THE good old wholesome foods we came to love from visits to grandma’s house will be put back on the menu this Good Food Ballarat.
Inspired by comfort foods, the team at The City Oval Hotel plan to take their guests on a culinary journey back to grandma’s kitchen.
Ironically, that’s exactly what they have named their event.
Grandma’s Kitchen will include a three-course meal cooked by chef Ross Pearce.
While the menu will remain under-wraps for another week, the pub’s owner Robert Gayton said guests were in for a treat with wholesome foods expected to make the cut for the big event.
“It’s healthy, hearty food. Old fashioned and something different,” he said.
Passionate about providing fresh food, Mr Gayton said Pearce would be cooking everything on the menu himself, just like most grandmothers did.
Not new to the pub scene, Mr Gayton said he always remembers growing up eating food from the old wood-heated stove in the pub his great-grandparents built in Cobden.
It was this experience he now wanted to share with his guests.
“It is going to be real food,” he said.
For a pub that generally flies under the radar, Mr Gayton said he hoped the event would help share Ballarat’s ‘hidden secret’ with visitors to the city.
As part of the event diners will also have the chance to ask a wine specialist about pairing the right wine with their meals, while listening to classic rock covers performed by local duo Syrah.
Grandma’s Kitchen at The City Oval Hotel will kick off at 6pm on Wednesday, November 25.
Tickets are $55 and can be purchased by calling 5332 1155 or by visiting cityovalhotel.com.au
The Courier’s Good Food Ballarat begins on October 31 with the Family Hawkers Market at the Ballarat Mining Exchange on October 30 and 31.
The free market will kick off on Friday from 5pm and Saturday morning from 10am with local restaurateurs and chefs offering a selection of gourmet foods over the two day event.
For a full list of events visit thecourier.com.au