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Georges River is In Good Taste this February

04/02/2021

Sydneysiders will be able to taste their way around the world without leaving the city, when the heart of Sydney’s south becomes a foodie’s paradise for the inaugural In Good Taste festival in February.

Sydney’s best cuisines will be on show, with an indigenous master chef bringing flavours of the First People through bush tucker walks and a cooking demonstration. A ‘Little Lunar’ night out will also be taking place to welcome in the Year of the Ox.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said after a tough year being apart, the In Good Taste festival is a perfect opportunity for everyone to share the experience of food and culture.

“It wouldn’t be a festive February without eating plenty of fabulous food,” said Mayor Greene.

“Whether it is savouring our dreamtime flavours, Lunar New Year’s dumplings, dragon beard candy, multicultural banquets, or delicious biscuits for our loyal pet friends, In Good Taste has something for everyone.

“I cannot wait for Georges River to come alive with enchanting sights, sounds and taste-bud-tingling aromas.”

Highlights from the In Good Taste event series include:
 

Bush Tucker Walks

Discover native flavours in our own local bushes and parks. Come on a journey with Aboriginal educator Brenden Moore from Sydney’s Royal Botanical Garden, and embrace native plant ingredients that have been used in Australia for thousands of years.

WHERE: Oatley Park (meet at the Castle)

WHEN: 11.00am – 12.00pm, Saturday 13 and 20 February

COST: Free. Booking is essential.

(Images and video of these walks are available for media post event.)
 

Little Lunar

Some of Sydney’s best Asian restaurants will be serving a finger-licking selection of bite-size celebratory dishes under the moonlight. For a taste of traditional lunar flavours, diners will have the opportunity to stimulate all senses, with traditional lion dances and an all senior’s Chinese line dance entertainment piece.

WHERE: Hurstville Plaza

WHEN: 5.30pm – 9.00pm, Friday 19 February

COST: Free
 

Taste of Lunar New Year tours

Travel to Asia on this epic 1.5-hour Lunar New Year tasting tour. Learn more about the food and traditions of Lunar New Year. Indulge in delicious treats from China, Malaysia and more.

Hand sanitiser and masks are included. Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment at https://www.tastetours.com.au/tour/taste-of-lunar-new-year-hurstville/

WHERE: Meet outside Hurstville Train Station. (227/231 Forest Road)

WHEN: 12, 13, and 19 February at 11.00am

COST: $44
 

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


Free Cooking Demonstrations

Georges River Council are partnering with Club Rivers to host a mouth watering afternoon of free cooking demonstrations featuring Brenden Moore cooking up dishes utilising indigenous produce and two other, yet to be announced, local chefs. Come and learn some kitchen tricks that will surely impress your family and friends.

WHERE: Club Rivers, 32 Littleton St, Riverwood NSW 2210

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

COST: Free (first in best dressed)



Georges River Council would like to thank our In Good Taste Media Partner – SBS Corporation. Funding for the Little Lunar activity has been provided by the NSW Government.

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