Bridge feast a recipe for fun
The seventh annual Banquet on the Bridge on Sunday was a delicious and delightful success for all those involved.
One of the signature events for the Fridgetown Festival, money raised from the banquet goes to the Bridgetown Greenbushes Business and Tourism Association.
More than 170 people attended this year’s event, with participants whisked away to a secret location on the Blackwood River for a locally-sourced feast on a bridge.
“It’s a unique event, no other event around closes a bridge to have 180 people eat a meal,” event convener Pip Mills said.
Mrs Mills said highlights of the day included the sunny weather and the conviviality of the people who attended.
“The menu is supposed to reflect the food from farmhouses and not silver service,” she said.
The menu items this year included Blackwood Valley beef and porter cobbler, river paddock pork with apple relish, wines from the Blackwood Valley region, ciders from the Cidery and beers from the Blackwood Valley Brewing Company.
Mrs Mills said there were about 50 people involved in the event’s crew.
“The crew need to be thanked, they do an amazing job,” she said.
Of the money raised from the banquet, $2000 will go to a charity of a chef’s choice and this year’s chosen charity was Saving Animals from Euthanasia.
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