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1 July 2024

Savour The Tweed: An invitation to new food and drink event

From coast to valley – a taste-led journey awaits

Potager kitchen garden

Wait staff showing customers through the kitchen garden at renowned Carool-based restaurant, Potager. BELOW: Delicious Tweed flavours are on the menu for Savour The Tweed. 

Food plates

Australia's newest premier food and drink event, Savour The Tweed, will be held from 30 October to 3 November 2024, shining a light on The Tweed's culinary excellence and unparalleled food and drink provenance.

The inaugural five-day celebration of The Tweed's rich gourmet offerings will feature a program of curated events to champion the region's local produce and those who bring it to life, from First Nations storytellers and passionate chefs to talented distillers, brewers and baristas, cheesemakers and farmers and an endless list of artisan producers.

Savour The Tweed will feature a stunning program of 20 distinctive events featuring local and visiting chefs with highlights including a First Nations welcome dinner and native food foraging, farm to fork menus and wild-caught seafood lunch, plus events showcasing healthy and sustainable food practices and ethical farming.

The program is co-curated by Tweed-based chef and author Christine Manfield and local food advocate Amy Colli of Straight To The Source and will highlight the diversity and prominence of The Tweed as one of Australia's leading food and drink destinations with farm tours, distillery and brewery masterclasses, long table lunches, storytelling, cooking classes and local degustations.

Christine Manfield said the program aimed to unearth the distinctive 'terroir' of the region by showcasing locally sourced seasonal produce and native ingredients and The Tweed's host of talented chefs and food and drink artisans.

"Savour The Tweed will be a signature regional event, created from the ground up, and I'm so excited to be collaborating with The Tweed's impressive line-up of food and drink producers, leading chefs and cultural storytellers to celebrate the distinctive flavours and character of the region and to offer a program of immersive experiences," Ms Manfield said.

"The Tweed's growing profile as one of Australia's leading culinary destinations is testament to the creative vision and hard work of the region's chefs, restaurateurs, growers, distillers, brewers, food producers and First Nations talent who will all feature throughout the event program."

Sally Scott, General Manager of The Tweed Tourism Company, said Savour The Tweed was an exciting addition to the region's annual tourism events calendar.

"As a five-day event, Savour The Tweed is the perfect long-weekend getaway for foodies who also want to experience The Tweed's holiday highlights including the Tweed Regional Gallery and Northern Rivers Rail Trail in the hinterland to surf lessons and snorkelling with turtles from our seaside villages."

Event partners

Savour The Tweed is a partnership between Tweed Shire Council and The Tweed Tourism Company to boost regional tourism.

Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry said the event would provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Tweed’s incredible fresh food offering.

Savour the Tweed is a key investment by Council to host a signature event that showcases our region and highlights our culinary strengths,” Cr Cherry said.

“At Council we have aimed to carefully nurture the Tweed’s burgeoning agritourism sector over many years, culminating in what promises to be a fantastic food event in Savour The Tweed.

“Events make the Tweed a great place to live and visit and we are proud to deliver Savour The Tweed with our event partners. This exciting new offering is part of our new Tweed Events Strategy which will be on public exhibition in coming weeks.”

Savour The Tweed will be delivered as an inclusive and eco-friendly event with a focus on accessibility considerations for all eventgoers and alignment with EarthCheck's Responsible Events Management action steps.

For more information on Savour The Tweed and to sign up for program updates and early ticketing details, head to visitthetweed.com.au/savourthetweed

Christine Manfield and Ben Devlin

Chef and author Christine Manfield (left) joins renowned chef Ben Devlin of Pottsville's Pipit restaurant to discuss the upcoming Savour the Tweed event.


Photo 1: Potager kitchen garden
Caption: Wait staff showing customers through the kitchen garden at renowned Carool-based restaurant, Potager. 

Photo 2: Food plates
Caption: Delicious Tweed flavours are on the menu for Savour The Tweed.

Photo 3: Christine Manfield and Ben Devlin
Caption: Chef and author Christine Manfield (left) joins renowned chef Ben Devlin of Pottsville's Pipit restaurant to discuss the upcoming Savour the Tweed event.

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Tweed Shire Council wishes to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. Council also acknowledges and respects the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lore, customs and traditions.
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