Acre Eatery transforms into a country-style culinary destination this spring

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 23 September 2019

Camperdown’s favourite farm-to-table restaurant is taking diners on a journey through the Australian and provincial French countryside.

The inner city is the last place you’d expect to find a thriving hub of wholesome dining and urban farming. But, that’s exactly what Acre Eatery delivers. And this season its launching Acre in Spring, a new immersive dining experience that’s set to transform the venue into a welcoming country-house retreat.

Nestled in the shared Camperdown Commons precinct (the site of the former Camperdown Bowling Club), the sustainable eatery champions locally-sourced seasonal produce. It’s a collaboration between Luke Heard and John Tully (responsible for North Sydney’s lush bowling club The Greens). Their mission? To encourage Sydneysiders to rethink their everyday food choices by serving a menu driven by transparency, seasonality and traceability.

With the weather warming up, there’s no better time to freshen things up. And that’s exactly what the Acre team has done. From September to 1 December 2019 Acre in Spring sees the venue’s interiors and offering reimagined to deliver a countryside oasis in the heart of the city. As far as interiors go, expect flora to be the star of the show with suspended bouquets of dried flowers and Australian natives adorning the venue’s three food outlets (from the dining room to the alfresco garden terrace and even their takeaway station).

Acre in Spring Country Style Destination

The pop-up activation comes complete with an exclusive menu curated by Head Chef andĀ French-native Ludo Gendre, showcasing honest country-style cooking. It’s set to be a unique culinary experience that celebrates Australia’s abundant landscape and produce whilst taking inspiration from classical French cuisine.

Throughout the activation, diners will be treated to a wholesome offering of sustainably-sourced produce prepared with care. Head to Acre’s dining room, garden terrace and lawn for a country-style breakfast, lunch and dinner menu (served Wednesday to Sunday). Be sure to order their Farmhouse Breakfast Tray, compete with house-smoked ham, sliced cheddar, damper roll, and fresh OJ, sure to be a true country-style feast.

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For a more refined affair, head to Acre’s main dining room for a full feasting lunch and dinner menu, serving everything from chicken pot pie with pancetta and mushrooms to their signature slow-cooked pasture-raised Porchetta with early-harvest honeyed carrots and French peas.

And for those craving something sweet, Acre’s renowned dessert trolley will feature daily additions of country-style cakes including the magnificent five-layer cherry and double cream trifle.

Acre in Spring Country Style Destination

Aside from tucking into a wholesome meal, Acre in Spring is bringing a series of artisan tasting experiences and culinary events. Their oh-so-popular Meet The Farmer dining series returns, along with dedicated cheese souffle evenings and even a country cake baking competition. For those looking to pick up a new skill, book into Acre’s 90-minute masterclasses series to learn how to pickle like a pro, bake sourdough damper and rediscover the lost art of sausage roll making.

Acre in Spring is on now and runs until Sunday, 1 December 2019. To find out more or book your spot at their table, click here.

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