Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Games and Gamekeepers

It's games and gamekeepers for Primavera this weekend.

Ballandean Estate’s Gamekeepers Dinner is one of the festival's must do events. On Saturday, Chef Matt Wells will present a five course dinner featuring game meats, perfectly matched with Ballandean’s wines.

Guests who were lucky enough to secure a ticket will enjoy decadent mushroom and truffle soup, venison carpaccio, rabbit ragu with gnocchi, asparagus and goats curd, confit duck with gorgonzola polenta, green beans and muscatel jus. The gastronomic night finishs with a strawberry pannacotta with balsamic muddled strawberries and burnt orange cream. Our taste buds are salivating.

Not far way it will be a weekend of fun, games and wine at Pyramids Road Wines. Teams of four, decked out in hilarious costumes (our images are of some of last year's participants), will test their wine knowledge while tasting wines from around the world. Starting strong is one thing..but who will last the wine distance?

Primavera has not forgotten about our younger visitors. The little ones can shout ahoy sailor and watch Captain Hook walk the plank at a pantomime of CAPTAIN HOOK’S REVENGE. On at Stanthorpe's Little Theatre until Saturday 10 September.