This weekend I am enjoying the bliss that is a long weekend back home on the coast. I've spent time with my family, walked, played and snuggled with my dog and on Sunday attended EAT Merimbula.
EAT Merimbula's facebook page describes the event as follows...
" EAT Merimbula is the foodie providore event that is held at Fishpen, overlooking the picturesque Merimbula Lake. The fertile soil and clear waters of the Sapphire Coast have long been known to provide world class fresh produce, such as oysters, mussels and our world famous Bega Cheese... EAT Merimbula will provide premium plated local fare from our best chefs and food entrepreneurs. Think gourmet sliders, giant paellas, mouth watering oysters and mussels, local wine – and plenty of surprises."
I went along with my Dad to see what tasty treats our local area had to provide and having previously eaten at almost all the venues in town I was interested to see what they would put together to serve at the stalls.
We started off simple with a coffee from the Ragino Coffee stall. While it was a nice cup the time it took to get it felt like an eternity and we were definitely ready to hit the food stalls once we had our drinks in hand.
After umming and uhhing over the options I decided to try the Merimbula Free-Range/Ulli's Catering Fish Dumpling Curry. It was yum! The curry and fish dumplings had plenty of flavour and there was an optional relish type sauce that had a real spice hit.
Next up were the oysters. I just couldn't resist. Our local area has such nice, tasty, fresh oysters that I jump at any opportunity to eat them, so at an event like this where they are highlighted as a must have I had to get some. These oysters were from Bega Coast Oysters and the kilpatrick topping was deeelicious and very generous on the bacon!
Dad enjoyed the Club Sapphire Kingfish Ceviche (which i also tasted, sooo yummy!) and the Merimbula Lakeview Hotel Beef Sliders.
This event still has loads of room to improve and grow but overall it was a nice way to get a taste of the best food Merimbula has to offer!