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Petit Feast. Image: supplied.

A (long) weekend for Canberra foodies

HerCanberra Team

It’s a big (long) weekend in Canberra for foodies, with a delicious array of festivals, events and expos from Thursday onwards. Here’s where to tickle the tastebuds across town. 

THURSDAY

SMOKED, CURED & GRILLED

Pialligo Estate has one of the best smokehouses in the country and wants to show you why. There will be smoke masters and chefs giving you the dirty details on making and cooking the best smoked, grilled and cured products you’ll ever taste!

It’s all happening at 7pm this Thursday 21 July at Pialligo Estate. 

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Image: Alexandra Orme Photography

LERIDA ESTATE WINE DINNER AT POMEGRANATE

Join Jim and Anne for a superb night of food and wine matching experience. Taste the Mediterranean food flavours matched with some fine Lerida Estate wines including Brut Rosé, Pinot Noir, Shiraz Viognier and Botrytis Pinot Gris. Identify the mystery wine to win a bottle of wine, and have a chance to win a 6-pack of wine.

Bookings recommended.

Happening Thursday 21 July at Pomegranate, Giles Street, 31, Kingston ACT. For tickets and more information visit www.leridaestate.com.au

SATURDAY

INDULGE COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE EXPO 2016

Indulge Coffee & Chocolate Expo showcases some of the best local and regional coffee and chocolate producers. Experience a unique and sumptuous selection of hand crafted chocolates, cakes and pastries and enjoy the smooth flavours and aroma of a freshly brewed coffee or a decadent cup of hot chocolate.

Stimulate your senses as you wander through the Indulge Coffee & Chocolate Marketplace – the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day!

Happening Saturday 23 July at National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, 13, Canberra. For tickets visit www.ticketebo.com.au

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Chocolate and coffee expo.

WESTFIELD BELCONNEN TRUFFLE FESTIVAL 2016

Westfield Belconnen invites you to attend the Truffle Festival Market Day from 10am to 4pm this Saturday 23 July. It will be a day filled with a mouth-watering line-up of events!

Join in on the fun with live cooking demonstrations from local chefs, wine tastings, truffle hunt demonstrations, local market stalls, food sampling, free kids activities and lots of giveaways!

Local suppliers include Mount Majura Wines, Lerida Estate, Hyatt Hotel, C Dine Bar, Tarago Truffles, Foodish and more.

From 10am to 4pm this Saturday 23 July. 

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Truffle festival at Westfield.

CELEBRATE 90 YEARS OF HOTEL KURRAJONG CANBERRA

This year Hotel Kurrajong Canberra turns 90 and invites you to celebrate with a night of glamour, where yesterday meets today. Be treated to a decadent 1920s themed three-course dinner party with matching wines. Entertainment includes special performances by talented flapper dancers and music from the era. Dress to impress and go into the draw to win a weekend away.

All happening this Saturday 23 July. Tickets $160 per person. For more information or to make a booking call 02 6234 4444 or email[email protected]

All month

FRENCH MONTH AT REALM PRECINCT

The Realm Precinct is donning the red, white and blue during July for a month of French wine, food, sport and festivities.

Buvette is holding a Truffle Festival throughout the winter months. Using truffles sourced from the highly-respected The Truffle Farm in Mount Majura, the Buvette chefs have carefully curated a menu showcasing this sought after delicacy.

Selected French beverages have been sourced and are available throughout July at Ostani. Every purchase from this special French beverage menu will give guests the chance to win a Trek road bike valued at over $3,000

Why not sit back and enjoy a French beverage while catching up with friends and all the action from the Tour de France, which will be televised at Ostani.

And don’t forget their amazing Petit Feast, held every Saturday!

So Vive Le France in July and head to the Realm Precinct for a taste of all things French. C’est magnifique!!

Discover the full program of events here.

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Petit Feast at Buvette, on every Saturday.

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

The Truffle Festival- Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these highly prized gems.

Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration or pop along to a farmers market.

Happening throughout July and August in the Canberra Region. For more information visit www.trufflefestival.com.au

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