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  • 06-Dec-2013 04:14 PM

    Gift Giving Goodness

    Gift Giving Goodness Gift giving can be one of the joys of Christmas and made extra special when you can find a good looking, local or handmade offering.

    As the festive flurry comes upon us, at Nest we're busy finding, making, baking, wrapping goodies for you to delight your loved ones with and spoil yourself.   Books of inspiration beauty or quirkiness, T2 range of colour and deliciousness in Tea and wares, Locally made produce; Coffee, Wine, Jam.., Movie Tickets, Nest made produce like our Nesty Christmas Classics- Cran-Blueberry Sauce, Tomato relish(oh so good in a Ham Sambo!) Christmas Mince Tarts, Cookies, even a Holiday Granola breakfast...   We can make Gift Hampers to order full of allsorts of goodies or just browse about and find your own bit of fancy.
    If you still can't decide, we can also help with a Gift voucher that can be redeemed on their choice of film, dining, books or gifts.
    And the best thing is you can enjoy a glass of wine, cake, coffee and a lounge to really add to the joy of gift giving.


  • 08-Nov-2013 01:50 PM

    Meet the Winemaker

    Meet the Winemaker We've been meaning to introduce you to this guy. Responsible for many of our locally produced bottles of drinking pleasure in beautiful reds and whites, he also has his own label.  This talented young winemaker who has made an international impression on the wine scene, is a local in these parts now and will be bringing his wine to you personally on Saturday 16 November at Nest.  

    A feature event of the 'Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair' Nest is hosting a special night of Good Food, Fine Wine and a Fab Film.  As Tumbarumba is making a big name for itself on the wine scene and as this weekend is all about food and wine, we had to show the film "Red Obsession". And given one of our finest local wine labels is "Obsession", well, we got talking and want to treat you...

    On Saturday 16 November, every cinema ticket holder for the 6pm or 8pm session will also get a glass of Obsession wine, personally served to you by the young gun winemaker behind the brand.

    Armchair Cinema Tickets are $16 and include your glass of Obsession.  
    You could....
    Book in for dinner from 6pm and then recline to the Cinema session at 8pm, or
    Be wined and dined while enjoying the film at 6pm or 8pm or,
    Enjoy some wine and cheese in the 6pm session and dine afterwards in our restaurant...

    Call the Nest ladies on 69482950 for all film and /or dinner bookings or if we have confused you in anyway.  

    Here is a little more about Adrian and his Wine label Obsession:

    Obsession is the label by Brayne Estate which is created to express the finest  of cool climate fruit.  Arguably the regions most stand out wines, handcrafted  with passion  by winemaker Adrian Brayne with fruit sourced from selected vineyards in the region  ranging from 450m-842m.  These premium wines include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot gris and Pinot noir. With icon range Obsession being realised only when the quality is at its best.

    Click here to read what Internationally recognised Decanter Magazine had to say about Tumbarumba Wines and Adrian.

    Read on for more on Tumbarumba wines at WineDiva 
    and you'll be hearing alot more about Tumbarumba wines as they are making headlines but come and discover for yourself in the beauty of our lush spring affair at the Tumbarumba Tastebuds Weekend. All the weekend details can be found at visittumbashire.com.au






  • 08-Nov-2013 02:08 PM

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair 16 -17 November

    Nest is proud to be part of this weekend affair showcasing great seasonal local food, award winning local wines and a fascinating topical film in our unique cinema.  

    We'll be open all weekend here but these are some highlights:
    LOCAL PRODUCE & HANDMADE MARKETS
    Saturday 16th November 2013
    Lawns of Nest Cinema Café & Books 
    9am – 12noon
    Passionate producers and arty artisans bringing their wares to one lovely space for your convenience & pleasure. The ideal place to find rare treasures, garden goodies and limited edition gifts and the chance to chat to our local growers & makers. It's Free too!

    GOOD FOOD. FINE WINE. FAB FILM. 
    Nest Cinema Café Books as recommended in 2013 & 2014 SMH Good Food Guide
    Wine, Dine and Recline in our boutique Armchair Cinema and Café 
    Dishes featuring local produce and the best of Spring, local award winning wine, house-made pizza, Nest cakes, sweets and coffee.
    Dine in our restaurant, experience gold class treatment from the comfort of your armchair in the Cinema, or just come for this fascinating film & a glass of wine!
    Saturday night special treat session - complimentary wine at 6pm & 8pm sessions personally served by local Wine maker Adrian Brayne.

    Film: RED OBSESSION PG – ‘In the vintage of the century in the year of the dragon’
    Bookings recommended for cinema and/or restaurant 69482950 
    Weekend Session times: 
    Friday 11am, 4pm, 8pm
    Saturday 11am, 3pm, 6pm, 8pm 
    Sunday 1pm
    “A most fascinating documentary about the wine industry made by Australian filmmakers Warwick Ross and David Roach. This beautifully shot and constructed film… It is absolutely fascinating, jaw-dropping in some instances when you realize what prices are being talked about here, but at the same time the film is more than the sum of its parts. It's about the commodification of wine, the marketing of brands, the buying for status, it's a cautionary tale of our times. And all this began when Warwick Ross sat next to Master of Wine Andrew Caillard on a plane to London. The journey began there but went on to France, Hong Kong and the outer reaches of China. It really is an epic tale…”

    SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
    Sunday 17th November 2013 9am – 2pm
    A classy Spring picnic affair featuring award winning local wines and delicious good morning food, fresh from the Nest kitchen.
    Relax and soak up the sunshine on the deck and lawns of Nest (indoor avail if weather inclement).
    Of course there will be loads of coffee too.
    Bookings recommended phone 69482950

    Tastebuds weekend Opening Hours
    Friday 8am – 10pm   Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Saturday 8am – 10pm Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Sunday 9am -3pmish  Brunch

    For where to stay and more to do check out www.visittumbashire.com.au
  • 14-Aug-2013 04:16 PM

    The Great Gatsby Fancy Dress, Film & Fine Finger Food

    The Great Gatsby Fancy Dress, Film & Fine Finger Food

     "I love Large Parties, their so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy"  quote, unquote.Well our dear friends we are putting on a party call it small or large just get on your 1920's decadent getup and join us an evening of glamour.

    When: 7pm, Saturday 14 September
    Where: Nest Cinema Cafe Books
    What: Champagne on Arrival,  Fine Finger Food, Fancy Dress (and prizes) and Baz Luhrmanns Film Production "The Great Gatsby" 
    Cost: $50pp
    Bookings essential - call the Nest ladies on 69482950 to book in. Limited spaces!

    Film synopsis: Baz Luhrmann brings us a dazzling adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
    Stars:, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan
  • 14-Aug-2013 03:20 PM

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 Concludes

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 Concludes

    And what a hootenanny it was! With film makers and good timers coming out of the woodworks near and far to celebrate this collision of creativity and and class set against the wintery backdrop of our beloved Tumbarumba.

    2- 4 August this year saw Nest and our neighbouring RSL Hall transform to a sparkling Woodland setting welcoming locals, filmmakers, celebrities and friends from Sydney, Canberra, Wagga, Albury, Melbourne and the locality of Tumba - Tumut - Walwa - Tooma parts.  After months of planning, fretting, laughing, editing, marketing, building, gathering, tiring, convincing, shopping, brainracking, baking, testing etc etc Woodland number II was here.

    Friday Night of The Informal Shorts was the official opening of films and punters enjoyed popcorn fizzy drink and a relaxed fun vibe watching an assortment of short and not so short films.  Audience Choice award of a Mannus Wine Gift Pack had to be split between two amusing entries Phil Hendersons Animation of "How to Eat a Giraffe" and our own Festival Directors film "Kirk v Picard".  Close behind would had to have been the short heart gripping drama "Telegram Man" starring Jack Thompson, Sigrid Thornton & Gary Sweet.  Twas a fabulous start to the weekend getting us all in  the mood for more films and frivolity.

    Saturday mornings Market was a top turnout featuring local wares and thankfully no rain!  Matinee film features heralded praise from film goers with their contrasting styles of Music Doco "Larrikin Lad" and Canadian Gangster film "Double Nickels on the Dime"

    With the Gala Spectacular looming, outdoor fires were lit, Nest girls were busily preparing a sumptuous feast, sound checks and hundreds of candles were lit and nervous filmmakers,  (and directors) prepared to make their entrance.  Guests dolled up in their furs and finery began to arrive at nest with Paparazzi, drinks and delicacies to greet them.  The Thrillseekers accoustic trio served up schmoozy tunes to schmooze to as the pre show feast continued.   To match the swanky style of our guests the Nest team led by Angela dished up delectables like Fresh Truffled Spaetzel, Beer & Beef Baby Pies, Petit Parsnip & Apple Soup, Pulled Lamb & Tzatziki Sliders, Cones of Sweet Potato Fries, Tasty little Tarragon Chicken Pies while the celebrated local wines flowed.


    A walk up the Red Carpet into the indoor forest of films where Jamie Way hosted the evenings collection of films, more fine food (oh! for another cup of that Raspberry Peppermint FairyFloss Icecream) and foot-stomping tunes by Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers.  Lucky door and fashions in the forest prizes made a few guests night even brighter but accolades have to go to our film makers and especially those who travelled over for the event - Tiffany Hulm & Lucy Alcorn, Charlotte Earl, Jack Hurley, Sebastian Chan, Atticus & Edmund Blenkins, Harriet Whiteley and the charismatic Matthew Koh. We love you and your work! 

    Judges Neill Overton, Jan Smith and Fred Goldsworthy deserve a huge applause too and well, they can't hear that so pat on the back when you spot them for their dilligent efforts and wise words in determining the awards- all of whom did it voluntarily for the cause.

    An ultra large thank you and eternal appreciation goes to Hyne - our local corporate neighbour who generously invested in Woodland making it possible to put on a show of such calibre. They are topshelf folks running a topshelf Aussie company.   More thanks goes to sponsors Tumba Shire Council, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Courabyra Wines, Blessed Bean Coffee, Mannus Wines for their donations to the event.

    Tumbarumba shined in it's winter glory with its natural beauty, a first class hootenanny and charming locals; the out-of-towners are already planning their next trip back.  

    After the last tree was pulled down, a recovery breakfast of sticky sweet french toast and a couple of lattes, a sense of relief and joy swelled sensing the enjoyment experienced by many over the festival weekend. The kind that only comes with a collaboration of fine folks and friends who share that silly sense of adventure.  Cheers to all who were part of Woodland 2013 and see you at the 2014 quest! 

    More photos, winners and grinners can be found at Woodlands own website www.woodlandfilmfestival.com