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Celebrates the incredible produce of the Tweed
Tweed Food Festival
Tweed Food Festival


The Tweed Artisan Food Weekend, on from 27 to 30 November 2020, celebrates the incredible people, place and produce of the Tweed. In stunning locations across the Tweed, from the stunning coast to lush hinterland, the four-day showcase of artisan events serves up outstanding culinary flavours, local culture and fresh tastes from the region's chefs and producers.

Celebrated local chefs, including Pipit's Ben Devlin and Steven Snow of Fins Restaurant, together with well-known chef Christine Manfield, who also now calls the Tweed home. They will work hand-in-hand with farmers, distillers, fishers and growers to create pop-up events that will showcase the distinctive provenance of the region.

Tweed Artisan Food Weekend
Tweed Artisan Food Weekend


Unique events will be held across the region in restaurants, at a coffee plantation, craft brewery and gin distillery, as well as on-site at a host of working farms and kitchen gardens. Cooking classes, long table events and on-farm experiences have been carefully curated to celebrate the Tweed's natural food bowl, while hands-on happenings range from making farm-fresh egg pasta, learning about indigenous foods and gaining insights into local agritourism and regenerative farming.

The Tweed Artisan Food Weekend is hosted twice yearly. The program has something for everyone, from just relaxing and enjoying good food with friends and family or getting hands-on to learn and interact in stunning settings.

Ben Devlin, owner and chef at Pipit Restaurant, named Australia's Regional Restaurant of the Year in the Good Food Guide Awards 2020, said the event was a great showcase of both local produce and the Tweed landscape.

Tweed Artisan Food Weekend
Tweed Artisan Food Weekend

"Pipit's day-to-day menus take inspiration from a "sense of place", from the landscape and the seasons, and our Tasting the Gibbum Chefs Cruise (with Currie Country and Tweed Eco Cruise) as part of the Tweed Artisan Food Weekend, is an exciting next level."

Tweed Artisan Food Weekend
Tweed Artisan Food Weekend

"It's our first outdoor special event - to show, share and connect even more to the local landscape, being outside and getting diners more immersed in the stories behind the produce, the Tweed landscape and our menus as an expression of that."

Tickets for the Tweed Artisan Food Weekend are available to book now at destinationtweed.com.au/tweed-artisan-food-weekend-2020

Event Highlights

Husk Barrel House Dinner is an intimate behind-the-scenes journey into the story of Husk Distillers with tastings, cocktails and a shared dinner feast between the barrels. Join a professional fisherman aboard Tweed Eco Cruises with local chef Steven Snow of Fins Restaurant for Crabber and the Chef, sourcing fresh mud crabs in the Tweed River and then enjoy the catch with matching wine

Farm Feast with Christine Manfield and Farm & Co enjoying the bounty, quality and community connect of the Tweed at this farm-sourced, plant-based menu paired with Baume Fine Wines.

Meet the Locals Lunch at award-winning Potager - A Kitchen Garden, featuring regional foods and drinks.

Tasting the Gibbum Chefs Cruise presented by Tweed Eco Cruises - cruise the scenic Tweed River taking in stunning landscapes, learning Aboriginal stories and harvesting traditions from Currie Country while chefs from Pipit Restaurant create a new menu to match the produce stories.

Take a seat at Mavis's Kitchen Long Table Luncheon for a sumptuous lunch of shared platters with greens from the Mavis's garden and venison ethically sourced by Fair Game Wild Venison.

Visit the Tweed's only coffee plantation, award-winning Zeta's Coffee at Origin House in Carool, to learn about coffee production from bean to cup and enjoy a fresh brew.

Tour Hosanna Farm to gain first-hand insights into regenerative farming and food production.

Join a river cruise and trawler to plate seafood lunch with Tweed Escapes learning about agritourism and local indigenous culture, paired with gin and rum tastings at Husk Distillery and craft beer at Red Earth Brewery.

Unwind at the Hotel Tropicana lawn party at Tropical Fruit World with seasonal food grown on-site as well as an oyster bar, cocktails and smooth DJ tunes.

Enjoy Pasta e Prosecco at Woodland Valley Farm featuring farm-fresh egg pasta making class, sunset drinks and local food platters.

Miss Lolita's Mexican Feast with tastes by Chef Armando from northern Mexico and the Tweed's own Dona Cholita serving totopos, tortilla tacos and more.

Dreaming Culture Cruise with Tweed Escapes includes a welcome to country by traditional owners, smoking ceremony, local bush food flavours and live music.
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Why? A weekend of great food experiences
When: Nov 27-30
Phone: Tickets for the Tweed Artisan Food Weekend are available to book now at destinationtweed.com.au/tweed-artisan-food-weekend-2020
Where: Tweed Area NSW
Cost: Various
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