Peter Nicholson of Nicholson Fine Foods at his stand at the Gate to Plate Festivale at Grafton Showground Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Peter Nicholson of Nicholson Fine Foods at his stand at the Gate to Plate Festivale at Grafton Showground Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Gate to Plate a tasty dish

AWARD-winning provedore Peter Nicholson's first Gate to Plate won't be his last.

Mr Nicholson was singing the praises of the event after he was involved in the cooking masterclasses last week and a stall at Grafton Showground's Barn on Sunday.

He said the masterclass, which consisted of him assembling a golden chocolate tree and a platter of five chocolate-based desserts, delighted the 75 people attending the session.

"I think everyone was happy with what I presented and I would love to do it again," Mr Nicholson said.

The stall he ran in conjunction with Karl and Jess Causley on Sunday was also a good one for his business.

"The Barn was really busy and buzzy, especially in the morning," he said.

"There was a lot of interest in our new range of sprinkles and tastings of the Belgian chocolate mousses."

Mr Nicholson said he had two memories of the 2013 Gate to Plate.

"The ladies who put on the morning and afternoon teas put on a spectacular turnout," he said.

"For $10 you could have a chair for as long as you wanted, with bottomless cups of coffee and tea and cake towers and sandwiches.

"The eclectic range of styles in the crockery and cutlery they used made the whole thing look fantastic.

"The other was Sue Hughes dressed as a clown. She had all the children around her squealing with delight. She did an absolutely great job."



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