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Mar 29 2022

New Member Welcome – Pipit Restaurant

Pipit Restaurant is inspired by a coastal sense of place with a focus on creativity, local ingredients and wood-fired cooking. The fine-dining 7 course set menus by chef Ben Devlin are shared in an open-plan space designed for guests to see and learn directly from the kitchen.   Pipit is a fine-dining restaurant, showcasing the best of Northern River’s local produce, sustainable seafood, and wood-fired cooking. It is designed around an open-plan kitchen, that lets their guests see into the whole cooking process and learn from chefs.   Choose from a 6 or...

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Mar 24 2022

Member Stories – Mark’s Gourmet Pies

Mark Bellman was a baker for many years, operating a pie shop in Lismore before moving into the construction industry. This was until the pandemic hit in 2020 and Mark faced a long period of career uncertainty and decided to swap his tools for a spatula to bake and deliver gourmet pies to friends and family. Fast forward nearly two years, and a period of juggling both jobs and Mark's Gourmet Pies is now an established and much-loved local business. Operating solo from his home commercial kitchen in Tregeagle he prepares...

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Mar 24 2022

Member Stories – Dilectio Gourmet

f you have overindulged over the festive period and are now exploring having a more plants-based diet we encourage you to check out the range of gourmet cheeses from Dilectio Gourmet. At Dilectio they dream of cheese and dream of a world where our cheese indulgence doesn’t have to cost the earth. Welcome to the exquisitely delicious world of Dilectio… where wonderful things can happen. Founders, Mark & Marie, were vegans that struggled to give up the dream of cheese, they missed the taste, texture and indulgence and couldn’t find a plant-based...

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Mar 21 2022

Two Northern Rivers chefs raise over $170,000 and deliver over 200,000 meals to communities cut off by floods.

The Northern Rivers community answered the calls from open fire chef Pip Sumbak of Pip’s Plate and Wal Foster of Natural Ice-cream Australia, and came together to cook and feed those who lost everything from the floods.   Nearly every restaurant and chef in the Northern Rivers contributed their time and energy to the cause, including Three Blue Ducks, Bread Social, Bay Leaf, Fleet, Eltham Hotel, Paper Daisy, Frida’s Field, Barrio Eatery & Bar, The Diner Lennox, Harvest Newrybar, Salumi Australia, Lightyears and many more.   Byron was flooding and there were rumours that...

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Feb 16 2022

Member Profile – Frida’s Field

Frida's Field is a paddock-to-plate eatery set on a 120 acre farm just 10 minutes from Bangalow in the Byron Bay Hinterland. It’s owned and operated by Edward Rawlings and Jeanie Wylie, who live on-site with their three young children. Their three long lunches per week are carefully curated by award- winning chef Alastair Waddell to celebrate the seasons, their ecological farming practices, and the amazing produce of the Northern Rivers region. Rawlings and Wylie are striving to transform their property from a blank canvas into a productive farm using regenerative farming...

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