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  • 29-May-2019 11:27 AM

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2019

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2019

    Feast with the Farmers, Explore with our Growers, Be inspired by Film, Music and Makers as you choose your own slow adventures this winter in the snowy mountain foothills and forests.

    Download your season program here

    The season begins with 

    FIRESIDE FRIDAY on 7 June

     A free event welcoming winter from 6pm

    Rug up and rejoice with the season of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, music and fireside
    food under the stars. Meet local growers in a casual outdoorsy, fire smoky setting.
    Drinks, Pizza, winter campside/street food will be available for purchase

    FEAST WITH A FARMER - FIRESIDE DINNER SERIES

    JUNE, JULY & AUGUST • TICKETS $69 TO $99
    Explore, taste and discover our local farmers and their high country harvest over dinner, drinks and fireside (inside) chats at our Nest long table.    You'll find local produce every day on our menu, but we've invited a few farmers to share some of their story and showcase their produce over these three dinner events. 
    Showcasing:

    8 JUNE

    Chestnuts of Alpine Truffle & Chestnut Farm, Happy Wombat Hazelnuts, Locally grown Angus Beef and Crafty Cider. $69

    13 JULY

    Highfield Farm & Woodland pasture raised chicken , Snowy Valley Mushrooms and Johansen Wines. $69

    10 AUGUST

    Truffles of Grand Oak Trufferie, Alpine Truffle & Chestnut Farm, Muddy Pig Pastured Pork and Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard. $79

    You can add $20 to price for a paired wine/cider 

    BOOK FEAST TICKETS HERE 

    EXPLORE WITH OUR GROWERS

    Orchard Tour & Cider Tastings

    SATURDAY 8 JUNE, 10:30AM–3PM • $55
    Discover winter wonders of this high country hazelnut and fruit orchard.  Craig & Bindi of Happy Wombat Hazelnuts will take you on an exclusive farm tour of their pioneering and picturesque orchard. Linger over lunch
    around the fire before heading to the regions newest cidery for tour and tastings with Tony of Crafty Cider. Nest morning tea on departure and Lunch at the orchard by HWH included.  Return travel from Nest by Tumbarumba Touring Company.

    BOOK TICKETS HERE

    Winter Kitchen Workshop - Citrus

    SUNDAY 14 JULY, 9:30AM-12:30PM • $95
    Meet Louise Freckelton, Highfield Farm & Woodland. Preserver, pickler, fermenter, Farmher - Louise grew up eating pickles and remembers the first jar she made in her student days - she hasn’t stopped since. Louise aims at busting gluts, reducing waste and adding a whole new world of flavours via these timehonoured techniques. Gather round our Nest table with coffee, croissants, buckets of local produce and preserve winters citrus sunshine together. Discover more ways with citrus over grazing platters and take home your spoils of the day.  We'll be making preserved lemons, pickled cumquat and citrus salt.   Limited spaces.

    BOOK WORKSHOP HERE

    Truffle Hunt & Chestnut Farm Tour

    SATURDAY 10 AUGUST, 9AM–1PM • $95 
    Departure on small tour bus from Nest with coffee & fresh baked muffin to Tom & Judy’s private Alpine Truffle and Chestnut Farm. Meet Truffle growers, the hunting dogs, the hunter and join 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.  (Whilst it is anticipated there will be truffles found, there is no guarantee. There will be fresh truffle however for tasting & brunch)

    BOOK HUNT HERE

    Vineyard & Wine Tours

    Experience Tumbarumba Cool climate wines at a cellar door, winery and vineyards as part of a small tour by Tumbarumba Touring Company. 

    Package dates are 

    SUNDAY 9 JUNE, SATURDAY 13 JULY, SUNDAY 11 AUGUST + PRIVATE TOURS
    1:30PM – 4:30PM 

    TICKETS & FURTHER DETAILS: Call Mark Tumbarumba Touring Company 0406 0376 605

    ADVENTURE FILM SERIES

    We're excited to bring to Tumbarumba this world class collection of outdoor adventure movies touring internationally, guaranteed to leave you breathless and inspired.

    Armchair Tickets $20 include Popcorn. Weekday Matinee tickets $15.

    MOUNTAIN FILM .................................. 7-10 JUNE & 28-29 JUNE
    EUROPEAN OUTDOOR FILM TOUR ............................... 21-27 JUNE
    WARREN MILLER FACE OF WINTER .................................5-11 JULY
    PATH TO EVEREST ................................................... 19-25 JULY

    BOOK ADVENTURE FILM TICKETS - Mountain Film June HERE

    LIVE MUSIC - Copenhagen Slim 

    THURSDAY 25 JULY • $35
    TICKET INCLUDES INTERMISSION SUPPER
    Award-winning Danish Blues artist arrives in Australia for his debut solo tour. Expect a cross
    between Chicago blues and Leadbelly in one-man band format.   Slim will be performing on the stage in the converted cinema to gig space
    Doors open 7pm with Pre-Show Dinner and drinks from 5:30pm

    GET TICKETS HERE

    August is FOREIGN FILM MONTH

    Be inspired by our collection of the best new releases in world cinema and dine as if you were there. Enjoy a pre-show dinner/lunch of dishes inspired by the film origins. 
    Tickets $20 Friday & Saturday Night sessions include intermission with exotic sweets.
    Weekday Matinee tickets $15.
    ISRAEL DRAMA: FOXTROT ........................................ 2-8 AUGUST
    SWEDISH DRAMA COMEDY: THE SQUARE ...................9–15 AUGUST
    DANISH THRILLER: THE GUILTY .............................. 16–22 AUGUST
    TURKISH DRAMA: THE WILD PEAR TREE ..................23–28 AUGUST

