Ceduna to visit Tuscany with first 'Taste of Ceduna' event

EVENT: The Ceduna Memorial Hall will host 'A night in Tuscany'.
EVENT: The Ceduna Memorial Hall will host 'A night in Tuscany'.

Tickets are on sale for the Ceduna District Council's first 'Taste of Ceduna' event coming up in April.

The event - with its theme of 'A night in Tuscany' - will be hosted at the Ceduna Memorial Hall and is the first of a new initiative developed to showcase the region's local produce.

The Tuscan-inspired evening of Italian cuisine and wine will take place on Saturday, April 18 and the council's tourism and events officer Lynette Croft said highlighting local produce was a major aim of the 'Taste of Ceduna' series.

"The aim of the theme nights is to have an experiences for guests and to show off how versatile our local produce can be," she said.

"We would like to work with Tasting Australia to provide another regional tasting experience.

"Visitors are sought after and they are looking for something to attend - this creates a positive economic impact whilst adding an event to the Ceduna calendar."

The night will include a four-course meal produced by a local caterer that will showcase different local flavours, while there will be entertainment from Eyre Peninsula music duo Mortana.

Ms Croft said it was also a chance to utilise the upgraded hall.

"There is a need for quality events like these and we are looking forward to a great evening," she said.

"It will also showcase the Memorial Hall as a venue, after council spent money to renovate it with air conditioning and a commercial kitchen."

She said the theme of the event would change each year, but the importance on local produce would not.

"Each year it would be a different theme - next year it might be a French menu, then it could be Greek," Ms Croft said.

"Ultimately, it will be using local produce, farm to plate, to support local farmers.

"It has been tough for them in recent times and we recognise their importance on the community."

Ms Croft said ticket sales were progressing well and she encouraged anybody interested to get a ticket as soon as possible.

Tickets for 'A night in Tuscany' cost $99 per person and can be purchased online at Sticky Tickets.

For any inquiries, contact Lynette Croft on 8625 3407.