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                                                                                              YARRA VALLEY AND DANDENONG RANGES                                              75
                                                                                              HIGH COUNTRY                                                                   76
                                                                                              DAYLESFORD AND MACEDON RANGES                                                  79
                                                                                              GIPPSLAND AND PHILLIP ISLAND                                                   80
                                                                                              GOLDFIELDS                                                                     81
                                                                                              GREAT OCEAN ROAD & BELLARINE PENINSULA                                         83
                                                                                              GRAMPIANS                                                                      84
                                                                                              GREATER MELBOURNE                                                              85
                                                                                              THE MURRAY                                                                     86
                                                                                              REGIONAL RESTAURANT EXPRESS                                                    87

                              pUT	vIcTOrIa	On	yOUr	TablE
                              The Festival is the perfect time to Put Victoria on
                              your Table and indulge in the edible bounties of our state.
                              With over 80 regional events taking place across 11 days, it’s the perfect time to taste
                              your way through our 11 regions and pop into a local farmers’ market along the way.
                              We grow and make some of the best food and wine in the world. you’d be silly not to!

Mornington Peninsula
                                                                                              WInEmakEr	fOr	a	Day	
WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                               WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	
lUncH	rED	HIll	                                lUncH	SOrrEnTO	                                > Indulge your secret ambitions and be
                                                                                              a winemaker for a day at Willow Creek
> our long lunch is an annual                  > Join us for a lavish three-course            Vineyard. Hosted by renowned wine
celebration of key producers and               lunch on the Sorrento foreshore                expert/author Nick Stock and Willow
chefs to showcase the diversity of             overlooking Port Phillip Bay.                  Creek’s winemaker Geraldine McFaul,
our region, with an innovative menu            Enjoy local produce from Loquat                you’ll blend your own wine before enjoying
matched to chardonnay and pinot                Restaurant, Sorrento Catering                  a four-course lunch at Salix Restaurant.
noir in a distinctive and beautiful            Company, Stringers Store and                   Finally, a hands-on tour of the vineyard
setting. The quality of cool-climate           The Baths Restaurant with wines                and winery is your chance to be part of
wines will be highlighted with the             from Paringa Estate, Red Hill                  vintage 2011. Gumboots optional.
natural marriage of fine and inspired          Estate and others, supported by
                                                                                              When: 6 March, 11:00AM - 4:00PM
food. A luncheon banquet not to                Peninsula Party Hire. Last year
be missed.                                     this lunch raised $16,300 for                  Where: Willow Creek Vineyard,
When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                new playground equipment for                   166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North
                                               Sorrento Primary School.                       Cost: $115.00 includes lunch with wine
Where: Lindenderry at Red Hill,
142 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill
                                               When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                Bookings: 03 5989 7640
Cost: $110.00 food and wine                    Where: The Baths,                              Website:
                                               Sorrento Foreshore, Sorrento
Bookings: 03 5989 2933                                                                                                                          to Put vICtorIA
                                               Cost: $110.00 three courses with               THE	pErfEcT		                                      on your tAble
Website:                       Mornington Peninsula wines                     pEnInSUla	lUncH	                                  By choosing Victorian food and
                                               Bookings: 03 5984 1500                                                                          wine, you’ll also be supporting a
                                               Website:                > Indulge your senses and experience             local farmer, fisher, winemaker,
                                                                                              all things autumnal at Port Phillip Estate.      manufacturer and others in the
                                                                                              The menu has been designed by chef                        food business.
                                                                                              Simon West to showcase the best seasonal
                                                                                              local produce, while winemaker Sandro
                                                                                              Mosele will select matching wines              1. taste and stock your cellar
                                                                                              to complement the menu offerings.                 with victorian wines at cellar
                                                                                              A perfect way to enjoy lunch in our               Door & Farm gate - pg 10
                                                                                              spectacular dining room overlooking            2. choose victorian from the menu
                                                                                              vineyards and Westernport Bay.                    when dining out
                                                                                              When: 8 March, 12:00PM - 3:00PM                3.	buy victorian produce direct
                                                                                                                                                from the maker at your local
                                                                                              Where: Port Phillip Estate,                       victorian Farmers’ markets
                                                                                              263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill
                                                                                              Cost: $125.00 lunch and wines                  4.		 isit regional victoria for
                                                                                                                                                a weekend of food and wine
                                                                                              Bookings: 03 5989 4444                            experiences
                                                                                              Website:          5.	book tickets to one of our
                                                                                                                                                delicious regional events

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 Mornington Peninsula
                                                   SparklInG		                                  GrEaT	vIcTOrIan		                               pEnInSUla		
                                                   WInEmakErS	WanTED	                           SHIraZ	lUncH	                                   pIErS	&	pInOTS	

                                                   > Join sparkling winemaker Michael           > Lose yourself on a tour of Victorian          > Visit and taste a selection of our finest
                                                   Lee to venture behind the cellar door and    shiraz – five regions, five wineries and        pinot noir, pinot grigio/gris and pinot
                                                   uncover the mysteries of disgorgement        five personalities. Starting with canapés       meunier in a spectacular yet intimate
                                                   and dosage, the way it's done in             on the deck, indulge in a five-course lunch     setting at Flinders foreshore, adjacent to
                                                   Champagne. Then create your customised       matched with shiraz from Port Phillip           the pier. Be welcomed by around twenty
                                                   bottle of sparkling to take home. dry?       Estate, Mount Langi Ghiran, Jasper Hill,        local winemakers who will showcase their
                                                   Sweet? Pink? your palate, your choice.       dalwhinnie and Tahbilk. With beautiful          pinots just for you. Enjoy a mini farmers'
                                                   Afterwards, settle into a winemaker's        food, wonderful shiraz, and guest speakers      market, live music and the annual Piers
                                                   lunch of seasonal dishes cooked by           throughout, this will truly be a food and       and Pinots yacht Race.
                                                   Tony Lee, accompanied by Foxeys wines.       wine lover’s paradise.                          When: 13 March, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
                                                   When: 7 March, 11:30AM - 3:00PM              When: 13 March, 12:30PM - 3:00PM                Where: Flinders Foreshore,
                                                   Where: Foxeys Hangout Cellar door &          Where: Port Phillip Estate,                     Adjacent to Pier, Flinders
                                                   Kitchen, 795 White Hill Road, Red Hill       263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill                     Cost: $20.00 all wine tastings and
                                                   Cost: $90.00 winemaking session,             Cost: $140.00 all inclusive                     complimentary Riedel glass
                                                   your own bottle and lunch with wine          Bookings: 03 5989 4444                          Bookings: 03 5989 2377
                                                   Bookings: 03 5989 2022                       Website:           Website:
                                                                                                InDIan	HarvEST	                                 a	SEafOOD	fEaST		
 SlOW	DInInG		                                     mErIEnDa		                                   cElEbraTIOn	                                    by	THE	vInES	
 WITH	SUbvErSIvES	                                 amOnGST	THE	vInES	
                                                                                                > An Indian experience in an Australian         > Italian chef donato Fittipaldi and
 > Join special guest Rita Erlich, food            > Join us for an intoxicating journey        vineyard: Put on your best Bollywood            the team at Society will be cooking a
 writer and former editor of The Age Good          through the delights of Andalusian cuisine   outfit, gather friends and relatives, and       three-course feast of local seafood at the
 Food Guide (and Melbourne Food and                set amongst one of the most spectacular      head down for a fiesta of flags, fun and        magnificent ocean Eight vineyard on the
 Wine Festival Legend) and Clive Blazey,           surrounds on the Mornington Peninsula.       excitement. Enjoy three tastings of fine        Mornington Peninsula. Awarded a five
 pioneer of the heirloom story, to celebrate       Chef Tristan Steele's exciting, fresh and    Indian food and a souvenir glass of our         star rating in James Halliday's Australian
 lunch like it used to be... slow, delicious and   fervent food will be paired with sublime     wine. dance to the Bollywood beat,              Wine Companion 2011, ocean Eight will
 indulgent, served under the generous shade        wines born from the vines surrounding        henna, fortunes, bangles and beads.             be serving their current vintage pinot noir,
 of the big Moreton Bay fig at Heronswood          you at lunch. The perfect way to enjoy       When: 13 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                chardonnay and pinot gris, along with
 Garden, the home of heirloom vegetables.          lunch on the Mornington Peninsula.                                                           some treasures from the cellar.
                                                                                                Where: Nazaaray Estate Winery,
 dine with Rita and Clive as they meander          When: 12 March, 12:00PM - 3:00PM             266 Meakins Road, Flinders                      When: 13 March, 12:30PM - 4:30PM
 their way through the heirloom story and          Where: Lindenderry at Red Hill,              Cost: $55.00 entry, 3 tasting plates, a glass   Where: ocean Eight Vineyard,
 take you back to the beginning of this            142 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill              of wine, entertainment. Children $50.00         271 Tucks Road, Shoreham
 wonderful tale.                                   Cost: $100.00 food and wine                                                                  Cost: $120.00 three courses with wines
 Taste all that the good earth provides            Bookings: 03 5989 2933                                                                       Bookings: 03 9639 2544
 including our famous heirloom tomatoes
 and meet our local heroes, the talented           Website:                                                              Website:
 growers, winemakers, producers and
 chefs as they talk about their olive groves,
 dairies, vineyards and paddocks over a
 five-course lunch with wine.
 And later stroll through the garden with
 Clive and hear how the best fork-to-fork
 traditions have not been replaced by
 hybrids, GM crops and supermarket
 fare in this beautiful food garden.
 When: 5, 6 March, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Where: Heronswood,
 105 Latrobe Parade, dromana
 Cost: $115.00 five courses with wine
 Bookings: 03 5984 7314

                                                                                                                                                        Piers and Pinot
                                                                                                                                                                        - Flinders

                                                     While               Pick up some delicious, local produce at Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market
                                                                         held on the fourth Sunday of every month.
                                                     you’re              Corner of Eliza Way and Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza.

