A Day in Yarra Valley

A Day in Yarra Valley

Had a pleasant day trip in the Yarra Valley with lunch at Rochford Winery, dessert at Giant Steps and an autumn walk at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens.

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Mushroom Foraging with Matt Donnelly

Mushroom Foraging with Matt Donnelly

Spent one Saturday in the country, mushroom foraging in a pine forest. An event organised by The Commoner and run by Matt Donnelly of Mushrooms Anonymous.

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Happy Piggies at Jonai Farms

Happy Piggies at Jonai Farms

Visited a free range pig farm (and the lovely family behind it) near Daylesford, Victoria. It warmed my heart seeing the pigs roaming happily in the open grass.

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Lake House

Lake House

Two-hatted restaurant in a Daylesford spa retreat that serves beautiful dishes focussed around seasonality and local ‘terroir’.

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Royal Mail Hotel

Royal Mail Hotel

A lovely (forager’s) degustation in faraway Dunkeld at the foot of the Grampians. This is a guest post by Lauren of Footscray Food Blog.

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Loam in October

Loam in October

Revisited Loam in October to discover what they have in store for us this Spring.

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La Pétanque

La Pétanque

La Petanque is a one-hatted Southern French restaurant in Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula. Some of the dishes were stunning.

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Truffle Degustation at Eleonore's Restaurant

Truffle Degustation at Eleonore’s Restaurant

Had a taste of winter truffles in Yarra Valley, served as a 5-course degustation by Mathew Macartney, organised by Fringe Food Festival.

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Loam

Loam

A truly memorable restaurant in Bellarine Peninsula. What we had here can best be described as humble, and yet magical at the same time.

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Cliffy's Emporium

Cliffy’s Emporium

Quaint, madly decorated little cafe in Daylesford, it’s also a store that sells seasonal and regional local produce.

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