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February 2015

“Sense of Place” – Public INN, Castlemaine

February 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

“Sense of Place” – Public INN, Castlemaine Two of the world’s elite biodynamic producers with a shared philosophy based on respect for nature and expression of place; Recaredo from Spain and Jasper Hill from Victoria partner in presenting a unique wine dinner. Both world leaders in biodynamic wine production, Jasper Hill and Cavas Recaredo, will come together for an intimate dinner providing just 20 diners with a unique insight into the industry¹s leading organic and biodynamic wine making practices, and…

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March 2015

Bendigo Blues Tram and Underground Banquet

March 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Bendigo Blues Tram and Underground Banquet Beginning at Bendigo restaurant Rocks on Rosalind, guests will board the Bendigo Blues Tram and cruise the historic streetscape to live music, returning to Rocks for a stunning three course dinner and live performance.   Tickets are $95 per person and include a pre-dinner beverage, tram tour with live music, dinner and a second blues artist. Additional beverages are available for purchase.  1800 813 153  www.bendigotourism.com

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“A Fish out of Water” Seafood Festival – Rocks on Rosalind

March 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“A Fish out of Water” Seafood Festival –  Rocks on Rosalind Chef Ben Massey has spent his cooking career on the coast, and now finds himself in Bendigo, hundreds of kilometres from the sea. Ben combines his passion for ocean ingredients with celebrated local produce as the Rocks on Rosalind courtyard turns into a festival for seafood lovers with multi-dish passes to try the various dishes on offer. Watch the outdoor wok sizzle, meet the local fishmonger, graze your day…

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Native and Natural Flavour Fest – Bridgeward Grove

March 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Native and Natural Flavour Fest – Bridgeward Grove Celebrated indigenous chef Mark Olive will showcase indigenous food sources and cuisines, presenting his food along with workshops, demonstrations and locally produced wine and beer. Accompanied by Mark ‘Black’ Olive’s storytelling, guests will explore the uniqueness of Indigenous foods over a seven course gustation session of local produce and culture, sampling Indigenous herbs and fruits and learning about the local bush foods of the area. Presentation and demonstration workshop $50 or Indigenous…

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“Game of Clones” – Public INN, Castlemaine

March 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

“Game of Clones” – Public INN, Castlemaine We’re getting used to deconstruction on the plate, but in this evening of ‘deconstructed’ wine, guest winemakers will present the different clones they use to create their award-winning products. Guests are challenged to consider how a wine is finished as a single varietal wine may also be blended from a number of cases, each with different harvesting dates, clones, vineyard locations and even ferment types to become part of the grand recipe for…

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$45.00

“How to Drink” – The Dispensary Enoteca

March 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“How to Drink” is best described as “an afternoon of drink demystification debauchery”, Melbourne’s laneway bar and drinks expert, The Age Epicure writer and Australian Gourmet Traveller columnist Michael Harden joins The Dispensary’s Tim Baxter to guide you through an afternoon of education, imbibing, frivolity and demystification of drink culture. Guests will learn industry insider secrets about how to make drinks properly, tricks to add cachet and pizzazz to your dinner parties, and help you understand the culture surrounding cocktails,…

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$12

Picnic with the Mad Hatter 2015

March 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Picnic with the Mad Hatter 2015

After the overwhelming sell-out success of our first Picnic with The Mad Hatter in March 2014, we are excited to again bring you this fabulous event, even bigger and better in 2015.

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March 2016
$15

Paddock to Park Carnivore’l

March 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paddock to Park Carnivore’l

Feast from the paddocks of Central Victoria on the world class meats that are farmed there. After two sell-out picnic events, Food Fossickers return to the beautiful Bendigo Botanic Gardens to again showcase the very best of the region. Think sizzle, think smoke, think cured meats and slow cooking. The restaurants are back, Bendigo and Heathcote wine makers and our producers.  Bendigo Beer will pop up this year, choose a brew to accompany your lunch, along with local olives, cheeses and…

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August 2016
$325

From Market to Paddock to Plate

August 13, 2016
From Market to Paddock to Plate

Unearth Central Victoria’s food & wine bounty. Starting at the Bendigo Community Farmer’s Market you will meet the producers, head to the farm gate to meet the farmer, sample Heathcote’s internationally acclaimed wine & return to feast on the day’s bounty. Sonia Anthony, owner of Masons of Bendigo, President of Food Fossickers & internationally experienced chef, invites you to join her on a personalised food and wine journey through Central Victoria. This unique tour is only available for the following…

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March 2019
$75

Welcome to our Kitchens 2019!

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Food Fossickers presents ‘Welcome to our Kitchens 2019’, Bendigo’s first movable edible feast, it celebrates some of Central Victoria’s best local produce and brings our food community together. This is a sold out event last year so make sure you book your tickets quickly! Guided by our passionate local Food Fossickers, you will discover Central Victoria’s artisanal food gold in Bendigo as you make your way around five venues. Sample some of the best produce you can get in Central…

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