You may recall we organised this dinner last year (in our actual anniversary year) and had to cancel due to COVID shutdowns. Well we’re back for our 10 (plus) year anniversary celebrations this year…with bells on!!
NRF is proud to be the first independently funded regional food industry body in Australia. NRF became incorporated in early December 2011 and is now funded by its members with support from sponsors and partners. We would like to celebrate this auspicious occasion with our wonderful NRF members and friends and invite you to attend our upcoming dinner at Frida’s Field, Nashua.
To celebrate this ten-year milestone, Chef Ally from Frida’s Field is elevating our event with a 10 ‘course’ feast, which will count down a decade of local food trends in our region and honour our amazing local producers (see menu below).
We will have a special presentation with a nod to our past, reflect on our founding members and look to what the future may hold for our region’s local food & beverage industry.
OUR MENU: Celebrating a decade of local food trends!
You will be greeted with a complimentary welcome drink on arrival and then all other drinks will need to be purchased from the bar.Chef Ally has put together a special 10 ‘course’ menu*, counting down ten years of food trends in our region and honouring our local Northern Rivers food producer legends.
It will be a very celebratory menu, starting with canapes, moving to shared platters and finishing with main course and fruit and cheese platter. Vegetarian options will be available and we will attempt to cater for all dietary requirements.
Note: please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org least a week before to let us know if you require vegetarian options or have special dietary requirements.
2011 food trend: Nut milks.
Australian Macadamia nut cheese and brown rice arancini
2012 food trend: Peruvian food.
Local fish ceviche, Peruvian popcorn
Tasting Plates (shared)
2013 food trend: pulled pork.
Smoked pulled Bangalow Sweet Pork, rye flatbread
2014 food trend: turmeric.
Quinoa, chia and feta, grilled kale, turmeric vinaigrette
2015 food trend: fermented food.
Fermented cucumber, pickled honeydew and olive
2016 food trend: Australian native foods.
Seared kangaroo loin, bush fruits, native pepper
2017 food trend: Smashed avos.
Avocado on toast, brush cherries, coastal succulents, kelp vinaigrette
2018 & 2019 food trends: cauli-mania & plant-based food.
Cauliflower rice risotto, Wakame and Gwen Tempeh chickpea red rice
2020 & 2021 food trend: Home Cooking & regenerative agriculture.
Frida’s Field Beef, Frida’s greens.
2022 food trend: forging the ‘new normal’
Deb Allard’s bluey, roasted pear
*Note, this menu may change slightly, subject to availability of ingredients. Vegetarian options will be available and we will aim to meet special dietary requirements (please contact NRF at email@example.com to confirm dietary requirements).
Thank you to our amazing sponsors & partners!
The ticket price for NRF members has been subsidised thanks to our sponsors and partners. NRF would like to acknowledge our amazing sponsors for this event including:
Gold Sponsors: Australian Macadamia Society & Casino Food Co-op
Silver Sponsors: Bangalow Sweet Pork, Shoobridge Transport, Hemp Foods Australia and Winding Road Distillery
Partnership: Destination NSW
Bus Partners: Kiff & Culture