The Tweed Artisan Food Weekend will see farms, restaurants and food producers from the Tweed Valley region put on a series of curated culinary experiences to showcase ingredients that are unique to the region – from the farm-fresh produce to local beer, wild meats, artisan products and more. Choose one event or map out the weekend and attend a couple – there are a bunch of different options to suit your tastes and budget. There’s the Stamp & Grind Sugar Mill Tour on Friday October 18, which will see the new Condong Sugar Mill open its doors to the public after being closed for many years. Also on the Friday, Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah brewery – which rarely opens to the public – is offering an afternoon tour and tasting session, giving you a unique change to see inside Stone & Wood’s main manufacturing site.
Keen to get creative in the kitchen? The Temple Door Cooking School is offering a series of Asian, seafood and ‘bush tucker’ cooking classes across the weekend – you’ll finish by indulging in your own meals with a glass of wine while taking in the views of Wollumbin. Renowned Carool restaurant and farm Potager – A Kitchen Garden is serving up a Saturday (October 19) long lunch, starting with a welcome cocktail from Husk Distillers and canapes in the garden, before diners are left to enjoy a three-course feast featuring local, sustainably-sourced venison. On Sunday, experience a picnic like no other as Blue Ginger Picnics takes over the secluded Finger Lime Farm for an intimate afternoon food, cocktails and nature.
That’s just a taste of what’s on offer, folks. To check out the entire program head to the Tweed Artisan Food Weekend website. Bookings to each event are essential!