What better way to support our local farmers than by using local produce in our community? Well that’s exactly what The Bucket List’s Head Chef Tom Walton plans on doing.
Bondi’s popular beach-front restaurant is putting on a succession of meals using organic food as part of the Local Produce Dinner series.
“Through the dinner series we are giving guests a feast using the freshest local and seasonal produce and preparing it simply,” Tom says.
“We want to raise the awareness of the great farmers and producers we have right here on our doorstep.”
The dinners are hosted in conjunction with Food Orbit, and founder James Nathan wants to develop a bigger relationship between wholesale buyers, such as chefs and restaurateurs, to trade with local farmers, so that real food can be brought to food lovers.
“We’re giving farmers and producers an online presence and a platform to connect, build relationships and trade online with the growing number of chefs and wholesale buyer wanting their produce,” James says.
“In putting these dinners on with Tom, it’s great to get to work with a chef who shares our passion to showcase exactly that.”
Guests had the opportunity to sample goods from brewers, wineries, farmers and producers in and around Sydney, The Hawkesbury River, Southern Highlands, Leppington, Newtown and even as close as Bondi Beach – talk about eating from your doorstep!
Each dinner has a different free range meat, starting with the Free Range Lamb, but that wasn’t the only food on offer. There were a host of starters including organic mushrooms, crisp herb polenta and roast carrots.
Attendees gulped back wine from Newtown Brewery, Young Henrys, as well as a delicious sipping on a delicious 2006 Crossroads Riesling and 2008 Pinot Noir, provided by Terini Wines.
Upcoming dinners in the series include:
Free range beef – Wednesday June 5
Free range pig on a spit – Thursday July 11
Organic Free Range Chicken and Venison – Thursday July 25
Local Sustainable Seafood – August 8
Don’t miss out on trying some of the finest food that Sydney has to offer – check outhttp://thebucketlistbondi.com
Jennifer Fletcher attended the event on behalf of Sydney Social 101.
*Prices start from $80 per head inclusive of all wine, beer and sparkling water.