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  • 15-Jul-2018 04:41 PM

    Winter Mountain Adventure

    Winter Mountain Adventure

    This 27-29 July Tumbarumba and surrounds.  


    Special guest Paul West will be sharing the love of all things wintery, outdoorsy and food-ey as we Taste, Roast, Hunt, Cook, Feast, Chat, Explore and Wander through a winter mountain weekend with Nest and our heroic growers. Showcasing local nuts, black truffles, wines and the fabulous folk who grow it.


    A collection of experiences over one big adventurous weekend in Tumbarumba and surrounds.

    Limited weekend tickets available that include the Truffle Hunt, Winter Feast, Cooking Class and Farm Tour as per details below.
    Tickets to Winter Feast and Individual weekend events are available seperate to this package ticket.

    Buy tickets at Eventbrite:

    EARLYBIRD PACKAGE TICKET link $295pp  SOLD OUT

    WINTER FEAST with PAUL WEST TICKET link $85pp Tickets left

    1)FIRESIDE FRIDAY

    from 6pm - non-ticketed event

    Mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and fireside food under the stars. Meet local growers and chat with River Cottage Paul West in a casual outdoorsy, fire smoky setting. All welcome!

    Drinks, Pizza, winter campside/street food will be available for purchase. Film also showing in the Boutique Dine in Cinema.

    Bookings phone 69482950 (not a ticketed event/ FREE entry!)

    2)TRUFFLE HUNT & CHESTNUT FARM TOUR

    Saturday 9am - 12noon - ticketed event $95pp

    Departure on small tour bus from Nest with coffee & fresh baked muffin to the Trufflerie and Chestnut Farm.

    Meet Truffle growers, the hunting dogs, their hunter and be part of the search for the exotic Perigord truffle.

    You'll be able to smell, touch and taste as part of the tour and enjoy a fireside fresh Truffle Brunch cooked by chef Paul West. A tour of the chestnut farm and production is included in the morning.

    (Whilst it is anticipated there will be truffles found, there is no guarantee. There will be fresh truffle however for tasting & brunch)

    Buy TICKETS HERE

    3)WINTER FEAST

    Saturday 6pm - ticketed event $85pp

    Experience a four course lavish banquet featuring chestnuts, hazelnuts, truffle and local produce prepared by Nest in cohorts with guest chef Paul West.

    Share from the abundance of food served on platters as you are seated communal style at long tables. Chat with locals, growers, travellers and Paul over the warming winter feast.

    Wine tastings will be part of the evening by Tumbarumba vignerons and winemakers as they showcase the best of our award winning region wines and recommend food wine matches.

    Buy TICKETS HERE  

    4)FRENCH BREAKFAST COOKING CLASS

    Sunday 9am - 12noon - ticketed event $75pp sold out

    Learn how to make authentic French pastries with Paul West in this hands on cooking class.

    Breakfast and coffee (of course) included

    5)HAZELNUT ORCHARD WALK AND FIRESIDE COOKUP

    Sunday 1:30pm - 4:30pm - ticketed event $55pp

    Return Travel from Nest by small tour bus

    Discover the winter wonders of this high country hazelnut orchard. Craig & Bindi of Happy Wombat Hazelnuts will take you on an exclusive farm tour of their pioneering and picturesque orchard, otherwise unavailable to the public.

    Afternoon tea featuring produce from the orchard is included

    Buy TICKETS here

    EXPLORE

    While in our neck of the woods we encourage you to discover more about this wonderful part of the world we dwell like the - waterfalls, forests, mountain bike tracks, wineries or even just hanging out at Nest.

    STAY

    For accommodation options check out:

    Tumbarumba Club Motel, Brigham House at Tooma, Tumbarumba Creek Caravan Park, Whitening Cottage and other AirBnBs in the locality.  

    Here is a link to find your bed for the weekend   or here

    For more information or questions email us, call or pop in for a chat.

    Hope to see you there!

    Laura and the Nest team xx



  • 08-Mar-2018 10:38 PM

    This Easter Nest

    This Easter Nest

    We can't promise the Easter Bunny but with an Easter Egg Hunt, A Special Sunday Lunch, Family Film + Chocolate 

    Surely that's almost as good?

    As you gather with family and friends to fellowship, adventure or feast this Easter, Nest will be here at your service.   We're also taking orders now for our special Easter gifts

    Here is the 2018 Easter Nest you're invited to

    Good Friday

    Rest day

    Easter Saturday Open 9am - 9pm

    Join us for Coffee Breakfast Lunch Dinner Film Chocolate Wine Pizza and more

    Enjoy an Armchair Movie "Goodbye Christopher Robin" 11am, 4pm, 7pm

    Bring the Kids for the Free Annual EASTER EGG HUNT at 3pm

    Easter Sunday Open 12noon - 3pm 

    Easter Feast - A limited edition Special Sunday Lunch featuring homegrown and autumn produce, local wines and chocolate concoctions

    Bookings are essential for this three course banquet $65pp

    Easter Monday Open 9am - 3pm

    Relax over Breakfast Lunch and/or Film

    Movie "Goodbye Christopher Robin" 12noon

    Nest Easter Gifts

    We're cooking up sweet little chocolate cakes and our 'Made in the Mountains' Rocky Road so you can share the chocolate love around with Tumbarumba made goodies this Easter.  

    The decadently delicious gift wrapped cakes are available as:

    Small 2-3 people  $19

    Medium 4-6 people $36

    Large 6-10 people $69

    Nest Honey Salted Popcorn and Hazelnut Rocky Road is available as:

    Individual $7

    Sharing size $13

    ORDER by Friday 23 March to guarantee your chocolate dose delivery.  Call 69482950 or email laura@cafe-nest.com

    We do recommend bookings for meals and movie sessions over the busy Easter weekend.

    and you never know, the Easter bunny may find it in his chocolate heart to make an appearance at Nest this Easter...



  • 05-Mar-2018 11:47 PM

    Frank Burkitt Band touring from NZ

    Frank Burkitt Band touring from NZ

    Port Fairy, Melbourne, Tumbarumba, Canberra, Blue Mountains

    The Frank Burkitt Band come to the Cinema stage of Cafe Nest, Tumbarumba as part of their limited stop Album Release Tour of Australia and NZ this month.

    Starting at the famous Port Fairy Folk Festival in March, the string Band inspired by jazz, blues, folk, swing soul and all things American Roots are to play just 6 Australian venues in Melbourne, Tumbarumba, Canberra and finishing at the Blue Mountains Music Festival.

    Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. After years performing solo, he formed his incredible backing band when he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh.

    Frank Burkitt Band will play on Wednesday 14 March 7:30pm.  

    Tickets $35 include canape dessert intermission. 

    Purchase TICKETS HERE

    Pre Show drinks and dinner bookings from 5:30pm - call cafe to book ahead 69482950


    The Frank Burkitt Band play original music inspired by jazz, blues, folk, swing, soul and all things American Roots. A string band that have become popular throughout New Zealand thanks to their entertaining performances, strong musicianship and fantastic song-writing.  

    The band have made incredible progress in the last 3 years, releasing their debut album Fools & Kings in 2015, which reached No.12 in the Official NZ Music Charts. They have embarked on several national tours and have played several festivals across NZ. Inspired by artists such as Pokey Lafarge, Van Morrison, Billy Joel and The Wood Brothers, they play high energy, original music written by Burkitt and arranged by the band. They are releasing their 2nd album Raconteur on 9 March 2018 before embarking on a release tour of Australia and New Zealand. 

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to see an international band on stage in Tumbarumba.   For more about the band check out

    WWW.FRANKBURKITT.CO.NZ