Barry pops in for lunch

Barry Humphries AO, CBE - Australia's international superstar and very close personal friend of Dame Edna Everage - popped into downtown Bredbo last week for a spot of lunch.

With two travelling companions he called into Snowy Mountains Gourmet Foods for a bite before driving on to an unknown destination, "going bush."

He was headed Cooma-way.

For proprietor Kathleen Bowerman the visit was an unexpected diversion in what has been a very busy holiday period.

"I couldn't believe it was him at first," she said.

"He was very polite and charming and I asked him for his autograph and he was only too pleased to give it."

Mr Humphries might be the most famous but he is certainly not the only celebrity to have dined at the Bredbo restaurant.

Olympic gold medallist Kieran Perkins, actor Bryan Brown, singer Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden are just a few who have stopped by to try the smoked trout or home-made pies.

But Mr Humphries' visit - "A Delicious lunch" he wrote - will be a talking point for some time to come.

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