74        Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2011
Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
                                                                                                                                              famIly	fEaST		
   WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                                WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                              WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                             On	THE	bEaST	
   lUncH	HEalESvIllE	                              lUncH	marySvIllE	                             lUncH	yarra	vallEy	
                                                                                                                                              > Mandala’s “Family Feast on the Beast”
   > Imagine a meandering track                    > Marysville's long table will                > Enjoy spectacular views of the             is an all-day BBQ for family and friends
   alongside Badger Creek, amongst                 meander on the gorgeous river                 yarra Valley from the terrace of             in the picturesque yarra Valley – a
   towering gums, banksias and tree                flats set in the lush green valley            the yering Station Wine Bar while            celebration of fine local produce and
   ferns; there are long, white clothed            alongside Steavensons River,                  enjoying a sumptuous three-course            cool-climate wines. delicious meats will
   tables embracing the natural bush               where four of our finest chefs                lunch featuring the best produce             be roasted on spits, followed by desserts
   backdrop, vases of lemon tea tree,              will prepare a menu of local produce,         from the yarra Valley. The menu,             and a kids’ menu will also be available.
   bush pepper and strawberry gum.                 with wines from nearby vineyards.             designed by yering Station's head             A casual, relaxing day amongst the
   We are bringing together the                    Hosted by Maryton Park B&B                    chef Laura Webb-James, will be               vines with food, wine, live music and
   summer harvest of the yarra Valley,             Country Cottages, our long lunch              complemented with wines from                 friends, to be enjoyed by all.
   with a bush foods influence to                  will celebrate the indomitable spirit         some of the region's best producers          When: 13 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
   reflect the native setting.                     of the region through wine, food              including yering Station and
                                                   and hospitality.                              yarrabank.
                                                                                                                                              Where: Mandala Wines,
   When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                                                                                                            1568 Melba Highway, dixons Creek
   Where: Healesville Sanctuary,                   When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM               When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM              Cost: $40.00 adult, $20.00 children
   Badger Creek Road, Healesville                  Where: Maryton Park B&B                       Where: yering Station,                       (over four, under 15), $100.00 family
   Cost: $100.00 three courses with                Country Cottages, 36 Maryton Lane,            38 Melba Highway, yarra Glen                 (two adults, two kids)
   yarra Valley de Bortoli wines.                  Marysville                                    Cost: $105.00 three courses with             Bookings: 03 5965 2016
   Includes entry to Healesville                   Cost: $105.00 four courses with               yarra Valley wines
   Sanctuary.                                      upper Goulburn region wine
                                                                                                 Bookings: 03 9730 0115
   Bookings: 03 5962 4002                          Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100                Website:
   Website:                                        Website:         

yarra	vallEy		                                   SparklInG	SEDUcTIOn	                         a	SparklInG	fEaST	
cIDEr	fESTIval	                                                                               frEncH	STylE	
                                                 > Ever been seduced by the idea of
> Autumn in the Valley: a clown juggles          making your own sparkling wine? Join the     > While firmly ensconced in the yarra
apples as children squeal with delight;          Chandon team and immerse yourself in         Valley, the Portet winery continues to
a whole, local, free-range pig roasts over       vintage 2011. Taste grapes and ferments      respect its French traditions. Tenth
hot coals, the jazz is in full swing, visitors   and delve into the art of blending. Enjoy    generation winemaker Ben will be hard
quench their thirst with Napoleone & Co          a relaxed vignerons' lunch and vintage       at work during vintage, but invites you
pear or apple ciders from fruits borne           bubbles before disgorging and 'dosing' two   to visit the winery for a glass of sparkling,
of the Valley's own Napoleone family             bottles of your own personalised sparkling   delicious crepes, jambon baguettes,
orchards, established back in 1948.              wine to take home after a remarkable day.    pies, petanque and pinot. There will
A great family day out.                          When: 5 March, 10:00AM - 4:30PM              even be a marché Français, to add
When: 5, 6 March, 11:00AM - 4:00PM,                                                           to the ambience.
                                                 Where: domaine Chandon,
Where: Healesville Hotel,                        727 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream            When: 6 March, 11:00AM - 5:00PM
256 Maroondah Highway, Healesville               Cost: $180.00 includes lunch and             Where: dominique Portet,
Cost: $20.00 pre-purchased,                      two bottles of sparkling wine to take home   870 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
$5.00 pre-purchased child ticket                 Bookings: 03 9738 9245                       Cost: Free entry, food and wine
Bookings: 03 5962 4002                                                                        charged on consumption
Website:                                                        Bookings: 03 5962 3770

                                                                      Taste grapes and ferments and
                                                                     delve into the fine art of blending

                                                                                    Dominique Portet Winery
                                                                                         - Yarra Valley

                                                  While               Pop by the Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market on your way back into town
                                                                      and take a piece of the regions home with you to enjoy!
                                                  you’re              Fergusons Paddock, Hurstbridge (Arthurs Creek Rd).

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 High Country
                                             rUTHErGlEn	SEaSOnal	                           TrUfflES	anD	TOpaqUE	
     WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                        fOOD	fOray	
     lUncH	nOrTH	EaST	                                                                      > An evening of gastronomic pleasure
     vallEyS	                                > The Rutherglen Seasonal Food Foray           and intrigue is ensured when we showcase
                                             matches four gourmet dishes, prepared by       food's holy grail, the intoxicating truffle,
     > North East Victoria’s five sub-       renowned Rutherglen restaurant Pickled         alongside the internationally extolled
     regions – Rutherglen, King Valley,      Sisters, to four delicious Rutherglen          Rutherglen Topaque. This extraordinary
     Alpine Valley, Beechworth and           wines, at four iconic Rutherglen wineries.     dinner will be hosted by celebrated chef
     Glenrowan – produce some of the         Participants start their journey at Pickled    douglas Elder of Wardens and industry
     country’s best wines and seasonal       Sisters Café, then leisurely make their way    icon Chris Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer Wines, and
     produce. This lunch celebrates          to Pfeiffer Wines, Stanton & Killeen and       will include many other timeless food
     the finest offerings from these         Campbells Wines, uncovering four unique        and wine treasures.
     regions in a spectacular setting        food and wine journeys along the way.          When: 5 March, 7:30PM - 11:00PM
     on the historic bridge at Pfeiffer      When: 4 - 14 March, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
     Wines. Featuring its own sommelier,                                                    Where: Wardens Food and Wine,
     Rocco Esposito, the lunch includes
                                             Where: Pickled Sisters Café,                   32 Ford Street, Beechworth
                                             distillery Road, Wahgunyah                     Cost: $150.00 food and wine
     dishes by Simone’s, Michael Ryan
     of Provenance, Brown Brothers           Cost: $45.00 includes four food and            Bookings: 02 6033 2805
     Epicurean Centre, Milawa Cheese         wine combinations
     Factory, Pickled Sisters, Beaumont’s,                                                  Website:
                                             Bookings: 02 6033 2377
     Myrtleford Butter Factory,
     Waddington’s, Rinaldo’s and
                                             Website:             all	abOUT	THE	bUTTEr	
     Sam Miranda.
     When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM         makE	SUSHI,	DrInk	WInE	                        > Spend some time in a working butter            THrEE	nOnnaS		
     Where: Pfeiffer Wines,                                                                 factory making cultured butter and               In	kInG	vallEy	
     167 distillery Road, Wahgunyah          > Ever wanted to learn how to make great       buttermilk, then sit down to a feast of local
                                             sushi from a chef? Ever wanted to have an      buttermilk fed suckling pig, buttermilk          > Come to the King Valley wine region
     Cost: $125.00 includes five             in-depth tour of the inner workings of a       bread with the butter you have made,             and learn how to cook a selection of Italian
     courses matched to ten wines            winery guided by the winemaker himself?        different styles of butter and lots of home-     inspired dishes with three of the King
     Bookings: 02 6033 2805                  Then come to Boynton's Feathertop              grown vegetables from our kitchen garden.        Valley's favourite Nonnas.
     Website:                                Winery where chef Hamish Nugent and            you'll even receive some of our beautiful
                                             winemaker Kel Boynton will guide you           buttermilk soaps to take home.                   Nonnas Pizzini, Politini and Sartori will                                                                                                             show you how to make the silkiest pasta
                                             through an educational experience full         When: 5, 12 March, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
                                             of fun, good food and delicious wine.                                                           to be served with traditional pork rib sugo,
                                                                                            Where: The Butter Factory Myrtleford,            wood-fired oven calzone, the thinnest
                                             When: 5 March, 10:00AM - 3:00PM                15 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford                     gourmet pizzas imaginable and baked
                                             Where: Boynton's Feathertop Winery,            Cost: $45.00 includes lunch                      quail filled with porcini mushroom risotto.
                                             6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah             and soap to take home                            on arrival you will be greeted with a
                                             Cost: $100.00                                  Bookings: 03 5752 2300                           selection of the three Nonna's homemade
                                             Bookings: 03 5756 2356                                                                          biscotti and coffee. What follows is a day
                                                                                            Website:             of hands-on cooking sessions, one with
                                             Website:                                                                     each of the Nonnas. At the end of each
                                                                                            THE	kInG	anD	I	                                  session you will feast on the dishes that
                                                                                                                                             you have helped to prepare, accompanied
                                                                                            > Come to Casa Luna Gourmet                      by the region's iconic and emerging
                                                                                            Accommodation for a stupendous dinner            wine varieties, including sangiovese
                                                                                            where we pit the King Valley against             (the great Tuscan red) and grecanico
                                                                                            its homeland, Italy. All four courses            (a Sicilian aromatic white) if you wish.
                                                                                            of regional food will be matched with            These wines are optional and will be
                                                                                            the unique Italian varietals of this             charged separately.
                                                                                            beautiful region, along with their               Most importantly, you will chat with your
                                                                                            Italian counterparts. you decide who             new kitchen friends about the cooking
                                                                                            will win the day – the King or I.                tips and tricks that each of the Nonnas
                                                                                            When: 5, 12 March, 7:00PM - 11:00PM              has passed on to you.

                                                                                            Where: Casa Luna Gourmet                         When: 5, 6 March, 10:00AM - 3:30PM
                                                                                            Accommodation, 1569 Boggy Creek Road,            Where: King Valley Cucina,
                                                                                            Myrrhee                                          4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road,
                                                                                            Cost: $125.00 four courses with wine             Whitfield

                                                                                            Bookings: 03 5729 7650                           Cost: $88.00 class followed by lunch
                                                                                                                                             (food only)
                                                                                                                                             Bookings: 03 5729 3604

                                              Friday               Last year, more than 3,500 people from all around Victoria celebrated the
                                                                   World’s Longest Lunch on the first Friday of the Festival, sitting at one of
                                              Festivities          19 white clothed tables, somewhere in Victoria.
                                                                   Book your place at one of 25 long tables in 2011.

