Our Kids fundraising officer Rebekka Battista (centre) with Andy Pierce from Howard’s Butchery and Mayumi Alexander from Zen Sushi, who are running master classes at the Lismore Wine and Food Fair this Sunday.
Our Kids fundraising officer Rebekka Battista (centre) with Andy Pierce from Howard’s Butchery and Mayumi Alexander from Zen Sushi, who are running master classes at the Lismore Wine and Food Fair this Sunday.

Fine fare for food and wine lovers

As of next week, Zen Sushi and Howard’s Café, Deli & Butchery will be neighbours in Keen Street so it’s fitting that the two eateries are getting together to run master classes at this Sunday’s Lismore Wine and Food Fair.

For just $10 you can watch as Mayumi Alexander from Zen Sushi and Andy Pierce from Howard’s cook up mouth-watering dishes that you can learn to re-create at home.

Mayumi will be whipping up some Japanese antipasto and teriyaki chicken, while Andy will show people how to make tomato tortellini with salami, oven-dried tomatoes and ricotta in a citrus and caper beurre noisette before moving on to a noisette of lamb with capers, anchovy and fresh herbs coupled with a creamed celeriac jus roti.

The classes run at 12.30pm and 2.30pm, and at 11.30am The Kitchen Shelf is also hosting a Riedel master class where you can taste different wines from different glasses for $95. You even get to take home a set of four tasting glasses from the Riedel Vinum range valued at almost $200.

If you’re more interested in eating and drinking than learning anything, then you can always skip the master classes and simply enjoy tasting a marvellous array of Australian and New Zealand wines while munching on delicacies prepared by Bexhill Store, Lismore Foodworks, Howard’s and Pirlos – all for just $15 entry.

Depending on the outcome of the election, it’s a great way to celebrate or drown your sorrows, and all for a good cause, with proceeds going to local charity Our Kids.

Our Kids fundraising officer Rebekka Battista said the Lismore Jazz Club will also be entertaining guests with smooth jazz sounds throughout the afternoon.

“It’s a lovely way to spend a Sunday, socialising and enjoying good food, good wine, and great jazz while supporting Our Kids,” Rebekka said. “This is the seventh year and it keeps getting bigger as we add different dimensions and include different types of food.

“It’s a beautiful outdoor setting in the gardens of Invercauld House, perfect for a sunny winter afternoon, and if it’s raining we can just move inside to the conference centre.”

The Lismore Wine and Food Fair is on this Sunday, August 22, at Invercauld House from 12-4pm. To book for the master classes phone 6620 2705 or if you just want to enjoy the tastings, simply pay your $15 at the door.


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