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Nest is proud as punch to host a flurry of events, both here in our home town of Tumbarumba, and further abroad.

  • 04-Apr-2013 05:21 PM

    Movie Marathon for Youth Week

    Movie Marathon for Youth Week

    An annual government funded week all about our 12 - 25 year olds in the community, that is what's known as Youth Week. 

    In Tumbarumba, the Youth Council have come up with a brilliant program of events to ensure entertainment for all and we are stoked to play host for the Movie Marathon.

    WHEN: Wednesday 10 April

    TIME: 4:15pm - 10pm

    WHAT: Double Header Screening of "The Impossible" and "The Hobbit" PLUS Pizza Dinner at Intermission and a can of Fizz. 

    WHO: Anyone aged between 12 - 25 years

    RSVP: By Monday 8 April to Marilyn Gilbert at Tumbarumba Shire Council ph 69489163

    COST: $10 - that's a bargain! thanks to Council for paying the rest

    BE QUICK - LIMITED TO A MAX OF 40 PEOPLE.

    Treats like Chocolate Brownies will also be available for purchase on the night




  • 21-Mar-2013 07:42 AM

    Car wash Saturday

    Car wash Saturday Boys have great ideas.  Boy X in this story came up with "Free car wash for every Breakfast Table"

    This Saturday 23 March you can have your car all clean and shiny at Nest just by booking in ahead your breakfast.  Call Nest by Friday to book in your breakfast table and yes we will wash your car for free.  You are also helping our lawn get a little extra watering.
  • 21-Mar-2013 12:17 AM

    Late Summer Flavours

    Late Summer Flavours I was quoted long ago to have said 'It's all about the food'.  It was likely someone else's original phrase however it was then quoted back to me at almost every gathering of our friends and family.

    Well, now it really is all about the food at Nest.  Summer has departed and our menu has been updated to introduce Autumn flavours(see our menu page for the detail). Before we farewell summers bounty though, here is a taste of what we have enjoyed featuring in the cafe and on the road at recent events.  

    Dreams come true.  I feel abundantly blessed to have become owner of a garden with a fig tree.  At nest this meant fresh figs in muffins, on pizza, stuffed and wrapped in prosciutto for a starter, sugar grilled on a trifle, cooked to be jammy and teamed in savoury tartlets. 

    Being in Tumbarumba surrounded by world class vineyards doesn't just mean we get to serve up award winning wines in our restaurant.  Local vine leaves - thank you Courabyra Wines! - wrapped up a tasty canape of risotto among other tastes of summer starters at a recent catering soiree.

      

         

    Another summery way to serve our wonderful local fare is a sorbet of cider or wine.  At the recent Tumbanest (Nests evening dinner & live music affair post Tumbafest); we showcased Johansens Red Gamay as a sorbet with local berries and Batlow Cider sorbet served on a Juicy grilled white Peach. We haven't got a close up on the food here rather a snap of some dinner guests we enjoyed having. There is also a peak of Grace Kelly in our Moonlight Cinema feature for those who lingered long enough after the peachy tunes from Caleb & Alex. 

    Celebrities, Moonlight cinema, festivals, country soirees, summer to autumn; it is still all about the food.

    Fare thee well Summer, come enjoy the harvest of Autumn with us.




  • 22-Mar-2013 01:51 AM

    Easter Nest

    Easter Nest

    Easter is almost upon us which could mean all sorts to all sorts of you. Here at Nest HQ it means we are busy nesting ready to hatch our chocolate eggs. 


    Following last years popularity, we are again making Easter Treats for you to indulge your friends, family or yourself.  Handcrafted Chocolate peppermint or Chocolate Turkish Delight Truffles in a Chocolate nest and gift wrapped ready to delight any chocolate or fine food fan. 

    We are taking orders now for Gift Wrapped Chocolate Truffle Easter Nests until Monday 25 March.  Eggstras (sorry couldn't help it) may be available however we recommend ordering in advance to avoid disappointment.  Call the Nest Ladies on 6948 2950 to place your Easter Chocolate Nest order. 

