Nude food unveiled

The lovely Lana made her debut last night at the Granite Belt Nude Food Trail launch. With an annual fruit and vegetable turnover of $130 million and Queensland's acknowledged wine capital, the Granite Belt is well placed to be at the forefront of culinary tourism.

The trail map shows visitors how to find 20 local producers with their opening hours. There are seven categories: eating out; wild things; fresh produce; local meats; savoury staples; sweet moments and events. Journey out to the region and you'll probably find even more places to stop as the trail concentrates on operators who are open at least four days a week and mainly seven days a week.

It includes a list of what produce is being harvested during spring, summer, autumn and winter. Keen foodies will love the 'wild things' and hunt out wild Asparagus and wild Fennel. The foundations have beenlaid for the production of Saffron and Truffles as well..

Granite Belt also is a proven area for Almonds, Carrots,
Chestnuts and Prickly Pears.

The Nude Food Trail also includes suggestions on food and wine matching.

Trail participants include: Ballandean Estate Gourmet Gallery, Bella Rosa’s Tea Rooms, Cottage & Garden Centre, The Bramble Patch, Castle Glen, Granite Belt Dairy Farmhouse Cheese, Granite Belt Highlands Winery, Granite Ridge Wines, Hawker Brothers Butchery, Heritage Estate, LiraH Vinegar and Verjus, Lucas Estate Winery & Cafe, Mt Stirling Olives & Fudge Cottage, Olga & Agnes Fine Foods, Quart Pot Bakehouse, Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Robert Channon Wines, Sandmill Foods, Sutton’s Juice Factory, Cidery & Shed Cafe, Thunderbolt Farm & Claudia’s Country Restaurant plus Vincenzo’s at the Big Apple.

Catch up with some of these producers at the next Granite Belt Market at South Bank next Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

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or at 1800 SO COOL
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