76         Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2011
High Country
                                            SEcrETS	Of	a	bEEkEEpEr	                        DInnEr	fOr		
                                                                                           THE	cElESTIalS	
                                            > Join Beechworth Honey for a guided
                                            walking and bus tour through the natural       > Celebrating the often neglected
                                            environment surrounding 120 hives of           Chinese history of North East Victoria,
                                            bees. Identify local trees, share secrets      chef Michael Ryan will create a dinner
                                            of honey production, explore the hills         featuring dishes inspired by the diet of
                                            where Ned Kelly roamed and safely watch        the local Chinese from the 1800s to the
                                            a beekeeper at work. Enjoy morning tea,        1900s. The menu will feature house-
                                            take home fresh honeycomb chunks and           made lap cheong, yau ja gwai and congee
                                            a copy of Cooking, Tasting, Living Honey.      amongst others, with wines inspired by
                                            When: 6 March, 9:30AM - 12:00PM                the winemaking migrant communities
TaSTE	rUTHErGlEn		                                                                         that have influenced the area.
On	THE	maIn	
                                            Where: Beechworth Honey Experience,
                                            Corner Ford and Church Street,                 When: 11 March, 7:00PM - 11:30PM
                                            Beechworth                                     Where: Provenance Restaurant,
> A long table dinner along Rutherglen’s    Cost: $75.00 includes morning tea,             86 Ford Street, Beechworth
Main Street on the Friday night before
Tastes of Rutherglen will showcase
                                            fresh honeycomb & copy of Cooking,             Cost: $135.00 six courses with wines
                                            Living, Tasting Honey                          Bookings: 03 5728 1786
the highest quality wine and produce
coming from the Indigo Shire and            Bookings: 03 5728 1432                         Website:
around the region.                          Website:
Hosted by the Winemakers of Rutherglen                                                     prESErvInG	THE		
and local restaurants and producers,        HIkE,	TOUr	&	TaSTE	                            kInG	vallEy	Way	
restaurants from along Main Street                                                                                                       TWIlIGHT	DInnEr		
will prepare different courses, each                                                                                                     In	THE	vInES	
matched to different wines.
                                            > Whet your appetite with a fabulous           > Spend a day in the beautiful King Valley,
                                            guided hike with Hedonistic Hiking             learning the mysteries of preserving          > Join us for a twilight dinner at heritage-
A great start to the weekend ahead.         through the beautiful bushland and             summer's bounty – perfect olives,             listed All Saints Estate in Rutherglen.
When: 11 March, 6:30PM - 10:30PM            vineyards in the upper King Valley.            eggplant, peppers – as well as the king       Set in our bountiful vineyard and under
                                            Emerge at dal Zotto winery to be               of the sea, tuna. Pietro demaio, author
Where: Main Street, Rutherglen              welcomed for an exclusive tour and             of Preserving the Italian Way, will show
                                                                                                                                         120 year-old elm trees, celebrated chef
                                                                                                                                         Paul Wilson will create three courses using
Cost: $120.00 dinner with wine              tasting with the charismatic dal Zotto         you how. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas and local    North East Victorian farm gate produce.
Bookings:             family, followed by an alfresco lunch          specialties for lunch, and take home a        A fine selection of All Saints Estate wines
                                            showcasing delicious Alpine Valley             signed copy of Pietro's book.                 will be expertly matched by winemaker
                                            produce matched to dal Zotto wines.            When: 13 March, 10:00AM - 3:30PM              dan Crane, and owners Eliza, Angela and
                                            Complimentary bus service included.                                                          Nicholas Brown will be on hand to answer
                                                                                           Where: King Valley Cucina,
                                            When: 6 March, 10:00AM - 4:00PM                4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road,               questions about the magnificent historical
                                            Where: dal Zotto Winery,                       King Valley                                   estate and its wines.
                                            Main Road, Whitfield                           Cost: $115.00 includes lunch and              Stylish entertainment and fireworks
                                            Cost: $120.00 adults, $80.00 children          a copy of Preserving the Italian Way          will surely have you on your feet and
                                                                                                                                         dancing under the warm autumn sky.
                                            Bookings: 03 5755 2307                         Bookings: 03 5729 3604
                                                                                                                                         This is the fourth year we have held the
                                            Website:                                                         'Twilight dinner in the Vines' and we urge
                                                                                                                                         you to book early as we limit numbers
                                                                                                                                         for the enjoyment of our guests.
                                                                                                                                         Accommodation can be booked through
TaSTES	Of	rUTHErGlEn	                                                                                                           or www.corowa.
                                                                                                                                (If unforeseen weather
                                                                                                                                         conditions occur the dinner will move
> Rutherglen hosts the ultimate fete                                                                                                     indoors to All Saints Estate Great Hall.)
de gourmand, with leading chefs and
winemakers presenting a selection of                                                                                                     When: 13 March, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
entrées matched to the best wines of                                                                                                     Where: All Saints Estate,
the Rutherglen Wine Region.                                                                                                              All Saints Road, Wahgunyah
Let your tastebuds lead the way while                                                                                                    Cost: $150.00, $140.00 for
you wander between the 19 participating                                                                                                  All Saints Estate Wine Club members
wineries, choosing perfectly matched dish                                                                                                Bookings: 1800 021 621
and wine combinations at each venue.
different packages are available with
shuttle buses on hand to transport you
and your friends, the Winemakers of
Rutherglen guarantee a weekend
of culinary indulgence.
When: 12 , 13 March, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
                                                                                                                                                        Fred and Joel Pizzini
Where: Various venues
Cost: Package prices from $48.00

                                              While                Pick up some edible treasures at the Mansfield Farmers' Market
                                                                   held on the fourth Saturday of every month.
                                              you’re               Mansfield Primary School, Bottom Terrace, Mansfield.

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        Glenrowan               Milawa

                  King Valley                   Bright
                                                           Mount Beauty
Yarra Valley to                                                 Falls Creek
                                                            Falls Creek
High Country                                                   (Alpine Village)
                                                                            Alpine Way
Daylesford & Macedon Ranges
                                                                                                                                     	bbq	banqUET	
WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                          WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                              WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	
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marSH	                                                                                                                               regarded as one of the most important
                                          > our World's Longest Lunch                   > Join us on the lawns at Kilmore            post-war Australian residential buildings,
> Showcasing the diversity of             table will be set in the English              Trackside for our inaugural World's          now classified by the Heritage Council
produce and award-winning wines in        romantic garden at Stuart Rattle's            Longest Lunch. Celebrate with                of Victoria. This amazing property will
the Shire of Moorabool, the talented      beautiful Musk Farm, with all                 friends in true racing style while           be the venue for an exclusive lunch and
chefs of Bacchus Marsh will excite        proceeds going to the daylesford              overlooking the picturesque views            tour, where chef Andrew Blake’s informal
your palates and visual senses by         Primary School kitchen garden                 of the Kilmore Racing Club and               banquet menu will include suckling
setting our World's Longest Lunch         project. Andrew dennis                        surrounding bushland. While                  lamb, free-range chicken and barbequed
under the river redgum trees in           (daylesford's Perfect drop) will              the horses will be on holiday, our           whole salmon, matched with local
the historic charm of picturesque         be joined by Adam d'Sylva (Coda)              delectable three-course lunch,               Victorian wines.
Maddingley Park. Great food and           and david Ricardo (Pearl) to                  matched with wines from local                When: 9 March, 12:00PM - 5:00PM
wine, live music – and all proceeds       prepare the best produce from                 vineyards, will provide a great
to the local hospital.                    our region, matched with equally              day's entertainment.
                                                                                                                                     Where: Boyd Baker House, Long Forest
                                                                                                                                     Road, Bacchus Marsh
When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM           enticing wines.                               When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
                                          When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                                                            Cost: $135.00 per person without bus
Where: Maddingley Park,                                                                 Where: Kilmore Trackside,                    transport/$155.00 with bus transport
Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh               Where: The Garden at Musk Farm,               East Street, Kilmore
                                          daylesford Trentham Road, Musk
                                                                                                                                     Bookings: 03 9821 0669
Cost: $100.00 four courses                                                              Cost: $110.00 three courses
with wine                                 via daylesford                                with beverages
Bookings: 03 5367 9669                    Cost: $125.00 lunch and wine                  Bookings: 03 5783 0700
                                          Bookings: 03 5348 4082                                                                     maD	HaTTErS	TEa	parTy	
Website:                                                                Website:
                                                                                                                                     > don your maddest hat and your bestest
                                                                                                                                     outfit to indulge in high tea crafted by
                                                                                                                                     our executive chef Steffen Jensen. Relax
                                                                                                                                     in the shade of our 80-year-old liquid
                                       SOUrDOUGH	bakInG	                             rED	mEaT	–		TEll	all	                           amber trees and enjoy the picturesque
                                       InTEnSIvE	                                                                                    surroundings of our Edna Walling
                                                                                     > Witness first hand how Hardwick's,            historic gardens, whilst sipping a glass
                                       > Led by Red Beard Historic Bakery's John     one of Victoria's beef and lamb processors      of Hanging Rock sparkling wine and
                                       Reid, who has been baking sourdough for       and wholesalers, provides retailers and         being entertained by the colourful
                                       over fifteen years, this intensive workshop   the hospitality industry with the highest       performance of Ced Le Meledo.
                                       is a hands-on baking experience covering      quality meat. on a tour designed for those      When: 14 March, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
                                       all aspects of traditional sourdough bread    who appreciate red meat and want to gain
                                       production: making your own starter           a greater insight into its production, you      Where: Campaspe Country House,
                                       culture; mixing doughs; proving and           will have the chance to observe livestock       Goldies Lane, Woodend
                                       shaping; baking. A full-day event including   selection, meat processing, carcass grading     Cost: $65.00, book a table of ten
                                       regional produce lunch, morning/              and butchering.                                 for $600.00
                                       afternoon tea, and take home bread.           When: 7, 8 March, 10:00AM - 1:30PM              Bookings: 03 5427 2273
                                       When: 6, 13 March, 9:00AM - 4:00PM            Where: Kyneton Sale yards,                      Website:
                                       Where: Red Beard Historic Bakery,             Saleyards Road, Kyneton
                                       old Bakery Lane, Trentham                     Cost: $65.00 (you will not go home
                                       Cost: $300.00 includes morning,               empty handed)
                                       afternoon tea and lunch                       Bookings: 03 5422 0474
                                       Bookings: 03 5424 1354                        Website:

                                                                                 Hands-on baking, long,
                                                                               long lunches and delicious
                                                                                     BBQ banquets

                                         Meaty               If you‘re visiting the area and you're a fan of rare breeds, smallgoods and
                                                             game, then be sure to visit a local farmer and pick-up your meats direct.
                                         Macedon             You’ll be set for a delicious meal to prepare at home.

