New South Wales’ Hunter Valley region is set to get a taste of the Mediterranean this April when the A Little Bit of Italy in Broke festival kicks off. On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April, the beautiful Broke Fordwich wine region will transform into a mini Tuscany for a weekend of fresh food, excellent wine and a lot of fun.
The Margan Welcome Dinner on the Friday night will mark the beginning of the festival, with a three-course Italian-inspired menu in the starlit piazza. Over the rest of the weekend, festival-goers can enjoy gourmet Italian barbecues, gourmet cheese and olives, wood-fired pizzas, gelato, truffle gnocchi and much more across 12 different venues. The local wineries will be taking part too including Ascella Organic Wines, Winmark Wines, Mount Broke Wines and more.
A Little Bit of Italy in Broke will also be throwing a variety of workshops and classes for those wanting to get a bit more hands on. Master the art of making gnocchi, learn how to appreciate olive oil, or take part in a food pairing and cooking demonstration class. There are plenty of activities on offer during the festival.
The Broke Fordwich region is picturesque and relaxing, with a laid-back vibe and welcoming community. Now in its 15th year, A Little Bit of Italy in Broke is a much-loved foodie escape. This year, once again, the festival has partnered with the Singleton Cancer Appeal and glass sponsor Zafferano, with $2 from every Zafferano glass sold going to the appeal.
Check out the full program and further details at italyinbroke.com.au.