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A culinary exploration of Newcastle's East End | 20 Oct

Some of Newcastle’s favourite restaurants are coming together for FORAGE, a special all-day event to be held on Saturday, October 20.
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New event celebrates the East End’s culinary diversity

FORAGE is a celebration of the much-loved East End, which is known for its exceptional food. A range of dining experiences will be on offer, from building your own pancake masterpiece at Cirque, a lazy long Italian-inspired lunch at Vault 73, and a three-course Turkish banquet at Moor featuring a belly dancing performance.

Seven businesses are involved and there is also an Underground Epicurean food trail, which includes four courses and matching wines at different venues. Bocados chef Raul Cabrera described FORAGE as an ideal way to welcome people back to the city after the light rail construction period. 

“Food brings people together and we’re lucky to have so many fantastic choices in the East End.”

Bocados will be offering a one-off, authentic range of tapas with matching wines for a special lunch. Other venues are offering later afternoon and dinner options.

FORAGE has been organised by Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association in collaboration with restaurateurs.

The executive manager of Newcastle Now, Richard Christian, said FORAGE is a celebration of the much-loved East End, which is known for its exceptional food.

“It’s also an opportunity for people to meet the hard-working men and women behind the kitchen counter,” said Christian. “Diners can move between venues or opt to linger with friends and enjoy a leisurely meal.”

Tickets for the various offerings range from $18 to $150 per person. To book visit Click Here

And here is the full list of foodie things to get involved in...

Pancake Heaven
From 7am - $18pp
Build your own pancake masterpiece at Cirque. Complement your delicious fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a selection of yummy toppings like; salted caramel sauce, caramelized banana, honeycomb butter or fresh mixed berries.

Spanish Tapas Lunch
12pm - $95pp
Join Raul and his team at Bocados where they will be introducing a one-off, innovative and unique range of authentic Spanish tapas along with matching wines.

Five-course Taster Dinner
6pm - $150pp
Award-winning chef Chris Thornton will talk guests through a special five-course taster dinner menu with matching wines at Restaurant Mason.

Lazy Long Lunch
12-4pm - $45pp
Join Vault 73 for a lazy long lunch on one long communal table. Vault 73 will be serving a feast of Italian style share plates throughout the afternoon.

Applewood Smoked Pork Ribs
2pm - $95 for 2 people
Let The Falcon treat you and a friend to a full rack of delicious in-house Applewood Smoked Pork Ribs paired with a bottle of red of your choice or beer if that’s your thing!

Taster Menu Selection & Glass of Wine
From 4pm - $15pp
Drop into Reserve and make a selection from their special tasting menu and accompany it with a glass of wine.

Turkish Banquet
6.30pm - $95pp
Join Shane and the team at Moor for a three-course Turkish banquet. Includes a 2 & 1/2 hour beverage package and fusion belly dancing performance.

East Feast Long Lunch
12:15pm-3pm - $99pp
Join Underground Epicureans and experience four of the best the East End has to offer over a long lunch with some friends or perfect strangers. Underground Epicurean food trails are a dining experience where each course is enjoyed in a different place, the perfect way to forage the best from the East End. Includes a four-course lunch, matching wines and coffee.

02 4929 4644
Tickets Here
Saturday 20th October
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