It was an honour to attend the Inaugural National Feast in Canberra on 21 July. The feast is an event by the Agribusiness Council and I predict it will quickly become Australia’s premier winter solstice event celebrating the excellence of Australian produce.
The event was hosted by His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove. It was opportunity to meet members of the agribusiness industries, experience excellent food and showcase the best urban honey in Australia. I experienced the event as a local producer showcased on the menu and an attendee. The night passed quickly and I snapped a few pics, but I’m grateful to Pip Courtney and Paula and Scott Fraser for sharing their photos with me.
In the kitchen at Government House, discussing the menu with Jane Booth.
At government house the week before the Inaugural National Feast.
Pre dinner drinks in the drawing room with Scott and Paula Fraser.
The event booklet for the Inaugural National Feast.
Table seating at the Inaugural Feast.
The menu for theInaugural National Feast.
Canberra Urban Honey was the standout produce on display in the dining room
Mitch seated in the dining room at Government House.
My produce was the centrepiece of the buffet.
My favourite item on the menu.
A sample of our dinner prepared by Jane Booth. It was excellent.
The table setting was stunning.
The dessert buffet was spectacular.
My produce was an exciting after dinner treat served with tea and coffee.
An after dinner treat for Mr Curtis Yee who was trying my honeycomb for the first time.
The event is listed on the website of the Govenor General and was reported by
I look forward to hearing how you celebrate the winter solstice and excellence in Australian produce in 2016.
-- Mitchell Pearce
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