Lunch on river wraps up suc­cess­ful food fes­ti­val

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE in­au­gu­ral Heart­land Fes­ti­val con­cluded in Mun­dub­bera on Sun­day with the Long Table Lunch.

About 110 peo­ple forked out $150 for the five-course plus wine meal on the edge of the Bur­nett River in Mun­dub­bera’s Bi­cen­ten­nial Park.

Chef Kelly Voss pre­pared all cour­ses us­ing lo­cal in­gre­di­ents, in­clud­ing beef, ham, citrus fruits, blue­ber­ries and pecans.

“Some of the com­ments I got from peo­ple were this is some­thing they ex­pect to see in Noosa, not Mun­dub­bera,” Ms Voss said.

“From the wine, the at­mos­phere, the food, to the Bur­nett River as well, what they got ex­ceeded their ex­pec­ta­tions.”

The event took Ms Voss al­most two weeks of full-time prepa­ra­tion and she said in the end things ran quite smoothly.

“I feel like we pulled it off re­ally well and rep­re­sented our town re­ally re­ally well,” she said.

“The food spoke for it­self, as we kept it re­ally fresh in its nat­u­ral state and just added my lit­tle quirks to it.”

The Heart­land Fes­ti­val is ex­pected to re­turn to the North Bur­nett in 2017.

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