Saturday, 28 April 2012

Another Perfect Afternoon to Forage

Last year I was thrilled to attend the first ever Forage event. This year I was even more thrilled to go to the second Forage as part of FOOD Week. It was another picture perfect afternoon. The format was the same. Six stations over the same 3.5 km path from Borenore to Nashdale. Over 600 people joined the festivities this year! It was fabulous.

It was a beautiful autumnal afternoon amongst the vines.


First stop. Galantine of Chicken with Prune and Pork Stuffing. Michael Manners.

Delicious....
Plenty of wine ready for the hordes


A first view of Mt Canobolas


Then a short stroll to Station Two




Sadly brown soup in a cup isn't that easy to photograph, but it was tasty.


People greatly enjoyed the opportunity to stroll amongst the vines


 Many of the grapes had been harvested, but there were still some to sample


Station Three. Mushroom Pie from Tonic.

Exceptionally tasty. 
 A lovely dam to sit by, enjoy the lunch stop, and soak up the music.


Station Four. Seared Venison with Beetroot Risotto. Edwena Mitchell



The life of a domestique can be tough
Station Five. Apple, Lime and Mint Sorbet. Gina Allen


Station Six. Fig leaf Bavarois with Poached Quince and Quince Jelly. Lolli Redini. 

A Fabulous Finish!

Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books


This post is linked to Weekend Cooking, a fabulous weekly meme at Beth Fish Reads.






31 comments:

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for taking me on this tour-- I loved it!

Trish said...

How wonderful! I'm hungry now :)

Paulita said...

When I saw the title and the first photo, I thought you had an outing where you actually foraged for food. I guess you don't find that kind of food everywhere. It looks delicious. I love the sky over the vines. Here's Mine

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Wow...what a feast. I loved seeing the various food stations along the way.

Beth F said...

Oh yeah. I so wish I could have been walking with you but the next best thing was being there through your eyes. What a fantastic event and it looks like you had amazing weather. I can't wait to learn about the next one.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

This looks like such a fun and tasty event. Thanks for sharing it with us, I love your photos.

Eva said...

What a wonderful event to take part in. I wish we had something like that here too. The vines we couldn't match, but we might be as lucky with the weather.
I hope they keep up the tradition.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What fun! I would love to participate in something like that! And there is exercise between all the food stops...good thing, huh?

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I feel like I've walked right along with you. Music...good food...walking...wine...a big, beautiful world....what a happy day.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I feel like I've walked right along with you. Music...good food...walking...wine...a big, beautiful world....what a happy day.

Libby Rodriguez said...

Wow!! What a great event! I would LOVE to go to something like that; but, in a way, I got to go with you :)

Your photos and write up were really good!

Like some of your other commenters, at first I thought we were going berry picking or something. This was much more elegant!

Carol said...

The food looks fantastic and the day absolutely wonderful. Fabulous tour!

Susan Lindquist said...

Yum! Now THAT'S my kind of hike!

marveloustales said...

Good food in a beautiful setting--what a great way to spend a day!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

THAT is my kind of foraging! The wine, the amazing food, a domestic to carry the glasses, a gentle stroll! I like the idea of walking from one station to the next perhaps justifying the continuous hunger and thirst - hehehe.

Thank you for sharing this perfect afternoon with us and I wish that I could have been there too!

Bises,
Genie

Stacy said...

What a beautiful day... thank you for sharing this!

Alyce said...

That food looks so unique, creative and beautiful! What a fun time for you!

Peggy said...

The sorbet sounds yummy!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

What a fabulous excursion!! I so want to do this someday!!

Laura BurgandyIce said...

Wow!! You took us with you!! What a great experience!

Vicki said...

Walking and food, what a great way to spend the day!! I wish we had something like that near where I live. Thanks for sharing your day with us!!

Carole said...

Looks fantastic. Thanks for the share.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh wow! That last picture loaded like an unveiling.... gorgeous and yummy!

Bev Hankins said...

A very nice virtual tour. Those clouds over the vines look close enough to touch!

Here's my Snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/04/saturday-snapshot-april-28.html

bermudaonion said...

What could be better than fabulous food, a gorgeous view, and a little stroll? That looks like so much fun!!

Debs said...

Your photos captured the essence of Autumn :)

Marg said...

What a fantastic foodie event! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Nikki-ann said...

Oh, all that food looks and sounds wonderful! It looks like a lovely walk too. I would love to do that :)

edgar said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day-a stroll among the vines, taste a feast of food and wines. Where is this event in Australia?

Wrighty said...

Beautiful photos! It looks like this was a wonderful tour. It made me hungry to see the amazing selection you had!

Sandra said...

That looks amazing! Love the first picture =)
Here is mine:
http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.se/2012/05/saturday-snapshot.html