Selected local restaurants will include their chef’s signature lamb dish as part of their menu during the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show from July 14 to 22.
Masons of Bendigo’s contribution is a Rockwood Cottage spit-roasted lamb shoulder served with caramelised onion, broad bean and pistachio nut pilaf, tzatziki and fried vine leaves. Phone 5443 3877 for bookings.
Masons’ Head Chef Nick Anthony will demonstrate cooking his favourite spit roast at the Festival of Lamb marquee at the sheep show on Saturday, July 20 at 11am.
The Dispensary Enoteca will feature three lamb meals, a lunch, entree and a dinner.
Their $25 lunch special of a lamb kofta burger served with cos lettuce, tomato, coriander, haloumi, harissa, house-made bread and bad boy fries with tea or coffee and craft beer included.
The entree is a Moorish lamb pastilla and zaalouk salad served with sweet and sour eggplant relish.
For dinner, try the 18- hour slow-cooked and char-grilled Erindale lamb cushion served with eggplant puree and harissa with a salad of giant couscous, mint, coriander and toasted almonds.
Bookings: 5444 5885.
Bendigo Beer and the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival in association with the Bendigo Festival of Lamb will present an afternoon of Ewes, Brews, Stews and Blues at the Goldmines Hotel on Sunday, July 22 from noon to 7pm.
Goldmines Executive chef, Josh Pearson is creating some unique lamb dishes for the day to be washed down with local craft beers selected by the experts at Bendigo Beer.
After lunch, kick back and enjoy great music presented by 12 locals in a line up that includes;
Chris Jacobs, Jacob McGuffie, Alanna and Alicia Egan, Archer, Old Buzzard Medicine Show, Urban Creatures, Trouble in Mind, Zac Camm, Alawishus Jones, Andrew Garlick, Michelle Meehan and the Twelve Inch Clocks.
It’s a fund raiser for the next Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival and a very easy way to help develop the live music scene in Central Victoria.
Just $10 to enjoy a delicious lamb stew, a good craft brew and some great blues in one lazy afternoon.
Call the Goldmines Hotel for bookings, phone 5442 2453.
More July food events next week.
– Vicki Harrington