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 Gippsland & Phillip Island
                                                 WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                             WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                              WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	
                                                 lUncH	InvErlOcH	                             lUncH	nOOJEE	                                 lUncH	pHIllIp	
                                                 > on the picturesque edge of Bass            > Picturesque West Gippsland
                                                 Coast with spectacular views over            welcomes you to sample some of                > Phillip Island producers will
                                                 the ocean, join us for a Gippsland-          the region's finest local produce             come together with a menu you
                                                 inspired, three-course lunch,                and wines, when you dine in style at          can't pass by. Picture our long table
                                                 featuring a diverse range of local           our World's Longest Lunch. Sitting            surrounded by tranquil eucalypt
                                                 produce in a menu created by the             amidst the tree tops on the historic          woodland, with a lunch of freshly
                                                 Resort chefs. Naturally, each course         Trestle Bridge at Noojee, you will be         caught rainbow trout, the best
                                                 will be accompanied by Gippsland             overwhelmed by the sheer beauty               quality beef, award-winning cheeses
 a	fEaST	Of	paElla	                              wines, with the winemakers on hand           of the landscape and exceptional              and just-picked indigenous herbs
                                                 to speak about their wines and guide         quality of our food and wine.                 and spices. To accompany
                                                 you through the experience.                  When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM               this splendid feast, wines from
 > Hola.
                                                 When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                                                            local vineyards Purple Hen and
 Indulge in Brandy Creek Wines & View                                                         Where: Trestle Bridge,                        Phillip Island.
 Café's Famous Paella Feast and discover         Where: RACV Inverloch Resort,                Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road, Noojee
 the excitement of traditional paella            70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Road,                                                           When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
                                                                                              Cost: $125.00 lunch and wine
 with five regional variations of this           Inverloch                                                                                  Where: Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker
 Spanish masterpiece:                                                                         Bookings: 0407 230 043                        Farm, 36 Rhyll-Newhaven Road,
                                                 Cost: $99.00 three courses
                                                 with wines                                                                                 Rhyll
 • Paella de Marisco – traditional seafood
   including fish, prawns, mussels and squid     Bookings: 03 5674 0000                                                                     Cost: $115.00 all food and wine
 • Paella Manchega – traditional meat                                                       HISTOry	OvEr	lUncH	                             Bookings: 1300 366 422
   with chicken, pork (including crackling),                                                                  Website:
   lamb and beef                                                                            > In the streets of old Gippstown join us
 • Paella Blanca – scallops, leek and                                                       for a lunch that will trace the history of
   calamari                                                                                 Gippsland from Koori times through to
                                               an	EvEnInG	WITH		                            European settlement until now. Supported     lUncH	by	THE	lakE	
 • Chicken and Chorizo Cazuela with            baSS	pHIllIp	                                by local wines, cheeses and music, we
   saffron rice                                                                             will depict cuisines that reflect local      > GippsTAFE Waratah Training
 • Paella Vegetarian                           > A rare opportunity to sample premium       indigenous foods, Scottish and Polish        Restaurant, in conjunction with the
 Nibble a selection of tapas with a            wines from Australia's peerless pinot        dishes brought by early immigrants,          Gippsland Immigration Multicultural
 complimentary glass of wine while             noir producer Bass Phillip, including        progressing through to Australian            Festival, will present the Latrobe Lunch
 watching the culinary theatre of chef         some which have never previously been        dishes we enjoy today.                       by the Lake. Come and experience local
 Jose and his team creating wonderful          released to the public. After extensive      When: 5 March, 12:00PM - 3:00PM              food and wines brought to you by the
 paellas, savouring the heavenly aromas        tasting, chef Graeme Heenan will provide     Where: old Gippstown,                        Gippsland's best up-and-coming chefs
 as they are brought to perfection.            a seven-course menu of local Gippsland       211 Lloyd Street, Moe                        and waiters, who will serve you beside
                                               produce matched to over ten of Australia's                                                the picturesque Morwell Civic Lake.
 When the time is right, the rice perfect,                                                  Cost: $95.00 food, wine and
                                               finest wines including the internationally                                                A unique dining experience in the
 the flavours absorbed, you will be invited                                                 entertainment
                                               revered Premium and Reserve pinot noirs.                                                  early autumn sunshine.
 to indulge in as much paella as you like
 – try some of each or simply choose your      When: 4 March, 6:30PM - 9:30PM               Bookings: 03 5127 3082                       When: 12 March, 12:00PM - 2:30PM
 favourite. But be sure to leave room for      Where: Archies on the Creek,                 Website:                                     Where: Latrobe Civic Lake, Corner
 our Spanish-inspired desserts.                81 Archies Creek Road, Archies Creek             Princess drive and Monash Way, Morwell
 Log onto our website to view a clip of a      Cost: $199.00                                                                             Cost: $65.00 lunch and wine
 previous Famous Paella Feast – a truly
                                               Bookings: 03 5678 7787                       aUSTralIan	naTIvE	
 delicious and fun experience.                                                              fOODS	fEaST	                                 Bookings: 03 5120 4510
 When: 5 March, 12:30PM - 4:30PM               Website:
                                                                                            > Join Julie Weatherhead for a feast         rIDGy	DIDGE	pIZZaS	
 Where: Brandy Creek Wines and View
 Café, 570 Buln Buln Road, drouin East         InvErlOcH	fOOD		                             of Australian native flavours from the
                                               &	WInE	fEST	                                 bush food gardens of Peppermint Ridge        > Sip a local sparkling overlooking
 Cost: $65.00 includes tapas, paella, glass                                                 Farm. Taste dishes spiced with strawberry    Bunyip State Park whilst learning how
 of wine, desserts and espresso coffee or                                                   gum, lemon and aniseed myrtle, matched       to use Australian bush foods to create
 tea, $33.00 under 14, under six free
                                               > Set along the picturesque foreshore,
                                               Inverloch invites you to come along          with local wines whilst enjoying views       your own delicious pizza. Enjoy local wine
 Bookings: 03 5625 4498                        and taste the best the area has to offer.    of Bunyip State Park from our 1920’s         while watching them sizzle in the outdoor
 Website:          A dozen winemakers will join with local      schoolhouse. After lunch enjoy a             woodfired oven. After dessert take a
                                               food producers to create a beautiful South   leisurely guided tour of the gardens         guided tour of the Peppermint Ridge
                                               Gippsland sampling sensation. Throughout     and bush food nursery.                       bush food garden and nursery where
                                               the day enjoy cooking demonstrations by      When: 5 March, 12:00PM - 3:30PM              you can learn more about our unique
                                               our local hero chefs and fabulous music                                                   Australian edible plants.
                                                                                            Where: Peppermint Ridge Farm,
                                               performed by local artists.                  540 Tynong North Road, Tynong North          When: 13 March 12:00PM - 3:00PM
                                               When: 5 March, 10:30AM - 5:00PM              Cost: $75.00 three courses with wine         Where: Peppermint Ridge Farm,
                                               Where: The Glade,                                                                         540 Tynong North Road, Tynong North
                                                                                            Bookings: 03 5942 8580
                                               Inverloch Foreshore, Inverloch                                                            Cost: $60.00 three courses with wine
                                               Cost: $10.00 adults, kids free                    Bookings: 03 5942 8580
                                               Bookings: 1300 762 433                                                                    Website:
                                                                                            JInDI	cHEESE		
                                                                                            HarvEST	Of	GIppSlanD	

                                                                                            > discover, taste and purchase the best in
                                                                                            food and wine from Gippsland producers
                                                                                            at the 2011 Jindi Cheese Harvest of
       Noojee World's                                                                       Gippsland. Enjoy your gourmet picnic
     Longest Lunch, 20                                                                      whilst being entertained by our roving
                                                                                            buskers. Cooking and wine classes will
                                                                                            be featured with celebrity chef ‘Fast Ed’
                                                                                            as our MC.
                                                                                            When: 6 March, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
                                                                                            Where: Lardner Park, 155 Burnt Store
                                                                                            Road, Lardner via Warragul
                                                                                            Cost: $20.00 includes tasting glass
                                                                                            & produce bag, $16.00 concession,
                                                                                            under 18 free
                                                                                            Bookings: 03 5626 1373
80         Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2011
   WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                              WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                           DEGUSTaTIOn	DInnEr	
   lUncH	bEnDIGO	                                lUncH	HEaTHcOTE	
                                                                                            > Join Australia's leading whisky
   > Sit beneath the lush canopy at              > our longest lunch will showcase          importer, educator and enthusiast,
   a gorgeous table stretching along             the varied ingredients the region          Graham Wright (The odd Whisky Coy) in
   the grand boulevards of Bendigo's             provides, so expect venison, wagyu         a whisky-matched six-course degustation
   historic Rosalind Park. Experience            beef, walnuts, organic heirloom            dinner featuring whiskies selected from
   regionally inspired dishes presented          vegetables and award-winning goats         The dispensary Enoteca's collection of
   by Wine Bank on View and guest                cheeses on the table, with the best        over 100 rare and unique malts. or join
   sommelier-matched wines from                  chefs on offer 'making music'              the Big G for an epic afternoon session
   the burgeoning Bendigo Wine                   with these exceptional flavours.           featuring an overview of the regional
   Region. Known mostly for rich,                While our region is synonymous             differences and single malts of Scotland.       SnaG	bEEr	&		
   ripe reds, the region offers much             with shiraz, local winemakers will         When: 11 March, 6:30PM - 11:00PM,               bUbblE	fEST	
   more as you'll discover by taking             surprise diners with fragrant whites       12 March, 3:00PM - 5:30PM
   a seat at our table.                          and other little known varietals.                                                          > ...these are a few of our favourite things...
                                                                                            Where: The dispensary Enoteca,
   When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM               When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM            9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo                        regional sausage makers at the barbeque...
   Where: Rosalind Park,                         Where: Shelmerdine Cellar door,                                                            boutique brewers of beers and ciders
                                                                                            Cost: $165.00 degustation dinner,               behind the bar...a glass of bubbles from
   Pall Mall, Bendigo                            Lancefield Road, Tooborac                  $95.00 afternoon tasting
                                                                                                                                            the music in the shade...
   Cost: $110.00 food and wine                   Cost: $115.00 food and wine                Bookings: 03 5444 5885                          Chat to producers, do a workshop, enter
   Bookings: 03 5444 4655                        Bookings: 03 5433 5188                     Website:           the homebrew comp then grab your snag,
   Website:               Website:                                                            beer and bubbles of choice and settle
                                                                                            lUncH	WITH	kaTE		                               in to enjoy live music and the best of
                                                                                            &	fIOna	lamOnT	                                 regional Victoria.
                                                                                                                                            When: 5 March, 11:30AM - 5:00PM
rEDESDalE		                                   rHyTHm	Of	rUmInaTIOn
rEGIOnal	pIcnIc	                                                                            > Join passionate West Australian foodies       Where: Heathcote Agricultural
                                                                                            and sisters Kate and Fiona Lamont in            Showgrounds, Chauncey Street, Heathcote
                                              > Four transformations on the farm.           the garden of Heathcote's Cellar & Store
> Visit historic Redesdale and enjoy          Spend a day exploring the mystery of          for a feast of terroir produce. Kate and
                                                                                                                                            Cost: $10.00 Pre-sold, $15.00 at the gate –
a hamper of delicious local produce           fermentation from our soil to food. Climb                                                     includes entry and three tastes
                                                                                            Fiona will be bringing the Lamont family
including prime local beef, cheeses,          the compost window, nestle with one of        wines and their favourite regional treats       Bookings: 03 5433 5201
homemade terrines, sun-ripened fruit,         the goats to understand the rhythm of
olives and artisan breads from the best       rumination then settle down in the old
                                                                                            from the Margaret River and beyond to           Website:
                                                                                            complement Heathcote's own, in a lunch
producers in the area. Enjoy your picnic      shearers’ quarters to ladle fresh goat        celebrating life's finest ingredients.
hamper sipping wines from this corner of      cheese and knead sour dough bread
the Heathcote Wine Region and mingle          from a five-year-old mother culture.          When: 13 March, 12:30PM - 5:30PM
with the producers. Great music, children’s   When: 11 March, 10:00AM - 4:30PM              Where: Cellar & Store,
entertainment and a fun community spirit.                                                   105 High Street, Heathcote
                                              Where: Holy Goat Cheese - Sutton Grange
When: 6 March, 10:00AM - 4:00PM               organic Farm, 112 Redesdale Road,             Cost: $100.00 lunch only,
Where: Redesdale Reserve,                     Sutton Grange                                 $150 lunch plus matched wines
Kyneton - Redesdale Rd, Redesdale             Cost: $140.00                                 Bookings: 03 5433 2204
Cost: $25.00. Pre-book your lunch             Bookings: 0421 458 891                        Website:
hamper. Vegetarian and gluten free
hampers are available. Childrens hampers
are available too for only $12.00
Bookings: 03 5423 4225
Website:                                                                                                                SnaG	bEEr	bUbblES	
                                                                                                                                            lUncH	&	lanE	

