Hey there, Tony here. It's the Summer holidays here in Sydney and like many of us, the annual trek north from Sydney to visit family is under way. What a surprise to find Bent on Food then, a country cafe/provedore situated in the town of Wingham, NSW. Wingham is located west of Taree on the mid North Coast of NSW. Donna, the friendly proprietor of this cafe, has years of experience (she worked in the wine industry in Sydney) which culminated in her opening this store three years ago. They have won numerous awards for excellence Not surpisingly this is one of many such places springing up in country areas north of Sydney serving great food and coffee, as this recent article from The Age newspaper explains.
The Bent on Food cafe is special - it teaches us that there are quality food choices beyond the aisles of the local supermarket. Plus it supports local and regional Australian produce. For example we enjoyed a lovely goats cheese from artisan cheese maker Capparis (Gloucester, NSW), Far Meadow marinated figs (Berry, NSW) and cracked pepper Bacco's leaves (Hunter Valley, NSW), a lovely biscuit bread to complement the figs and cheese. Coffee from Segafredo was smooth, and the children enjoyed almond shortbread biscuits (Kourambiedes) http://thefoodzeitgeist.com/category/google-maps/