Last nights dinner – A growers feast

A few weeks back I posted about Grow it Local and their local growers feast.  Well I got tickets.  A very big YAY!  And the feast was fab.  There were: great speakers like Costa from Gardening Australia.  Deano brought some fabulous Kombucha.  (It was my first time trying Kombucha and I have spent much of today googling it to work out exactly how its made).  The venue was fun, everything was beautifully presented and the food was great.

Check out the menu:

20150301_182050I can dutifully report that everything I tried was absolutely lovely.  Sadly though I didn’t get to try everything.

The tomatoes and figs had both pretty much gone in the seconds it took me to move from my seat to the buffet.

Is it wrong to hope the woman with the plate piled high with broken figs found a least one half caterpillar in it? (Actually it’s probably a very sad indictment that I can’t even enjoy a beautiful night, with beautiful food without a slight feeling of resentment….)

For me the highlights were; the Eggplant dip – beautifully smooth, slightly smoky and lovely and rich, and the Rhubarb & Berry tarts.  But really everything was lovely and to pick favourites is probably not being fair to the rest of the menu.

All that’s left now is to plot how to get tickets to next year’s event and to wonder; who ate my cucumbers, and what happened to my purple congo potatoes (probably not much as the more I eat them, the more I really don’t rate them at all….).

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5 Responses to Last nights dinner – A growers feast

  1. Maree says:

    Giggles at the caterpillar thought. Absolutely OK! What a lovely idea. Our fledgling Community Garden is looking at some ways of celebrating harvests, this could be a good way. Thanks.

  2. Sounds like a fabulous night. I love Kombucha, and drink it every day. I actually posted just last week about the Continuous Brewing Method which is an easier way to make it if you are interested in starting to brew your own.

  3. Daphne says:

    That sounds like a lot of fun.

  4. Bek says:

    Yay! I was there too. I had the same experience with the tomato salad; completely gone by the time I got to the table. A small disappointment in an otherwise really fun evening. I hope something similar happens again next year.

  5. Gingi says:

    Ohhhhh, this post made me so hungry! And I am so jealous that you have such an awesome network of foodies in your area.. I really wish we had something similar in my area!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a Sustainable Bloggers link up site.. was just looking for some like minded bloggers to network with! Thought I would stop by and say hi.. it would totally make my day if you did the same! Or better yet, keep in touch! –

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