A foodie’s feast at the Sey­mour Expo

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Home-made, brewed, grown and crafted; some of the finest culi­nary de­lights will be on dis­play at the Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo.

With bou­tique drink­ing op­tions, a Foodie Feast of var­ied cuisines and take home treats at the Farm­ers Mar­ket, the expo from Feb­ru­ary 16-18 is sure to tan­ta­lise.

Ex­per­i­ment­ing with na­tive, unique and in­sea­son in­gre­di­ents, Orig­i­nal Spirit Co aim to cre­ate high-qual­ity small batch spir­its at their Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula dis­tillery.

“The dis­tillery spe­cialises in hand-crafted spir­its with var­i­ous types of gin, di­ges­tives, limon­cello and a spiced tawny,” Bar­bara Richartz of Orig­i­nal Spirit Co said.

El­freds of the Penin­sula are long renowned for their home­made recipes which in­clude a mild ka­sundi and In­dian tomato rel­ish, a spicy ha­banero chilli sauce, the pop­u­lar mango, ap­ple and onion Mum­bai chut­ney, and the range of 10 spices and sea­son­ings.

With more than a decade of ex­pe­ri­ence in the kitchen, chef Si­mone Garusi has chan­neled his pas­sion for cook­ing into his range of home­made frozen or cooked pas­tas.

He opened his Chapel St restau­rant Ital­ian Chef four years ago, but still en­joys the farm­ers’ mar­ket cir­cuit where he sells gnoc­chi, tortelli and a Wagyu ragu sauce.

Mr Garusi’s fu­sion of choco­late and slow­cooked duck has cre­ated a unique tortelli pasta – best paired with a creamy mush­room sauce – an in­spired com­bi­na­tion that has be­come much-loved.

The taste of the Ot­way Ranges runs deep in Prickly Moses spe­cialty brews, with this wa­ter be­ing key to craft­ing the Baron­ga­rook-based brew­ery’s beers and ciders.

“This year we will be com­ing to the expo with a new beer that’s not for the faint-hearted called Sabo­teur Dou­ble IPA. It’s about 10.4 per cent in al­co­hol and it’s packed full of hops,” events co­or­di­na­tor Rosie HeatonHar­ris said.

Other en­tic­ing of­fer­ings in­clude their ap­ple berry cider, al­co­holic gin­ger beer, and eve- ry­thing else in be­tween from easy drink­ing through to dark rich stouts.

The Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo will be held from Feb­ru­ary 16-18, at Kings Park in Sey­mour. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to buy tick­ets on­line and save 17% visit www. sey­mour­expo.com.au

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