Every Wednesday for the past couple of years, Harvest in Newrybar, in the Byron hinterland, has hosted Wild Harvest Wednesdays. Wild-food researcher Peter Hardwick spends the day foraging for ingredients and, come evening, the haul would be turned into four-course dinners by head chef Alastair Waddell. The series is so popular it’s been extended to every day of the week.
Each Wednesday the restaurant will launch a new weekly menu featuring native food found by Hardwick, such as coastal succulents, strawberry gum, bunya nut and wattle seed, and sustainable, locally sourced produce. Diners will be able to ask Hardwick questions as they eat.