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Hats & High Tea Event Delights For Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Gabbinbar Homestead has hosted local and visiting guests today for the Hats & High Tea event as part of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Over 90 guests, wearing their best hats, frocks and suits were delighted with a four-course, hand-crafted tasting menu created by Gabbinbar Homestead’s Head Chef Bernhard Kohlhuber.

Inspired by the tradition of high tea dining and Darling Downs local produce, the menu featured buttery Kipfler with wild gin cured salmon, a petit pastrami brioche, a Homestead ‘Top Of The Range’ mushroom pot pie with tarragon chicken, Black Bunya triple cream brie and a decadent selection of desserts including a hazelnut and coffee macaron, lavender creme brulee tartlet and churros with salted caramel.

“The 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has provided an opportunity for Gabbinbar Homestead to welcome local and visiting guests to the Homestead to explore the grounds and estate, experience our award-winning food and exceptional service” said Head Chef Bernhard Kohlhuber.

“I’m delighted to create this exceptional menu and celebrate local Darling Downs purveyors such as Bunya Cheese and Metiisto Chocolate”.

The event was hosted by Dine Darling Downs with Triple M’s Lee Faulkner emceeing the event. Flowers were provided by local florist The Luxe Bloom and guests enjoyed tunes by local musician Andrzej Fenner.

“We are so happy to be partnering with Dine Darling Downs for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers to host this event” said Cheryse Bliesner, Operations Manager of Gabbinbar Homestead.

“We don’t often get the opportunity to open our doors to the community and its visitors, unless they attend a wedding here, so it is lovely to do so” said Ms Bliesner.


Chloe Smith Sales & Marketing Manager Gabbinbar Homestead E: PH: (07) 4602 9027


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