Saskia Beer and Nino Zoccali will team up to share their love of quality produce at the 2015 Barossa Gourmet Weekend, Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 August.
2015 marks thirty years since the first ever Barossa Gourmet Weekend and Saskia Beer is honouring the anniversary with a long table shared experience inspired by her home region’s celebrated ingredients.
In what she hopes is the first of many such events, Saskia has asked renowned Australian-Italian chef and owner of The Restaurant Pendolino and La Rosa The Strand in Sydney, Nino Zoccali to join her during Barossa Gourmet Weekend to demonstrate how to create a breath taking food experience using suckling Berkshire pigs, free range geese, Capons and game.
“This year, I want to go back to the heart of what our Barossa Gourmet Weekend is about – celebrating Barossa food with the region’s distinct wines and creating shared experiences,” Saskia said.
Saskia Beer grew up surrounded by the principles of good farming and honest cooking through mother Maggie’s restaurant, The Pheasant Farm, and father Colin’s game bird farming.
Nino Zoccali’s Australian-Italian heritage leads its way to a philosophy of using ingredients that create authentic Italian flavours.
The two chefs became acquainted through their mutual interest in quality Australian Pork during the 10th anniversary of the PorkStar program. Both are strong supporters and ambassadors of PorkStar.
The cooking demonstration with Nino and Saskia will be followed by a long table Barossa styled lunch where both chefs will join diners.
2011 MasterChef contestant and self-confessed Riesling freak, John Hughes will join the long lazy lunch showcasing his current Riesling vintage.
5 Course Lunch preceded by cooking demonstration
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August 2015
11am start for cooking demonstration –doors open at 10.30am
The Farm, Function Centre next to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, Barossa Valley
Tickets $120 per person Book online – https://longtablelunchbarossa.eventbrite.com.au
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