers producers infused with the influence of global flavours. Treat your tastebuds to a Greek inspired 5 course set banquet at Taverna or travel to Oaxaca as you indulge in an authentic culinary experience at Lolita’s Mexican Cantina. With food comes drink, as punters are invited to taste, experience and create at a selection of the region’s distinguished distilleries and coffee farms. Join Husk Farm Distillery for a cocktail masterclass afternoon or visit a coffee plantation at Wirui Estate to experience how local coffee is grown and produced.
Discover the raw beauty and tranquillity of the Tweed hinterland through a scenic drive to The Pavilions long table lunch or discover the Tweed River through the Minjungbal Cultural Experience on Water, sharing indigenous stories and live music to pay homage to the rich culture and history of the Northern Rivers. Treat yourself to a sunset soiree and exceptional food at Plantation House after informing yourself on the importance of regenerative food systems to our shared future at Harvest Newrybar.
An unforgettable weekend of authentic tastes, culture and experiences – the Tweed Artisan Food Weekend is your chance to truly discover the Tweed.