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From the kitchen

From the kitchen

By Stephanie Hendriks on 7 February 2017

The New Year began with a wedding very close to the hearts of the entire Lazy River team. We all shed a tear as our stunning function coordinator Kelly Reynolds walked down the aisle on the river bank of the Estate to her soulmate Bert McCutcheon.  Approximately 190 guests turned out to bear witness to this magical day and all 190 enjoyed themselves thoroughly well into the night. We wish them all the happiness in the world for the future.

After recovering from the wedding of the year the kitchen has jumped straight into preparing for the year ahead. First on our list is Valentine’s Day which has us extremely excited. This week we’ve written, cooked and eaten the colourful menu and couldn’t be happier with the results. Featuring dishes like salmon with orange juice jelly and white chocolate panacotta with coconut dust this dinner is one not to miss. Another one of our events that always gets us excited is Flavours on the Farm. The first for this year will be a dinner on a Friday night in March and I’m currently busy scribbling down a list of potential farmers. This is one of my favourite events for the year, working so closely with our suppliers and preparing their produce for them to eat is an amazing feeling. The smile doesn’t leave my face for the entire day at this event and I always go home with sore cheeks.

Be prepared for what else is to come as these are just the beginning of a long list of events we are hosting this year, others include a Mother’s Day luncheon, the Red Hot Summer Tour featuring John Farnham and the ever popular market days.

I look forward to seeing you here at Lazy River Estate in 2017

Category: From the Kitchen

2016 from the Kitchen

2016 from the Kitchen

By Kelly McCutcheon on 20 January 2017

I know you haven’t heard from me in a very long time now so I better fill you in with a quick recap on the end of 2016 before we jump into 2017.

September was extremely busy for us filled with beautiful weddings and lots of corporate catering. It began with our Father’s Day luncheon which filled the house with smiles, laughter and multiple chargrilled delicacies. The kitchen team had a blast putting together the buffet of black pepper and lime chicken, barbequed prawns with avocado, along with mouth watering chargrilled vegetables. The light and tranquil mood radiated throughout the function centre, both front and back of house. My main offsider Maddie shined that day, doing an outstanding job putting all the finishing touches on the dishes, whilst our senior waitress, Hannah ensured the buffet was full to the brim the entire luncheon. At the end of the day all the staff were happy with the leftover strawberry and chocolate pizzas to gorge themselves on.

Later in the month, Lazy River also hosted a busy weekend catering for the Mothers of St Joseph’s College students. They enjoyed an outdoor banquet at the Dundullimal Homestead feasting on rump roasts from Hereford Red and cheese platters filled with Second Mouse Cheese Co’s finest produce.

November saw WOMDOMNOM participants camp on the river bank at Lazy River as they kayaked from Wellington to Narromine. The weary travellers, famished from their long day all came back for seconds and thirds from the barbecue buffet we provided. The day itself became a great day for all of us being intriguing and exciting, as we met and conversed with many of the kayakers. 

In the last month for 2016 we were extremely busy as per usual for that time of year, with Christmas parties and events, which are always enjoyable to cater. Christmas food is fun food and the festive spirit bounced around the kitchen while we played with fresh berries, redcurrants, and locally grown and smoked Christmas hams. It got all our staff excited for our own Christmas party, which we love to hold every year for all the staff.

That wraps up 2016 and now we’re reenergised and looking forward to another amazing year here in the Lazy River kitchen.

Cheers, Chef Stephanie

Category: From the Kitchen

2016 from the Kitchen

2016 from the Kitchen

By Kelly McCutcheon on 20 January 2017

I know you haven’t heard from me in a very long time now so I better fill you in with a quick recap on the end of 2016 before we jump into 2017.

September was extremely busy for us filled with beautiful weddings and lots of corporate catering. It began with our Father’s Day luncheon which filled the house with smiles, laughter and multiple chargrilled delicacies. The kitchen team had a blast putting together the buffet of black pepper and lime chicken, barbequed prawns with avocado, along with mouth watering chargrilled vegetables. The light and tranquil mood radiated throughout the function centre, both front and back of house. My main offsider Maddie shined that day, doing an outstanding job putting all the finishing touches on the dishes, whilst our senior waitress, Hannah ensured the buffet was full to the brim the entire luncheon. At the end of the day all the staff were happy with the leftover strawberry and chocolate pizzas to gorge themselves on.

Later in the month, Lazy River also hosted a busy weekend catering for the Mothers of St Joseph’s College students. They enjoyed an outdoor banquet at the Dundullimal Homestead feasting on rump roasts from Hereford Red and cheese platters filled with Second Mouse Cheese Co’s finest produce.

November saw WOMDOMNOM participants camp on the river bank at Lazy River as they kayaked from Wellington to Narromine. The weary travellers, famished from their long day all came back for seconds and thirds from the barbecue buffet we provided. The day itself became a great day for all of us being intriguing and exciting, as we met and conversed with many of the kayakers. 

In the last month for 2016 we were extremely busy as per usual for that time of year, with Christmas parties and events, which are always enjoyable to cater. Christmas food is fun food and the festive spirit bounced around the kitchen while we played with fresh berries, redcurrants, and locally grown and smoked Christmas hams. It got all our staff excited for our own Christmas party, which we love to hold every year for all the staff.

That wraps up 2016 and now we’re reenergised and looking forward to another amazing year here in the Lazy River kitchen.

Cheers, Chef Stephanie

Category: From the Kitchen

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

By Kelly McCutcheon on 16 December 2016

Merry Christmas and happy new year! With the end of the year just around the corner the last few days have given us an opportunity to unwind and reflect on our accomplishments for the year (a very busy one at that!)

There have been numerous improvements made to the Estate including a new white granite ceremony area and top class conference facilities installed in the function centre. We have launched our Mobile Catering services; Lazy River Gourmet Catering Dubbo and purchased a delivery van to assist with catering. We are looking forward to 2017 with new opportunities on the horizon.

Thank you again for all of your support through 2016!

Our office will be closed from Friday 23 December 2016 through to Wedesday 4 January 2017.

Merry xmas 

Categories: Events, The Office

Christmas Pop-up Markets

Christmas Pop-up Markets

By Kelly McCutcheon on 24 November 2016

Two of my favourite things, combined into a unique shopping event with over 80 stalls holders from our region. Well HELLO!

I am SO excited for December 11. I have saved all of my Christmas shopping for this day; finding treasures for all my loved ones. With the function centre open you can grab a cold drink (mine will be alcoholic) and walk around shopping for the day, discovering a combination of art, craft, design, gourmet food and live music all within one location.

With something for everyone, the markets are an opportunity for those wishing to buy handmade products and support local makers and small businesses.

Visit our Facebook page to view the stall holders.

https://www.facebook.com/events/466178773571549/

Can't wait to see you all!

Kelly

Category: Events

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