    Here is when we are open over Easter

    Thursday: 8am - 6pm

    Good Friday: 9am - 12noon - Coffee & Limited menu

    Easter Saturday: 8am - 10pm

    Easter Sunday: Closed

    Easter Monday: 9am - 3pmish

  • 07-Feb-2013 10:03 AM

    String Contingent Concert at Nest

    String Contingent Concert at Nest
    New Accoustic Music for violin, guitar and double Bass from Scotland/Australia performing in Tumbarumba.

    Join us for an uplifting afternoon with this Virtuosic instrumental trio.  The String Contingent compose and perform music of sparkling beauty and originality that explores the full spectrum of musical expression. They are on tour and performing in Tumbarumba for one concert only.   

    Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass) with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) integrate disparate musical styles through their own refined acoustic sensibilities.
    Drawing from genres including celtic, classical, jazz and bluegrass, The String Contingent burnish their original compositions through the clarity and precision of a meticulous ‘chamber music’ ethos. Their multi-faceted approach results in highly accessible yet sophisticated music that captivates audiences from any genre, while retaining their own unique style.

    Eastern Riverina Arts and Nest have worked together to bring this one - off performance on Sunday 3 March at 2pm.
    Tickets to the concert are just $25 and are on sale now at Eastern Riverina Arts Eastern Riverina Arts Bookings

    Nest will be open from 1:30pm with Coffee, Tea, Wine and delicious treats available prior to the 2pm performance. Afternoon tea will also be available during intermission.

    Treat yourself to an elegant Sunday afternoon occasion of rarity in the country.  Book your tickets early as seats are limited.
  • 20-Mar-2013 08:20 PM

    To Market to Market

    To Market to Market

    To market to market to buy a fresh [insert here the seasons best produce].   Do you love buying direct from the grower or artisan who crafted your goods? Well in the Tumbarumba locale we have some wonderful produce grown by charming people and creatives who make allsorts of giftware and useful items.  

    Conveniently for you and I, these growers and makers gather their wares and make up our 'Local Produce & Handmade Market' on the lawns of Nest every third Saturday of the month from 9am - 12noon.

    Since 2010 when it began, we've seen seasons and produce change and delight in welcoming new stall holders all the time.  According to the seasons and inspirations you can find fresh vegetables(Mark is pictured with his harvest in Feb 2011), berries, fruit, chestnuts, eggs, jams, relishes, sauces, herbs, plants and seedlings, jewellery, metal art, wooden toys & furniture, baby clothes & accessories, handmade clothes, pre-loved books, essential oils & candles, massage, honey, handmade stationery, vintage wares, goats milk soaps... goodness! 

    Without the individuals in the community and travellers who come, browse, buy and chat  with our producers, there of course wouldn't be a market; so thank you if this is you and we invite you and everyone to keep coming and supporting our local growers.   

    If you make or grow anything (don't be shy now) and are interested in a stall give Laura a call on 6948 2950.

    Upcoming Markets:

    9am - 12noon on the Nest lawns

    Saturday 16 February

    Saturday 16 March

    Saturday 19 April

  • 06-Feb-2013 07:39 PM

    Tumbanest: Live Music, Dinner + Moonlight Cinema

    Tumbanest: Live Music, Dinner + Moonlight Cinema

    It's Tumbarumba's grand summer weekend of food, wine, markets and music in our picturesque outdoors.  Tumbafest is here again and so is TumbaNest!


    After a day out by the creekscape join us for a relaxed evening under the stars at Nest for an extra special Tumba kind of evening

    6:30pm - 8:30pm: Wine, dine & be entertained by Talented duo Caleb & Alex from Wagga Wagga - back at Nest by popular demand

    Feast on fine fare of local produce, sharing plates or handcrafted pizza whilst you sip local wines and ciders and maybe even meet the makers.  Maybe you've grazed all day and prefer a coffee and house made dessert to see out the evening.  Whichever your choice of dining, all will be made sweeter with peachy tunes by Caleb & Alex.

    8:30ish: Sundown heralds the Alfred Hitchcock Classic Film "Rear Window" projected on 16mm by Moonlight on the lawns of Nest.  

    Cinema Tickets are $10 for BYO rug & cushions or upgrade to a Deluxe Ticket for $15 which gets you an armchair and a bottle of Batlow Cider!

