Eat the Street served silver gong at NSW Tourism Awards
Lismore’s signature food celebration Eat the Street has won silver at the annual NSW Tourism Awards.
The gala event was held on Thursday night in Sydney and is the most prestigious event on the NSW tourism calendar, presented by the Tourism Industry Division of the NSW Business Chamber and supported by Destination NSW.
The award is a tribute to the hard-working organising team including the late City Centre Manager Jason Mumford, who passed away earlier this year.
“This event was Jason’s brainchild and it is wonderful to see his legacy be recognised in this way,” Lismore City Council Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe.
“It is certainly a bittersweet moment for those of us who worked with him on the event.”
Mitch said Eat the Street was helping Lismore make a name for itself on the foodie visitor trail. He said the region was bursting with fine restauranteurs and chefs as well as an abundance of fresh local produce from blueberries and macadamias to dairy and prime poultry and meats.
“Eat the Street allows us to showcase the amazing produce and the amazing people in our region who champion food and the principles of sustainable food production and a commitment to quality,” Mitch said.
“Eat the Street is now one of our most popular events on Lismore’s calendar, enjoyed by more than 15,000 people each year. This award is a tribute to our stellar organising team and our many passionate food producers and chefs.”