Eat Local sunset dinner to offer diners stunning views from Royston House

EAT LOCAL: Deb Richardson from Running Creek Beef with sisters Bronwyn and Trish Kelly from Royston House. Photo: Supplied

EAT LOCAL: Deb Richardson from Running Creek Beef with sisters Bronwyn and Trish Kelly from Royston House. Photo: Supplied

ROYSTON House at Innisplain is presenting its first Eat Local event this year, with a sunset dinner to be held on July 5 at the homestead.

The house is a large Queenslander style home with high ceilings and a full wrap around veranda that affords guests magnificent views of the Scenic Rim at sunset.

Part of the Royston Stud thoroughbred property operated by the Kelly family for the past 30 years, Royston House is a popular wedding venue.

Bronwyn Kelly said although the family was still working the farm they, like other properties in the region, had decided to diversify to survive.

"Our wedding venue at Royston House also has accommodation for 12 people and we have had increasing success over the past 12 months," she said.

"Every year we saw the Eat Local program and thought we would love to take part and this year we are so excited to be doing it.

"We have partnered with local business Running Creek Beef and we are proud to have head chef Simon Gelling who has agreed to the one-off event."

Ms Kelly said the dinner would feature open fire cooking, with produce grilled, charred and caramelised.

The menu included a mixed artisan charcuterie board served on wine barrels to watch the sunset, wood fired ragout of smoked chorizo and ham hock, charred vegetables, Asado of Running Creek tomahawk steak and fire warmed Witches Chase Tamembert cheese served with local honey, thyme and warm baguettes.

"We are also lucky enough to have Tamborine Mountain cake artist Marina Machado making desserts," Ms Kelly said.

"Her creations are spectacular and she will be making a mini cake for each guest."

Ms Kelly said Scenic Rim Bride's creative director Bronwyn McDonald would be styling the event.

"Bronwyn creates magic so this event would be perfect for any brides and grooms to come and see a stylist and sample the cake creations," she said.

For more information about the event eatlocalweek.com.au/event/sunset-and-dinner-royston-house