Cooking Demonstrations

As a tour excursion, cooking demonstrations can be a fun and interesting option.
For incentive, conference and specialist groups we can arrange these services both in house or at a variety of outside locations.

Option 1: Cooking Demonstration

Price $140pp, Min 10 – Max 20 pax

Perfect for partner programs and special interest groups. Our successful format is as follows:

Start Time : 10.00 a.m
Our Chef will guide you through a history of Bush Tucker as you sample a variety of native spices and fruits, explaining their tastes, origins, commercial and traditional uses e.g. quandongs, Lilly pilli, Kakadu plum, bush tomato, wattle seed. During this interactive tutorial you will be served coffee and lemon myrtle tea. We provide a bush food glossary and menu to keep and guests have an opportunity to purchase from our range of merchandise.

11.00 a.m
The chef will demonstrate preparing, cooking and presentation of three dishes that can be produced in the home.  The chef will cover some professional hints and answer questions.  Such dishes as Sugar cane prawn sticks, salt & pepperleaf crocodile and Wattle seed pavlova may be demonstrated. Guests join us in the kitchen for some fun and a learning experience. Recipes included.

12.00 p.m
Guests sit down to a three course lunch with a half bottle of wine included per person.  Generally the lunch is based on the food prepared during the demonstration so guests can enjoy what they have learnt.

Approx. 2.00 p.m
Guests are presented with a gift of Ochre Dukka and are free to purchase further Red Ochre or Tropic Spirit products and depart, or stay on and enjoy the ambience and fine wines.

Option 2: Tutorial Luncheon

Price $110.00 pp, Min 10 – Max 80 pax

Start Time: from 11.00 a.m
Coffee, lemon myrtle tea and macadamia shortbreads served

Our Chef’s will guide you through a history of Bush Tucker as you sample a variety of native spices and fruits, explaining their tastes, origins, commercial and traditional uses e.g. quandongs, Lilly pilli, Kakadu plum, bush tomato, wattle seed etc. We provide a bush food glossary and menu to keep and guests have an opportunity to purchase from our range of merchandise.

12.00pm
Guests sit down to a three course lunch with a half bottle of wine included per person.

Sample menu

Wattle seed damper with dukka and peanut oil

Salt and native pepper leaf prawn and crocodile – lemon aspen sambal and Vietnamese pickles

Grilled lamb short loin – panzella salad – bush tomato and balsamic dressing and wild lime aioli

Wattle seed pavlova – Davidson plum sorbet and macadamia biscotti

Approx. 2.00 p.m.
Guests are presented with a gift of Ochre Dukka and are free to purchase further Red Ochre or Tropic Spirit products and depart, or enjoy the ambience and fine wines.

STUDENT TUTORIAL 2015 – EXPERIENCE THE TASTE OF AUSTRALIA

Our experienced chef will guide you through the history of bush foods – taste over a dozen wild berries and spices including – bush tomato, lemon myrtle, quandong, pepperleaf, lemon aspen etc. Includes tasting notes and menu.  These Australian native foods have remained the property of the Australian Aboriginal people until being discovered by talented chefs only in the last 20 years – now everyone can enjoy them.

BUSH FOOD TUTORIAL

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FOLLOWED BY

Wattle seed damper with wild spice

Australian antipasto plate – smoked kangaroo, Emu pate with bush tomato salsa,

Eucalyptus smoked salmon, crocodile

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Char grilled native meats – wallaby and kangaroo

with wild berry sauces and salad and spiced fries

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Dessert plate with a selection of pavlova, fresh fruits & ice creams

Lunch $25.00pp – Monday to Friday

Early Dinner $38.00pp

Time Frame 90 minutes minimum

MIN 10 PAX

50% discount for teacher/TL

20 pax or more – 1 teacher/TL FOC

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