“The pleasure lies not in discovering…but in searching for it.” With apologies to Tolstoy, it’s…
Get your stretchy pants out, because Canberra’s biggest NightFeast is almost here.
This year, Floriade’s NightFest has been transformed into Canberra’s Biggest NightFeast; a shared celebration of Canberra’s food scene for one night only on Friday 2 October.
With over 30 venues participating, there will be a tantalising line-up of bespoke, spring-inspired meals and deals.
There are two ways to take part: in person at a delicious variety of venues around town or gather a group together and bring the event to life in your own home. Whichever option you choose, we present the mouth-watering highlights (stretchy pants necessary).
Indulge in a very Floriade high tea
Celebrate Floriade: Reimagined with a plant-based high tea at Kingston’s Beef & Barley. On the menu is a selection of tantalising plant-based and dairy appetisers, sliders and a delightful range of sweet treats to finish.
The high tea also includes a beer or bubbly on arrival to wash it all down.
Friday 2 October | Sittings available at 5 pm, 6.45 pm and 8.30 pm | $49 per person (minimum two people) | Bookings essential, visit floriadeaustralia.com/event/beef-barley
Try something sweet
Discover a range of flower-based desserts from the creative minds at Frugii available for takeaway on the night. Flowery ice cream flavours that will feature include wattle seed, tonka bean and lavender.
Explore the dark side
Monster Kitchen and Bar’s Bloom and Doom is a four-course dinner that embraces the darker side of NightFeast.
With a progressive menu that gets darker with every dish, you’ll be teased along the way with a first taste from Monster’s upcoming menu, exclusively for NightFest.
Friday 2 October | Two sittings at 6 pm and 8 pm | Tickets from $99 | Bookings essential, visit floriadeaustralia.com/event/monster-kitchen-bar/2020-10-02
But wait, there’s more! Join in the territory-wide feast by booking a table on Friday 2 October at a participating restaurant.
There’s plenty on offer, from Baby Su’s special NightFest soft serve flavour to BentSpoke’s Oktoberfest-themed weekend. And it doesn’t just taste good, it feels good too—by supporting one local eatery, you are supporting many including local producers, their suppliers and regional growers.
Participating eateries and menus for dine-in can be found at floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest
Grab a group of friends and enjoy a delicious grazing pack delivered to your door. Lazy Grazer has at-home packs full of everything you need to make a delightful grazing table, including antipasto, fruit, cheese, meats, some sneaky sweet treats and more.
Curated cocktail kits from Underground Spirits and Gourmet By Design goodie packs include everything you need for a great evening including Capital Brewing tinnies, a bottle or two from Contentious Character and chocolate treats.
Add some atmosphere
NightFeast wouldn’t be complete without the two things NightFest is famous for —entertainment and lights. Try your hand at making one of the festival’s signature lanterns and enjoy a curated Spotify playlist featuring artists from past festivals to bring a fun-sized taste of NightFest into your home.
All participating eateries and menus can be found at floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest.
Feature image: Eldad Photography