Get your taste buds ready! Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Horowhenua Taste Trail. The live paddock to plate experience will take place on Saturday 24 November, showcasing 10 of Horowhenua’s specialist food producers.
Now in it’s third year, the Horowhenua Taste Trail provides an opportunity to get behind the scenes of some of Horowhenua’s leading food producers and sample delicious fresh produce, directly from the source.
Horowhenua Taste Trail Chairman Antony Young says “All of our producers are family businesses that are proud to share their history with you as you take a behind the scenes glimpse into the way your food is grown and produced.”
The ten producers on the 2018 Trail are Woodhaven Gardens, Lewis Farms (home to Tendertips Asparagus), Genoese Pesto, Turk’s, Woody’s Free Range Farm, Levin Eel Trading, Thoroughbread Foods, The Ultimate Egg, The Baked Dane and the Bagrie Dairy Farm.”
This year the organisers have enhanced the food offering. Participants will see how the food is produced, then enjoy it in a gourmet form at many of the producer’s sites.
Catherine Lewis, Executive Director, says “We are a Taste Trail so good food is very important to us! This year participants have the opportunity to enjoy the very finest in Horowhenua produce in gourmet dishes prepared by cafés and restaurants on site.”
“On top of this participants can extend their Taste Trail experience and sign up for a series of Savour Events to wrap around their day” says Ms Lewis.
Savour events on offer include: a Long Table Dinner, a Champagne Breakfast, a Chef’s Talk by Annabelle White, a dairy masterclasses by award winning chef Jude Messenger, and a Wind Down Beers and Burgers event.
“Each experience gives participants a closer look at where their food comes from,” Ms Lewis says.
The event welcomes people of all ages, and is family friendly. Tickets are now on sale and numbers are strictly limited.
Date: Saturday 24 November 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Producers: Woodhaven Gardens, Lewis Farms, Genoese Pesto, Turk’s, Woody’s Free Range Farm, Levin Eel Trading, Thoroughbread Foods, The Ultimate Egg, The Baked Dane and Bagrie Dairy Farm
Mains Ticket - Includes entry into all eight sites and our five Horowhenua Taster Plates, or for under 12 years, a Taste Trail Lunchbox. Tickets: Over 12 years - $55 | 12 years and under - $15
Deluxe Ticket - A bus tour from your chosen location. Join the VIP day out with a tour guide, visits to selected sites, our five Horowhenua Taster Plates, Taste Trail Market Bag. Tickets: $85 - $130 dependent on tour start point
Entry Ticket - Take your own vehicle and go at your own pace. Food an additional cost on the day. Includes entry to all eight sites. Tickets: Over 12 years - $15 | 12 years and under - FREE
Friday 23 November
Horowhenua Long Table Dinner - Te Takeretanga o Kura- hau-po, Levin | 6-10pm | Cocktail dress | Tickets: $75 Includes cocktail on arrival, canapes, two course dinner and entertainment
Saturday 24 November
Lewis Farms Champagne Breakfast by Ocean Beach Eatery - Lewis Farms, Poroutawhao | 8.15am– 9:45am Tickets: $35 | Includes breakfast, a glass of Mumm Champagne (or juice) and a private tour
Chef’s Talks with Annabelle White - Genoese Pesto, Levin | Two sittings - 11am and 12.30pm | Tickets: $25 | Includes canapes and a complimentary glass of bubbles or soda
Dairy Masterclass with Jude Messenger - Bagrie Dairy Farm, Waitarere | 10am | Tickets: $15 | Includes demonstration and tasting
Wind Down Burgers and Beers at Turk’s - Turk’s, Foxton 3.30pm – 6pm – Drop in anytime | Tickets: $19 | Includes burger, beer and local music