                                                                                                                                            > Join the Snag Beer & Bubbles team for a
                                                                                                                                            four course lunch, each lovingly matched
                                                                                                                                            with the appropriate beer. Hosted by The
                                                                                                                                            dispensary’s Tim Baxter, lunch will show
                                                                                                                                            that more than wine can accompany a
                                                                                                                                            great meal. Can’t join us at the table? Join
                                                                                                                                            us in the laneway. oysters and bubbles,
                                                                                                                                            artisan sausages and other treats to match
                                                                                                                                            with your choice of bubbles and beers.
                                                                                                                                            When: 6 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
                                                                                                                                            Where: The dispensary Enoteca,
                                                                                                                                            9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo
                                                                                                                                            Cost: $90.00 four-course lunch with
                                                                                                        Holy Goat Chees                     matched beer. Laneway BBQ food and
                                                                                                                                            beverage available for purchase
                                                                                                         Sutton Gra nge
                                                                                                                                            Bookings: 03 5444 5885

                                               How do                Harcourt in the Goldfields is heaven for cider-lovers with some of the largest
                                                                     plantations of cider apples in Australia. Drop by the region’s cideries for
                                               you like              crisp cider tastings and cellar door sales.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              was doing my head in. up? It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        was   all together.’’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   say train
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             around his friends and                                                                                                         for                                                                                         up, not only because of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in                        own AFL team, absolutely, his                     than a year after he retiredmore        Harvey insisted.                                              I was                                      the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             newspapers, people kept the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             newsp                                                                                                                                                                            sure that I was losing it.’’              hard-to-connect physical                   Eventually, Dr Reid sent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         asking                                               but                 1997, things weren’t quite in                He had no idea what was                                                                               symp-    vey to see Ross Elliott,       Har-

                                                                                                                                                                           is Der gefürchtete Mann of).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             him th same questions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the                                            he was in no condition                                                          right.                                            Each time a new problem               toms but because the                                           a gastro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to.                                                             going on. Were these random                                                                            normally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            want t be a senior coach you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        do                      he didn’t know then was What                          First, he’d get bad stomach                                             arose Harvey would be                     unflappable Harvey – so               enterologist. Harvey walked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          one                                              that a                pains. Then he’d have                    symptoms somehow connected?                                  on                                           tough,   his office, sat down and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            day? W aren’t you applying                         small tumour had grown                                                      pins and                                          phone to Essendon doctor the              so resilient, so able to                                          placed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Why                                                                        on                                                           Was there something badly                                                                               handle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jobs? W                          for               pituitary gland in his brain, the                 needles running down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            one                                              Bruce Reid, the man who                   stress – was anxious, all             both hands on the desk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in front
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What are you waiting for?                                                                      He’d feel murmurs in his arm.           wrong with him? Or was                                                                                   the        of him. As soon as he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             helped him through three had

                                                                                                                                                                           (the man they are afraid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               flooding his body with                                                         temple                                 he                                                time. ‘‘He was an intense                                      did,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         human                   and suffer horrible headaches.          losing his mind?                                                   bro-       bugger, but he was never              specialist knew what was the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ‘‘It was one thing after        ken legs, several knee,                                                a                                     up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ankle and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ‘I want to play, I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             calf surgeries, countless                stress-head,’’ said the doctor.            ‘‘Have your hands gotten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bouts of       ‘‘With this, he was getting


                                                                                                                                                                           To Australians, he is the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kn I can play,’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              know                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Harry Kewell, training in Johannesburg,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         determined to play in Australia’s        is

                                                                                                                                                                            key to victory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cup match.                        first World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              assures Kewell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PICTURE: AP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       WALID came home bleeding     three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from the nose and mouth
                                                                                                                                                                            Report NEWS 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mondays ago. His head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       face were bruised and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MATTHEW HALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          N                                           victim of a medical mishap when

                                                                                                                                                                            Full coverage SPORT, ONLINE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        because                                                                                staples that should have helped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hands and fingers cut                                                                                        him after an operation instead heal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                he fell to                       HARRY Kewell, Australia’s brightest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        when he was attacked                                                                                         him into a world of pain.         pitched
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tried in                         but inju
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        injury-struck star, says he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the hard concrete and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vain to hold tight. They kept                           to take on Germany ready
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tak                                                As critics rounded on him, claiming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     his injury woes were a distraction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        punched and kicked and                                      “I wan to play, I know I can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wa                                                                                 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         stomping on his head.                                  told The Sunday Age before play,’’ he the national team, the truth was that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  old                             Australia’s       behind the scenes only one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They stole his tools, $700                         o ng
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               opening World Cup match.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on the Sydney-born striker’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   thing was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17, an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         worth. Walid Mesto is                                     The final decision on playing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fin                                                                       mind —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         apprentice plumber from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a                         attacking midfielder — who the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               attata                                               pulling on a green-and-gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        good family.                                           sidelin during every warm-upon the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        nes                                         against Germany.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       game           “Playing for Australia is a dream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           He was at the busy train                           while ov   overcoming a groin injury —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   come true and representing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and bus interchange at                                rested s    solely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          so with coach Pim Verbeek,                                               Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hour,                     he said.                                             at a World Cup is one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hoppers Crossing at peak                                    said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   honours you can have,” Kewell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 home to                          In an ex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6pm, waiting for a bus                                            exclusive interview, Kewell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   an interview before the Germany insaid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PICTURE: VINCE CALIGIURI     nearby Tarneit after travelling                     spoke the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sp of t heartache of his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            torn build                             injury-         match.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         by train from Sunshine.                              orn bu  build-up. ‘‘All of that pain and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hard         “But it has been an incredibly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There were seven on him.                        work will be worth it if I can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           l                    be                trating few months for me. To frus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              played its part in the remaking           “Aussies,” he says. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 saw them                   Durban an hear the national in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the host nation. By it, almost      of South Africa. It was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the sport                                   jumped                  an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and play.’’                           anthem          totally honest, a few months be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    granddaughter in a car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             accident                                 larger                                            pointing and then they my                                                                                                                 ago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wondering if I would even make I was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          always, hangs a tale. The           that suffered most from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           South                                                               The So  Socceroo star has fought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               shape of its future: more and        as she returned from a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gala                                       that                                             him. “I nearly swallowed of                                    Socc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 South Africa. Since my season it to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       South Africa, and yesterday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               chaotic, but more African,                                        the      world has an impression              Africa’s long ostracisation,              heart.” There were plenty one,                    battle with his body and mind a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Soccer City was witness-in-chief more fair.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    concert in Soweto to mark              the new South Africa has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               which in soccer’s instance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to be fit      with [my club] Galatasaray, ended
                                                                                                                                                                           ON INFAMOUS Robben
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Island        AT THE                                                     of                                                 cup’s opening. Consequently,           since Mr Mandela’s presidency,      punished not the oppressors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         onlookers but, except
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for                      and has en     endured long separations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           his wife an three young children from has been entirely on getting ready for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                my focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                      long                                             to the vibrant opening                       For so long, hopes for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         they offered nothing.                               is w and
                                                                                                                                                                           in 1967, inmates won a                     WORLD                                                              the                            man, also   Mr Mandela did not attend his          just as the soccer team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               but the oppressed. Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            soccer                                                        adopted ho city of Instanbul. in his our first game against Germany.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               a                                       another soccer tournament,               future reposed in one                                    rite, and                                                                                           Walid knew it was coming.                                    home
                                                                                                                                                                           battle for the right to establish          CUP                                                          Cup.                                      It was yesterday’s opening                     Bafana Bafana, ‘‘the Boys’’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         —                                 World                                                                                                                   Kewell paid tribute to the Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       biggest of all, the World                a Robben Island alumnus.                                       as his                                          is the totem of change.                   He knew something woulda                             As an exp  expectant nation prepares to
                                                                                                                                                                           soccer competition. Soccer                                                       It was the closing of a loop.                                years       absence was as palpable                has regressed since it last in     Cup organising committee                                           near                    tune in at 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tu                                                    back-room staff who have worked
                                                                                                                                                                            appealed because its central                                                                                        on another June 11, 47               presence would have been.                                       Cup                                                  happen to him on or                                           a 4.30am tomorrow for the                                                      tire-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Soccer City, seemingly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fash-                                       was                                            appeared in the World               chairman Danny Jordaan, can                                          how it              round one c                                            lessly for much of this year
                                                                                                                                                                                                       charac-                                                                                   ago, that Nelson Mandela to                                    cere-                                                                                     train because that was                                   d o clash with one of the                                                   to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                            precept was ‘‘fair play’’, this
                                                                                                                                                                            terised in Time magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GREG BAUM                         ioned as if by fable from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 convicted and sentenced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        An Olympics opening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     mony is an event in its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              own           2002. Last night’s encounter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                quoted by Time, said: ‘‘If will           was.                                           weights world football, Kewellheavy- the player would be fit in time for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         weights of w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dust of its surrounds, is on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a space                              in prison.                                         with Mexico was to be               deliver the World Cup,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              An onlooker videoed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the               ‘‘I thin I ha been feeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              think have                                        World Cup kick-off.
                                                                                                                                                                            week as the sporting equivalent              One of the players in that                                              what became 27 years                right, but incidental to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the                                                                                                                                                                             everything
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of play and thought. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lies                                     health,                                          ways a test of South Africa.vast    have finally dismissed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the idea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on his phone, helped                  possible: ex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ossible: e                                             The final piece of Verbeek’s
                                                                                                                                                                            of human rights. ‘‘The
                                                                                                                                                                                                      space of                                   and                                             Now he is 92 and in frail            Games. A World Cup opening                Soccer, the sport of the                           Continued PAGE 10 attack walk home and later sent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        : excited, nervous, confident,                                           German
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      space of fleeting freedom          the edge of Soweto, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sprawl-                                was                                                                                                                                                                          determined.’’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           etermined                                           jigsaw will be whether he would
                                                                                                                                                                             play and the space of thought                                                                                       and on Thursday night                ceremony properly has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               as its                                                                                      Walid                                                                                               Kewell and Brett Emerton, who start
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      enduring thought on Robben                        that with Robben                               by the death                                          but oppressed black majority,                                                                             a boy                Echoing a question being asked
                                                                                                                                                                             are the two theatres of
                                                                                                                                                                                                       free-                                   Then,     ing township                             struck a tragic blow                centrepiece a game featuring                                                                                         him the video. It shows                                   ing                                                                          has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Island was Jacob Zuma.             Island symbolised South the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Africa’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                also recovered from injury.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of                 aro d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        around the l — ‘‘Can we beat
                                                                                                                                                                                                            philo-                                                                                of his 13-year-old great-                                                                                                                                among the older gang                                             land
                                                                                                                                                                             dom,’’ German-American                   he was a formidable centre-

