Local radio personality Ryan Jon played MC at the launch of Canberra’s newest foodie venture a few days ago at the Kamberra Function Centre. Eat Canberra’s extroverted founder Amelia Bidgood gathered everyone from the Chief Minister Andrew Barr, several well-known local food businesses like Mr Frugii ice cream, Patissez Cafe, Ali King Desserts and Swirl catering and a few excited foodies to launch her new venture – a food tour consisting of a restaurant hop around some of Canberra’s best food venues.
Beginning with walking tours around foodie havens like Braddon and Civic, the tours are scheduled to start early next month and will run from around lunchtime until dinner time. They will cost $125 per person and you will be able to make bookings at Eat Canberra.
Based on the crowd at this launch I expect the tours will be a lot of fun and a great social experience as well as a delicious sampling of what Canberra has to offer on the food and dessert scene. Amelia promises to try to make each tour a really relaxed, enjoyable day out with plenty of background on the food we eat and the places we eat at. She will be keeping the tour groups small so there will be plenty of chances to chat with the chefs and owners at each establishment and answer questions.
As well as food tours there is also the exciting news of a secret foodie experience called Eat Canberra Food Tribe. You can sign up to apply to join the Food Tribe here. Admission won’t be automatic, so it helps to know someone else already involved -= like Amelia and her eccentric group of foodie friends.
Here’s hoping her tours are full of fun and succeed in introducing more Canberrans and tourists to our amazing local food scene.
We know from our Chief Minister’s social media feed that Canberra is making a big splash not just across Australia for its increasingly sophisticated cafe culture and restaurants, but also across the world. Some of the obvious reasons include the passionate local producers and innovative businesses such as Mr Frugii Ice Cream in Braddon, which the Chief Minister couldn’t resist at the Eat Canberra launch.
Thanks so much to everyone who came along to support the launch of our food tours! It was a fantastic night ? https://t.co/9gv9QgKb4N
— Eat Canberra (@eatcanberra) March 16, 2017
Elias Hallaj (aka CBRfoodie) is a part-time food blogger and full-time political staffer who has joined RiotACT as a regular contributor. All opinions are his own. If you have any tips or feedback you can find him on Twitter @CBRfoodie.