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  • 24-Jun-2021 01:26 PM

    Maple Shack-Style Brunch - Winter Mountain Adventure

    Maple Shack-Style Brunch - Winter Mountain Adventure

    Escape to a Canadian cabin in the woods for a celebration of all things Maple Syrup and a big hearty brunch.

    So you can't actually travel there but we'll be putting on an indulgent spread of traditional Canadian "Sugar Shack" food, along with bottomless coffee of course and Tumbarumbas resident French Canadian Foodie Annemarie Bolduc to help take you there in taste, aroma and story.

    Come join Annemarie, author of "Snowy Foodie" blog and us for a Tumbarumba style Sugar Shack Sunday brunch - a morning of delicious food shared around the table in honour of our Canadian friends and shared love of mountain life.  We'll be featuring recipes from Annemaries blog and new recipe cards and treasured childhood memories of growing up around maple forests.


    $55 include 'Sugar Shack' Brunch, coffee and maple syrup whisky tastings 

    Buy tickets HERE

    Author of Snowy Foodie Blog, Annemarie has treasured childhood memories of growing up around Maple forests and harvesting the sweet liquid gold straight from the tree.  

    More about Maple Syrup Culture from Snowy Foodie Blog

    The maple leaf is the symbol of Canada and the sweet syrup coming from the trees is a source of Canadian pride. Produced all over the eastern in North America woodland regions, especially in Québec, maple syrup is the most important native food ingredient from the country. Indigenous peoples were the first to cultivate the sugar sap of maple trees and taught the process to the early settlers. When snow begins to melt in spring, the water is absorbed into the maple trees and warmer days push the water back down, which makes it easy to tap. Then begins the season of sugar, normally from mid-March to the end of April. Spring thaw and weather conditions are critical to the length of the sugar season. There are now more challenges adapting with warmer changes as the more a summer is hotter in temperature, the more tree growth is enhanced, the sweetness rate is higher and the harvest comes earlier. The sap, also called maple water, as it is a transparent liquid, is collected from the tree by drilling a hole in the trunk that will leak into the traditional buckets or modern tubing. It is then carried to the “sugar house” to be boiled in a large evaporator to process the water as a concentrated sweet syrup. The syrup is then filtered and bottled or canned.

    AND, More about the Maple Shack Brunch

    Snowy Foodie Blog on Sugar Shack

    Yes, you'll never look at Maple syrup the same again and certainly never accept imitation syrup!  Can't wait to enjoy the morning with you.

    Seats are limited so get yours early.

    Laura x

  • 10-Jun-2021 01:12 PM

    Truffle Hunt 2021

    Truffle Hunt 2021
    Explore with our Locals.

    Departure on small tour bus from Nest with coffee and fresh baked muffin to Tom & Judys Alpine Truffle & Chestnut Farm.  

    Meet truffle growers, the hunting dogs, the hunter and join the search for the exotic Perigord truffle through the picturesque trufferie.  You'll be able to smell, touch and taste as part of the tour and enjoy a campfire fresh truffle brunch.   

    With a promising early abundant harvest, we anticipate fresh truffles will be dug up during the tour that you may be able to purchase and take home for your own cooking adventures.   
    Warm, snow/rain proof clothes are essential for this outdoor adventure.  

    Return travel by bus to Nest with memories of a very special Saturday morning in the Snowy Valleys.

    Tickets $150 includes transport to/from Nest, morning tea, tour and brunch.

    Got questions? Send us a line to laura@cafe-nest.com 
  • 24-Jun-2021 01:28 PM

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2021

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2021

    Fireside food, films from around the globe, farm tours, workshops and an old fashioned dinner and dance shindig.  

    In collaboration with growers and other lovely locals, we're giving you lots of reasons to rug up and embrace this wonderful winter season.

    Kicking off with Winter Bites Festival weekend on 4 June with Fireside Friday, a Scottish Ceilidh and Sunday Stroll Orchard tour.  

    Download the full winter program here

    Bookings for Fireside Friday, Dinner & Dance and Winter Bites Breakfast: Call Nest 69482950

    GET TICKETS HERE to Sunday Stroll Orchard & Cidery Tour

    Tickets to Truffle Hunt HERE, 

    Winter Kitchen Workshop, Maple Shack Brunch on sale soon and updated here when available.

    Maple Shack Style Brunch Sunday 29 August Tickets HERE

    Cinema bookings currently available in person at Nest or phone 69482950

  • 17-May-2021 12:24 PM

    Closed for Refresh

    Closed for Refresh

    We are investing some love and attention to our hard working Nest this week to better serve you into 2021 and beyond.   

    We really appreciate your support and apologise if we've missed your visit this week.  

    Looking forward to being back with fires roaring on Saturday 22 May 8am-5pm.  Bookings and enquiries via 69482950 or laura@cafe-nest.com

    Our next program of films and events for winter is coming soon.

    Cheers and stay warm

    Laura and Team Nest

  • 11-Feb-2021 09:32 PM

    In Good Company - Afternoon Tea with Sophie Hansen at Nest

    In Good Company - Afternoon Tea with Sophie Hansen at Nest

    "In Good Company" at Nest Saturday 1 May 3pm - 5pm

    Join us for a splendid autumn afternoon of food, wine and conversation with Sophie Hansen; journalist, farmer, author, photographer, 2016 Australian Rural Woman of the Year and all round lovely lady.

    Enjoy wine or coffee on arrival and delicious dishes from Sophies third cookbook of  nourishing, seasonal recipes.
    We'll chat with, hear stories and ask questions of our special guest all the way from their family deer farm near Orange, NSW.
    Take home your own signed copy of "In Good Company", memories of an inspiring afternoon out and an abundance of ideas for your next gathering.

    ps. this could be the perfect early Mothers Day out!

    Spaces are limited - I hope you can make it xx Laura