Thursday, February 3, 2011

businesses supporting local events

One thing I have learnt over the many years I have been in business;
what comes around goes around...and well two things then;
to lead you must serve.

And I like making a difference, If that happens I find everything else in my life falls in to place.
Plus I enjoy helping out with events that bring people together!

Since moving up here from the big smoke ten years ago to the Upper Goulburn region I have enjoyed business, tourism, visitors and the economic sustainability it brings our towns and villages. One of the plus's was meeting up with a dynamic and proactive group called the Upper Goulburn Food, Wine and Culture group.

One such event that myself and my business supports is the Marysville's World's Longest Lunch.(the long lunch volunteer team also support this event and with out them the event would not be the success it is today!)

Tickets are still available for Marysville’s Worlds Longest lunch to be held on Friday 4 March as part of the 19th Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (4-14 March 2011).

Attendees to the lunch will enjoy being part of Marysville’s long table that will meander on the gorgeous Steavensons River flats set in the lush green valley, where four of our finest chefs will prepare a sumptuous menu, matched with Upper Goulburn wines.
Students from Holmesglen and Alexandra Secondary College will be the wait staff who will work in with chefs from Rennies at Acheron, Fragas Café, Cumquat Restaurant, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort and My Chef Mike to showcase great hospitality and the regions best in produce.

This year’s event will be the seventh and is a still a popular way to relax, mingle with locals, friends and family and visitors from Melbourne and enjoy the regions finest in food, wine and culture.

Matched with rabbit, trout and local lamb will be a lovely mix of wine varieties including Sparkling Brut, Pinot Noir Rose, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon and a late picked Riesling. There will also be a cold Raspberry Ale. Some of the labels featured include Little River Wines, Jamieson Brewery, Ros Ritchies, Kinloch, Snobs Creek, Sedona and Delatite. All this will be accompanied by music from Pans on Fire and the Becky Moore Quartet.

Sam Hicks the event organiser commented “this year’s event sees many tourism and community partnerships and as in previous years there will be fun auctions and raffles to aid our communities.

2011 will see the Lunch team allocating nearly five thousand dollars from the efforts of the 2010 event to local groups who apply to the group for funding for local community projects.” This primarily is to aid bushfire recovery in the Murrindindi region” says Sam.

“ Our committee invite community groups to apply for a share of the funds that will be announced at this years lunch by applying by email with your project name, contact details of your group, an outline of no more than 150 words of your community based project and how much money your project requires to by COB. February 15 2011.Enquires 5772 3227”

And will there be a celebrity at this year’s event? “It’s a surprise, we are not telling at this stage”
Marysville’s Worlds Longest lunch is one of more than 250 food and wine experiences on offer across Victoria during Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

So gather your friends and join in the celebration of food and wine at Maryton Park B&B Country Cottages in Maryton Lane, Marysville on Friday 4 March – tickets selling fast!

For event and booking details, visit or to book tickets: Ticketmaster on 136 100