We keep it pretty simple at The Occasional.
All we want to do is serve great food to accompany awesome wines (and a cheeky beer or two).
Our goal is to champion Hilltops wine, and to pair these with regional and artisanal food, produced by great little companies spread through-out New South Wales, from Sydney to Coolamon.
We are always on the lookout for new suppliers and are happy to be in conversation with you about your products. Here are the suppliers on our menus these past few weeks, and with their contact details where we could find them!
Some of our present suppliers include the following.
The Old Produce Store Binalong: We love the Binalong Bushranger Blend pickles and add these to our cheese and charcuterie platters.
Coolamon Cheese: following our desire to highlight local producers we are delighted to partner with these champions. They are located in the centre of the idyllic, country village of Coolamon in the heart of the Riverina, an area renowned for its abundance of high-quality produce, especially dairy products. You can follow their story on their website or instagram @coolamoncheese
Alto Olives: the picturesque Alto estate is on the foothills of the Great Dividing Range (near Crookwell) and comprise 20,000 olive trees of European origin. We stock their olive oil and love to serve a tasting bowl of their mixed olives. They tell their story on their website and are also on instagram @altoolives
Walsh’s Country Kitchen: Boorowa’s own Walsh’s Country Kitchen produces a large array of gourmet and heritage jams, chutneys, pickles and preserves and we love to pair them with our cheese and charcuterie plates, on our sandwiches and anywhere we can fit them!
Pino’s Dolce Vita: Since 1978, the Tomini-Foresti family have been serving Sydney and relying on their seven generations’ worth of experience to produce fantastic, traditional small goods and meats. They produce more than 100 types of sausages, smallgoods and deli products. We love their salamis and deli cuts, and especially like their ‘Nduja, which we use on our Jasprizza sandwich. Their website is pinosdolcevita.com.au and their instagram is @pinosdolcevita
Bread and Butter Project: we try to source our bread products from local bakers near us (including Yass’ Clementine) and yet are also proud to announce that we also carry Bread and Butter Project baked goods. This charity was begun by the founders of famous Bourke Street Bakery, and it is a place that supplies training and employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers in Sydney, as well as awesome bread.
Kepos Street Kitchen: This is the base of award-winning chef Michael Antissi and it serves his take on modern Middle-Eastern food. We love his dips, and use them in our Don Burrows Duet, which honours one of Boorowa’s own. Creamy, tasty and just perfect with a glass of a red or white wine.