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Options abound for foodies in March, with events left, right and centre of the Northern Rivers!
Spice fiends will need to put Saturday, 7 March in their diaries for the Chinderah Chilli Festival. Chilli eating competitions; an array of sauce, rub, jam and jerky stalls; food trucks; live music; kid’s activities; and icy cold beers and cocktails for the adults, the organisers have promised that this year will be hotter than ever! Make sure you visit Debbie’s stall when you go. She’ll have a special range of chilli butter, tilsit, labna and more. Wow! You can also find her popping up at a few other locations through the month too.
In Lismore, the annual Eat The Street centres around the Saturday’s gathering of 50 food, wine, art and craft stalls in the heart of the city. Local cafes and restaurants showcase fresh regional cuisine with tasting plates ranging from $5 and $10. There’s also music, cooking demonstrations and more. Our friends at Wattle Tree Creek will be there, so go say hi. And while you’re feeling social, swing by the Northern Rivers Food Information Stall to find out more about the farmers, growers and producers of the region and to get the low down on the Harvest Festival. Eat The Street also has a range of ticketed events from the Thursday onward, with a progressive dinner, tour, master classes and a garden party. Head over to the website to find out more.
Up in the Tweed, the Artisan Food Weekend kicks off on the Friday. Aimed at providing food and beverage experiences that make the Tweed shine for locals and visitors, there’s everything from a back lot tour of the Stone & Wood Brewery in Murwillumbah to a cruise on the Tweed from Cubby Bakehouse to Husk Distillers. Lots more too, including the intriguingly titled Death By Avocado at Tropical Fruit World. Sounds brilliant!