Longest lunch comes to Acheron
TWO regions will meld their gastronomic delights in a celebration of food and homegrown produce as part of this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Little River Wines, Marian Rennie Gallery and the City of Greater Dandenong will co-host the Regional World’s Longest Lunch at Acheron on March 15 from 12-4pm.
Once again, they will join together to promote businesses and amazing produce from their communities.
The event will be held in Marian Rennie’s beautiful historic garden located on one of the oldest farming properties in the Murrindindi Shire.
“We have been overwhelmed by the generous support of our sponsors from both regions,” said Marian.
Event co-organiser, Leanne McCready from the City of Greater Dandenong, said the Regional World’s Longest Lunch in 2018 provided a unique dining experience with more than 100 guests sitting at one continuous table; we will be replicating that experience with even more food stalls, taste sensations and merriment on offer this year, including a Bollywood Photo Booth.
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“Both regions are establishing themselves as thriving food heartlands.”
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Little River Wines of Taggerty will be providing a wine for each course and their cellar door will be represented with a marquee in the garden and at other times of the year open to guests by appointment.
Marian’s art gallery and restaurant is also open throughout the year by appointment and for individually designed group functions.
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Bev and Leigh Fraser of Marysville will also be performing live music during the day.
For more information and to book a spot in the Regional World’s Longest Lunch at Acheron visit www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au or ring Marian on 0412 109 129.
SET TO GO: A long table has been set for the longest lunch, which will be held in Acheron on March 15.
PRODUCE ON SHOW: A range of delicious and local produce will be available at the longest lunch in Acheron.
DIG IN: Many people celebrate the longest lunch by digging into a feast.