longest lunch: Hepburn Shire councillor Sebastian Klein (standing) and Kath Wratten chat with Daylesford Swing Band members, from left, Christine Dobson, Keith McCrossan, Jenny Batchelor and John Tozer joined Andrew Dennis, Bettina Ralph, Christian Reuthe, David Wilcocks and Kylie Himmerman. Picture: JULIE HOUGHThe Regional World’s Longest Lunch is back in Hepburn Springs as part of Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival.
The RWLL provides a tantalising experience of the best produce the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region has to offer. From shiraz to chevre, from mineral water to mangolds, there is sure to be a flavour for every palate.
Chefs Richard Mee (Mercato), Kylie Himmerman (Verde Provedore), Andrew Dennis (The Grande), with David Wilcocks and Christian Reuther (The Argus Dining Room), have been consistently wowing palates here in the Central Highlands and are driving forces behind the culinary renown of the region.
David and Christian said: “This is the second year running The Argus Dining Room and Birch Estate have been involved in what is a great day contributing to an equally great cause.”
Daylesford Hotel’s Anne Marie Banting said: “This is an exciting opportunity to match great regional food cooked by passionate local chefs with fantastic local wine. Macedon Ranges and Daylesford surrounds boasts an array of cool climate wines made by equally passionate wine makers. The Daylesford Hotel is proud to be part of the RWLL and will showcase these wines in our wine store. Let’s show them what we are made of!”
A new aspect of this year’s event will be an array of left bank-style artists courtesy of Clay Space Artisans in Daylesford.
The music provided by the Daylesford Swing Band will ensure a very bright and entertaining afternoon of entertainment.
All proceeds this year will go to the Daylesford Youthspace a ‘third space’ for kids to hang out, learn new skills and have fun.
Projects in mind are heating the space and installing audio-visual equipment.
Cr Sebastian Klein, Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre youth extension co-ordinator, said: “Local produce, local chefs getting together for the local youth … it’s just a great event all round.”
Community causes which have benefited from the lunch have included the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden at the Daylesford Primary School, the Daylesford Circus kids and young people in local hospitality training.
Four courses matched to outstanding local beverages at just $140 per head makes for an exceptional cuisine experience not to be missed.
Tickets are available online just search ‘Try Booking Regional World’s Longest Lunch’ or contact Bettina Ralph at [email protected]苏州美甲美睫培训学校.au or on 0423 630 674.
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