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Taste It Festival Line-up

by OutInCanberra 10 October 2012

Taste It Festival 2012 officially kicked off on Tuesday 9th October with the Wine Symposium at Siren Bar & Restaurant and the next event to take place is Here Comes the Sun at The Ginger Room on Friday 12th October.


Here Comes the Sun at The Ginger Room is a four-course dining experience that runs every Friday night throughout the month of October and it is all about fresh, regional produce. This event highlights what is in season this spring and all dishes are matched with local climate wines.


Executive Chef, Janet Jeffs has designed the menu (that changes each week) and focuses on local produce that showcases the best from Canberra and surrounding regions.


Enjoy pork terrine, pickled baby carrots, beetroot carpaccio, new season garlic tops matched with Chalkers Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, the buttermilk panna cotta with cumquat sauce matched with Gallagher Ginger Sparkling and many more scrumptious dishes.


The cost is $90 per person, including wines. Click Here to purchase tickets.


On Wednesday 17th October, The Vinyl Room is holding a Tapas and Cocktail or Wine Tasting evening. Grab a friend, lover or family member and enjoy four tapas dishes and either a bottle of house Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc OR two cocktails from The Vinyl Room ‘favourites’ list.


The Vinyl Room are also unveiling four new tapas dishes on this night, which you will be able to choose if you wish:
• Pork belly – twice cooked with sundried tomato sauce and apple salad
• Chicken rolls – asparagus, sundried tomato, garlic, basil wrapped with chicken breast and prosciutto served with ricotta and tomato pesto
• Garlic prawns – garlic and herb marinated prawns with tabouli salad
• Lamb meat balls – Morrocan spiced lamb meat balls with cous cous and yoghurt.


Let Chef Chanju show you his passion for freshness, goodness and tastiness. He buys all produce daily from the markets, to ensure all dishes are of the freshest quality.


Tickets to this event cost $60 for two people (one ticket for two people). Click Here to purchase tickets.


On Thursday 18th October, The Green Herring is hosting a six-course Brown Brothers Dinner as part of Taste It Festival 2012.


The Green Herring was recently a top finalist for the Savour Australia, Contemporary Australian Restaurant/Formal awards.


The Brown Brothers will be present during the dinner, taking you on a culinary journey and The Green Herring’s Sous-Chef, Richard, will talk you through all your meals.


This Brown Brothers degustation will be a memorable night and some of the Brown Brother’s bottles have not yet been released to the public.


Enjoy dishes such as the pan-seared prawans served with crispy pork belly; drizzled with apple reduction topped with bacon dust, marinated lamb rump served over potato gnocchi, tossed with enoki and oyster mushrooms, finished with a rosemary jus and the honey and caramelized orange pannacotta. All dishes are accompanied with a different Brown Brother’s beverage.


Tickets to this event cost $120 per person. Tables of 4 to 6 people will be configured for the evening. Click Here to purchase tickets.


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