                                                                                                                                                                              Police chief cleared over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    also                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Germany are one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          unlovely past, but now                                                                                                                                                                           attackers, riding a scooter. and            Germany?’’ — he said: ‘‘I never
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ermany?   ny
                                                                                                                                                                             sopher and historian Eugen                back. Now he is President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       13              predictions b the Australian make                      consistent World Cup teams
                                                                                                                                                                             Rosenstock-Huessy once
                                                                                                                                                                                                           wrote.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Legal sources say he is                         ediction but                                                                       in history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           known to police. No charges                 never giv up and, if we play way is to but the game is still 11 men against 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ver give                           to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            have yet been laid.                        best, it is p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         e               possible. I hope we can make men,” Kewell said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Walid’s father Ziad, a                 Australia pro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ustr pr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ustralia proud.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        yard in           Kewell, 31, unwittingly became
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            metal dealer with a big                                   ,                           the        Life’s a beach PAGE 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hoppers Crossing, grew 1970s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            around Tottenham in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Urgent need for city school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   certain parts were called
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The sources inter- when Bronx’’, but he says it’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        avail- Mr Overland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           nalistic and legal measure                              as a warning to ‘‘The worse out on the lines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       only be preted this                    with the much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           able to pursue what can        fab- police to co-operate or they now for his kids. “They could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of                                                                                    described as an outrageous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ation into the 2003 murder                                                                                                                 concerns group’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              newspapers                                   a blade and done

                                                                                                                                                                              Murdoch newspaper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cover- have pulled

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          prostitute Shane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chartres-                                                                                    rication . . . should our               would receive negative police him right there,” he says. ‘‘For a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Abbott.                                                                                                                not be addressed,’’ he          set- age. ‘‘It really means
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    this is horrible and I ask,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Last week the newspaper the [should] play ball or else we will father are their parents?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         B C D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       But Mr Strong said Mr                                                                                                                          with                                                   where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          law, ‘‘for a                                                                                      tled its court dispute                                up . . . we will get

                                                                                                                                                                              accused of threats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    land acted within the                                                                                                                             with the carve you                                         This is just one story
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with an                                                                                         OPI, and had settled                                             have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    purpose connected                                                                                                                                              stuck into you as we                                  some in police data,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    investigation’’, in conveying                                                                                           ACLEI previously.                      with Overland,’’        one senior so many, Melbourne’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to a con-                                                                                             Meanwhile, law enforcement officer said.                                      some not.                                                                           NATALIE CRAIG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dir- covert information                                                                                                                                  Age that                                                             trains and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Office of Police Integrity a fidant.                                                                                                                      sources have told The about                                          March beleaguered                                                                               EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr Hartigan spoke on                  stations and the often-perilous                                                                                                                                                      Docklands, Southbank,
                                                                                                                                                                               By RAFAEL EPSTEIN                ector Michael Strong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        His statement came
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as The                                                                                         they were concerned                                   Police Leadership                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Port
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Melbourne, Coburg, Northcote, on unabated without considera-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      chairman 17 at the University of West- areas around them have
                                                                                                                                                                               AGE INVESTIGATIVE                statement saying he believed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Age obtained details
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the OPI.                                    comments News Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to senior Centre at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the                            become a “war zone”,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         accord-      WEAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TH                                      MELBOURNE’S           population                                                              Brunswick and Preston            tion for social infrastructure.’’          source said maternal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and child
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           acted lawfully when
                                                                                                                                                                                                     watchdog Overland then media director incidents in which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        senior News                Letter from The Australian to                                             John Hartigan made                     ern Sydney. Mr Hartigan’s ing to one veteran train driver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 boom is causing a critical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              short-                                                           expected to be placed        are    Education           Department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          health figures for Docklands            children at the start of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           next year.       Since 1999, $50 million
                                                                                                                                                                                VICTORIA’S police        Com- he told his                                              appeared to                                                                                            NSW police in March.                                   said he ‘‘totally                            to speak to                                                    age of schools in the                                                                                                under the spokesman                                 alone showed that the                      Assuming a class size
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Great Ocean Road & Bellarine Peninsula
                                                  WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                               WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	
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                                                  > A gastronomical masterpiece                  > our World's Longest Lunch is
                                                  of local flavours will be created              an extraordinary celebration of
                                                  by Bellarine Estate's head chef at             regional food and wine, raising
                                                  the Bellarine's World's Longest                money for the Geelong Hospital
                                                  Lunch. Not only will your tastebuds            Appeal. Held in the picturesque
                                                  be tantalised by the magnificent               Geelong Botanic Gardens, acclaimed
                                                  menu and the tipple of award-                  local chefs donate their time
                                                  winning wines and beers, but all               to create a culinary sensation
frOm	DEck	TO		                                    your senses will be rewarded.                  accompanied by regional wines,                  	flavOUrS	Of	SpaIn	
DInInG	rOOm	                                      Local music, vineyard views,                   while the 'Take Home Chefs Auction'
                                                  good food and good company                     offers guests the chance to win a               > Enjoy a magnificent Spanish feast in the
> The Vue Grand From deck to dining               complete the picture.                          unique gourmet experience.                      stunning gardens of oakdene Vineyards’
Room experience will comprise an                  When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                 restaurant. Headed by executive chef
afternoon of progressive dining in the            Where: Bellarine Estate,                       Where: Geelong Botanic Gardens,                 Marty Chichester, our kitchen team’s
unique setting of the hotel. over 125             2270 Portarlington Road, Bellarine             Eastern Park, Geelong                           six-course grazing menu will include
years old, the boutique hotel is renowned                                                                                                        tapas with authentic Spanish sangria.
for elegance and excellence with one of           Cost: $95.00 four courses and wine             Cost: $95.00 four courses with wine             There’ll also be whole local fish, spicy
the last remaining Grand dining Rooms             Bookings: 03 5259 3355                         Bookings: 03 5260 3355                          prawns and a traditional paella, brimming
in Victoria.                                      Website:            Website:                  with Bellarine produce, all enjoyed with
Showcasing produce sourced from the                                                              au/geelonghospitalappeal                        estate-grown oakdene chardonnay and
Bellarine region, our guests will be treated                                                                                                     shiraz. Starting at midday the colourful
to an afternoon of slow dining and the                                                                                                           Andalucian dance Group will get you into
unique beer and wines of the region. Enjoy                                                                                                       the mood – so be sure to practise your
seafood and sparkling wine surrounded by       a	TaSTE	Of	THE	OTWayS	                         fEElInG	GrOOvy	                                    Spanish dance steps at home.
breathtaking views of Queenscliff, Swan                                                                                                          When: 6 March, 12:15PM - 4:00PM
Bay and The Heads from our rooftop deck        > Join us in the apple cellars of heritage-    > A culinary homage to Les Mason's                 Where: oakdene Restaurant,
bar with exclusive access to our wonderful     listed Tarndwarncoort as we celebrate          groove. It's the late sixties and Melbourne        255 Grubb Road, Wallington
Turret Suite. Guests will then progress to     170 years of food production in the otway      is getting groovy. Les Mason's graphic art
the Conservatory for a selection of canapés    hinterland. Producers from the otway           captured the culinary essence of the times.        Cost: $150.00 ten courses including wines
and wine before entering the Grand dining      Harvest Trail, including berry farms,          A long lunch to resurrect the spirit.              Bookings: 03 5255 1255
Room for a banquet-style lunch.                olive groves and organic vegetable             Five courses with matching wines                   Website:
Throughout the afternoon guests will           growers, will host a seven-course lunch        [no Porphyry Pearl]. CooKwiz. Prizes.
have the opportunity to meet with our          with regional chefs showcasing the best
                                               of our seasonal produce matched with           When: 5, 6 March, 12:30PM - 5:30PM
executive chef Mark Pilgrim, and
Caleb Fleet, food and beverage manager.        local wines, beers and ciders.                 Where: Sunnybrae Restaurant
Ticket price includes food, wine, beer         When: 5 March, 12:30PM - 4:30PM                and Cooking School, 4285 Cape otway
and entertainment. Accommodation                                                              Road, Birregurra
                                               Where: Tarndwarncoort,
packages are also available.                   37 Roseneath Road, Warncoort                   Cost: $110.00 five courses with wine
When: 6 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                Cost: $100.00 seven courses                    Bookings: 03 5236 2276
Where: Vue Grand,                              with beverages                                 Website: http://
46 Hesse Street, Queenscliff                   Bookings: 03 5236 3238                         sunnybraerestaurantandcookingschool.
Cost: $125.00 aperitif, canapés,                                                    
lunch, wine, entertainment
Bookings: 03 5258 1544
Website:                                                                                                                     maSTErInG	THE		
                                                                                                                                                 WOW	facTOr	
                                                                                                           Bellarine Pen                         > Create the ultimate dining experience
                                                                                                                                                 in this hands-on class with award-winning
                                                                                                                                                 oakdene Vineyards’ executive chef Marty
                                                                                                                                                 Chichester. Cooking three superb courses,
                                                                                                                                                 dishes may include a perfect souffle,
                                                                                                                                                 traditional coq au vin or a soft-centred
                                                                                                                                                 chocolate pudding, you will leave with the
                                                                                                                                                 knowledge and confidence to wow your
                                                                                                                                                 dinner guests. Limited to 12 per class,
                                                                                                                                                 includes tuition and produce, your own
                                                                                                                                                 embroidered apron, recipes and a three-
                                                                                                                                                 course meal with wine. Classes will be
                                                                                                                                                 held at St. Ignatius College drysdale,
                                                                                                                                                 five minutes from oakdene Vineyards.
                                                                                                                                                 When: 7, 8 March, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
    One of Les M                                                                                                                                 Where: St Ignatious College,
 grooovy Epic     ason's
              urean covers                                                                                                                       Thompsons Road, drysdale
                                                                                                                                                 Cost: $120.00 includes apron,
                                                                                                                                                 wine and sit down dinner
                                                                                                                                                 Bookings: 03 5255 1255

