Published: February 17th 2012February 4th 2012
...Food & Wine Fest
Donnybrook – Food & Wine Fest
Saturday 4th February, 2012
The Donnybrook Food and Wine Fest was a free event held in the Donnybrook Amphitheatre on the banks of the Preston River. Donnybrook is located in the Geographe region of Western Australia where if you have read our previous Blogs you will recall is the birthplace of the ‘Granny Smith’ apple.
The Fest showcases locally produced gourmet food and award winning wines and with all the TV advertising the organisers did, we felt it would be worth going and having a look at. With over 50 stalls and free children's activities, there is something for everyone. Entertainment was provided all day and included a grape stomping competition, waiters race, cooking demonstrations and wine appreciation seminars. There was also a young girl singing country &western and she was fantastic and only 15YO. With two CD’s to her name already, voted best busker at Tamworth Country & Western Music festival in Jan this year (2012), keep an eye out for this young lady , Kate Hindle.
There was also a display of vintage cars and you would not believe it by my old Falcon XY Ute was
Donnybrook Food & Wine Fest
My old Ute and Dad's old Humber are now classic and vintage cars!
parked next to Dad’s old Humber Super Snipe !
It was the cooking demos though that were the highlight of the day and they even kept me totally mesmerised for 3 hours! Then again it was conducted by Daniela and Stefania, who were finalists in the 2011 series of My Kitchen Rules. They were entertaining, funny, captivating and full of great ideas, we both, along with a huge crowd, loved them, it was like sitting in on an Italian family kitchen ‘event’ as opposed to a cooking demo. I am pleased we waited to see them both and let me tell you that watching Stefania was not hard on the eye either! They let slip that they may have a TV series in the offing, so let’s hope so, as I feel it will be a lot of fun, not just cooking.
There are more photos below