    ADVANCE BOOKINGS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR DINNER AND/OR FILM. Call nest 69482950

    Over this festive weekend Nest will be open:
    Friday 8am - 10pm
    Saturday 9am - 10pmish
    Sunday 8:30am - 3pm
    Monday 8am - 4pm
    AND you can catch us by the creek at Tumbafest with our Coffee, Baked goodies, Tumbanest Picnic Packs, Refreshing cold drinks and nest delights all day Saturday and Sunday - do drop by!
  • 02-Feb-2013 01:45 PM

    Love is in the Air

    Love is in the Air

    Of course it is every day right but this Valentines Day we can help make it a little bit special for you and yours


    We'll make you a lovely three course dinner so you can relax and enjoy your beloved telling you how wonderful you are and then recline in armchairs for a classic romantic film in our boutique cinema. 
    Bookings are essential at just $55pp including your cinema ticket.  Call us on 69482950 to book by Saturday 9 February and we'll treat you both to a glass of wine.
  • 02-Feb-2013 01:18 PM

    Film Club Season Opens

    Film Club Season Opens

    We are looking forward to welcoming back our beloved 2012 members and any newbies out there who appreciate Arthouse and classic films, a good coffee and someone else making your dinner. 


    Join us for a mystery Dinner and surprise Film on the Third Thursday of every month at 6.30pm.  Curious? You can become a member and enjoy: 

    Dinner, Film & Coffee each club night, Discounted tickets to all other Nest films, Complimentary film ticket on your Birthday and of course the fabulous company of other film club members!

    Film club 2013 season commences Thursday 21 February.  
    6 months membership $170, 3 month membership $99 
    Club registration is open NOW with Limited spaces so call in to see us or book on 69482950.     
  • 20-Dec-2012 06:07 PM

    Hurrah for Holidays!

    Hurrah for Holidays!

    For yours that is and well yes, we are taking a couple of days to celebrate with our families too. Alas we shan't be gone from our nest too long so we can be here to treat you to the joys of dining out, catching up with friends, escaping for a quiet coffee, read or reclining for a movie. AND to indulge you a little more we'll be open Sundays for the silly season!  We'd hate to miss you so here's a note of when we're in.  

    Sunday 23 Dec: 9am - 2pm

    Monday 24 Dec: 8am - 12noon

    Tuesday 25 Dec: closed

    Wednesday 26 Dec: closed

    Thursday 27 Dec: 8am - 6pm

    Friday 28 Dec: 8am - 10pm

    Saturday 29 Dec: 8am - 10pm

    Sunday 30 Dec: 9am - 2pm

    Monday 31 Dec: 8am - 4pm

    Tuesday 1 Dec: 9am - 4pm

    As our 2012 draws to it's end here's our chance to say a big thank you to YOU for being our nest friend. We've enjoyed meeting lots of new to nest people and treasure our regular nest friends dearly and wish all of you a truly delicious and cheerful Christmas.  Love your nest ladies - Laura, Natalie, Lauren, Carmen, Isabella, Kerryn, Lilly, Allie, Kat, Tara, Jade and Jessie.

  • 12-Dec-2012 12:08 PM

    Moonlight Cinema

    Moonlight Cinema

    What do you get when you combine moonlight, great pizza, and a classic film?

    Nest's first ever 'Moonlight Cinema', Tumbarumba's very own open air movie screening. The weather was perfect, the food very much enjoyed, and the atmosphere second to none. While the pesky sun took its time to retire, punters enjoyed some spontaneous charades, Nest's quirky (but oh so delicious) version of the choc top, accompanied by good wine and even better company. The motion picture of choice was Casablanca, screened in it's original 35mm format, overseen by our resident film nerd 'Farmer' John. 

    We can't wait until the next one.


  • 19-Dec-2012 10:52 PM

    Nest Christmas Markets

    Nest Christmas Markets

    We love Christmas.

    Like really love Christmas. The tree is up, the decorations are out, and the music is on. To get you all in the mood, we’re holding a special Christmas market on the Nest Lawns on the 15th of December. We’ve got a bunch of special vendors lined up, but can still squeeze a few more in, so if you would like to spruik your festive wares, then give the girls at Nest a call to book your space.

    We also host world renowned Christmas parties, so if you’re thinking of holding a yuletide get together, give us a call, we’ll make it totally awesome.

    Bye for now

    Laura and the Nest team