It might sound strange having a Tomato Festival in the middle of the Royal Botanical Gardens, but I can tell you, it’s a great way to experience a 'country feel', in the middle of the city.
There were plenty of products to try including tomatoes from D’VineRipe, Australia’s largest tomato glasshouse producer, fresh produce, Bloody Mary’s, plants, Smoked Sea Salt and pickles.
D’VineRipe is Australia’s largest tomato glasshouse producers and delivers premium quality tomatoes using traditional growing methods and ripens the tomatoes on the vine, which gives them a rich and delicious taste.
I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful display of produce before, and I have family in the country so often attend country shows.
The festival runs for two days and the Sunday has the D'VineRipe longest lunch.
Following a tour and explore of the Tomato Festival, including sipping on a Bloody Mary, we were then treated to a Tomato Inspired Degustation Lunch at the Botanic Gardens Restaurants.
I spend a lot of time in the Botanical Gardens because I live in a unit in the inner city and lack my own garden and balcony, so I’m a big fan of getting my nature fix down at the Gardens. I have to say; eating lunch overlooking the trees, pond, birds and people was truly wonderful. Speaking of wonderful here’s what our tomato inspired lunch consisted of.
Thanks to D'Vine and the Botanic Gardens Restaurant for their hospitality. Read full DISCLAIMER here.