Roll On long lunch success

 

Thank you to over 250 gorgeous visitors who dressed in their vintage best to join in our Roll On – long lunch on the lawns event at Vaucluse House on Sunday 3 November.

Inspired by a summer picnic in the 1920s, our partners Wildwon Projects created a dynamic, fun and informative program of tours of Vaucluse House, culminating in tastings in the kitchen garden of old fashioned recipes including peach trifles, raspberry cordials and rosella jam.

Our very own colonial gastronomer, Jacqui Newling, led demonstrations of sherbet making in the kitchen and butter making in the dairy. In the cellar, Frances Robinson’s Faf & Bo led workshops showing guests how to bind their own collection of vintage recipes.

On the lawns, a great line up of local bands including Maples, Shady Lane, The British Blues kept the crowds entertained, and Gatsby inspired band, Hot Horn Four had people up and swinging.

Sydney University’s Royal Australian Society for Croquet and Lawns Sports (RASCALS) led fiercely competitive games of croquet, kubb and boules on the lawns and in the courtyard.

Our partners Fresh Catering devised a delicious menu of picnic items including gourmet paninis, fresh salads, hot savoury tarts and traditional Vaucluse House Devonshire tea packs, washed down with Pimm’s cocktails and drinks made with Young Henry’s Eat Your History peach braggot. Enthusiastic picnickers shared their memories and photos from the day at #RollonLongLunch and #VaucluseHouse.

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