By CAITLIN CROWLEY
GOONDIWINDI Polo Club has recruited Queensland celebrity chef and MasterChef runner-up Tessa Boersma to design and prepare the menu for its long lunch, Grazing at the Polo, during its annual bush polo event in August this year.
The gourmet lunch will feature locally sourced produce and Australian wines expertly curated by Boersma who will be at the event as part of the latest push to raise the profile of the already popular day out.
It’s hoped Grazing at the Polo will become a signature event for the region and a major tourism drawcard, having lured diners west from across the state in recent years.
Organiser Elizabeth Africano said the lunch event had become a great way to hero produce from around the Goondiwindi region and showcase it to the local and wider community.
“We are so excited to have Tessa onboard for this year’s event. We have so much to offer in the local area, and I have no doubt she will treat our attendees to a beautiful lunch experience,” Africano said.
Diners and spectators will be treated to a full day of polo action as teams from across the state and New South Wales take to the field to compete for the Welltown Challenge Cup on Saturday August 12.
“It’s really become a unique event on the bush polo circuit offering great quality polo games from teams throughout Queensland and New South Wales, while also providing a great atmosphere,” Polo Club vice president Andrew Coulton said.
Goondiwindi Polo club has a rich history dating back to 1911 and famously hosted Prince Phillip during a tour of Australia for an exhibition match in 1968.
Tickets for Grazing at the Polo and general admission to the event are on sale now.