The fertile soil and clear waters of the Sapphire Coast have long been known to provide world class fresh produce. In the skilled hands of local chefs, our region’s harvest becomes an experience to be savoured.
Now local families and tourists can experience all the region’s flavours in one place by packing a picnic blanket and wandering down to the picturesque Fishpen on Merimbula Lake on Sunday, March 10.
“‘EAT Merimbula’ will provide plated premium local fare from our most accomplished local chefs,” says Natalie Godward president of the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce. “We’ll have up to 20 of our best chefs and food entrepreneurs creating something special for the day. Kingfish sushimi, gourmet pastries, giant paellas, mouth-watering oysters - and plenty of surprises.”
The foreshore at the Fishpen will be set up as a locavore’s paradise for the day in one of the best settings in Merimbula.
Sapphire Coast Tourism’s Anthony Osborne said: “Get hungry and get excited because this is the start of big things to come. The region has so much to offer.
“Merimbula locals and tourists look out over the lake and right under their noses is a jewel in our culinary crown … the humble oyster. Left or right you’ll see the rich earth that sustains the dairy industry and down by the Eden or Bermagui wharves, the shovel scrape on ice is music to seafood lover’s ears. We locals mostly take it all for granted but I can assure you our visitors don’t. So this is a great way to start jumping up and down about it.”
EAT 2013 will be held on the banks of Merimbula Lake at Fishpen and will run from 10am to 4pm on March 10. Interested restaurants, producers and chefs can request further information by emailing email@example.com .