Banquet on a Bridge 2019

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Posted 2019-07-12 by Peter Hancockfollow

Sun 11 Aug 2019

Produce from the Blackwood Valley is set to star as part of Bridgetown's annual Banquet on a Bridge.

The lunch, held as part of Bridgetown's celebration as the winter capital of Western Australia, will be held on Sunday, August 11 to celebrate the food bowl of the Blackwood River Valley from the hinterland to the Southern Ocean.

Chefs, cooks, vignerons, brewers and producers from the region join together to put on the long table lunch on a picturesque bridge over the Blackwood River, a short drive out of town.

The $155 ticket includes being taken by bus to the picturesque Evan's Bridge, which is closed off for the day, and being treated to a delightful array of generous serves of dishes prepared by local venues along with wine, beer and cider from the region.

Suppliers include Blackwood Valley Beef from Boyup Brook, oil and dukkah from Levanda Grove in Bridgetown, Southern Forrests Honey from Nannup Brook Farm, Blackwood Valley Pasture Eggs, Augusta whiting from TC Price, Bridgetown's Organic Fine Food Company and Nannup's Chestnut Brae.

Beverage suppliers include Blackwood Brewing Company and the Cidery with the Blackwood Valley Wine Region supplying wines from Beulah Wines, Bridgetown Winery, Dickinson Estate, Shedleys, Latitude 34 and Fairlady Estate.

Patrons gather at the Bridgetown train station at 11am to be whisked away to enjoy the adults-only, fully licensed lunch featuring more than 20 dishes.

Organised under the auspices of the Bridgetown Greenbushes Business and Tourism Association as part of Fridgetown Fest the event allows for 180 people to be seated on the long table that spans the bridge.

Organiser Pip Mills said the event is a significant one for Bridgetown drawing on a huge number of volunteers who help put the event together.

Two years ago organisers instituted a Chef's Charity of Choice donation.

In 2017 Roger and Toni Purnell from Emporium Bistro nominated King Edward Women and Children's Foundation to receive $2000 and in 2018 Luke Butler and Shannon Fraser-Butler from Tasty Edibles in Greenbushes nominated $1000 to Alzheimer's Australia and $1000 to Kids Cancer Project.

This year's nominating chef is Nadine O'Sullivan from The Barking Cow Café in Bridgetown.

In the seven years, the event has been run only once have back up plans had to kick in because of rain.

Tickets for the adults-only lunch are available from

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