Warm your heart and fill your stomach next to a roaring fire this winter. That’s the seductive call of the Fireside Festival, held each August in Canberra and neighbouring villages such as Yass, Hall, Murrumbateman and Gundaroo. Their month-long program of food, wine and entertainment is guaranteed to lift your spirits alongside some chill-combating flames.
Test out Canberra’s reputation for first-class food with a café lunch next to a crackling log fire. You’ll soon learn the city’s secret is staying faithful to local, farm-fresh produce. The connection between culinary pleasure and sustainability is central to the slow food movement taking off across the region.
Food and wine aren’t the only features of this fireside fun. A performance by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in a barrel-lined cellar room is a regular highlight. Past festivals have also featured piano recitals, treacled afternoon jazz and virtuoso guitar concerts. For ultimate winter listening, snuggle into an oversized chair with a glass of port or pinot noir.
Grazing restaurant’s duck and pinot dinner
A firm fixture on the culinary diary – this is Grazing’s trademark event for one night only. Don’t miss this one!
A six course duck and wine degustation held annually at Grazing Restaurant. This event is a signature event in the Poacher’s Way Fireside Festival calendar.
Bookings are essential – but be quick as this event will book out.
Are you planning your trip to Canberra and surrounding regions for this year’s Fireside Festival? Book our Winter Warmer package today and receive a welcome pack on arrival including two Abode Mugs, two pairs of fluffy bed socks & a $10 Abode Pantry voucher.