The Bowden's Silver Rylstone Street Feast was a great success. Celebrating the eighteenth birthday added a little more colour to a spectacular event. Large crowds mingled with 414 seated guests, who enjoyed a tasty lunch that came in waves. First off were Wentworth sourdough rolls, Rylstone Olive Press olive oil, Tzatziki and Lomondo Caramelised balsamic Marinated Eastridge olives. Second wave included, De Beaurepaire's "le marquis"
Cabernet glazed pork and fennel chipolatas, tomato relish, leaf and cabbage salad. The third wave was Naked Lady Cabernet Sauvignon Rose poached chicken with yoghurt and mint dressing with Eastridge dukkah. Slow cooked beef heel, a 'la dicko Asparagus, pea and potato salad with dessert being brownies with Mudgee hazelnuts Elizabeth Gardiner's jam tarts, Horner honey pannacotta with strawberries. All diners spoken to regarded the food with high praise. The menu and presentation were done by Rachael McCarthy and volunteers served the meals and collected the plates. Many food stalls including, lamb rolls, Vietnamese cuisine, BBQ's, American hamburgers, Dutch and Mexican cooking plus the hotels and cafes fed the visiting public. A playground was established beside the Catholic Church to keep the children happy. A special event was the duck races, where hundreds of 'rubber duckies' were released from a cement mixer into three pools.
The first three numbered ducks won their owners money. Andrew Gee, Federal Member for Calaire, with Robyn Oakes and Mid-Western Regional Council, Counsellor, Peter Shelly cut an eighteenth year, birthday cake. A range of singers and bands entertained the crowd with the help of the Kandos Physical Culture Club and the Rylstone School Choir. Elephant Mountain Wines, Naked Lady, and De Beaurepaire's vineyards supplied the guests with an extensive range of wines. Over forty stalls had a wide selection of merchandise for sale.
The Street Feast committee need congratulations for their organisation skills, as do the tireless volunteers from the Clandulla and Ilford/Running Stream Bush Fire Brigades, Kandos High School, Kandos Museum Members, Mudgee Junior Wombats and Rylstone Primary School. The popularity of this event is evident by the time it took to sell the Street Feast tickets. Next years Rylstone Street Feast will be on November 7.
Ester Kasepuu's, 'Art by Ester' Exhibition Opens in Gallery 47
An exquisite range of sketches and paintings about Australian Fauna and Flora adorns the walls of Gallery 47. Ester Kasepuu joined a local art group in 2000 and turned her hand to painting. She has been involved in many exhibitions and has been awarded numerous prizes. Animals have played a big part of Ester's life and have become her favourite subject to paint. Three years ago, Ester found herself needing to relocate and decided to move to Kandos. Ester enjoys working with acrylics or watercolours but tries other mediums. The exhibition will be on display in the Saffron Kitchen and Café until November 25.