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The Wallace Hotel – Quirky but great The Wallace Hotel isn’t on your main street, in fact you have to do a ‘dipsy doodle’ onto the Creswick off ramp from the Western Highway when you’re heading to Ballarat, but it is a detour that is well worth it.  This pub… Read more…

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The Spudlight that is the Great Trentham Spudfest The humble spud is anything but humble in Trentham in May when the annual Great Trentham Spudfest pops up for its eighth outing.  Food, fun, live music, frivolity and spuds galore is what in store on Saturday 7th May at the ‘Spud… Read more…

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New Chef at The Convent

Posted April 5th, 2016

New chef making changes at The Convent Daylesford’s Convent Gallery has been a landmark of the town since owner Tina Banitska had the vision to convert a former religious convent into an iconic gallery, restaurant, bar and function centre.  A new chef, well known Christian Reuther joined the team late… Read more…

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Regional Producers Day at Lake House

Posted April 5th, 2016

The Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Producers group, founded by acclaimed chef, Alla Wolf-Tasker 15 years ago holds an annual market style celebration in the grounds of Daylesford’s famous Lake House.  Stalls are set up in the gardens, orchard and undercover terrace where visitors can browse, taste and buy the regional… Read more…

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Richard Mee, owner and chef of Daylesford’s iconic Mercato Restaurant adapted his recipe for chinese five spice quail reflecting the diversity of the town’s celebration of dining.  Why not try it at home. Chinese five spice quail, Asian vegetables, house made plum sauce, snow pea tendrils, prickly ash Serves 4  (entrée) 4         … Read more…

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The Romance of steam rail

Posted March 26th, 2016

Who doesn’t love a steam train.  The sight, the sound the smell all conjure up images of the Orient Express and the romance of a bygone era and images of Hercule Poirot and Phryne Fischer. The Victorian Goldfields Railway brings this all to today’s travellers with their splendid art deco… Read more…

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The well known and very popular Cherry’s Ice Creamery in Maldon has a new name. Its now called Maldon Fudge & Ice Creamery, to incorporate the the acquisition of Maldon Fudge, which means that not only is the ice cream and galato made on the premises, so too is the… Read more…

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Not so different

Posted March 26th, 2016

They may have been born on another continent, but brothers Jorban and Raj, owners and operators of Smokeytown Café in Creswick have more in common with a small country town in Australia than one would expect.  “We were born and grew up in a small village in the north of… Read more…

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Relocating the popular Strategem Bendigo Winegrowers Festival to Bendigo’s centrally located Rosalind Park is seen as a better way to showcase what the region’s winemakers do and do so well.  According to winemaker John Monteath, “the new venue will also profile the high quality foods that will be available as… Read more…

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  Wandering around a region and finding great food and wine outlets is a fantastic way to spend a few days or a holiday, but how much can you miss when you don’t have a map, even worse if you have time restrictions.  The Bendigo Region can make life so… Read more…

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Marilyn in Bendigo

Posted March 26th, 2016

Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe 5 March – 10 July 2016 Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in history, she transformed herself from ordinary girl next door, Norma Jeane Baker into a glamourous and universally-recognised screen goddess. This comprehensive… Read more…

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The Silos of Brim

Posted March 7th, 2016

The Brim Silo murals stand like a beacon on the flat Wimmera terrain, attracting visitors from around Australia and across the globe. The work has received a lot of media attention since Brisbane based artist Guido van Helten completed the 30 metre high monumental task in January, and deservedly so…. Read more…

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There’s Still Gold in the Ground

Posted February 16th, 2016

SENIORS are invited to line up for a gold panning knockout competition at Wedderburn next month, with bragging rights and trophies on offer.  The fun contest is a new attraction at this year’s Minelab Detector Jamboree, an annual celebration designed to shine a spotlight on the district’s rich gold mining… Read more…

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Cider Handcrafted in Daylesford

Posted January 19th, 2016

Along with craft beer, cider has enjoyed a boom in recent times and is gaining a new appreciation among discerning drinkers. Daylesford Cider Company is a boutique cidery located at Musk, close to Daylesford, where new(ish) owners Clare Williams and Jonathan Mackie hand make delicious traditional cider from 17 varieties… Read more…

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The Hotel on the Mount

Posted December 23rd, 2015

The Mt. Macedon Hotel is one of those places that retains its country charm, while at the same time providing somewhat of an urban persona.  Closed for some years following the devastating 1983 fires, the hotel was rebuilt, revamped and redefined and is now a “gastro-pub” championing craft beers with… Read more…

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Fontanella – It’s all in the family

Posted December 23rd, 2015

Take a close knit family, three businesses and what do you have? An amazing mix of elegant retail style, great food and coffee and the wine to make it all sublime. The Fontanella family, John, Amanda, daughter Sarah and her partner Luke are nothing if not enterprising and we could throw… Read more…

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