                                                 Don’t                Don’t leave the Bellarine Peninsula without enjoying some famously fresh
                                                                      seafood – sumptuous locally harvested mussels and a variety of other
                                                 leave                seafood right from the Bass Strait. Delicious!

                                                                                                                                                               Explore Victoria          83
 Great Ocean Road & Bellarine Peninsula
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                                             > Explore terroir – the Australian way.         > This very special Stag long table              > Chef Aaron Turner, together with two
                                             otway Estate, in the beautiful otway            lunch celebrates country women –                 guest chefs, will prepare a six- course
                                             hinterland just outside Colac, will host        the winemakers, producers, chefs                 wine-matched tasting menu showcasing
                                             a leisurely five-course lunch featuring         and restaurateurs who play such an               artisanal producers from regional Victoria.
                                             local produce and including wine and            important role in regional Victoria.             Guests will share their table with the
                                             beer matching. otway Estate promotes            A three-course autumn-inspired lunch             showcased producers and receive a
                                             low food miles, sourcing the best local         with matched wines, within our charming          harvest bag of produce to take home. Loam
                                             produce, including their premium cool-          heritage dining room, will celebrate             was named Best New Country Restaurant
                                             climate wines, handcrafted beers and            the fine tradition of country women's            in The Age Good Food Guide 2011.
                                             seasonal cordial selection which are            culinary craft sharing food and wine             When: 13 March, 12:30PM - 4:30PM
                                             produced on site.                               in the western district.
                                                                                                                                              Where: Loam Restaurant,
                                             When: 6 March, 12:00PM - 4:30PM                 When: 6 March, 12:30PM - 4:00PM                  650 Andersons Road, drysdale
                                             Where: otway Estate,                            Where: The Stag Restaurant,                      Cost: $175.00 includes food,
                                             10-30 Hoveys Road, Barongarook                  22 Sackville Street, Port Fairy                  wine and harvest bag
                                             Cost: $100.00 or $70.00 excluding drinks,       Cost: $85.00 three courses with wines            Bookings: 03 5251 1101
                                             $95.00 or $65.00 excluding drinks for Slow      Bookings: 03 5568 3226
                                             Food members                                                                                     Website:
                                             Bookings: 03 5233 8400
                          from the
             Fresh mussels insula
              Bellarine Pen

                                                                                             HamIlTOn	HarvEST		                               HamIlTOn		
     WOrlD'S	lOnGEST		                          WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                             On	THE	HIll	                                     HarvEST	DInnEr	
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                                                                                             > Strolling along the meandering                 > Celebrate the end of harvest the old
     > Join us at the long table nestled        > The excitement of vintage at               pathways of the Gardens, the aromas of           fashioned way, with family and friends,
     amongst the tranquil, historic             Taltarni Vineyards heightens this            gourmet delights will tempt your senses          continuing your food journey into
     Hamilton Botanic Gardens, designed         distinct dining experience for yet           to pause and sample the labours of local         Saturday night where the freshest
     by William Guilfoyle. The perfect          another of Moonambel's stylish               producers. Cooking demonstrations, local         foods of market day will be prepared
     opportunity to unwind and relax            longest lunches. Moonambel                   winemakers discussing their craft - taste        by local chef extraordinaire, John Hedley.
     while enjoying a sumptuous feast           Events partners with The university          the results. Learn about organic vegetable       Presenting the best produce of the
     using local produce presented by           of Ballarat and Charlton Catering            gardening and how to prepare them for the        Western district, this degustation
     our talented local chefs, each course      to deliver the finest regional               plate. Something for everyone to enjoy.          dinner will be for those who like to
     will be matched with fine wines            produce the Pyrenees has to offer -          When: 5 March, 10:00AM - 4:00PM                  indulge, a true culinary experience.
     from the Henty Wine Region.                complemented by specially selected                                                            When: 5 March, 7:30PM - 11:00PM
     A day to remember with a                   wines from; dalwhinnie, Melross
                                                                                             Where: Hamilton Botanic Gardens,
     whimsical musical interlude.               Estate, Amherst, Summerfield,
                                                                                             Corner French and Thompson Streets,              Where: darriwill Farm Café Restaurant,
                                                                                             Hamilton                                         169 Gray Street, Hamilton
     When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM            Redbank, Blue Pyrenees, Taltarni,
                                                Warrenmang and Polleters.                    Cost: Free entry, food and wine available        Cost: $120.00 dinner and wines
     Where: Hamilton Botanic Gardens,                                                        for purchase
     Corner French and Thompson                 When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                                                               Bookings: 03 5571 2088
     Streets, Hamilton                          Where: Taltarni Vineyards,                   Bookings: no bookings required                   Website:
     Cost: $95.00 lunch with wines              Taltarni Road, Moonambel

     Bookings: 03 5573 0429                     Cost: $110.00 four courses
                                                with wines
                                                Bookings: 1800 206 622


                                               Taste                         Olives are the symbol of peace, wisdom, glory and a beautiful offering
                                                                             of the Grampians region. Wander through the local olive groves and
                                               of the                        pick up award-winning olive oil and olives.

84         Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2011
Greater Melbourne
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                                                  > Enjoy our World’s Longest Lunch               > With the flowing waters of the
                                                  as local produce is created into an             yarra River as your backdrop,
                                                  outstanding fresh and innovative                enjoy a feast to soothe the mind,
                                                  luncheon, matched with local wines.             body and soul. Experience the
                                                  under a beautiful arbour canopy,                region's finest produce prepared
                                                  imagine swans gliding across the                by Box Hill Institute chefs and
                                                  pond with fairies, little creatures             cookery students, complemented
                                                  and talking mushrooms whimsically               by wines from yarra Valley vineyard,
                                                  surrounding the table. Enjoy four               Kellybrook. The perfect finale?               19TH	cEnTUry	DInnEr	
                                                  courses of exquisite, contemporary              A complimentary seated massage
                                                  cuisine, perfectly balanced with                by students from Box Hill Institute
                                                  boutique wines.                                 Aveda Wellness Centre.
                                                                                                                                                > Celebrate extravagance circa 1877 –
                                                                                                                                                with splendour and opulence just as the
                                                  When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                 When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM               Chirnside family, The Mansion's original
                                                  Where: George Pentland Botanic                  Where: Warrandyte Walk, Banks                 owners, would have.
                                                  Gardens, Corner Foot and Williams               of the yarra River, Warrandyte                on arrival you will enjoy pre-dinner drinks
                                                  Streets, Frankston                              Cost: $105.00 three courses                   and canapés in the historic grounds,
                                                  Cost: $110.00 food and wine                     with wine                                     where the evening sky will illuminate the
                                                                                                                                                beautiful gardens as music takes you back
                                                  Bookings: 03 9784 1071                          Bookings: 03 9840 9229                        to an era of grandeur and decadence.
makIn'	DOUGH	                                                                                     Website:                                      The grandeur continues as you are ushered
> Bread lovers roll up your sleeves and get                                                                                                     into the magnificent Mansion and taken
ready to learn, from the master of artisan                                                                                                      on a journey through the food of the 19th
                                                  WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                                                                              century, presented with an inimitable
bread-making Ivan Spoljaric of La Madre           lUncH	caSEy	
Bakery, to mix, knead, shape and bake                                                                                                           2011 twist courtesy of Bob Coley,
your very own bread. Guests will leave                                                                                                          executive chef at Joseph's, The Mansion's
with a bag full of tips, recipes and goodies      > Taste your way through one of                 WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                              award-winning restaurant. Naturally,
to help you start making bread at home.           Victoria's most fertile regions                 lUncH	WErrIbEE	                               dinner will be complemented by equally
Lunch, tea and coffee included.                   on a long table set on the main                                                               alluring Victorian wines.
                                                  straight amongst the spectacular                                                              We believe a dinner of such splendour
When: 8 March, 10:00AM - 2:30PM                   surroundings of the Cranbourne                  > do you enjoy fine wines? does
                                                                                                  the thought of indulging in five              has not been held in these beautiful
Where: La Madre Bakery,                           Racecourse. Feast on a delectable
                                                                                                  courses of culinary delights tempt            surroundings for very many years, perhaps
18 Milton Street, Geelong                         three-course lunch showcasing the                                                             since days of the Chirnsides themselves,
                                                  best of the produce the region has              you? Nestled amongst the gum
Cost: $130.00                                                                                     trees at Werribee Park, lunch                 and encourage you to dress in your finest
                                                  to offer. Presented by the Rotary Club                                                        attire for this special evening.
Bookings: 03 5272 1727                            of Cranbourne, all proceeds will go             includes roving performers,
                                                                                                  entertainers, prizes and a behind-            This wonderful event, combined with
Website:                       towards community projects.
                                                                                                  the-scenes 'sneak peak' of the                an overnight stay at The Mansion Hotel
                                                  When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                 winery. Join us at the funky                  and Spa, will make a truly memorable
                                                  Where: Cranbourne Racetrack,                    Shadowfax vineyard and winery                 experience.
                                                  South Gippsland Highway,                        for a most memorable long lunch.
                                                                                                                                                When: 11 - 12 March,
                                                  Cranbourne                                      When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM               dinner commencing 7:30PM
                                                  Cost: $110.00 three courses                     Where: Shadowfax Vineyard &                   Where: The Mansion Hotel and Spa,
                                                  with wines and beer                             Winery, K Road, Werribee South                K Road, Werribee
                                                  Bookings: 0418 539 190                          Cost: $99.00 five courses                     Cost: Prices from $395.00 per person
                                                                                                  with wines                                    include pre-dinner drinks and canapés,
                                                                                                  Bookings: 03 9742 0902                        three-course dinner and drinks,
                                                                                                                                                entertainment, overnight luxurious
                                               THE	TrUE	bElIEvErS	                                Website:               accommodation and breakfast

