From 29 June to 7 July 2019, the Scenic Rim will be inviting visitors to enjoy its Eat Local Week.
During the festival, the Scenic Rim will be hosting more than 90 events at the region’s best wineries, farms and restaurants. The events include free and low-cost activities for kids, plus farm tours and exclusive dining events.
One such farm that is planning events for the festival is Summer Land Camels.
They create a range of products from camel milk and camel meat, including gelato ice cream and cheese. During the festival they are offering a long lunch, a children’s day, a cheese-making event and a lot more.
The Overflow Estate 1895 is set on an island on a lake and produces a range of wines.
During the festival, they will be hosting a five-course degustation lunch matched with five Overflow Estate wines, and a huge paella lunch prepared by chef Javier Codina of Moda Restaurant.
Another venue offering something special is Austin House Restaurant in Boonah. It offers fine dining and during the festival it will be hosting an eight-course degustation long lunch.
A great spot for picking up the freshest meat products whilst in Boonah is the Top of the Town Butcher. The meat on sale hasn’t travelled far. The grass fed beef is from the owner’s own herd and the small goods are produced using the on-site smokehouse.
A great place to stay when at the festival, or anytime of year for that matter, is Old Church Bed and Breakfast, just outside of Boonah. It offers beautiful accommodation in a renovated 19th century church. It boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms and can sleep up to 12 people.
The owners offer terrific tours of the Scenic Rim that take in the best farms, wineries, markets and more. They are for groups and can be tailored to your specification.
During the Eat Local Week, they are offering a special tour package. The dates are 2-4 July and include a luxurious two-night stay at the B&B and two days of touring. It’s fully catered and starts from $400. Transport from Brisbane and the Gold Coast can be arranged.