Pop-up shops, craft beer and artisan cheese are some of the tasty ingredients you’ll find at this year’s Maitland Taste Festival.
In the spirit of quirky English pubs, Maitland City Council has converted an old shipping container into a makeshift bar called The Hunter and the Hare.
The bar will serve Morpeth Brewery & Beer Co brews and Hunter Belle Cheese.
Morpeth Brewery & Beer Co manager Jayse Tasker toasts thesuccess of the new pop-up shop that will be known as the makeshift bar The Hunter and the Hare at this weekend’s Taste Festival.
Taste will open The Levee precinct this weekend after nine months of construction.
Council events co-ordinator Adam Franks said Taste had been revamped to mark the occasion.
“The Hunter and the Hare fits perfectly with this year’s new look and feel for Maitland Taste, which will be set amongst pop-up stalls and eating spaces made from recycled and upcycled materials,” he said.
“We have worked very closely with Morpeth Brewery & Beer Co and Hunter Belle Cheese to make this happen, and I think it will be one of the most popular features over the two days.”
Morpeth Brewery & Beer Co manager Jayse Tasker said he was excited to join the Maitland Taste line-up, since he had enjoyed other council festivals like Bitter and Twisted.
“It’s an exciting concept and I think people will appreciate the chance to sit back, enjoy a cold beverage and match it with a selection of gourmet cheeses,” Mr Tasker said.
“Is there a better way to spend the weekend?”
The shipping container will have life after Maitland Taste.
The sides fold down to create a cafe-style dining area once tables are arranged in it.
Council will also use the shipping container as a ticket booth at the Burton Toyota Steamfest.
Maitland Taste runs from 10am until 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
For a list of cooking demonstrations and musical gigs visit www.maitlandtaste苏州美甲美睫培训学校.au.
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