Eat Merimbula 2017: The best from land & sea

Menu out now!

Grab your mates and join us lakeside for Eat Merimbula, a market styled feast, on Sunday, March 12.

The festival celebrates our local chefs, who harness the goodness of the local harvest from ocean to farm to create premium plated fare.

Seafood lovers can expect to feast on Rock Oysters from our five award winning estuaries, Eden Mussels and Kingfish fresh from Twofold Bay, and local snapper, squid, prawns and bugs. The region is a major supplier of seafood to the Sydney Fish Market, and you won’t get any fresher than what’s on offer at Eat.

From the farm comes pork and lamb, fattened on a Sapphire Coast spring and summer. Think of arancini, pizza, sliders, tacos and pies.

Grab a bottle of Rusty Fig or Rocky Hall wine and stretch out on your picnic blanket by the lake or indulge at the bar with Longstocking Brewery’s craft beers.

In the hands of Matt Crossley of Wild Rye’s Baking Co, Pambula’s famous Rock Oysters become the hero ingredient in a tasty new pie for Eat Merimbula.

Festival organisers visited Wild Rye’s Baking Co after hearing they were creating a quartet of pies.

“We can’t give everything away just yet, but we’re using local Rock Oysters, Kingfish, Beef and a dark ale made from hops grown at Pambula.,” Matt Crossley said.

“Our festival favourite, the Kingfish pie with Jellat Jellat Corn, is making a return and the Bombala Beef pie with Longstocking Brewery’s Dark Ale is an obvious marriage of beef and beer.

“We’ll also introduce our Oyster Florantine pie, with award-winning Sydney Rocks from Broadwater Oysters, Springvale Silverbeet and topped with a herbed crust.”

Vegetarian and gluten free dishes are also on the Eat Merimbula menu, along with sweet treats like artisan pastries, hand-made icecream and chocolates.

Now in its fifth year, the festival coincides with Labour Day in Victoria and ACT’s Canberra Day. Entry is free, service is from 10am to 2pm and no plate is priced over $8.

Bring your picnic rug, your appetite and your mates for a lakeside feast, between 10am and 2pm, Sunday, March 12.




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