Celebrate food, wine and beer at the Regatta Fair | Gourmand and Gourmet

Celebrate food, wine and beer at the Regatta Fair

Imagine this: You’re sipping hot cider in a fairy lit laneway as you nibble on wood-fired pizzas and sway to the sounds of live music. Got it? Now stop imagining and start planning, because you could be doing just that over the weekend of July 29-31. Regatta Hotel are pulling out all the stops for their second annual Regatta Fair, a celebration of all life’s real pleasures: food, wine and beer! Taking over the laneway just behind the historic hotel, they’ll be dishing up live tunes, food and drink stalls and festivities all weekend. Under the fairy lights in the laneway you’ll find stalls offering up sips from the likes of Asahi, Mountain Goat, Fat Yak, Peroni, Penfolds and Astoria, with plenty more still to be announced. The $8 food and drink tokens on offer will also get you eats from stalls dishing out wood-fired pizzas (including a Nutella number!), slow cooked lamb rolls, freshly made churros, pastas and loads more. regatta fair 2Head downstairs to the secretive Walrus Club and you’ll find a fortune teller ready to predict your future – though we can tell you right now it involves top shelf rum tastings before you head upstairs to discover the Winter Garden in the Courtyard. Up there under the stars you’ll be able to get all toasty with warm Rekordelig ciders, but if whiskey is more your style, you can sample some in the Whiskey Bar – just be sure to line your stomach with some of the food and drink specials in the Street Café or Boatshed beforehand. With live music and DJs playing day and night, there’s really nothing else you need for an epic weekend – except maybe a few friends and one of the three $50 vouchers to spend on food and drink we’re giving away! Regatta Fair kicks off at the Regatta Hotel on Friday 29 July from 4pm-late, continuing on Saturday 30 from 12pm-late and Sunday 31 from 12pm-6pm.