The highly anticipated Orange F.O.O.D Week is on this week, with more than 90 events showcasing the region’s autumnal produce and award-winning wines.

 

Australia’s longest running regional food festival, now in its 28th year, showcases more than 40 farm gates and cellar doors during the region’s autumn harvest and vintage. In addition to the signature events, the program features picnics and tastings among the vines; farm gate tours; exclusive dinners, long table lunches and degustations; cider making workshops; yoga and wine in the vines; local beer and honey sampling; live music and art exhibitions.

Festival highlights include:

  • F.O.O.D Train: Turn your festival experience into a weekend of food and wine, starting with breakfast onboard the F.O.O.D Train departing from Sydney. On arrival in Orange, be whisked off to forage for and savour regional culinary gems across the weekend, with experiences including country lunch, FORAGE dinner at Racine and breakfast, with two night’s accommodation included. Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April, from $890pp. Bookings essential.
  • Truffle Hunt Demonstration and Lunch: Learn how to hunt for your lunch in a trufferie at Borrodell Vineyard on Saturday April 13, for $90 per person. The truffle hunt demonstration, complete with truffle dogs, is followed by a two-course truffle inspired al fresco lunch and live music.
  • F.O.O.D HQ: Meet the local producers, taste their products and hear their stories. Including quail farmers, beekeepers, cheese makers, olive and hazelnut growers and cider makers. Open from 9am-5pm daily throughout the festival (excluding Saturday 13 April).
  • Sunday Producers’ Market and Brunch: Enjoy cooking demonstrations by local chefs, stroll stalls of delicious produce and kick back for brunch in the spectacular setting of leafy Cook Park. Sunday 14 April, 8:30am-12:30pm.

For the full program, more information and tickets visit www.orangefoodweek.com.au

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