Celebrity chef Adrian Richardson serves up a culinary treat last night. ROAST suckling pig with apple relish, wild rabbit pie and tartlets with smoked eel and salsa are a sampling of what foodies in Camperdown devoured last night.
Nanjing Night Net

As the sun set at the Camperdown Recreation Reserve the beer and champagne flowed freely at the umbrella event of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

It was the first time the long-running event travelled to the region and celebrity chef Adrian Richardson said the 200-strong crowd would be treated to a banquet of food.

“There is so much great local produce here, which I use in my restaurant,” he said. “It’s good to get out of the bloody restaurant.

“It’s great to get out here in the country, the team here has done a fantastic job.

“I’m all about very simple cooking and simple presentation. The facilities in this kitchen are top notch.”

Mr Richardson runs the celebrated La Luna restaurant in North Carlton and is a passionate campaigner for fresh food. He has written several books and also appears on the Channel 10 afternoon television show Good Chef Bad Chef.

Camperdown’s Roz Holmes soaked up the atmosphere with her four daughters and said the food had been delicious.

“It’s lovely,” she said.

“I’m really pleased they’ve been able to come here.”

The night began with canapés on the lawn at the Camperdown Recreation Reserve and then moved indoors to a spread of many courses, all designed by Richardson using local produce.

Corangamite Shire mayor Matt Makin said the Corangamite Foodies’ Feast was a chance to showcase the food of the region.

“To have so many people attend an event like this is very significant,” he said.

“It shows how important this sector is.

“What more could we want? We’ve got one of the best chefs in Australia here.”

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