Truffles are the ‘new gold’ in the Goldfields. Black Cat Truffles, at Wattle Flat, just 20 minutes north of Ballarat offer visitors the chance to hunt their own truffles June, July and August, so there’s not much time left to find yours. Details http://www.blackcattruffles.com.au/events.html
From time immemorial small towns have gone through periods of ‘boom and bust, none more so than Creswick. Currently the town is seeing changes that may be the harbinger of a new boom. The local supermarket outgrew its current premises long ago and the locals have waited patiently for the new IGA to open its doors, which we’ve been told will be 8th August. Another long awaited opening has been the new and atmospheric wine bar Odessa at Leaver’s Hotel. Still a bit of a wait for the kitchen to open, to be run by well known chef, Ben O’Brien, but it will be worth the wait.
The much loved Miss Northcott’s Garden is developing an extension that has many locals guessing what it’s going to be – (we know, but we’re not saying). Come spring, it’s going to be gorgeous.
Richard will be live on stage in Castlemaine for an exclusive screening of Life After Death followed by a Q&A with former ABC Radio presenter, Derek Guille. The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is on this weekend 19th to 21st July at the Theatre Royal. For tickets and more information go to https://cdocff.com.au/
For simple, but very tasty dishes, try Pancho Cafe, Vincent Street, Daylesford. Regulars to the town’s foodie scene will remember this place from a few years ago as Breakfast & Beer. It is very busy at lunchtime, but worth waiting for a table. Good food and great service. http://www.panchocafe.com.au
Country singer Jefferson Smith is returning to Heathcote to perform his live show on Rood Henry’s stage – Palling Bros. Brewery. Jefferson and his band is known for their diverse range of music styles. Saturday 20th July. More info contact email@example.com
Trentham Farmers Market
Buninyong Farmers Market
Glenlyon Country Market
Talbot Farmers Market