Just a short ride from the city, the Daylesford Macedon Region is throwing open its doors for Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Festival (2 –3 May). Get involved in the thriving local food culture and try your hand at all things gourmet from charcuterie, funghi foraging, butchering, curing, fermenting, cheese and bread making, to urban farming and edible gardening, and much more.
Here are our Top 5 event picks to make the most of a weekend getaway:
- Annual Regional Producers Day at the Lake House (April 26, Daylesford)
Taste your way through much of the region’s best food and wine in the beautiful grounds and buildings of Lake House. Mixing and mingling with the producers, growers & winemakers behind award-winning labels.
- Boathouse ‘Beer vs Wine’ Dinner (April 26, Daylesford)
It’s beer vs wine at the newly relaunched, Boathouse Daylesford. Award winning Sommelier, Jeremy Shiell from the Argus Dining Room, will face off against and Lucinda Brown, owner and beer aficionado from Kyneton’s Royal George Hotel.
- Tea on the Terrace at Beautiful Bolobek (April 30, Bolobek)
A tour of arguably one of the most written about and beautiful gardens in Australia, followed by a delicious afternoon tea including produce from the garden and farm.
- Barnyard Brunch with Rosa Mitchell (May 2, Yandoit)
Enjoy a Sicilian-style barnyard brunch in the original buttery of historic Limestone Farm, home to the happiest chooks in the country. Meet the Righetti family and learn about their revolutionary ‘beyond-organic’ Real Eggs.
- Fascinating Funghi (April 30, Kyneton)
This mysterious autumnal funghi is delicious in all its guises. Learn how to make the most of an array of funghi from pickling through mushroom pate.
As part of the celebrations are giving you the chance to win a KitchenAid. Follow @dmpharvest on Instagram and post your favourite pictures from the festival with #dmpharvest to be in to win.
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