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Archive: 15 May 2011

Mount Barney Explored

Could there be a better reason to visit the picturesque Scenic Rim than a special event that is all about enjoying great food?

The ‘A World Apart’ weekend from May 21-22 is all about showcasing unique local flavours, home grown hospitality and encouraging people to explore the beautiful Mt Barney region.

Five businesses are participating in the event with some offering free wine tastings, and others sharing country cooking. Those locations are Lillydale Host Farm, Classe di Cucina Italiana, Mt Barney Vineyard Cottages, Mt Barney Lodge and the Rathdowney Alpaca Farm.

At Lillydale Farm Stay guests can feed the animals, collect the eggs and help farmer Doug work the land. During the ‘A World Apart’ weekend visitors are treated to free fresh pikelets with homemade lillypilly jam. There’s also the option to buy a German lunch, explore their new maze or jump on board one of their tractor rides.

Classi di Cucina Italiana or Italian cooking classes are another popular offering in the area. Desley and Pietro Agnoletto once fed thousands of university students at the UQ Pizza Café and now share their knowledge with a range of classes. They will be offering free gelato tastings and have pizzas and minestrone for sale.

Complementary wine tastings will be available at Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages during the foodie weekend and bottles of Mt Barney’s finest will be for sale.

Other offerings include free bush tucker tastings and an hourly bush tucker tour at Mt Barney Lodge and just down the road the Rathdowney Alpaca Farm is offering free farm visits.

‘A World Apart’
Mt Barney Hidden Tastes weekend
21st – 22nd May
07 5544 1222

Upper Logan Road,
Mt Barney Via Rathdowney
Qld 4287
07 5544 3131

Classi di Cucina Italiana (Italian Cooking Classes)
111 Douglas Road,
Queensland 4287
07 5544 1008

Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages
198 Seidenspinner Rd
Mt Barney QLD 4287
07 5544 3285

Mt Barney Lodge
1093 Upper Logan Road, Mt Barney
07 5544 3233

Rathdowney Alpaca Farm
"Triple Peaks"
10 Mt. Barney Road, Barney View
07 5544 3272

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