Esca Bimbadgen - Lovedale Long Lunch - 18 & 19 May 2024

Lovedale Long Lunch 2024

Saturday 18th May 2024 - Sunday 19th May 2024

Celebrating 30 Years – Save The Date! Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2024.

In 2024 Lovedale Long Lunch is celebrating 30 Years as the Hunter Valley’s favourite wine & food event!

Gather your group, and pop the date in your diaries! 2024 is set to be another year of delicious wines, mouth-watering meals and fantastic tunes. We hope to see you there!

The Lovedale Long Lunch is more that just a lunch. It’s an opportunity to meet up with friends and enjoy an iconic event, now in it’s 30th year. Great wine, great food, great music. A great day with friends. So come and experience the atmosphere and the delicious food created by the team from Esca Bimbadgen at Emma’s Cottage.

Held over two days, on the third weekend of May every year, the Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive style lunch held around six iconic Lovedale wineries and cellar doors – Emma’s Cottage, Allandale Winery, Gartelmann Wines, Saltire Estate, Sandalyn Estate, and Tatler Wines.

Enjoy a delicious menu curated by Esca Bimbadgen and live music at Emma’s Cottage. Come and enjoy a great day, or weekend.

Learn more about our sister venue Emma’s Cottage here. 

The Menu – 2023

Our Chef is busily writing the 2024 Menu. In the meantime, here is an example of what you can expect from our 2023 event.

Emma’s Cottage + Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

Pork Belly Porchetta with white bean & smoked chorizo ragu and parsley gremolata (gf,df)
Wine Match Alter Wines Chardonnay

BBQ Beef Brisket with patatas bravas, roast garlic aioli & chimichurri (gf,df)
Wine Match Alter Wines Shiraz

Dessert & Cheese
Choc Chip Pecan Blondie with salted caramel, passionfruit & toffeed popcorn
Wine Match Alter Wines Sparkling Blanc

18-month Comte AOP (semi hard – cows’ milk) preserved apricot & rosemary compote, lavosh & smoked almonds (GF Option)
Wine Match Alter Wines Shiraz Pinot

Vegetarian / Vegan Option
Patatas Bravas with garden herbs, lemon, chili, roast garlic aioli & chimichurri (gf,df,veg)
Wine Match Alter Wines Semillon

Early Bird Tickets

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