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Dining With The Governor General

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.

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In the kitchen at Government House, discussing the menu with Jane Booth.

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At government house the week before the Inaugural National Feast.

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Pre dinner drinks in the drawing room with Scott and Paula Fraser.

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The event booklet for the Inaugural National Feast.

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Table seating at the Inaugural Feast.

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The menu for theInaugural National Feast.

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Canberra Urban Honey was the standout produce on display in the dining room

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Mitch seated in the dining room at Government House.

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My produce was the centrepiece of the buffet.

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My favourite item on the menu.

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A sample of our dinner prepared by Jane Booth. It was excellent.

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The table setting was stunning.

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The dessert buffet was spectacular.

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My produce was an exciting after dinner treat served with tea and coffee.

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An after dinner treat for Mr Curtis Yee who was trying my honeycomb for the first time.

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A recipe treasure shared by Clayton Donovan.

The event is listed on the website of the Govenor General and was reported by

Landline

The Australian

Farm on Line

Beef Central

I look forward to hearing how you celebrate the winter solstice and excellence in Australian produce in 2016.

Cheers Mitch

-- Mitchell Pearce

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