Home-made, brewed, grown and crafted; some of the finest culinary delights will be on display at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.
With boutique drinking options, a Foodie Feast of varied cuisines and take home treats at the Farmers Market, the expo from February 16-18 is sure to tantalise.
Experimenting with native, unique and in-season ingredients, Original Spirit Co aim to create high-quality small batch spirits at their Mornington Peninsula distillery.
“The distillery specialises in hand-crafted spirits with various types of gin, digestives, limoncello and a spiced tawny,” Barbara Richartz of Original Spirit Co said.
Elfreds of the Peninsula are long renowned for their homemade recipes which include a mild kasundi and Indian tomato relish, a spicy habanero chilli sauce, the popular mango, apple and onion Mumbai chutney, and the range of 10 spices and seasonings.
With more than a decade of experience in the kitchen, chef Simone Garusi has channeled his passion for cooking into his range of homemade frozen or cooked pastas.
He opened his Chapel St restaurant Italian Chef four years ago, but still enjoys the farmers’ market circuit where he sells gnocchi, tortelli and a Wagyu ragu sauce.
Mr Garusi’s fusion of chocolate and slow-cooked duck has created a unique tortelli pasta – best paired with a creamy mushroom sauce – an inspired combination that has become much-loved.
The taste of the Otway Ranges runs deep in Prickly Moses specialty brews, with this water being key to crafting the Barongarook-based brewery’s beers and ciders.
“This year we will be coming to the expo with a new beer that’s not for the faint-hearted called Saboteur Double IPA. It’s about 10.4 per cent in alcohol and it’s packed full of hops,” events coordinator Rosie Heaton-Harris said.
Other enticing offerings include their apple berry cider, alcoholic ginger beer, and everything else in between from easy drinking through to dark rich stouts.
The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo will be held from February 16-18, at Kings Park in Seymour. For further information or to buy tickets online and save 17% visit www.seymourexpo.com.au