A DELICIOUS array of goodies will fill the table at this year’s TASTE Long, Late Lunch.
A little tweak to the name of the event, which sends tastebuds to heaven in Tamworth’s CBD, reflects a few minor changes in its delivery this year.
Tamworth Regional Council has taken on responsibility for the event, which, for the first time this year, will be moved away from Peel St and into Bicentennial Park and will be held on Sunday, April 14.
The addition of “late” in the name reflects the new timeslot for the event, which kicks off at 2pm.
The decision to move it to the park follows a huge demand for seats at the extra-long table over the past few years.
The menu for the annual event was officially released by council entity Destination Tamworth on Facebook on Monday.
An array of local produce is included in the five courses.
Ben Davies from the Quality Hotel Powerhouse will be in charge of the appetiser – an Arc-en-Ciel smoked trout pate with horseradish jelly and a yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) and apple dressing.
Phillippe Kanyaro of Le Pruneau will prepare the entree, a charcuterie plate of salamis of pork and garlic, house-smoked cured ham, Maison Charolais pork pate and tripe jelly.
The Square Man Inn’s Rob Breese will plate the main, a char-caramelised lamb rack with a medley of autumn vegetables.
If those aren’t enough, Corey Walmsley of Corey’s Catering will create a tasting trio of locally grown Yeoman’s Granny Smith apple and berry shortcake, Koolkuna strawberry and chocolate flan, and a pavlova with local eggs topped with Peel Valley triple cream, passionfruit and Koolkuna raspberries for dessert.
A cheese plate by Hunter Belle Cheese and Bacco’s Bakeries will also be served.
This year’s event will be the feature of the TASTE Tamworth Festival.
The festival will begin on Friday, April 5, and conclude with the Long, Late Lunch.
Other events under the TASTE banner include TASTE in the Park from 10am on Sunday, April 7, and the annual Kootingal Pumpkin Festival, on April 14 from 2pm.
TASTE in the Park 2013 will showcase boutique breweries, herb and spice producers and olive oil manufacturers from around the region, as well as the crowd-pleasing local celebrity cook-off – taken out last year by ABC Radio breakfast presenter Anna Moulder.
This year the one-day foodie festival will also feature Bite Size, an interactive cooking area for children, aimed at budding young chefs.
Tickets for the Long, Late Lunch are on sale now from www.visittamworth. com.au