Celebrity chef, Clayton Donavan, presented a very interesting ’Bush Tucker’ meal, a mix of indigenous culture and modern cuisine to almost ninety people at a dinner hosted by Landcare last Friday.
Guests at the dinner, held at the Roxy Theatre, were from around the area as well as some people visiting Bingara from Victoria.
The menu consisted of tasty canapes such as goat’s cheese, lemon myrtle and a mixture of herbs. The main course was a choice of a meat or vegetarian. The meat was kangaroo served with seasonal vegetables and fruit, served with jus, and the vegetarian was halloumi with the fruit and vegetables. Dessert was white chocolate mousse, lemon myrtle sugar with berries and quinoa.
On Thursday, Clayton paid a visit to the Bingara Central School for a class with the students.
Clayton spoke very highly of the Central School students he met on Thursday, and asked some to help on the night. They delivered the food to each table and helped clear away.
He said how impressed he was with students from the local schools, as they looked him in the eye, shook his hand and thanked him. He hopes to come back in the future.