Fabulous Foodie’s Experiences in Orange
Orange is an emerging food and wine destination, and we’ll share why.
An escape to the country isn’t just wide-open spaces and clean country air, the additional lure of fresh produce, gourmet country delights and the rare opportunity to often meet the makers and producers behind these culinary pleasures.
Good food, good people, and lasting memories go hand in hand, and it is with pleasure that I introduce my top pick foodie experiences in Orange. Allow me to share some of our region’s most outstanding food and dining experiences.
Foodie Tours of Orange
Take a peek at our The Farm Trail. You’ll meet the grower, pick seasonal fresh produce and enjoy a sneaky wine tasting with lunch. You’ll gain an insight into farming practices and how they are adapting to suit environmental and sustainability pressures. The tours are seasonal and can include an olive grove, fig orchard, saffron farm, hazelnut farm berry farm, and apple orchard. The farm trail is a full day tour and available as a private tour for groups of 2 to 11 guests. Discover more here.
Our morning walking tour, The Tasting Trail is the perfect introduction to Orange. You’ll enjoy a stroll through the historic centre of Orange and learn about the fascinating history or Orange and gain an insight into what shapes the vibrant regional city today. Then, meet Gerald, a First Nation guide who will introduce you to indigenous culture, food and ten edible native plants. You’ll enjoy genuine bush tucker morning tea of damper, wattle seed biscuits and lemon myrtle tea and an enjoy a yarn or two!
These tours deliver flavour, fun and mouth-watering memories for visitors and locals who are seeking a greater appreciation of the foodie culture in Orange.
Private dining experiences in Orange
When you are done touring and are ready for some hands-on cooking action, we thoroughly recommend a Table for 10. They provide a private dining for experience for 10 people in your home, Airbnb, or other approved accommodation.
Ruben is a passionate Spanish chef who plans a seasonal menu, featuring flavours of Spain. The menu, and interactive cooking class will take your epicurean adventure to another level.
Ruben will showcase the diversity of Spanish food and culture with Paella often a highlight of the evening.
To find out more about A Table for 10’s cultural dining experience and book a night to remember, contact Ruben.
Another local chef offering private dining experiences is Richard Learmonth, previously of Porteno and Pendolino. With twenty years’ experience, Richard’s passion and dedication to using local produce is at the forefront of his menu.
Richard caters for groups of all size and will ensure your evening is stress free, relaxed and most of all, memorable. We are sure this experience will make your foodie getaway a memorable one. For more information, contact Richard.
If you enjoy learning new culinary skills, we thoroughly recommend Barrell & Larder Cooking School at Ross Hill Wines. They offer a variety of scheduled cooking classes, including:
- Italian with Michael Manners
- Vietnamese with Trang
- Indigenous with Gerald
- Spanish with Ruben
You’ll add new skills and recipes to your repertoire, as well as delicious memories. Ross Hill wines are paired to the cuisine so it’s the ultimate foodie experience in Orange.
Enquiries and more information can be found on the Ross Hill website.
When you visit Orange, be sure to add a visit to Hillside Harvest. They are a family-owned orchard offering fruit picking in season. Visit in December for delicious cherries! The on-farm shop also stocks a wide range of local produce including Second Mouse Cheese, Fresh Fodder Dips, olive oils, jam, fresh fruit and vegetables and more.
Another fabulous shop for a haul of locally produced delights is The Millthorpe Providore. They offer dine in or take-away breakfast and lunch and have a small but comprehensive range of local produce. Pick up locally grown hazelnuts, tea, honey, biscuits and more.
Great shop in Millthorpe for local produce
Start planning your visit to Orange for the ultimate foodie getaway. It’s just 4 hours drive, west of Sydney so it makes the perfect road trip. Allow at least 3 nights as there is plenty to see and do. Check out our 24-hour guide to Orange.
We look forward to meeting you and your tastebuds in Orange soon.
Sharon and Nicole, 2 of the friendly local guides – Country Food Trails