In a surprise collaboration, two of the most celebrated establishments in the Byron Shire have come together to raise funds for Boomerang Festival, in a unique and exciting dining experience.
Taking note from Bundjalung word "Ja Nghari" (‘Food Gathering’) the dinner will be a celebration of food, country and culture with a special focus on Indigenous culture.
Ja Nghari will showcase the wonderful food Harvest and the Three Blue Ducks (The Farm, Byron Bay) are known for, in a three course menu inspired by local native ingredients personally foraged by the chefs themselves. The chefs will be led by Australia’s only Indigenous hatted chef and Bundjalung man, Clayton Donovan, whom you may recognise from SBS’s program, Wild Kitchen.
Be treated to a unique culinary journey that will be inspired and enriched by a multi-media introduction to the menu by head chefs Darren Robertson and Bret Cameron, an In Conversation session with Boomerang Festival Director Rhoda Roberts, followed by a feature musical performance from East Journey (Arnhem Land).
The evening will be hosted by leading food and lifestyle journalist Magdalena Roze, known for her work with Channel Ten and Delicious Magazine.
Rhoda Roberts commented on the connection of food to Aboriginal culture when AGFG was present at the Boomerang Festival campaign launch last December: “My father said, ‘first the food comes and then exposure of that culture and then we really break bread, and only then can we have the meaningful conversation that provides depth, friendship and laughter,’ she said.
Ja Nghari is the first of what all those involved hope to be an annual event. The dinner will be limited to 80 people and all profits will go to Boomerang Festival.
Friday March 18, 6:30pm. $180 per head, which includes canapes on arrival, a three course dinner, all beverages and live entertainment, BOOK HERE.
Ja Nghari is supported by Sample Food Festival, Clayton Donovan/The Jaaning Tree, Bluesfest, Frank & Joy Event Styling, Blossom Hunter Flowers, David Andreas Videography & Photography and BASE Production.