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A Moveable Feast: Kate’s Eats and Dates, May 6

A SOJOURN TO THE JUNCTION
This time last week I was jumping in the car to head up and check out a place called The Junction just over the border in Moama. A bit of trek (2.5 hrs), but boy was it worth it. This place is a pearler. I was first told about The Junction by A Moveable Feast listeners at our lunch last year, and they were spot on. Housed in one of the fanciest Bowls club I’ve ever seen, this place feels like a Bond lair – far too stylish for the likes of me. 

Food is top notch – Fried zucchini flowers with persian fetta, Bundarra Berkshire pork shoulder with slaw and steamed buns, chargrilled king prawns. Great share plates and good priced ‘Feed me’ options. Echuca’s a charming town, well worth a weekend away. 

ODE TO THE OLIVE
Scorcher Davidson and I did a lightning quick trip this week to check out local outfit Cobram Estate Olive oils – quite an Australian success story. Way up in Boundary Bend near Cobram, they’ve got one million olive trees and a huge processing plant and they are churning out quite literally some of the best olive oil in the world – the place is littered with gold medals. Such a lovely opportunity to meet great people who’ve just made a go at something they’re passionate about. 

MAKE MAY MARKET DAY 
Well, May is Luv-a-Duck month, to get an idea with just how much you can do with duck, head down to their HQ in Port Melbourne this arvo (Sat May 7) for their Market Day. There’ll be duck tasting and a duck sausage sizzle, wine tasting and cooking classes and you could win a special dinner for two with Ian Curley at the European. Great chance to check out the set up down there – I’ve done one of their cooking classes before and they’re terrific. Until 4pm at 228 Ingles Street Port Melbourne. 

The Junction feels like a Bond lair.

The Junction feels like a Bond lair.

 

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