Blackwood Ridge

Located in BLACKWOOD – Blackwood Ridge is not a geographical location; It is a destination along a winding gravel road set in the heart of the Wombat Forest, one hour west of Melbourne. James a trained Chef and Dan a Horticulturalist have combined their skills and passion for gardening and home-grown produce to create Blackwood Ridge,…

Six top restaurants Daylesford, Vic

Written by: Ellie Schneider, The Weekender Image: @jookelly_photographer Renowned for its sophisticated, farm-to-table fare, Daylesford is a gourmand’s delight. Perfect for a weekend getaway, there’s stunning accommodation, fresh country air and natural spring waters. Don’t forget to book ahead if you want to eat at any of these 6 incredible spots. Sault (above) Set in a beautiful…

Happy Hens

Imagine a landscape filled with lush, green hills. A shaggy, white Maremma sheepdog dozes in the sunshine, surrounded by a few hundred fluffy, brown hens. Nearby sits their house, offering shade, shelter and a safe place to lay eggs. In the Daylesford Macedon region we’re lucky that we don’t have to dream up such idyllic…

The Surly Goat

Located in HEPBURN SPRINGS – The Surly Goat is a dedicated local restaurant, committed to offering smart contemporary food and keeping things simple so that our menu can change and evolve along with the seasons, making use of the produce that is in its moment and at its peak, and where possible from our passionate…

Johnny Baker

Located in CASTLEMAINE – A take-away bakery situated in Castlemaine featuring hand made pastries, cakes and quality coffee. Come and watch the dynamic young local team prepare and bake french influenced products in front of your eyes. ADDRESS Rear 359 Barker St, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, 3450 TELEPHONE 03 5470 5695 WEBSITE johnnybaker.com.au EMAIL info@johnnybaker.com.au SOCIAL…

David Willcock’s Tortilla de patatas

RECIPE BY: David Willcocks Chef & Owner, The Surly Goat, Hepburn Springs Some dishes are greater than the sum of their ingredients. This little beauty, is greater than the sum of its two key ingredients…that’s right, count them again, two ingredients. When the recipe is this simple, it really is all about the produce. Forget about…

Annie Smithers’ Green Tomato Pickle

An absolute must in my pantry. This pickle is fantastic with cheddar and thick slices of bread, but even better with grilled haloumi cheese and soft Turkish rolls. 2 kg green tomatoes 6 large onions 300gm coarse sea salt 1.2 litres white vinegar, plus extra to blend 1 kg raw sugar 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper…

Super Lekker

Located in WOODEND – Located in the historical town of Woodend, with stunning views overlooking Mount Macedon – this cool little burger joint is serving up delicious, juicy burgers from natural pasture fed happy cows, free range chicken and hand cut chips from REAL potatoes. In German, Dutch and South African Super Lekker means ‘Super Delicious’.…

A New Way To Experience The Garden Of St Erth

Written by: Georgina Reid, The Design Files The Garden of St Erth is a rambling delight located in Blackwood, Victoria. A charming country garden lovingly cultivated by The Diggers Club since 1996, this oasis now offers glamping stays, so its beauty can be enjoyed from dusk to dawn! We ventured just over one-hour north-east of Melbourne’s…

Grass Fed & Free-Range

On the mineral rich volcanic pastures of Blampied, you will find one of the oldest rare breeds of cattle, the British White, contently grazing the chemical free pastures of Brooklands Free Range Farms. Their pure white coats with distinctive black ears, nose and hooves stand starkly against the backdrop of the ancient volcano Mt Kooroocheang. Their…

Holgate Brewhouse expansion

Written by: Megan Sahli, Brews News Pioneering Victorian brewery Holgate Brewhouse, is on the verge of opening its greatest expansion yet. Holgate was founded by owners Paul and Natasha Holgate in 1999, in the little country town of Woodend. The brewery has helped shape the area as a mainstay for visitors to the Macedon region. Holgate’s…

2018 DELICIOUS. PRODUCE AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The winners of the 2018 delicious. Produce Awards, the country’s most prestigious food industry awards, were announced overnight at a gala event at QT Sydney Some of Australia’s most renowned chefs and food industry leaders joined the delicious. team and finalists at the annual ceremony. The delicious. Produce Awards are designed to celebrate the country’s…

ALLA WOLF-TASKER: LAKEHOUSE LEGEND

Along with her loving family, Alla Wolf-Tasker transformed a downtrodden country town into a thriving culinary community. Alla Wolf-Tasker’s Lake House story is the stuff of legend and has been told many times. And while the Lake House is recognised around the world as one of this country’s great restaurants, the impact Alla, and the…