Food adventures for December

Food adventures for December

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Byron Bay and the Hinterland are home to a treasure trove of dining options. There’s something to suit every palette, price point and preference. Here’s some places I’ll be trying – or returning to – this month.

First up, an oldie but a goodie. St Elmo down in Byron Bay. St Elmo was the destination for our first date night after our daughter was born ten years ago, and I’m a little embarrassed to say I haven’t been since. But it’s still going strong, so I think a little tapas and vino is in order!

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I’m planning to finally catch-up with the cool crowd and hit La Casita in Brunswick Heads. Operated by the uber-talented folk behind Fleet, La Casita is their more casual Mexican offering. Should be delicious.

And a perennial coffee favourite, Beach Byron, overlooking The Pass and Clarkes Beach in town is somewhere I’m also overdue to try. I was lucky enough to win a voucher thanks to their sponsorship of the recent Lighthouse Run so I’m looking forward to sampling their menu before the month is out.

And a stall that pops up at a few markets around town that I’m keen to try is Cooked and Cultured. Think local produce, ferments and more. Locations to try Sam’s food will the Lismore Organic Markets (Tuesday mornings), the Newrybar Markets (Wednesday evenings) or at the Dusty Attic Music Lounge.

And if I can squeeze in time, the Hinterland wonder that is Clunes Café has a new menu out and it looks like a cracker! We often take visitors there on our Farm Tours, and the reports have been glowing making this a Hinterland option well worth the visit. We can take you there while on a Tour to make sure you don’t miss out!

Wherever you dine this month, just make sure you enjoy real food, from real people at real places – and then tell me about it so I can add to the list of places to try for January!