Sample Food Festival, the premier food event for Northern NSW, is proud to announce the workshops + events line-up taking place in the lead up to the annual event, held on Saturday 7th September at Bangalow Showgrounds in the Byron Bay hinterland.
In its 9th year, the line-up is bigger and better than ever before:
Sample Food Festival Launch Dinner, presented by Bangalow Hotel
Date: Saturday 31st August, 6.30pm
Location: Bangalow Hotel – Dining Room
Info: The Bangalow Hotel will be hosting a very special three course dinner with matching Lord Byron Distillery Cocktails to launch the 2019 Sample Food Festival. The Bangalow Hotel showcase local ingredients and suppliers where possible and the Sample Launch Dinner menu features some of this incredible local produce from festival sponsors Salumi Australia, Nimbin Valley Dairy, Australian Macadamias and beverages from Lord Byron Distillery and Mount Warning Mineral Water. Expect a night of fresh and flavoursome food, delicious cocktails and friendly fun service.
Launch Dinner tickets online
Sample 2019 Lunch – Chef’s Fire and Forage
Date: Friday 6th September, 12pm
Location: Bangalow A&I Hall
Info: The opening lunch on Friday 6 September will be catered for by a stellar line-up of chefs including Federico Zanellato (Lumi Dining), Francisco Smoje (Barrio), Jason Barratt (Paper Daisy) and Alastair Waddell (Harvest Newrybar). Always the hottest ticket in town, this year’s menu is a thoughtful curation of inventive dishes, reconnecting diners to the Northern Rivers’ mountains and seas. Key elements of each course will be foraged from the region and cooked, smoked, burnt or buried with fire. Guests will enjoy canapes and six courses with matching wines by ArtWine, brews by Stone & Wood and cider by Treehouse Cider.
Chef’s Fire & Forage tickets online
Fab Ladies Wine Soiree with ArtWine
Date: Thursday 5th September, 6.30pm
Location: Barrio, Byron Bay
Info: Join Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society founder Jane Thomson and Judy Kelly of ArtWine for a five course dinner with eight matching wines from ArtWine. The evening will take place at the hugely popular Barrio in Byron Bay and promises to be full of fabulous food, fantastic wine and lots of laugher with other wine-loving women.
Food Photography + Styling Workshop – Mobile Phone Cameras
Date: Thursday 5th September, 9am – 3pm
Location: Cavanbah Centre, Byron Bay
Info: Learn how to take beautiful food photos with your mobile phone camera in a hands-on workshop with acclaimed food photographer Fran Flynn, in beautiful Byron Bay. Includes a delicious catered lunch.
Food Photography + Styling Workshop – SLR Cameras
Date: Friday 6th September, 9am – 3pm
Location: Cavanbah Centre, Byron Bay
Info: Learn how to take beautiful food photos with your SLR camera in a hands-on workshop with acclaimed food photographer Fran Flynn, in beautiful Byron Bay. Includes a delicious catered lunch.
Bundjalung Ballina GMARS Weaving Circles
Date: Saturday 7th September, 10.30am
Location: Sample Food Festival, Bangalow Showground
Info: Join members and friends of the Bundjalung Ballina GMARS where you will learn how to weave baskets with traditional fibres such as pandanus and lomandra, in a series of introductory 90 minute weaving circles at Sample Food Festival 2019.
Bundjalung Weaving Circles bookings online
Foraging Tour & Fermentation Masterclass with Peter Hardwick
Date: Date: Saturday 7th September, 11am + 1pm
Location: departing from Sample Food Festival, Bangalow Showground
Info: Learn how to harvest and preserve the abundant wild ingredients in your own backyard in a sustainable way with pioneering forager and wild food researcher of 40 years Peter Hardwick. With the ever increasingly popularity in wild and native foods and the important social movement to limit food waste there is no better time to learn about the abundant and overlooked food-source in your neighbourhood. This is a unique 40 minute foraging walk along followed by a 30 minute masterclass on fermentation and pickling.
Foraging & Fermentation bookings
Sample Food Festival celebrates the diverse and rich produce, chefs, artisans and producers the Northern Rivers of NSW is renowned for. Since 2011, Sample has evolved into the largest gastronomic gathering in the Northern NSW calendar, attracting over 16,000 locals, travellers, guest chefs and food lovers alike.
Visit www.samplefoodevents.com/sample-food-festival/ for more information as well as tickets for the Sample season of events leading up to the festival.