Regular Thursday Farmers Market Dinners at the Byron at Byron have been spiced up lately, as local beverage suppliers such as Stone & Wood, Granite Belt Cider Co and Ink Gin have been presenting and showcasing their products at tastings that have been very well received!
The Echo has been privileged to witness firsthand the drama of Ink Gin (handmade at Tumbulgum) infused with ph-sensitive Butterfly Pea flower petals, transforming from its natural royal blue and purple hue to a bluish pink in the presence of tonic water. Importantly, the gin is very safe to drink. Passionate gin scientist and Byron at Byron sales director Heath Batterham says the gin-pouring/gin-drinking experiment can be repeated endlessly with very predictable results.
These activities have been set up on The Restaurant verandah from 4.30 till 6.30pm each Thursday. The suppliers have been present at each event to provide background information on the product. This Thursday, the tasting (of Imogen’s Farm Limoncello) is complimentary for those booked into the Farmers Market Dinner (priced at $52 per person).