Red Dirt dinner puts Bundaberg on the menu
THE first Red Dirt Degustation dinner will serve up fine dining, entertainment and showcasing and a celebration of the arts and the best Bundaberg producers have to offer.
Set among the cane fields as part of the Crush Festival, tomorrow night's event will feature the first performance of locally made opera the Crushing.
Developed in Bundaberg by playwright Rod Ainsworth and composer Peter Rankine, Mr Ainsworth said he couldn't have found a better location.
"The project was originally commissioned in 2010, has just finished a full demonstration recording and is ready for production in 2016 so to be able to launch the project in our home town is very exciting," he said.
Guests will enjoy a degustation dinner cooked by Food for Fork chef Dion Taylor who said he wanted to be able to showcase the region's high quality produce.
"We've got a real focus and seafood, fresh salad and some of our beef to pay tribute to our grazing industry," he said. "The menu's been crafted to try and showcase as many fresh commodities that come from the region."
While the dinner is booked, for a full list of Crush Festival events head to www.crushfestivalqld.com.au.