The Red Hill Peony Estate is an exceptional floral, architectural and historic experience – it is also the first peony farm in the region. The Holmes/Sheehan family have lived on the property for 132 years, and this is the second time the recently established English-inspired gardens have been opened to the public.
Combining the magic of a traditional cinema with spectacular locations, Barefoot Cinema’s spectacular outdoor venues are a favourite summer experience on the Pen. Each of Barefoot Cinema’s locations offer a fun and relaxed atmosphere and feature much more than just a movie with live music, lawn games, food trucks, a candy bar, local wines, and craft beers.
What can we tell you about the Cellar and Pantry? Well for starters this is a place people come from near and afar to enjoy.
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Brad and Roong Holtz of Finesse Catering Group are a formidable team. Passionate, creative and classically trained, their worlds collided when Brad attended one of Roong’s cooking classes in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, where Roong taught tourists and professional chefs the art of traditional Thai cooking. At the time Brad was working as a chef on small private yachts in Alaska and Mexico but they found a way to be together, moving to the Mornington Peninsula in 2007.
It’s a sunny, chilly autumn afternoon and Jenny McAuley of Red Hill Truffles is preparing for the busiest season of the truffle calendar. ”The truffle season starts at the beginning of June and runs for 12 weeks,” explains Jenny. “The truffle starts growing in the ground in the first week of December and it takes until the first of June to grow and ripen. The fungus grows on the root of tree, and the tree likes the fungus because the fungus kills the grass around the tree that competes with it for the sugar, water and elements it needs to thrive.
The best made plans are the ones you leave to someone else with the only detail you need to worry about is who you want to share the experience with. If you’re after an extraordinary experience, something that can replenish your energy, pamper your soul and play with your senses then this is for you.