A long-term love affair with Santorini, and a passion for Greek food, has brought a new culinary vibe to the Mornington Peninsula. Across the road from the McCrae lighthouse (at what was The Pavilion), Alatonero is giving diners the opportunity to enjoy well known and much loved Greek delicacies. With an impressive resume in the food world, and with energy and drive to burn, Jacqui Poulier found the perfect location for her new venture, where she has brought to life her love of food, cooking, people and stories. The restaurant is light, bright, open and airy with a fresh sea breeze that drifts through the open plan dining area.
Set on the site of Willow Creek Vineyard, Jackalope is a contemporary, cutting edge hotel that is already an award winner (Gourmet Traveller recently named Jackalope as Hotel of the Year, New Hotel of the Year and Regional Hotel of the Year). Not a bad achievement considering the property only opened its doors in April this year.
Join Miguel Maestre as he collaborates with the kitchen at Trofeo Estate for the first in a series of seasonal dinners. For the first in the series, Miguel's Winter Wine Feast, he will create a 5 course seasonal feast, matched to our terracotta wines.
Steak nights are back at Trofeo Estate! Every Friday and Saturday night in June enjoy a glass of Trofeo Estate wine and grass fed sirlion fillet for $35
Our Grand Tour One is a meandering journey through the Mornington Peninsula that takes you through the hinterland to the rugged south west with a main break at the Peninsula Hot Springs where you will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to soak up some iconic roads and fresh experiences as you journey homeward.
Have you ever been to a restaurant where every single pasta on the menu is ridiculously good? Del Posto 2409 is the kind of place that sweats on every detail - it manages to bring a refined dining experience in a modern yet graceful way - without being over the top or try hard.
Michael Telera is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s next generation of winemakers – a standout some would say. He has managed to create an experience with his wines that resonates with purists and wine lovers alike.
If you’re wondering where we go to enjoy some of the finest food, artistic sculptures and uninterrupted views on the Mornington Peninsula it’s Pt. Leo Estate. With three dining choices including Laura (a more refined dining experience offering a set menu that tells a local seasonal harvest story), Pt. Leo Restaurant (a modern restaurant with a large wood fired oven that is the heart of its food offering) and the Wine Terrace (the simple things like a glass of wine and charcuterie plate is all that matters).
Each month, Trofeo Estate, transforms its beautiful restaurant into a unique cinema experience. Cine, Wine and Dine is dinner and a movie with a twist! Set in the original 1930's building, join us for our a la carte dinner, then enjoy a movie and dessert on us. Dinner service starts at 6pm, movie starts 8.30pm.
Max's May Mushroom Meander Join MP Experience and chef Max Paganoni, of award-winning restaurant Max's at Red Hill Estate, as we celebrate the mysterious mushroom. Includes mushroom meander, 2 course a la carte lunch and glass of estate wine. $100 | Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Explore the contemporary art collection at Yabby Lake Vineyard, on a special behind-the-scenes Art and Winery Tour led by Paul Barfoot, curator of the collection. Drawing on a range of mediums, from large-scale sculpture to photographic works, ceramics, paintings and new media, the tour will conclude with a convivial wine tasting and discussion with Paul and the Yabby Lake team. Places are strictly limited and prior bookings essential.
Kate Donnelly has been working full-time as a photographer since 2002. You might know her better through lovethepen.com.au or through her recently published book SEASONS that takes you through a decade of her personal experiences and reflections on the Mornington Peninsula.