Thanks to the French Embassy for alerting us to Goût de France. Part of an initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the “Goût de France / Good France” event brings together more than 5000 chefs on five continents on March 21 to pay tribute to French cuisine.
In the Canberra region Le Tres Bon, out at Bungendore and Braddon’s Les Bistronomes will be hosting special dinners to celebrate the event.
At Le Tres Bon, there’s three courses and two wines for $95pp. Sample Christophe Gregoire’s scallops terrine with sauce barigoule, Provençale-style lamb shank with French beans and for dessert, a lavender vacherin.
The team at Les Bistronomes will be paying tribute to Joel Robuchon with a five-course meal ($80pp), with the option of wine matching for an extra $50pp.
Showcasing the Riverina
It’s time to find out why the Riverina is called the “food bowl of Australia”. Taste Riverina is bringing delicious food, drink and amazing experiences, direct to the people at the Handmade Canberra Markets on March 23-24.
Riverina food, wine, destinations and experiences are becoming more and more popular. Wineries, farmers and organic producers are making waves across industries with the authentic, Riverina brand of welcoming hospitality. Find Riverina Alley at Handmade Canberra at EPIC, sample delicious food and wine, buy Riverina produce and chat to growers and producers from across the region.
While you don’t need an excuse to visit BentSpoke at least now you can say it’s to sample two award-winning beers. BentSpoke won two medals at the International Brewing and Cider Awards recently. The Barley Griffin was awarded gold, while the flagship IPA Crankshaft also won silver in the International Smallpack Ale category.
It is the second time in a row for Barley Griffin and Crankshaft, who were awarded gold and silver at the last awards, two years ago.
The competition – attracting more than 1000 entries from 50 countries – was judged by an international panel of judges, all of whom must be professional brewers. Only three other Australian breweries were recognised in the awards.
With a 130-year history, the International Brewing and Cider Awards medal is the oldest brewing competition in the world and is considered among the industry’s most coveted awards. More than 200 breweries and cider mills submit entries and medals for judging in nine beer categories.
The Canberra Environment Centre will be celebrating Canberra’s bounty of local and sustainable food at the annual Canberra Harvest Festival on Saturday, March 23, from 2pm to 6pm. This free, family-friendly event is an opportunity to bask in the delicious food that our region has to offer and participate in free workshops to help you reduce your ecological footprint.
While the kids are running around in the supervised play area you can kick back and enjoy a glass of organic wine from the Local’s Bar. If your kids are keen gardeners themselves they can enter the best of their produce in our Kids Veggie Competition or peruse our recently installed display garden.
Throughout the day we will be providing a free taste of our popular SustainAbility workshops including keeping backyard chickens, growing mushrooms, improving your compost, understanding solar, electric fences and home energy efficiency. With live music from local artists and delicious coffee from Here’s The Coffee, the 2019 Harvest Festival will be a great way to spend an Autumn Saturday afternoon.
At the Canberra Environment Centre, corner of Lawson Crescent and Lennox Crossing, by the National Museum.
For the birds
Join the two movements sweeping the nation – birding and craft beer. Smack bang in the heart of Canberra, Jerrabomberra Wetlands is an oasis for native birds and a perfect place to get your twitch on. Meet up with your friendly guide at our neighbour’s place, Capital Brewing Co, before heading into the wetlands to uncover a world of feathers. We finish back at the brewery to chat all things birds over a beer on the house.
Perfect for first time birders, and seasoned twitchers alike. Bookings essential. Participants must be over 18. $40pp.