A foodie adventure..
- Tracking Wiradjuri songlines in the hoofprints of our drovers.
A foodie adventure..Tracking Wiradjuri songlines in the hoofprints of our drovers.
Beneath breathtaking river gums, alongside a tranquil river and within a stock route that is synonymous with Songlines and drovers, the scene is set for what is to be an epic long lunch on Saturday 18 September 2021.
The meandering Lachlan River is the unique location for our exciting food event, Grazing Down the Lachlan, which will once again blow the minds of the most adventurous connoisseurs of fine food. Consisting of 6 food stations, guests will be treated to another extraordinary experience.
You will be welcomed to country, then free to wander along a designated corridor of the reserve, enjoying portions of delicious food with a matched beverage. Guests will then be transported by bus back to Forbes on dusk, having enjoyed a truly amazing experience, embedded in nature.
Focusing on foods native to the Central West region, the degustation menu will be prepared and delivered by local restaurateurs and caterers. A sophisticated fusion of locally farmed and foraged produce, with traditional bush tucker, ensures the dishes will deliver on the promise to be memorable and unique.
The proceeds of Grazing Down the Lachlan support the Forbes Arts Society in the delivery of purposeful art and cultural initiatives and infrastructure, including the Sculpture Down the Lachlan public art trail.
The Ethos of Grazing Down the Lachlan
What makes this dining experience truly unique is the underlying commitment to delivering a zero-waste, environmentally responsible event.
Our guests (‘Grazers’) are supplied with an event bag made from recycled fabric, which contains an enamel plate, recycled fork, donated drink bottle, event wine glass and lanyard, a menu map, and a napkin made from donated linens.
Grazers are transported by bus out to site (Nine Mile Reserve, 20 kilometres from Forbes), in an effort to minimise our impact on the natural environment.
Once on site, Grazers are Welcomed to Country and are then free to wander along the 2.5 kilometre bush track between six stations offering delicious food with a matched beverage. To avoid waste, only reusable service items are used.
At the final station, Grazers are encouraged to donate their reusable service items back to Grazing to be used again the following year. It’s our small contribution to the War On Waste!