Forage Fire Feast – a First Nations gourmet & culture experience

10th August
Flaxton Gardens, 313 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton

Thursday 10 August 6pm – 10pm

Sean Choolburra, Australia’s godfather of indigenous comedy entertains you while you enjoy a stunning menu prepared by Aunty Dale Chapman (of My Dilly Bag), a proud Yuwaalaraay Kooma woman from Dirranbandi and one of Australia’s leading indigenous award-winning chefs using sustainable, ethically sourced bushfoods and local produce.

Flaxton Gardens ballroom with 160 guests at 16 tables. You may also wonder who else is joining this event that everyone wants to go to - come along to be surprised for yourself.

Aunty Dale working with talented chefs, including Chris Jordan of Three Little Birds, a Koori man, will enhance this experience of surprising food, produce and culture in this authentic event.

Following a Welcome to Country, the evening will bring to life the three elements of this unique experience. The menu has been designed to showcase First Nations culture and talent that is celebrated through a shared gourmet experience.

Forage. The forage experience will come to you with first hand accounts of the gathering of the bush foods from the indigenous foragers. Savour native ingredients from country through your senses of sight, touch, taste and smell with understanding of origin and purpose.

Fire. Raising the temperature, fire and heat are harnessed to transform the gathered foods for an experience to be shared. The First Nations chefs also have their own stories to tell you.

Feast. A unique gourmet experience is also a seasonal one. What we can tell you, without spoiling the surprise is that you will share a five-course feast that starts in the sea but traverses the land. You might not usually find such an entanglement this far south but your taste buds will find the sweet spot in this spiced dish. Ethically sourced, slow roasted native game paired with the most compelling flavours and colours will be like a festival on your plate and a party in your mouth. Seasonal fish with traditional herbs will round out the main thrill. Craving something sweet, a tasting plate of the season.Some menu variations may be required due to seasonal availability of some produce and ingredients.

No feast would be complete without an extraordinary entertainer, Sean Choolburra, a proud Aboriginal man. Sean maintains and practices the cultural traditions of his father’s people the “Girramay” and his mother’s people the “Kalkadoon, Pitta Pitta and Gugu Yalanji”, which he draws on when he delivers cultural workshops and shows.

Sean Choolburra is recognised as one of Australia’s funniest and most enduring Aboriginal comedians. Born in Townsville, Queensalnd, and one of twelve, his comedy is created from a wide variety of life time experiences, stories, and observations.

The nature of this event means it will be very difficult to meet special dietary requirements. Please provide full details of special dietary requirements - you will be advised of our ability to meet your request - your ticket cost, less administrative charges, will be refunded if we cannot meet your request.


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We acknowledge the Jinibara people and the Gubbi Gubbi people, the traditional custodians of the different areas of country on which The Rangebow Festival takes place and we pay our respects to indigenous elders, past, present and emerging.