‘MARK’ this in your calendar – the Black Olive is coming to BINGARA!!

August 28, 2007

Mark Olive, also known as the Black Olive, is coming to Bingara on Thursday 20th September as part of the Biodiversity Forum which is to be held at the ROXY from 7pm.

Mark will demonstrate his unique style of cooking on the night with a mouth-watering showcase of traditional bush foods, cooked in a contemporary style. You will not only learn about the amazing qualities and blends of ‘bush tucker’ but you will be able to tantalise your taste buds with his fantastic creations.

Mark is Australia’s first high profile indigenous chef. He has a passion for bringing the vibrant colours and earthy tastes of ancient outback flavours and food to dining tables across the country and around the world. His dream is to see the wonderful, natural produce of the outback used in everyday cooking.

In 2006 Mark launched his own program on The Lifestyle Channel – The Outback Café – a mixture of lifestyle and cookery. The Outback Café brings together a vision of Australia as we’ve never quite seen before; aboriginal communities, remote locations, bush foods and restaurant cuisine.

In 2007 Mark toured Toronto, London, Milan, Paris, Utrecht and Berlin. He hosted dinners to overwhelming response; designing the menu and presenting Australian native flavours where he introduced a very alternative view of Australian cuisine to the ‘meat pie and beer’ perception widely held internationally.

This cooking extravaganza is proudly supported by Bingara and District VISION 20/20. Tickets for the night are available from the Bingara Tourist Information Office for $15.00. For further enquiries please telephone Carmen Southwell on 0428 241 542 or Rick Hutton on 0428 255 380