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the cultured butter

myrtleford butter written by Lilani Goonesena Intrepid and innovative are the words that spring to mind at our visit to Myrtleford Butter Factory on the third day of the Electrolux Appetite for Excellent Produce Tour in Victoria. In 2008, Naomi Ingleton, a former chef, bought a rundown, 110-year old butter factory. Initially she set up […]

Giaconda Wine Cave

by Lilani Goonesena Giaconda winery sits atop a granite hill in cool climate Beechworth, Victoria. Dig a little deeper into its clay and gravel soils, however, and you’ll unearth its secret weapon; a subterraneous cellar that houses all of its barrels, and underpins its winemaking philosophy. We are privileged to have a private underground wine […]

george tomlin young chef 2014 on why he entered

George Tomlin was the Sous Chef at The Town Mouse and our Australian Young Chef 2014. Before he embarked on his prize trip of a lifetime George took the time to answer some questions about the program. Why did you get involved in the program? I decided to enter the program to push myself outside […]

where do hospitality staff go for their downtime?

See where else to eat & drink around the country: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Louise Naimo is our Young Waiter Runner Up 2015 and looks after the beer list at Estelle! Louise shares her top places for great eat & drink experiences in Melbourne.

Jake Kellie – eat & drink insider knowledge

See where else to eat & drink around the country: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Jake Kellie is our 2015 Young Chef of the Year and is head chef at The Lakeside Mill in Pakenham, VIC. Here Jake shares his favourite places for all things delicious!

Chris Thornton – eat & drink insider knowledge

See where else to eat & drink around the country: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Young Restaurateur of the Year 2015 and owner/head chef of Restaurant Mason, Chris Thornton takes you on a culinary tour of his favourite go-to places in his hometown of Newcastle NSW.