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A Canberra walk soaked in French flavour

Maéva Navas

What could be more enjoyable than ambling around Lake Burley Griffin in the autumn sunshine?

How about ambling around the lake in the autumn sunshine and stopping to eat four courses of gourmet French food matched with local wines along the way?

“Oui oui!” We hear you cry.

The Gourmet Walk in Canberra will be a yearly event that provides participants with a chance to walk in and around iconic Canberra locations while making pit stops for all the best that French cuisine offers. These will be washed down with top local vintages.

The French Embassy, Alliance Française and independent French Scout group, Éclaireurs de Canberra, are hosting the annual event.

You can eat, drink, and enjoy a cultural experience with the space of seven kilometres.

The walk will take place on Sunday 26 March, and the concept is to set out at around 10am at a leisurely pace – with four stops programmed in to refuel and relax.

Quintessential French courses will be spaced out along the walk – entrée is terrine de pate de foie de volaille, second course is filet mignon de porc et ratatouilles, third course is fromage (ooooooh la laaaa) while you finish it all with the iconic crepes suzettes.

Picnic style stops will be located at  Lennox Gardens, Patrick White Terrace, Aspen Island and Commonwealth Park.

In true French style six specially selected Canberra drops will be incorporated into the event.

It sounds a glorious way to spend a Sunday, and yes, the added benefit is you get to walk off the calories you accrue at each course.

The Gourmet Walk is almost fully booked so get in quick. Or register for a place at next year’s walk.

the essentials

What: The Gourmet Walk in Canberra
When: Sunday March 26 from 10am to 2pm
Cost: Adults $60, children $20 (under two are free)
Inquires to [email protected]
Web: Facebook Page

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Maéva Navas

The Frenchy of the team. Freshly disembarked in Australia, obsessed with pancakes, shoes and always discovering new places to contemplate sunsets. After travelling for three years, Maéva simply fell in love with Canberra. Going for a run at night time around the lake, having breakfast in different places, late night shopping every Friday, having drinks on a Saturday night in Braddon - this is why she loves Canberra - because every simple thing becomes wonderful in this city. You can also follow Maéva on Instagram (@maevanvs). More about the Author

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