Greater Shepparton restaurants will be working together to provide a five-course feast as part of the World's Longest Lunch on Friday.JOHN LEWIS March 10, 2014 4:25am
(From front) Tim Guppy, Linda Carli, Alex Green, John Marsden, Brian Anderson, Matt Higgins, Angelo Grasso and Jill Hayes will be providing their services for World's Longest Lunch.
Seven local restaurants will combine their culinary talents to dish up a long outdoor lunch in the leafy centre of Shepparton.
As a regional offering of the World’s Longest Lunch, the Queens Gardens lunch is part of the 2014 SheppARTon Festival’s month-long program of events.
Sponsor and co-organiser Jill Hayes of Shepparton Food Producers said the five-course lunch would comprise locally-grown and produced food and wine.
The menu includes Middle Eastern lamb in white bean puree with chilli pickled cabbage, green beans, and roasted tomato sauce with olive oil.
Local cheeses and fruit will also be served.
Wines from Tallis, Monichinos and Murchison wineries will be served as well as the Goulburn Valley-produced Too Many Chiefs cider.
‘‘It’s all local and seasonal, which means the food is at its optimum and is very economic and environmentally sound to produce,’’ Ms Hayes said.
The food outlets involved are: Friars Cafe, Stefano’s 276, Bohjass, Teller Restaurant, Yiche Restaurant, Higgins Bakery and Shepparton Food Producers.
Ms Hayes said it was the biggest collaboration of food outlets she had seen in Shepparton.
‘‘This brings us all together — it’s an interesting challenge,’’ she said.
She said each outlet would provide a chef and a waiter.
‘‘Everybody will serve each other’s food. I’m excited — hopefully we’ll do it again next year,’’ Ms Hayes said.
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