The weekend of 18–21 November will be a great chance for those frustrated by lockdowns to get out and spend a weekend eating, drinking and cruising the Tweed, checking out the local producers, and supporting the local economy at bespoke food events in unique locations.
There are pop-up picnics on the lawns at Husk Distillers, long-table brunch by Baker at Ancora; a glass-fronted restaurant overlooking the Tweed River, and other events involving farmers, chefs and restauranteurs of the Tweed, a rich natural food bowl.
Recently awarded the ‘Outstanding Region’ Trophy in the Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards (shared jointly with the Gold Coast Hinterland) the Tweed region produces some of the most unique produce in Australia. According to Husk’s Harriet Messenger, the artisan weekends are ‘a valuable chance to collaborate with other producers and creates opportunities to further educate people of what we are growing in this stunning destination we get to call home.’
You’ll not only get to meet the local producers at these events, there’s also great opportunites to, for example, cruise the Tweed River on the Wollumbin Spirit cruise. This will be an experience on water; the ‘Dreamcatcher’ craft departs from Tweed at 11am and sails up to Tumbulgum. Along the way you will be welcomed with talks by locals about the region, and music from local artists. At Tumbulgum you will disembark for a three course meal at House of Gabriel (expect seafood and some other special surprises) before a leisurely return to Tweed back along the river.
After a challenging year, the hospitality industry needs our support more than ever, events like the Artisan Food Weekend intend to boost the local economy.
Destination Tweed’s Industry Development Manager Amy Colli, said ‘We’re keen to support our local food and beverage industry to start to recover as soon as possible. The Tweed Artisan Food Weekend is a collaboration of the people and producers of the Tweed, from the farmers to the chefs to the restauranteurs, and we are excited to play a part in opening up our beautiful region.’
For further information and tickets visit destinationtweed.com.au
(Please note, each venue will be adhering to COVID Safe regulations as per NSW Health guidelines).