When I first moved to Canberra from Melbourne I thought all hope was lost – and that I had gone to foodie hell. What I discovered was a extensive, quality, but difficult to find foodie fun scattered around the Canberra burbs and hidden in little regional enclaves. I have included some information on my most recent discovery below.
I was reading the recent post about our own local truffle growers and their (extensive!) schedule of local events and thought I might draw readers attention to a new little shop and series of events which has popped up at our beloved Old Parliament House.
I popped down for lunch the other day and low and behold – a little gourmet, farmers markety type food shop has sprung up. It stocks a continually varying (small) range of fresh produce, local cheeses, wines, herbs, condiments, smoked goods, and freshly baked bread etc. I consider it to be quite reasonably priced.
Besides those tasty goodies – one of the cool things they are doing is running a series of foodie events. Much to my boss’s disappointment, their dinner with Maggie Beer is already sold out, but there are heaps of other events coming up that you foodies may be interested in. They seem to usually consist of a talk with tasting, and then a lunch featuring the ingredient/theme of the talk/tasting (at an optional extra price of course!).
Their website is http://www.thekitchencabinet.com.au/ and some of the upcoming events include:
- — Our local truffle growers (19 July)
— Smoked food demonstration (18 October)
— Local berry crops (13 December)