|11.00–11.45am||Adam Pizzini||Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina, Wangaratta||Pork, fennel and garlic sausage cooked in fresh tomato and basil pasta sauce|
|12.15–1.00pm||Patrizia Simone||Simone’s Restaurant, Bright||‘Harvest Feasting’ of Milawa duck saltimbocca with chestnut and pumpkin malfatti, Alpine quinces in grappa|
|1.30-2.15pm||Michael Ryan||Provenance Restaurant, Beechworth||Soon to be announced|
|2.45-3.30pm||Jodie Goldsworthy||Beechworth Honey, Beechworth||Soon to be announced|
|4.00-4.45pm||In-house baker||Beechworth Bakery, Beechworth||Soon to be announced|
The Harvest Celebration in Beechworth provides gourmet adventurers with a full-day program of food and wine demonstrations in the Beechworth Honey Culinary Theatre, on the main central stage with admission included as part of your Harvest Celebration ticket.
Chefs Michael Ryan (The Provenance Restaurant, Beechworth) and Patrizia and Anthony Simone (Simone’s Restaurant, Bright) will demonstrate their skills live on-stage. With the 2013 Age Good Food Guide awarding Provenance its Regional Restaurant of the Year title and two hats, Michael Ryan’s presentation will be one not to miss. Similarly, Patrizia Simone, who in 2009 was named a Legend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, will also be popular with food lovers as she reveals on-stage some of the secrets that have made her restaurant Simone’s an icon of the region for more than 20 years.
A family name synonymous with food and wine in the High Country is Pizzini and this wonderful wine making and food loving family will again be represented by Adam Pizzini of Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina, who will dazzle with his dishes while sharing his tips and culinary concepts on-stage.
Local identity Jodie Goldsworthy from Beechworth Honey will again take to the stage to demonstrate nature’s golden nectar and its sweet and sticky versatility.
Finishing the day (and deliberately placed at the end of the run order to end on one last sweet note) will be the Beechworth Bakery, with participants being invited to roll up their sleeves and dive their hands into freshly prepared dough.