A culinary journey like no other

A culinary journey like no other

A culinary journey like no other

19 May 2024

Willinga Park is delighted to announce the resounding success of the exclusive Long Table Lunch, part of the Shoalhaven Food Network's Celebration of Food 2024, held on 18th May 2024.

Guests indulged in an unforgettable experience celebrating the richness of South Coast NSW's local produce, meticulously crafted by head chef, Luke Bow.

The day began with a self-guided walk through Willinga Park's botanic gardens. As guests strolled, they discovered the beauty of nature, surrounded by Australian natives and a collection of 36 captivating art sculptures thoughtfully placed throughout the park.

Adding to the  ambiance, guests were entertained by local artist Alex Clark. Her eclectic range of acoustic sounds created a perfect backdrop for the afternoon, blending soulful melodies with contemporary tunes. Alex's performance, characterised by her smooth vocals enhanced the overall experience, making the event even more memorable.

Guests at the Long Table Lunch indulged in a culinary journey that was a celebration of flavours, textures, and culinary expertise.

Menu Highlights:

  • Bread from Lagom, served with cultured butter
  • Clyde River Oysters, accompanied by fermented tomato and chicken skin
  • Local Fish Crudo, with pickled chilli, burnt honey, and crispy nori
  • Eastern Rock Lobster, paired with maltagliati and chilli oil
  • Willinga Park Beef Short Rib, served with frites, uni, and avruga
  • Dessert: Blackberry, pistachio, and burnt meringue

As part of our dedication to nurturing future talent in the culinary world, students engaged in the Shoalhaven Food Network's Gaining through Training Initiative were participants at the Long Table Lunch held at Willinga Park.  Through immersive experiences in local industry work environments, such as events held at WIllinga Park, students are able to cultivate a deep appreciation for hospitality career prospects and enhance their employability through tailored skills training and personalised mentoring. 

Join us at Willinga Park for future events featuring exceptional food, breathtaking scenery, and memorable experiences. By subscribing to our newsletter, you can keep up to date on the events at Willinga Park.

Photo credit: Take Five Photography