When an experienced Head Chef teams up with his talented designer wife and a warm and hospitable front of house professional, the result is Adhoc – the newest addition to the Mt Eliza community. That chef is Deon Jansen, who has travelled the world mastering his craft and who until recently was Head Chef at Stillwater at Crittenden.
There’s nothing we love more than getting off the beaten track. Yabby Lake is one of these destinations - frequented by many, yet tucked away and hidden from some, as they approach the Balnarring exit (off the Peninsula Link).
Vulcano Gelato in Rye has a deep connection to the Ritrovo Remigio’ – a café established in 1960 on the breathtakingly beautiful island of Vulcano located off the coast of Sicily, Italy. It was here at Ritrovo Remigio that the secret base recipe of gelato served in Vulcano Gelato was inspired and cultivated. In 2008, Vulcano Gelato opened in Rye with the single hearted aim of improving the quality and taste of the universally loved authentic Italian gelato and granita.
There’s a buzz in the air on Mornington Peninsula, and it comes in the form of a contemporary cutting edge designer hotel, formal restaurant, smart bar, casual dining experience and cellar door. The name is Jackalope – and it’s the new home of Willow Creek Vineyard Wines.
The Tully’s complex is set on many acres, offering a relaxed shopping experience with farm like charm. The produce store is a series of food zones; with fresh fruit and vegetables - which they pride themselves on - continental deli, gourmet grocer, butcher & seafood and other speciality items including flowers & artisan breads.
Adhoc offers a quality restaurant experience in a relaxed dining environment. The family friendly atmosphere is evident upon arrival. Carefully designed to allow privacy for intimate dinners and with communal tables for larger gatherings, couples sit alongside parents with children in a harmonious and relaxed space. It’s light, bright and welcoming, yet stylish and sophisticated, so you can enjoy a casual coffee and cake, or celebrate a special occasion. The staff are excellent, offering table service with an efficient but warm attention to detail.
Simply put The Gorgelicious Store has been one of Red Hills most consistent performers since it opened in July, 2014. We’ve been popping in ever since and it’s never been anything but delicious - not even once.
Peninsula Hot Springs has grown to become one of the most recognized tourism products in the State and a leader in health and wellbeing tourism. The thermal spring water found at the Peninsula Hot Springs contains naturally occurring minerals including sulphur, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
It’s summertime at Main Ridge Dairy, the season for their award winning hard cheeses - called Caprinella & Capony. This time of year the milk volume from the goats generally drops as feed hardens. Like all things from this award winning dairy, good planning and care prevails and due to the great cut of silage this year (harvested on the farm) the girls are well fed through summer which keeps them happy.
For Little Rebel, it’s all about the coffee. A boutique coffee roaster, Little Rebel wholesales their lovingly hand roasted coffee beans to cafés around Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula who understand and care about the coffee they offer their customers. They offer a number of key blends that have been created with passion to offer flavour and elegance.
What we love about Lindenderry this time of year is its symmetrical gravel walkways with carefully planted short hedges that lead to the many, park-like open lawn spaces that form what we call ‘natural outdoor rooms’. It’s these open spaces that offer respite from the heat, from the hub-bub of city life and provide the opportunity to frolic, play games, or enjoy a picnic. When you finish playing you can cool down around the beautiful pool. Lindenderry has it all; above and beyond everything else it offers a luxurious space, where you can just be, without a worry in the world to care about cause it’s being done for you in a traditional way with service at it’s core. Fuelling this direction is a team with an incredibly impressive food & beverage background and their winery which, recently received another 5 stars from James Halliday.
An Exhibition featuring: Omie bark cloths, Oro Province PNG; sculptures by Owen Yalandja and Samson Bonson, Maningrida Arts and Crafts, central Arnhem Land; new paintings by Keturah Zimran from Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT and Tiger Yaltangki, Iwantja Arts, Indulkana, SA