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Chefs create tantalising menu from local produce for lunch

Cultivating Tastes Spanish Mackeral dish from the June event
Cultivating Tastes Spanish Mackeral dish from the June event

IMAGINE sitting under the warm winter sun, sipping on some of the best wine from around the country while sampling meals made with local produce.

Local producers, a local catering company and local residents are making this happen this weekend.

This Saturday will mark the second Cultivating Tastes event open to the public. The first was held in June.

"Cultivating Tastes provides a great way to showcase regional producers and for Chefs to create menu's that reflect the tastes of the region," Jason Pfingst from Lilly Pilly Organics said.

"We received a nice catch of Coral Trout from CQ Fisho caught locally yesterday to join the table at #cultivatingtastes this weekend!! The beautiful flesh will combine with locally grown grapefruit, avocado, and cucumbers in our Ceviche," Joesph Prout from Lickity Fingers Catering.

Mr Prout said the menu will showcase locally grown produce, on the property some of it is grown, with the passionate farmers who nurture it.

The event will be held at Groves Grown Tropical Fruit Orchard from 1pm until 5pm with tickets available here>>> until noon Friday.

There were still 30 odd tickets available at 2pm today and 20 bus tickets from Rockhampton return.

Ian and Sandy Groves Orchard is situated in Bungundarra, the family enterprise, originally started when Ian's father bought 26H in 1958 and over time the holding has grown to over 160H.

Presently crops grown are Lychees, Avocado, Mango, Carambola, Longans and Loquats. The fruit is packed on farm and sent to the southern markets.



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