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  • 18-Jun-2013 08:23 PM

    Welcome to Winter Fireside Dinner featuring local Truffles, Wines & Delights

    Welcome to Winter Fireside Dinner featuring local Truffles, Wines & Delights We love winter at Nest. With an open fire, lounges, windows to gaze out of, aromas of hearty stews, snow falling around the mountains and sugar coating our forests, well, how couldn't you?

    To celebrate the joys of the cosy season ahead on the 22nd June we are hosting a 'Welcome to Winter Fireside Dinner, featuring Dishes of Local Truffles, Wine and Delights'.

    You see Truffles are a very good reason to hurry on winter.  In Tumbarumba we are ever so fortunate to be amidst the elusive truffle growing community.  These curious little fungi are a true gourmet delight highly sought after all over the world.  Their freshness is essential to their exotic aroma, taste and lifespan so we really are stoked to be so close to the farms to reap from the harvest; and also proving yet another fab reason for the winter season.  

    If you are like me you quite likely haven't dined on fresh truffle too often or ever, but being a locally grown delicacy we'd certainly like to feature it on the nest menu in it's short season. Even if we have to pay a little more for it.  Our Welcome to Winter dinner is a great chance to join us and see what all this truffle fuss is about and enjoy heartwarming dishes, local wines and nesty delights with the unbeatable snugness of a crackling open fire.
    Of course the other splendid thing about winter is the fashion.  We'll be awarding a prize for the best winter hat or beannie so embrace the wonders of winter and call ahead to book in for this cosy little night out.

    When: Saturday 22 June
    Where: Nest
    Time: 6pm-6:30pm Fireside Welcome drink
    Cost: Four Course Dinner + Arrival Drink $62   
     Featuring truffle, wine and winters harvest in hearty Nesty dishes.
    With guest speakers from the local truffle and wine making community!
    Bookings recommended limited seats Phone: 69482950

  • 18-Jul-2013 10:36 PM

    Local Produce & Handmade Market - This Saturday!

    Local Produce & Handmade Market - This Saturday!
  • 12-Apr-2013 01:13 PM

    Have a Night out at the Movies!

    Have a Night out at the Movies!

    Have a Night out at the Movies!  A special offer for the coming cooler months.

    We'd love to share our arcmhair cinema with you and your friends so treating you to a free pizza!  Just book ahead and bring 3 friends to any Friday or Saturday night session and we'll shout your first pizza. You can dine in before the film or dine IN the film. With yummy appetisers, local wines and cider, blackboard dinner specials and gourmet pizzas, delicious house made desserts and good coffee it's pretty easy to make your evening out at the movies a little extra special in the comfort of a reclining armchair.

    Having recently introduced Seniors Discounts to Nest patrons, we have extended the offer to all weekday matinee sessions for the 65+ crew.  

    Oh AND we are also being extra nice to all Tumba High Students and offering them $10 tickets to all regular movie sessions.  Ah the benefits of being young and local.

    So see you all soon for a movie or three!

  • 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.