Orange F.O.O.D Week – A Foodie’s Dream
Come and check out Orange F.O.O.D Week on 9-18 April 2021. Now in its 30th year, the event consists of ten amazing days of events showcasing the Orange region’s incredible produce.
We’ve seen some local events come and go at Lakeview Luxury Retreat, but one that has stood the test of time and continues to attract people from far and wide is Orange F.O.O.D Week.
We’re lucky enough to have some of the country’s most diverse and delicious produce homegrown in our abundant region. We’ve got it all: fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, smallgoods, meat, jam, bread, honey, wine and more! Our very own luxury Orange accommodation is blissfully positioned between a vineyard and an orchard, so we can attest to the quality of the local produce first-hand.
…But don’t take our word for it! Come and check out Orange F.O.O.D Week on 9-18 April 2021. Now in its 30th year, the event consists of ten amazing days of events showcasing the Orange region’s incredible produce and celebrating those who play a part in making Orange the vibrant and productive region that it is today.
Orange F.O.O.D Week – a foodie’s dream
If you love bold flavours, creative combinations and new and exciting takes on traditional dishes, Orange F.O.O.D Week is the ultimate place for you.
Over ten days, there are multiple opportunities to enjoy meals catered by some of Orange’s gastronomic geniuses. Most of these events are ticketed though so you’ll have to get in quick! You can even enjoy breakfast and bubbles as you sail over Belubula Valley in a hot air balloon – what better way is there to start the day?!
You can join tastings, tours and workshops to advance your own culinary skills, and take advantage of the many special offers up for grabs at local cafes and restaurants at this time of year.
Celebrating local Orange producers
Some of the most popular events during Orange F.O.O.D week are the ‘Show, Tell and Taste’ workshops, each featuring two locals growing produce with flavours that are often found together. To name just a few of the flavour combinations on show: saffron and chicken, pork and apple, chestnuts and chocolates, cheese and bees… All the delightful pairings that we’ve come to know and love – and some you may be yet to sample!
The producers at each workshop will tell their stories, share how their goods are made and offer tips and tricks for those who hope to grow their own produce or simply get some inspiration for preparing new dishes at home.
Sustainability through and through
Orange F.O.O.D Week became the first food and wine event in Australia or New Zealand to become certified as a sustainable event. To achieve this, they’ve minimised carbon emissions, waste and water useage as much as possible. You’ll notice plenty of ‘green’ initiatives in play and a great public transport system to get you to and from events without hassle.
If you’re travelling to and from Lakeview Luxury Lodge, we can help advise you of your transport options so that you too can play a part in maintaining the event’s superb sustainability credentials.
Orange F.O.O.D Week has such a jam-packed schedule of events that we’ve barely touched the surface in this piece – but we encourage you to check out the event website to find the events that speak to you. Our Orange accommodation is ready and willing to welcome you with open arms to our beautiful, fruitful, flavoursome part of the world.
Beautiful accommodation, views and stocked complimentary fridge! Loved our stay.
Leanne Price, Google Reviews
Beautiful and relaxing place, would definitely recommend.
Dwayne Hawthorne, Google Reviews
Pam and Trevor were very gracious hosts, providing plenty of food for breakfast, snacks, fruit and complimentary wine. The local honey sausages were delicious! The two bedroom villa is very spacious and has a great view of Lake Canobolas. I can’t wait to come back here for another couples...
Jacky Chen, Google Reviews
Great location and spacious place.
Conrad Sinclair, Google Reviews
Had a wonderful peaceful stay!!! We had stayed initially when Lakeview was building its 2nd villa - always wanted to come back and was finally able to!!! This place is as perfect in 2023 as it was in 2014 - Pam and Trevor have thought about AND included absolutely everything you could possibly...
Nicole Gonano, Google Reviews
5 stars. Lovely location. Beautiful amenities. Quiet and peaceful. Generous local wine and food hamper. Kangaroos. Water view. Cows. Nice walks and wineries close by. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.
Jess, Google Reviews
Lakeview Villa is a wonderful venue for a getaway for 2 couples. The villa has two identical rooms and ensuites on either end of a very well-appointed lounge/dining/kitchen. Pam is so generous and fills the fridge with delectable food as well as a lovely bottle of red and white wine. Your...
Roberta Corben, Google Reviews
Highly recommend for anyone visiting Orange. The location, cabins and hosts are wonderful. The attention to detail and beautiful food provided make this a "must do" experience for all. What a wonderful 60th birthday present this was for my husband.
Vicky Steinweiss, Google Reviews
Lakeview Luxury Retreat is exactly as its described. Our one bedroom cabin was spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed and full of lovely features, including a gas fireplace, cinema sound TV system, Weber BBQ, underfloor heating in the bathroom and a lovely raised bathtub. The cabin came with...
Audrey Haes, Google Reviews
Beautiful spot perfect for the romantic get away and also for me, alone traveler wanting some down time from the busy office. Quiet and peaceful and only a short drive to town. A luxury cabin with a comfortable bed and beautiful tub to sink into after a day exploring. Even the fridge was full of...
Christine Jones, Google Reviews