Adventures in eating

23:00, Feb 20 2014
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Southern Wild Food Festival organiser Alice Pottinger with decorations for the  "Hunting and Gathering" themed festival, which will be held at Stadium Southland tomorrow.

Food for the adventurous eater will be on offer at the inaugural Southern Wild Food Festival tomorrow.

Festival organiser Alice Pottinger said the ''Hunting and Gathering'' themed event was expected to bring up to 3000 people to Stadium Southland.

''I'm expecting it to be quite exciting because it's the new stadium as well.''

The stadium would be decked out in the wild theme with drift wood collected from Oreti Beach.

There would be many food options from the 23 stalls with foods such as wild goat curry and squid ink risotto on offer.

It was about time Invercargill had a food event and she was looking forward to trying the chicken feet, Mrs Pottinger said.


She had however tried live baby octopus tentacles whose suction cups latched on to her tongue while she was eating, she said.

Entertainment would run throughout the day with the expected highlight to be a musical performance by LipStick.

Mrs Pottinger said she was personally looking forward to the cooking demos by celebrity chef Richard Till.

There would also be spot prizes given out during the day and a competition for best stall.

The Rotary Club of Invercargill was organising the event with ''tremendous'' sponsorship from the community, Mrs Pottinger said.

Tickets can be purchased from Stadium Southland for $20 for adults, Children under 16 get free admission.  

Gates open at 10.30am with buses running to the event.


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