Forage to feast at Vaucluse House
Join us for a seasonal, edible adventure with renowned forager and environmental educator Diego Bonetto and stylist, designer, foodie and weed convert Marnee Fox.
Take a wide-eyed walk around the grounds of Vaucluse House with Diego and discover the abundance of native and non-native edibles that can be found underfoot. You’ll learn local stories of plant resilience, woven with cultural trivia, migrant perspectives and native wisdom. We’ll discuss the role weeds play in repairing and building soil and you’ll find out how they have been used for food, craft and natural remedies.
Building on your weedy walk, you’ll take the food found on the foraging tour to the table. Enjoy a tasting designed and created by Marnee utilising foraged ingredients that will include many of the species learned about on the walk.
This is a leave-no-trace event fostering respect and appreciation for what nature offers us.
Menu details will be finalised closer to the event due to the nature of wild food availability.
Please note, the tasting menu may contain dairy, nuts, eggs and gluten and will absolutely contain delicious edible weeds you never imagined eating!
Forage to Feast is a part of a food and garden series held at various sites throughout 2023. Keep an eye out for the details of upcoming events.
As this event is a walking tour, a reasonable level of fitness is required.
This is an outdoor event and will proceed in wet weather, except in extreme conditions. Please dress appropriately.
Diego Bonetto is an edible weeds advocate based in Sydney. Building on the knowledge acquired while growing up on a farm in Italy, Diego introduces people to the edible and medicinal plants that surround us. He collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers, promoting a new understanding of what the environment has to offer. You see a weed, Diego sees food.
Marnee Fox is a creative force working as an interior stylist and runs regular ‘Foodies forage’ workshops. Her extensive and varied background spanning art, fashion and hospitality enables Marnee to merge disciplines and create layered experiences utilising space, aesthetics, taste and environment.
Photo: Forest portrait of Diego Bonetto and Marnee Fox. Image courtesy Diego Bonetto.
Vaucluse HouseWentworth Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030. Phone +61 2 9388 7922
- Sunday 19 March 10am–12pm