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In Good Taste

Georges River Council’s inaugural In Good Taste food festival is designed to showcase the amazing food and culture our community has to offer.

Highlights include indigenous cooking demonstrations and bush tucker walks from Brenden Moore through to new and exciting tasting tours of Hurstville. 

Taste our bite size event ‘Little Lunar’ and welcome in the year of the Ox.

Don't miss out on our festival program below.

Taste of Lunar New Year

Travel to Asia on this epic 1.5-hour Lunar New Year tasting tour through Hurstville’s rich culinary offering. Learn more about the food and traditions of Lunar New Year and indulge in delicious treats from China, Malaysia and more.

Prebook your tickets now.

Times and dates

11.00am on Friday 12 February, Saturday 13 February and Saturday 20 February 2021


To be advised when you finalise bookings


$44 per person


As places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment at Taste Tours

​Hand sanitiser and masks are included.

Bush Tucker Walk and Talk

New Date!

Join Brenden Moore on an hour long bush tucker walk through Georges River Council's spectacular Oatley Park. Discover and learn about the incredibly diverse range of edible fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves growing naturally in the Australian bush. 

As you walk, Brenden will teach you how to identify what’s good to eat and what is not. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste a variety of bush tucker.

Through his skills and experience Brenden inspires Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities such as the Thurawal Aboriginal Corporation in Western Sydney, Juvenile Justice Centres and schools to reconnect with nature and the environment, learn about native plants, bush regeneration, gardening, health and wellbeing.  Discover and learn about the incredibly diverse range of edible fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves growing naturally in the Australian bush. 

Times and dates

11.00am on Saturday 13 February 2021 (Cancelled due to Rain)

11.00am on Saturday 20 February 2021

11.00am on Saturday 13 March 2021


Meet at the Castle
Oatley Park 
1 Dame Mary Gilmore Rd, Oatley

Little Lunar 2021

'Little Lunar' is a free evening event to showcase the diverse ways in which Asian cultures celebrate this very special time of year.

This 'bite-sized' event will provide a wonderful, safe environment for celebration of one of the oldest, most important dates in Asian culture. Celebrate Lunar New Year with us as we bring you entertainment and local food vendors.

Little Lunar is part of In Good Taste month, 1 February to 28 February, using the theme of food for connecting people to their local community.

Funding for Little Lunar has been provided by the NSW Government

Times and dates

From 5.30pm on Friday 19 February 2021


Hurstville Plaza
294 Forest Rd, Hurstville

Event Sponsor

Dog Biscuit Day

Unleash your pets’ inner self, run wild and let their taste bud’s tingle. In the spirit of celebrating International Dog Biscuit Day, our local dog loving community will gather for a good cause – raise money for the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, continue building new homes for our animal friends to truly be themselves, feel safe and loved. Free gift bags jam-packed with Baker & Pooch dog biscuits and great prizes will be on the offer.

WHERE: Moore Reserve Dog Park

WHEN: 5:00pm – 7:00pm 23 February

COST: Free


Afternoon with an Artist - Lauren McCartney

In conjunction with the Georges River Artist in Residence program and In Good Taste, we invite you to meet, listen and chat with our current  Artist in Residence, Lauren McCartney.During her residency, Lauren McCartney explores women’s subjective guilt and the absurd pressure put on women to spend their supposed ‘free’ time in lockdown to not only to survive the current pandemic but to refine our physical bodies as we do so. Using dough and domestic objects, McCartney draws from representations of indulgence, excess, and the abject. She frames her body as yet another absurd homeware in a parody of women’s roles in heteronormative Australia. 

WHERE: Hurstville Museum & Gallery

WHEN: Sunday 21 February, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookings essential, limited capacity:
Find out more about our Artist in Residency program here.

In Good Taste Music at Lunch

Join us during lunch while you listen to the music styling of  19-year-old twin sisters Joely and Micaela Osfield who are an award-winning singer-songwriter duo based in Sydney. Whether it's singing in unison or joining in harmony, their combined voices demand attention, featuring an uplifting blend that's very unique. As multi-instrumentalists, they combine styles of indie, folk, and alternative music, crafting compositions that are earthy, poetic, and showcase a range of diverse genres and sounds.


56 Broadarrow Rd,
Narwee NSW 2209


Wednesday 24 February  


11:30am - 1:30pm


Free Cooking Demonstrations at Club Rivers

Georges River Council are partnering with Club Rivers to host a mouth watering afternoon of free cooking demonstrations.

Featuring educator Brenden Moore’s using native herbs to create his signature Lemon Myrtle Biscuits, Malaysian Chef Wanitha Tanasingam taking her exclusive family recipes used for the Malaysian Royal Family to the next level with the authentic taste of the classic Char Kway Teo – “breath of the wok”, and finally local Malt Barrel Char & Bar chef and 20 year restaurant industry veteran, Gavin Gray cooking up his Forest Mushroom & Zucchini Risotto.

WHERE: Club Rivers, Riverwood

WHEN: 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Saturday 27 February

COST: Free (first in best dressed)


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