FOOD TRAIL: Discover the Great Lakes region’s finest producers on a road trip. Picture: SuppliedIt has been interesting to watch The Great Lakes Food Trail grow in size and popularity since its inception last year. The aim is to connect local and ethical producers –and consumers – in the coastal region.
The next event will be held on Sunday, April 22, which also happens to Earth Day. Grab an easy-to-followfood trail map, hop in the car and meet the farmers. On offer is everything fromfresh, ethically grown produce to sweet treats, artisan beer, fine wines, honey or buffalo dairy products.
Even Bungwahl Public School is involved. For a gold coin donation you can visit the school between 10am and 4pm and check out theiraward-winning “From the Garden to the Kitchento the Canteen to the Classroom” program.Student-led garden tours will begin in the bush tucker garden, followed by a look at the permaculture patch.
Participating venues and businesses include Our Fish; Dar Jannah Farm;Coastal Brewing Company;Kingfisher Cafe;Tianjara Eco Home;Burraduc Buffalo Dairy and Artisan Cheeses;Palms Micro Bakery;Nadine The Cake Queen; Topi Open Range; Elkins Oysters; Brush Turkey Cafe; Old Inn Road Vineyard; and Lucy Land Merino Farm.
You can make a weekend of it by staying at one of the region’s holiday cottages. For more information go to thegreatlakesfoodtrailnsw苏州夜总会招聘.au.
Stomp festivalThe Ben Ean Cessnock STOMP festival is on this Sunday, April 8, 10am to 4pm. There will be grape stomping, tastings, food, markets, wine, beer, rides, a fashion parade, live music and more. Head to Cessnock’s main street and enjoy a fun-filled day out.
Indian additionMaitland’s Zaffran Indian Restaurant and Takeawayhas openeda second restaurant at 226 King Street, Newcastle, near Foghorn Brewhouse.
Healthy choiceOur Place On 82 is opening on the corner of Beaumont Street and Maitland Road, Newcastle. It is a health-conscious cafe and takeaway serving anything from coffee and mushroom burgers to kebabs and juices. No word on an opening date as yet.
Doors closedFood & Wine has been told Jeremiah Jones Boutique Fish & Chips on Hunter Street in Newcastle has closed –and they are listed as closed online.
Go for BrokeDon’t forget, A Little Bit of Italy in Broke is on this weekend. You can download the program atitalyinbroke苏州夜总会招聘.au.
Top cellar doorsGourmet Traveller WINE magazine has listed its top cellar doors by region. In the Hunter Valley, Tulloch Wines won Star Cellar Door;Tyrrell’s was Best Large Cellar Door; Gundog Estate wonBest Small Cellar Door; Margan Wines was namedCellar Door with Best Food; Briar Ridge won Best Tasting Experience; and Audrey Wilkinson took home theBest Additional Experience (cellar door views; Hunter Valley Helicopters scenic flight) award.
Pups galoreDog Day Afternoon returns to Newcastle’sFamily Hotel on Sunday, April 29, 12.30pm to 2pm. Dog Rescue Newcastle will bring rescue dogs in need of a home to the venue and give advice on how to adopt a pup in need. From 2.30pm punters are invited to bring their own dogs along and to help raise money for Dog Rescue Newcastle.
Dungog day outTickets to High Tea on the Green at Dungog & District Golf Club on May 6 are selling fast. Tickets are $50 which includesa traditional three-tier high tea with fruit punch, tea and coffee. There will be market stalls to explore and a fashion parade, [email protected]苏州夜总会招聘 for payment information and to book your table.
Birthday bashHandmade in the Hunter Markets is turning seven this year and celebrating with a Bonza Birthday Bash. You can join the party at Kevin Sobels Wines on April 14, 9am to 3pm.
Slice of DetroitValerie’s Pizza Parlour is opening on Hunter Street in Newcastle soon and claims to be “’s first Detroit-style pizza shop”. More details to come.
French flairThe French Country Market returns toChertsey Primary School on Willow Road, Springfield, from 9am to 3pm onMay 12.In addition tofreshly made bread and pastries, chocolates,pate,cheeses, spiced mushrooms, boutique wines and oils, you can savour a coffee while browsing unique market stalls and listening to live French music.The $2 entry free goes to Chertsey Primary School to provide services to students with special needs.
Check it outKids of Thunder cafe and espresso bar has opened at 1/114 Maitland Road, Mayfield. It’s child-friendly with a superhero theme and worth a look.
Recharge safelyThe good folk at Newcastle’s Soul Cafe love to find new and innovative ways to help those in need. Now, those who enjoy a meal at the cafe can also charge their phone battery – in a safe environment.
A cut aboveJust a reminder that the Regal Cinema at Birmingham Gardens often screens movies with themed culinary offerings. On Saturday, for example, The Shape of Water is screening with a high tea, and The Darkest Hour with chips and chocolate or dessert and port, depending on the session you attend. Go toregalcinema苏州模特佳丽招聘 or check out the cinema’s Facebook page.
Cooking classesThe April school holidays are fast approaching and there are a few foodie events planned to keep the kids occupied.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley at Lovedale is hosting aWilly Wonka High Tea on April 21 and 27; Twilight Markets on April 28; a cookie decorating class on April 18 and 22;and a pasta-making class on April 17 and 24. For details and to book, go online tocrowneplazahuntervalley苏州夜总会招聘.au.
Author and home cook extraordinaire Sophie Stokes is hosting Kids Rock The Kitchen, a rustic cooking workshop for kids, on April 18. Details atinsofiaskitchen苏州夜总会招聘.au. And The Essential Ingredient, The Junction, is hosting a Marinated Feta Class with Miss Kate on April 16. Bookings by phoning4926 1991 or visitingessentialingredient苏州夜总会招聘.au.