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By Brodie Cowburn


he Regional Longest Lunch On The Bay is set to take place on the 16th of March, with Masterchef contestant Eliza Wilson leading an enthusiastic group of foodies on a journey of great tasting and exquisite food. The picturesque lunch will take place on the waters, as diners will enjoy good food and great company on a ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Eliza spoke about her own experiences with the trip, and is looking forward to revisiting some of her most cherished memories on the ferry. “On my last episode on Masterchef I described a beautiful memory I have of when my partner and I took the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Someone from the ferries had watched that episode and contacted me to say they saw I had a beautiful day at the ferry and asked if I’d like to get involved. I said 'Absolutely',” said Eliza.

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“We’re holding a beautiful long lunch as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. It’s going to be one continuous table. Over the last couple months the head chef on the ferry Brent Loveand I have been going and sourcing local producers from across the peninsula. We really wanted to highlight the incredible produce around us on our menu, to celebrate all the food we have on our doorstep.” Eliza has travelled across the peninsula to a wide range of local producers in order to find the best produce to showcase on the Longest Lunch menu. She will help to create the menu, which is set to feature a range of different tastes suitable to the event. Diners are set to not only be delighted by the different foods on offer, but also by the entire ferry experience. “We’re still tweaking the menu, but you’re definitely going to see some mussels, some local lamb, some amazing fruit and vegetable continued next page...

March 2018

Peninsula Essence March 2018  
Peninsula Essence March 2018  

Peninsula Essence March 2018