Yes, long time no hear from this blog. I have been busy being employed and recently worked at the North Coast National, AKA Lismore Show. My first time at the Show. It’s an aboriginal meeting place, the Showgrounds site. It’s a little rundown in places but retains the ‘old school elements of Pavilions showing the likes of “Champion Of Show – Best Pikelets”, and my favourite, “Champion Of Show – Honey Frame” from a bee hive. Of course we can thank the Bees for that design and construction, such masters that they are. Go girls, we all love ‘ya honey.
We had a variety of local Chefs cooking up a storm on our Demo Stage, in the Food Hall pavilion. BIG Thanks to them for their time and effort and delicious samples and inspiring ideas. Simon Pagotto (Trattoria Pagotto, Keen St next to the Gollan Hotel – go there) got away with a mighty f*#k at one point, while wearing his headset microphone. Graeme Stockland from Lillians Cafe (Possum Creek – go there too) effortlessly made two dishes at once, chucking some stuff in a blender and a couple of fry pans, barely taking a breath, and then serving up a twist on the Summer BBQ. The Gourmet Goons with moustaches are simply a delight to be around, priceless one might say, and their food is always tasty and great. They travel around the countryside and pop up at Festivals and markets. Check them out.