    BOOK FOREIGN FILM TICKETS HERE

    Winter Makers Market

    Meet the local growers and makers at our Indoor Winter version of the monthly market held in the cinema space.
    When:  Saturday 20 July, Saturday 17 August 9am - 12noon

    Choose Your Own Adventure

    There is much to discover and experience of winter in our neck of  the woods and it's best done by getting out to explore.  Here's a few ideas:
    Stroll amid the frosty (or snowy if you're fortunate!)Sugar Pine Walk then warmup by the fire at Nest with a spiced hot chocolate
    Visit a cellar door for award winning wines 
    Trek out along the Hume & Hovell with a picnic (we can provide) Friday or Saturday and recover with a hearty dinner or pizza fireside at Nest

  • 16-May-2019 05:06 AM

    Mothers Day 2019

    Mothers Day 2019

    This Mothers Day treat your Mum to an Afternoon Tea Party with all the pretty teacups, silver pots and doilies you can imagine 

    Book in for this limited edition event and enjoy time out with your mum, granny, daughter, son...  

    WHEN:  Sunday 12 May 2pm
    WHAT:  High Tea selection of delicious Nest sweet and savoury bites, fancy pots of tea, coffee and pretty cups.
    3pm Matinee Movie 'Ladybird'  - The 2017 Golden Globe Best picture - mother daughter drama comedy 

    COST: High Tea $35pp includes Sparkling wine on arrival
    Movie $15pp includes gourmet popcorn

    TICKETS:  Bookings for High Tea and/or Film at Nest phone 69482950/email laura@cafe-nest.com  
    $10pp deposit required upon booking 

    FILM: LADYBIRD (MA15+) in our Armchair Cinema 

    In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.


    P.S. We can also help out with finding your mum the ideal gift with our fresh range of pretty and purposeful goods.  Gardener, cook, booklover, foodlover, homemaker, just your mum - there's likely something to suit.  (Half of us at Nest are mums and we pretty much stock Nest with things we'd love for ourselves)   
  • 28-Mar-2019 10:00 PM

    Vigenser & Martin Live on Stage 26 April

    Vigenser & Martin Live on Stage 26 April

    All-original and a bit wild, their style is rooted in folk but resembles everything else. 

    Close your eyes and you’d swear you heard twins, with weaving rhythms, tight songs, and harmonies you just can’t pick apart.



    Vic & Linds will be live on the cinema stage at Nest 

    7pm Show
    Pre show Dinner and Drinks from 5pm
    Intermission supper included in ticket price $35

    AU’s fiddler extraordinaire Lindsay Martin brings his virtuosic strings and velvet vocals to the fore, while NZ’s songstress Victoria Vigenser brings great lyric, driving rhythm and her sensational voice to the mix. They’re packing hefty and emotional punches, but with hands wrapped in silk, and songs to heal the scars.


    Both accompanists by trade, their shared approach to harmony and musicianship makes for a full sound. They met at a rainy festival in NZ’s capital one day, and have since worked and played across the Tasman to produce a long-awaited (…avoided) album of Vigenser’s original material. They set off on an experimental tour, and their duo show received such a warm welcome from audiences across AU and NZ that they decided to keep it up. Now they’re back with even more hooky new material- it’s bound to leave your heart jumping and your head spinning.
  • 28-Mar-2019 10:02 PM

    Frank Burkitt Band 4 April at Nest on Australian Tour

    Frank Burkitt Band 4 April at Nest on Australian Tour

    The Frank Burkitt Band are gathering their instruments and hopping over the ditch from their New Zealand home for a 17 date tour across Victoria and New South Wales. Following on from the success of their March 2018 Australian tour in support of their second album Raconteur, this tour will support their new live EP Lost But Alive (out 30th Dec). 


    “The sincerity and heart that emanates from his song-writing is endearing, to say the least. I believe people who are truly great at their craft make what they do seem easy”
    Janise Kumar - muzic.net.nz

    Starting at Yackandandah Folk Festival, they will perform in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Tumbarumba

    Touring this time as a trio with vocals, guitar, mandolin and double bass, they will perform original songs spanning a wide range of genres such as Americana, swing, blues and folk. 

    SHOWTIME

    Thursday 4 April 7pm

    Tickets $35 include intermission supper - book here

    Pre-drinks, canapes, dinner or whisky nips are available from 5.30pm. Call 69482950 to book. 

    Frank’s songs often come with anecdotes and his rambling but entertaining introductions give audiences a back story to each song. Subject matters such as philosophy, space travel, nature, relationships, haircuts and colourful characters from Frank’s past are all delivered within expertly crafted arrangements, performed by fantastic musicians. 

    Frank Burkitt (vocals, guitar), Cameron Burnell (mandolin, lapsteel), James Geluk (double bass)


    “Exceptional” - Graham Reid – elsewhere.co.nz


    All tickets and information can be found at frankburkitt.co.nz/shows

  • 21-Feb-2019 06:54 PM

    Our Table - A Taste of the Region

    Our Table - A Taste of the Region

    This Autumn, Batlow will play host to the regions third Our Table long lunch.  An event showcasing the regional produce of the season.

    Nest is delighted to be joining the party this year, together with MasterChef contestant Trent Harvey, the leading lady behind the event Emma Murray, her team of local enthusiasts and of course all our wonderful growers to create a feast for 150.

    Tickets have now sold out for this event so if you've missed this occasion be sure to get in early for the next one and stay tuned for the photos.