Scenic Rim Distilled Guide

Scenic Rim Distilled GuideScenic Rim Distilled, a guide for thirsty travellers is now available online and in hard copy.

The guide has been compiled by Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith.

He spent many weeks touring the region’s wineries, distilleries and breweries tasting and assessing the drinks.

The user-friendly guide rates the region’s drinks, with more than 70 receiving a rating of 90 or more (out of 100), putting them at silver or gold standard.

“I had a fun time travelling around the region. The wines really respect where they come from and have a real sense of place about them. Everything is in sync – the vista, the taste and the people presenting them.”

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Eat Local Week is coming

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The countdown to Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is on.

Start planning your menu for this smorgasbord of local food, farms, and drinks.

The fun starts from June 24 and continues through to July 2.

There’s plenty on offer for foodies of all ages, including farm tours, producer lunches and dinners, beef and beer nights and even a camp oven cooking class.

Don’t miss the signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival, on Saturday July 1.

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Delicious Award for Lime Caviar

 

500-fingerlimesIan and Margie Douglas, of The Lime Caviar Company, have won a state Delicious Award for their native finger limes.

The couple were among a handful of Queensland winners in the From the Earth category and will now contest the coveted national Delicious Awards, to be announced August 7.

The state winners’ produce was blind-tasted by a national panel of judges who decide the overall category winners.

Finger Lime Caviar, fresh and frozen, can be used on oysters, in sushi and sashimi, in curries, salads, desserts, yoghurt and ice-cream. Also fabulous in champagne, a G&T and vodka.

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Feast on This

The countdown is on to Scenic Rim Eat Local Week and if you’re hungry for a taster check out some of these unique pre-events.

The official Eat Local Week launch is being held on May 9 at Moda Events in Brisbane.

Limited tickets remain for the Feast in the Field lunch at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm on May 21, where guests will feast on a shared menu created by Brenda Fawdon from her EAT LOCAL cookbook.

Tickets are also available for Moda on the Mountain at the Lime Caviar Fingerlime Farm on May 28 and Lunch with the Lambs at Towri Sheep Cheesery and farm on June 23.

moda-on-the-mountain-collage-small-1024x1024Tickets are also available for the popular Scenic Rim producer’s lunch at Wild Canary at Brookfield. It’s on June 15 and tickets sell fast.

Bookings are now open for Scenic Rim Gourmet Short Stay, a walking holiday focused on food.

This delicious tour runs from June 25 to 29 and will connect you with the Scenic Rim’s tastes, sights and producers.

It’s being organised and led by the team at InterNATIONAL Park Tours and features accommodation on Tamborine Mountain and in Boonah, visits to wineries, farm gates and paddock to plate food trails.

Bookings are now open for the popular Lost World Farmgate Festival and the Kalfresh Carrot Day, both being held on June 24.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week plates up from June 24 and continues right through the first week of the Queensland school holidays.

It culminates in the signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival at Aratula on Saturday July 2.

Eat Local Week features more than 90 individual events, including farm tours, producer lunches, cooking classes, cheese making workshops and gourmet dinners.

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EAT LOCAL WEEK PRE-EVENTS

Feast in the Field Tommerup'sPlanning for Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is well advanced and this year’s festival features a number of preview events.

The first of these preview events is on sale now.

Feast in the Field, a producers’ long table lunch, is being hosted at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm in the Lost World. Feast on a lunch prepared by Tamborine Mountain chef Brenda Fawdon, the co-author of the Scenic Rim’s EAT LOCAL cookbook.

Prior to lunch, explore the Tommerup’s sixth-generation dairy farm and meet the four-legged residents.

Numbers are limited. Tickets are $125 and include food and drinks.

Find out more about the Feast in the Field and book tickets

Eat Local Week runs from June 24 to July 2. This year’s event features more than 90 individual events, including producer dinners, farm tours, cooking classes and the Winter Harvest Festival on Saturday July 1.

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