Alfresco dining at Risanare Retreat on Tamborine Mountain.

Last month, Scenic Rim Guide and a loyal supporting community, hosted a tuscan style feast. The event showcased a diverse selection of local wine and produce, alongside menus created by The Wandering Italian.  Celebrating the region’s growing love affair of long lunches enjoyed with good food and great company, the Guide presented a series of courses.

Hosted in the light-filled, rustic olive of Risanare Retreat, our lunch overflowed with stories from the grapevine. Set on 5 lush acres of lawn, in the heart of Tamborine’s wine region, Risanare Retreat is inspired by its Italian meaning ‘to renew, balance, restore’.  The party shared in a banquet heaving with signature dishes (Lasagna Classico – braised beef, pork, veal ragu, béchamel, mozzarella, parmesan), flanked by bunches of vibrant blooms arranged by Bunch It Up and sweetly-scented liquors rounding off the sensory smorgasbord.

Photography by Carin Garland for Scenic Rim Guide.

Local florist; Bunch It Up colouring tables with fresh florals

Witches Chase Cheese; Scenic Rim Olives

Aperol Spritz upon arrival

Roxanne Bennetts; Bunch It Up

Hand-lettered menus; Flourish Ink Calligraphy

Olive bread; Yasabel Cottage Kitchen

Locally grown in season cumquats from The Green Shed

Scenic Rim Guide stylist, Bronwyn McDonald

Luisa Slack-smith; Scenic Road Magazine smile of approval

Giuliano Melluso; Spalla di Agnello al Forno – 12 hour slow cooked roasted lamb shoulder, rosemary and lamb jus

A vast selection of Witches Falls Wine

Cin Cin Mobile Bar keeping guests hydrated in between courses

Mediterranean Gin made wiht Lilly Pilly Gin from Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Mountain House Co. Rebecca Isijanovski

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Host; Scenic Rim Guide | Venue; Risanare Retreat | Catering; The Wandering Italian | Drinks; Cin Cin Mobile Bar | Wine; Witches Falls Wine | Sprits & Liquor; Tamborine Mountain Distillery | Cheese; Witches Chase Cheese | Florals; Bunch It Up | Homewares; Mountain House Co. | Photographer; Carin Garland | Media; Scenic Road Magazine