Experience and celebrate the very best produce the high country has to offer at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa’s Savour Snowy Mountains – A Weekend of Food and Wine from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22.
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is supporting the local region, suppliers and producers get back on their feet with the Savour event this year. Anthony Cleary, Resort General Manager says: "It will be great to see everyone back at Crackenback and in the Snowy Mountains as part of the regional recovery, now’s the time to love NSW.”
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
Featuring a series of food masterclasses and culinary demonstrations, exclusive Chef dinners, farmers’ markets and live entertainment, the weekend highlights all things Autumn, as the leaves start to change colour and cooler breezes ruffle trees.
With a refreshing glass of crisp, cool climate wine in hand, enjoy the festival atmosphere by the water’s edge of the lake, listening to musicians, or stroll through the market stalls offering tastings and local produce for sale.
If you have an interest in food – whether it be eating or cooking – the weekend is sure to delight, with the Snowy Mountains becoming well-known for rich, hearty ingredients such as beef, garlic, trout, truffles, apples and honey.
The festival kicks off on Friday afternoon with a Bushfire Benefit concert with Beccy Cole at Wildbrumby Distillery in support of local charities; followed by a Gin & Vin evening at Cuisine Restaurant.
Enjoy roving canapes featuring local produce, demonstrations with a selection of cocktails and wines from locals Wildbrumby Distillery and Shut the Gate Wines, who will be showcasing their award-winning products in the evening, along with entertainment.
Saturday’s food and wine market day on the Village Green will showcase many of the region’s operators and suppliers of produce, such as honey, eggs, chocolate and vegetables. Live entertainment and a delicious array of food and wine at the market stalls combine to make this a great family day out.
Autumn feasting by the fire.
Drop by one, or all of the masterclasses after visiting the market day, where you can learn all about cheese with one of Australia’s highly regarded cheese experts Valerie Henbest, from Adelaide’s The Smelly Cheese Shop.
Shut the Gate Wines will also be on hand to explore the sensual result when cheese meets wine, giving tips on the best pairings.
Saturday night sees Cuisine Restaurant host another dinner – this time featuring three Chefs and a forager in a kitchen takeover. Join Ben Willis from Aubergine Restaurant in Canberra, Alastair Waddell from Harvest in Newrybar and Zeb Gilbert from Wasabi Restaurant & Bar in Noosa, for a five-course dinner.
Allard Dairy's "Bluey" with wild raspberries and quandong.
Also involved is Harvest’s forager Peter Hardwick, who has spent the last 40 years championing popular wild and native foods, such as lemon myrtle, riberries, Warrigal greens and aniseed myrtle.
A passionate horticulturist and conservationist, Peter feeds his research and information to Chefs around the country, who want to take advantage of indigenous ingredients.
On Sunday, Lake Crackenback’s Lakeview Stage plays host to a fun-filled Thredbo Valley long table brunch, as the finale to the weekend of food and wine.
Those wanting to attend the Savour festival can purchase individual event tickets or opt for an all-inclusive package. Click here for more details.