Grazing Down the Lachlan will draw upon the gold rush era for inspiration for this year’s menu, with renowned Sydney chef O Tama Carey returning as Creative Director. While the menu is kept secret until the day, the theme provides ‘Grazers’ with a little insight into what to expect.
“During the gold rushes of 1850s and 60s, thousands of Chinese-born people migrated to the region. With them, they brought their cuisine”, O Tama said.
“The dishes will incorporate ideas of Chinese dishes found in regional restaurants of Australia with touches of native ingredients and flavours. Our ingredients and produce will again be sourced locally.”
Following a hiatus in 2020, the multi-award winning foodie adventure returns to Forbes on Saturday 18 September 2021. The epic long lunch is set alongside the picturesque Lachlan River. ‘Grazers’ are free to wander along the designated corridor of the nine-mile reserve between six stations offering delicious food with a matched beverage.
Chair of the Grazing Down the Lachlan committee, Wendy Muffet said, “This year we’re excited to explore cultural diversity in the wake of the first gold rush in partner ship with our major sponsor Evolution Mining – an extraordinary synergy. Events like Grazing are so important for regional communities, showcasing and celebrating local culture and history, while boosting local economies.”
To ensure the Grazing committee can deliver a COVIDSafe event, ticket numbers have been capped at 500.
“The health and safety of our community and visitors is first priority,” Wendy added.
“While we have limited numbers to the main event, we will be hosting some supporting events on the Friday and Sunday to extend the Grazing weekend. We are so looking forward to sharing the details of those supporting events when we launch the full 2021 program in the coming weeks.”