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 Lancefield Recreation Reserve. This is now home to the second…

Bringing Heritage Back onto our Plates

“Hence a Classic Italian menu couldn’t have been more befitting for the restaurant.” 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…

The Age Good Food Guide 2017 awards

The Age Good Food Guide 2017: full list of hatted restaurants FULL ARTICLE & ALL WINNERS LISTED HERE ARTICLE BY: ROSLYN GRUNDY Regional restaurateurs were the grinners at The Age Good Food Guide 2017 Awards. Carrying off some of the big gongs were Birregurra’s Brae, winning Restaurant of the Year, and newcomer Igni in Geelong,…

Fast Food

“Fast car, autumnal countryside? There’s no time for sitting in restaurants over endless degustation menus. But that doesn’t mean you should go hungry on a spirited trip in the country, says John Lethlean.” Photo credit: Chrisian Brunelli Travelling in style, John Lethlean takes you on a journey through the region in search of fast food…

Celebrate Christmas in July (Reindeer Jumpers Optional)

“It’s our chance to enjoy all the good things about winter: warm fires, comfort food, cosy nights with friends and family”- ALEX GREIG, Qantas Travel Insider 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…

KATE HITS THE ROAD TO: THE MACEDON RANGES

“Motobean is just off the main street of Malmsbury, directly opposite the Botanic Gardens, with beautiful big picture windows and views.” – Kate Stevenson, 3AW 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…

Milk by Name, Chicken by Nature

“So determined to ensure she is showcasing the best of the region, Rachel knows all of the local growers and producers, purchasing directly from them.” 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…

The Treasure of Trout Farming

“The experience of fishing and eating at the farm is so honest and stripped back, it can make every other meal you eat that week seem a disconnected jumble of complication and ambiguity” – Linsey Rendell, Broadsheet From pond to pan in 10 minutes, trout-farm fishing offers one of the freshest dining experiences around. In partnership…

Sher Wagyu takes paddock to plate up a level

“The Shers operate by a philosophy of commitment, loyalty and communication in all customer relationships and say the best orders are not the first one but the second and repeats.”- Shan Goodwin, The Land THE most successful paddock to plate stories seem to evolve from a willingness to step outside comfort zones and react quickly to…

Out of Towners: Daylesford

“Many menus have vegetarian and gluten-free options, and there’s plenty of local wine to test your palate.”- Linsey Rendell, Broadsheet 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…

Broadsheet: Lake House Restaurant

“Alla, the head chef, is particularly supportive of local producers. She founded Daylesford Macedon Produce, a collective of likeminded farmers, producers and restaurateurs. ” Photo credit: Lindsey Rendell After acquiring some prime real estate skirting Daylesford’s tranquil lake in 1979, Alla and Allan Wolf-Tasker set about clearing the swampy surrounds to build their restaurant. Now…

Festival-goers on cloud nine

“Wine and Food producers impressed Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas, who visited Cloud 9 Farm to share their hospitality on Saturday.” Photo credit: Kylie McDonald On a perfect weekend for the Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival, visitors turned out in great numbers to visit the winegrowers and producers of the region. With many new visitors…