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10 things you can’t miss at the Festival of Flavour

Helena Game

The Festival of Flavour is making its début this month in Murrumbateman over the weekend of 29-30 October, and we’re getting excited.

Packed to the brim with some of the finest offerings of food and wine the Canberra region has to offer, the Festival of Flavour will celebrate the culinary richness of the Canberra region and surrounds, over two days and one night at the Murrumbateman Showgrounds.

From pâté and truffles to handcrafted spirits and local wines, there’s plenty to taste and sip, and you can do all this whilst listening to music by local performers.

For the little ones who perhaps are yet to develop the finer aspects of their tastebuds, there will also be a Kids Area for children to enjoy, with face painting, rides and more throughout the weekend.

To give you a sample of what’s to come, here are 10 things you definitely don’t want to miss.

COOKING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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Image via facebook.com/OzHarvestCanberra

Food rescue organisation will be conducting cooking demonstrations alongside local chefs, using mostly rescued foods that would otherwise have gone to waste. There will also be delicious tastings of the food cooked afterwards.

GET THE VIP TREATMENT 

Enjoy something a bit fancy with the VIP Long Table Banquet, an experience filled with food and wine, entertainment by the Baker Boys, and VIP treatment all day. This is a highlight of the festival, and is sure to be unforgettable.

Happening Saturday 29 October from 5.30pm until 9.00pm. This event will sell fast so purchase your tickets here.

THE BEST OF THE BUNCH

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Image via facebook.com/festivalofflavour/photos

Check out award winning wine from the Makers of Murrumbateman stand, where you can sample and purchase delicious fare from the Canberra region, including Shaw Vineyard Estate.

POMOLOGIST CIDER

Image via pomologistcider.com.au

Image via pomologistcider.com.au

The taste of real traditional cider is something to be savoured and Pomologist Cider is one of the best. Using biodynamic orcharding methods, the heritage cider apples are grown on espaliers, hand pruned and nurtured.

The fruit is hand-picked and selected for ripeness and processed in small batches to produce Pomologist Cider’s award winning hand crafted traditional cider.

POACHERS PANTRY

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Image via instagram.com/poacherspantry

 

Try out local food and wine all-rounders Poachers Pantry, with a charcuterie board of their products, or their range of smoked meats and a glass of Wiley Trout wine. There will also be plenty of their produce to take home with you.

TUNES FOR ALL

Moving away from food for a moment, the festival will also feature lots of music to entertain you over the weekend. Local acts include Hold Harbour, Mickey Sulit, and Liam Wright, to get you moving and grooving in between tastings.

LA TRUFFIERE

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Image via facebook.com/latruffierestartupdromeardeche

The La Truffiere stand is a must-visit for truffle lovers. Try delicious truffle products made by local farmers and get some inspiration for your own cooking!

LOCAL LIQUOR

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Image via facebook.com/baldwindistilling

For hand crafted spirits by local companies, don’t miss out on Baldwin Distillery and their American-style whisky. But leave room for the Canberra Distillery and their famous Canberra fog, plus other spirits.

SAVOUR EVERY DROP

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Image via instagram.com/winestoppersaustralia

Make sure none of the local wine you’ve bought goes to waste by grabbing a beautiful stopper from Winestoppers. They’ll be there with a huge range to choose from.

BIRCH TREE WATER

birch-water

 

If you need to balance out your wine consumption a little, make sure to investigate the great detoxifying benefits of Birch Tree water, at the Sealand Birk stand. Sample a variety of flavours, including Ginger and Lime, and Elderflower.

the essentials

What: The Festival of Flavour
When: From 10am – 7pm Saturday 29 October and 10am – 4pm Sunday 30 October
Where: The Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds
For tickets and more information, visit festivalofflavour.com.au

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Helena Game

Helena is a wannabe journalist studying Communications and Journalism at the University of Canberra. Canberra born and bred, she is hopelessly in love with writing, stories and travel. She recently wrote her way around Japan for a creative writing study tour, and spent another two weeks in the Middle East on a journalism exchange, both of which have left her with a proper case of the post-travel blues. While she plots her next adventure, Helena is hoping to gain as much industry experience as humanly possible, and somehow finish her degree at the same time. More about the Author

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