Save the date for Eat the Street food festival

Friday, 17 February 2017

The Lismore Business Panel, Lismore City Council and sponsors of the popular annual Eat the Street food festival today launched the 2017 event in Lismore’s Magellan Street.

With more than 15,000 visitors last year, Eat the Street has quickly become a signature event for Lismore, and this year’s street food festival on Saturday, 11 March is expected to be even bigger.

More than 50 food vendors will be serving up delicious sample plates from all corners of the globe and there will be live music and children’s entertainment. Many Northern Rivers food producers will also be selling a tasty collection of local products from chilli jam to olives, wines and honey.

ABC journalist Donna Harper will MC the 2017 Cooking Stage, with celebrity chefs Katrina Kanetani from Town Bangalow and Steven Snow from Fins taking centre stage to show off their talents and share recipes.

Also making an appearance will be bush forager Peter Hardwick and Bret Cameron from Harvest Newrybar, Kate Walsh from Real Food Projects, Iohne Simpson from the Spotted Pig in Lindendale and Kaine Hunt of Secret Chef Catering Northern Rivers.

“The line-up is really exciting for 2017 and we have placed a big focus on making sure we have more places for people to sit and enjoy the delicious smorgasbord of food and live music,” City Centre Manager Jason Mumford said.

“Eat the Street was more popular than we ever could have imagined - it exceeded every expectation. Each year gives us the opportunity to refine the program and improve the event. Lismore absolutely loves its annual food festival!”

Live entertainment will be provided by the Bella Fontes, the Button Collective, Black Train and The Pitt Family Circus while kids can get up close and personal with native animals at the Macadamia Castle Petting area.

Save the date for a delicious day out in Lismore on Saturday, 11 March. Eat the Street will run from 12pm to 8pm and entry is free.

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Image: Launching the 2017 Eat the Street food festival are sponsors and organisers (l-r) Tanya Jones from NBN, Lismore City Centre Manager Jason Mumford, Kaylene Hopf from Lismore Business Panel, Workers Club chef Alan Boyd, Andrew Habner from the North Coast Institute of TAFE, Lismore City Council Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe and David Brezac from North Coast Petroleum.

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