Replenish, eat and repeat at Daylesford

So lovely that it’s been attracting holidaymakers since the 1800s, and with contemporary twists to suit every taste, Daylesford is the town with it all when it comes to a country escape. When we arrive in Daylesford, it’s already been spring for a couple of …

DELICIOUS. PRODUCE AWARDS 2018 STATE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

See who made the cut for 2018’s list of state winners. The full list of 2018 delicious. Produce Awards State Winners was revealed today with 120 producers receiving state awards across Dairy, Paddock, Sea and Earth categories. The delicious. Produce Awards in association in with …

INSTITUTE OF GASTRONOMY ON THE MENU FOR DAYLESFORD

An Institute of Gastronomy could be established in Daylesford benefiting farmers, fine food producers, and accommodation and hospitality operators thanks to Victorian government funding to assess the proposal in full. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced a $100,000 Food Source Victoria grant and a …

Alla Wolf-Tasker: The woman who made regional cuisine fashionable

Article by: SARAH HUDSON, The Weekly Times ALLA Wolf-Tasker first truly fell in love with food in France. “In Provence it was all about local farmers bringing their produce through the restaurant door,” says Alla, the co-owner and culinary director of Daylesford’s Lake House. “Working …

Six Reasons to Visit Lancefield

The Grange Cleveland Winery featured in the 6 reasons to visit Lancefield: Article by: Richard Cornish, The Sydney Morning Herald. 1. Megafauna Festival In the 1840s, the fossilised bones of extinct giant kangaroos and massive wombats were found in a wetland on the site that is now …

Bringing Heritage Back onto our Plates

Bellinzona had recently launched a new menu featuring a Classic Italian cuisine that truly reflects its roots. The menu includes simple dishes such as Fettuccini Marinara, Pasta Primavera and even the most staple of dishes Spaghetti Bolognese. What makes the difference is that the pasta …

Fast Food

Travelling in style, John Lethlean takes you on a journey through the region in search of fast food in a fast car: the Audi RS 7, visiting several of our wonderful members along the way – Larder, Cliffy’s Emporium, Koukla Daylesford, Moto Bean, Piper St …

Celebrate Christmas in July (Reindeer Jumpers Optional)

Australians have an odd adherence to Northern Hemisphere Christmas traditions – a touch of FOMO perhaps? Surely, then, the best time for this festive spirit is in July. Here’s where to find it. We stoically sit through stodgy meals of turkey and boiled pudding smothered …

KATE HITS THE ROAD TO: THE MACEDON RANGES

I’ve long claimed to hold the title of Regional Queen here at 3AW, when it comes to traipsing all over regional Victoria I think I’ve shown dedication to the cause. But given that, there are still way too many holes for my liking – I’ve …

Milk by Name, Chicken by Nature

Located in the foothills of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range, within the Shire of Hepburn, stands the beautiful town of Daylesford. Known as one of Australia’s premier spa towns, it is a notable tourist destination and more recently a haven for diners. This story’s focus will …

The Treasure of Trout Farming

From pond to pan in 10 minutes, trout-farm fishing offers one of the freshest dining experiences around. In partnership with Visit Ballarat, we find out how it’s done. “We’ve been doing paddock to plate since before it was trendy,” says Jan Jones. Jones and her …

Sher Wagyu takes paddock to plate up a level

THE most successful paddock to plate stories seem to evolve from a willingness to step outside comfort zones and react quickly to changing forces. Certainly that is the case with one of the country’s leading beef brands, Sher Wagyu, produced by Victorians Nick and Vicki …

Out of Towners: Daylesford

Need a change of pace? With natural mineral springs and excellent farm-to-table fare, Daylesford has plenty to offer those looking to spend a weekend in low gear. Once you’ve dipped your toe in the waters of Spa Country, it’s easy to see why the region …

At home with the lady of Lake House, Alla Wolf-Tasker

The lady of Lake House, Alla Wolf-Tasker, rarely has time to reflect upon its still, wide waters from her eyrie in the Daylesford hills. It was only four years ago that Alla and husband Allan moved off-site from the stunning waterfront hotel and restaurant that …