May 27, 2012
The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa has announced that top chef Martin Boetz (pictured) of Longrain Sydney and Melbourne will headline the Delicious Weekend Away, being held over the long weekend in June.
Boetz promises to bring energy and colour to Byron for the three day food and wine celebration.
Born in Germany, his passion for cooking was nurtured by some of the world’s greatest Chefs, including David Thompson (who now owns London’s Michelin starred Nahm) at Darley Street Thai and Sailors Thai.
Martin joins Bangalow-based pastry Chef extraordinaire Katrina Kanetani from hatted restaurant Town (formerly of The Pier and MG Garage Sydney, Asiate New York and Quo Vadis London), Valli Little and The Byron at Byron’s Gavin Hughes (formerly of Aqua Luna, The Bathers Pavilion and Aqua Dining Sydney, Inverlochy Castle Hotel and 1 Devonshire Gardens Scotland).
“There are lots of passionate producers growing fabulous Thai ingredients in the Byron region,” said Martin Boetz, “including turmeric, galangal and betel leaves that we use at Longrain and will celebrate over the course of the weekend.”
The weekend includes a cooking class with Valli Little, lunch at award-winning Newrybar restaurant Harvest, a visit to local farmers markets and a producers farm and a gala four-course dinner at The Byron at Byron Restaurant.
Guests will stay in the Byron at Byron Resort and Spa where they can unwind with yoga or spend time by the infinity pool.
March 29, 2012
Celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue today visited the Byron Farmers Market to research his new book, “The Best Farmers Markets in Australia”.
Best known for his cooking show with Curtis Stone, “Surfing the Menu”, O’Donoghue spent hours talking to stall holders, taking notes and tasting our unique produce.
March 29, 2012
On Tuesday (27 March) local identity Gavin Hughes, Head Chef at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, joined Adam Brown at Duck Creek Macadamias in Newrybar for a cook-up.
The pair produced four dishes between them, using magnificent Duck Creek products including Macadamia Oil, Couverted Chocolate and Wasabi Macadamias.
The event was filmed and will be aired in April at Singapore’s Food and Hotel Asia Trade Show, where Duck Creek Macadamias will display their award-winning range of local macadamia products for the first time.
“Duck Creek are a small unique company and are trying really hard,” said Gavin Hughes, “so I am happy to give my time. They use the grade zero nut, which is the biggest nut. Their plantation is gorgeous, we are so lucky to live where we do and have the opportunity to create from this abundant region.”
Local chef Adam Brown is the face of new cooking show “Extremely Hungry”.
November 25, 2011
Ms Jeffery will be a keynote speaker at the Australasian Regional Food Cultures and Networks Conference on November 29 and 30 at Kingscliff’s Peppers Resort, which is organised by Southern Cross University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
September 14, 2011
“We were thrilled with the crowd,” said festival organiser Remy Tancred. “There were of course locals from across the Northern Rivers and I also met many visitors down from the Gold Coast and Brisbane throughout the day.”
August 25, 2011
Satiate in Bangalow has been named one of the leading regional restaurants in NSW for 2012 by the Australian Gourmet Traveller in the prestigious 2012 Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards held last night.
Member for Ballina Don Page congratulated Satiate, saying it was a tremendous achievement to be recognised by Australian Gourmet Traveller, one of Australia’s premier travel, food and dining magazines.
“Satiate has an outstanding reputation locally. The restaurant is also a valuable drawcard for visitors to our region, and being named in these awards adds further prestige to their already outstanding reputation,” Mr Page said.
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality, and Racing and the Arts, George Souris, said 46 of the top 100 restaurants in this year’s awards were won by NSW restaurants.
August 24, 2011
Co-editor of the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and director of the upcoming Crave Sydney International Food Festival (October 1-31), Joanna Savill, talked food trends at The Byron at Byron Resort last Thursday night, 18th August.
Joanna spoke of the contradictions between our food-mad society and the growth in childhood obesity, the world-wide trends toward more environmentally and socially aware cooking and the growing use of indigenous and native ingredients.
August 13, 2011
The line-up of performers for the festival has just been released. Non-stop live entertainment will fill the air at the Bangalow Showground with Kurtis, Kato and Wolf, Eliza McLeod, Ilona Harker and Tres Hombres gracing the entertainment ring.
July 13, 2011
What’s hot right now in the world of food? What’s it like to eat at the world’s best restaurant? And are we all becoming passionate home cooks thanks to MasterChef – or turning into even bigger couch potatoes?
Much-loved food authority Joanna Savill will visit Byron Bay next month to deliver a talk Food Trends From Around the World, drawing on her wide experience as a food journalist, broadcaster and Director of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. Joanna follows Victoria Cosford, Bettina Arndt and David Clark in the sell-out Byron at Byron Presents series.
Co-editor of the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and respected authority on Australia’s cultural and culinary diversity, Joanna is one of Australia’s most widely respected food personalities.
She has been writing about food since the early 1990s and has contributed to most major food publications in Australia, including The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Living section, Australian Gourmet Traveller¸ Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Travel + Leisure, Australian Good Taste as well as, internationally, The Financial Times Weekend and The Asian Wall Street Journal magazines.
In her many years with SBS Television she co-authored 10 SBS Eating Guides to eating out and food shopping in 50 different nationalities, and co-created and presented the highly-acclaimed TV show The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia, still showing in more than 20 countries.
June 30, 2011
The new food festival for the North Coast – Sample Food Festival – is in full swing, with only a few remaining stalls and marquees for the daytime festival and more than half the tickets already sold for the Sample Gala Dinner.
“The response has been heartwarming,” said Remy Tancred, festival organiser.
“We had a minor setback with a change of venue, but now it’s all systems go.”
Organisers have relocated the festival to Bangalow Showgrounds. The Gala Dinner will be held at the Byron at Byron Resort.