                                               > Although winemaking is a serious                                                               Bookings: 03 9731 4000
pUff	DaDDy	                                    business, it should also be fun. Join Sarah                                                      Website:
                                               Gough, Ros Ritchie, don Lewis and Narelle       frOm	GrapE	TO	GlaSS	
> Perfect the puff that is key to a divine     King – true believers that wine is fun –
pastry in an intimate and hands-on             at the launch of Avenel's first wood-fired      > Winemakers Rollo Crittenden
class with La Madre Bakery's pastry            oven. Savour sparkling roussanne (a world       (Crittenden Estate) and Rory Lane
chef extraordinaire Andrew Hall, ex-           first), crisp pinot gris and rich and spicy     (The Story) host a 'grape-to-bottle' tasting
Royal Mail Hotel. Each guest will go           shiraz with crispy pizza in the autumn          and lunch examining two varieties and
home with a goodie bag and the treats          sunshine. Petanque optional.                    regions – Mornington Peninsula pinot noir
they make during the class. Lunch,                                                             and Grampians shiraz. Amongst the hustle
                                               When: 13 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                and bustle of a mid-vintage winery, taste
tea and coffee included.
                                               Where: Bank Street Wood Fired oven              single vineyard wines from fermenter
When: 7 March, 10:00AM - 3:00PM                and Garden, Bank Street, Avenel                 (2011) to barrel (2010) to bottle (2009)
Where: La Madre Bakery,                        Cost: $25.00 includes wood-fired                accompanied by a delicious grill from
18 Milton Street, Geelong                      pizza and a glass of wine                       Stillwater restaurant.
Cost: $130.00                                  Bookings: 0409 210 015                          When: 12 March, 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Bookings: 03 5272 1727                         Website:            Where: Latitude 38 Winemaking,
Website:                                                                    170 Riverend Road, Bangholme
                                                                                               Cost: $95.00 tastings, lunch with wine
                                                                                               Bookings: 03 5981 8322

                                                 Pleasant                  Sunbury is Melbourne’s closest wine region – at less than 40 kilometres
                                                                           from the heart of the city and 150 years of winemaking heritage, it’s
                                                 Proximity                 definitely time to pay a visit.

                                                                                                                                                              Explore Victoria             85
 The Murray
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                                                                                                 > Celebrate our World's Longest
                                                    > With our table stretching along            Lunch looking up at Echuca's famous
                                                    the edge of the Shepparton Forest,           wharf, the longest red-gum wharf
                                                    enjoy regional food, wine and music          in the world. Guests will enjoy a
                                                    surrounded by towering river                 six-course feasting-style menu
                                                    red gums. Join Alice and Richard             featuring regional foods such as
                                                    of dookie's Tallis Wine, Sandra              Murray cod, rabbit, lamb, tomatoes,
                                                    and Guido of Longleat Wines and              olives and stone fruits, with award-
                                                    Vazzoler Cheese from Murchison               winning wines from Echuca's Cape
                                                    and Jill and Bernard of Hayes                Horn. Join us for a day that truly
                                                    Catering and Shepparton Food                 celebrates Echuca – great food,
                                                    Producers for a true celebration             wine and friends.
                                                    of the Goulburn Valley.                      When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
                                                    When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM              Where: onion Patch,
                                                    Where: The Connection,                       Murray River, Echuca
                                                    Shepparton-Mooroopna Causeway,               Cost: $100.00 food and wine
                                                                                                 Bookings: 03 5482 5133
                                                    Cost: $115.00 food and wine
 SWan	HIll	rEGIOn		                                 Bookings: 03 5821 0600                                                                   flavOUrS	aflOaT	
 fOOD	anD	WInE	                                     Website:
                                                    www.sheppartonfoodproducers.                                                             > Welcome aboard the world's largest
 > Welcome to the Heart of the Murray.                                        mcGIllIvray'S	bEST	                            operating paddle steamer fleet for a
 The Swan Hill region showcases its                                                           STEak	In	aUSTralIa	                            cruise and a unique dining experience
 produce in a delectable smorgasbord                                                                                                         under the stars.
 of events at the inaugural Swan Hill                                                                                                        When: 5 March, 6:30PM - 11:00PM
 Region Food and Wine Festival.
                                                                                              > If you're serious about steak, the famous
                                                                                              Gunbower Hotel is an easy half hour from       Boarding at 6:30PM, relaxed cruising from
 Treat yourself to a gastronomic getaway            WOrlD'S	lOnGEST	                          Echuca, through the Aussie bush along          7:00PM to 8:00PM, before mooring at
 and indulge in all the delicious gourmet           lUncH	mIlDUra	                            the Murray. Here we're talking 300g            onion Patch for dinner and entertainment
 fare and fabulous wines that the region                                                      grassfed Hereford, grown by McGillivray        under the stars.
 has to offer – an escape to the Heart of           > This year's long table is "under the    and processed at his brother's abattoir just   Where: onion Patch, Murray River, Echuca
 the Murray will leave you satisfied and            vines" of the iconic Mildura Grand        two kilometres away, dry aged for thirty
 wanting more. Boutique wineries abound             Hotel, extending down the shaded                                                         Make your reservations direct with
                                                                                              days then barbequed over red gum coals.
 in the region, some with the offer of wood-        footpath of Seasons Restaurant, the                                                      the restaurants.
                                                                                              Includes a glass of local wine.
 fired pizza, with some of Australia's largest      Pizza Café and Mildura Brewery
 wineries also having a presence locally.
                                                                                              When: 5 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                osCAr w's on boArd P.s. Hero
                                                    Pub. We will be serving up our best
 Lovers of great food won't be disappointed,        regional food in four delicious           Where: Gunbower Hotel,                         A modern interpretation of old river foods,
                                                    courses, with local wines and beer        18-20 Main Street, Gunbower                    a magical cruise on board P.S. Hero, and a
 with the region home to fantastic
                                                    and live music combining to make          Cost: $30.00 steak and a glass of wine         six-course menu matched with the world-
 restaurants, and during the Festival
                                                    a wonderful event for both locals                                                        renowned wines of Heathcote’s Jasper Hill
 they will be dishing out even more                                                           Bookings: 03 5487 1214                         and Chapoutier.
 special mouth-watering meals.                      and visitors.
 With events in unique locations including          When: 4 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM                                                          Cost: $185.00
                                                                                              EcHUca	TOmaTO	
 the Pioneer Settlement there will be               Where: Quality Hotel Mildura              fESTIval	                                      Bookings: 03 5482 5133
 something for everyone.                            Grand, Corner Seventh Street and
                                                    Langtree Avenue, Mildura                                                                 MorrIson's on boArd
 So come, absorb the history, great food and                                                  > If you've heard about Spain's tomato         P.s. Pevensey
 fantastic wines that the Swan Hill Region          Cost: $95.00 four courses                 festival you'll have an idea of what's
 Food and Wine Festival has to offer.               with beverages                            planned – a fun celebration of one of          Morrison's Winery Restaurant will
 Welcome to the Heart of the Murray.                                                          Australia's largest tomato growing             entertain guests with the abundant tasting
                                                    Bookings: 03 5023 9917                                                                   plates they are known for, including
 See website for full listing of events                                                       regions, including sugo making, the great
                                                    Website:                                  tomato bash and a tomato target celebrity      terrines, pates, pickled vegetables and
 taking place.                                        challenge. Plus an extraordinary variety       local cheese. unlimited tasting plates,
 When: 4 - 6 March, 9:00AM - 10:00PM                                                          of cuisine, including pork pies and            wine, beer and soft drink.
 Where: Various venues                                                                        sausages handmade locally, and                 Cost: $110.00
 Cost: Prices from $40.00                        mErry	mUScaT	DInnEr	                         regional wines from the Murray.                Bookings: 03 5480 0126
 Bookings: 03 5032 3033                                                                       When: 6 March, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
 Website:                 > dine amongst the wine barrels and          Where: Hopwood Gardens,
                                                 savour the rich and nostalgic aromas         High Street, Echuca
                                                 of vintages past when Monichino              Cost: Free entry - produce available
                                                 showcase their unusual selection of          for purchase from stall holders
                                                 muscat, table and fortified wines. As one
                                                 of the celebrated "Chefs of the Murray"      Website:
                                                 Francesca will titillate your palate
                                                 with some of the best Southern Italian
                                                 food imaginable, made from recipes
                                                 handed down through generations
                                                 of family members.
                                                 When: 12 March, 7:00PM - 11:45PM
                                                 Where: Monichino Winery,
                                                 70 Berry Road, Katunga
                                                 Cost: $95.00 food and wine
                                                 Bookings: 03 5864 6452

                                                                     Echuca Tomato Festival

86        Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2011
rEGIOnal	rESTaUranT	ExprESS

eXPress yourself In our glorIous regIons
Why: Scenic views and sensational lunches – what more could you want?
> Choose from a delicious list of Victoria’s best restaurants and treat
yourself to the impressive views and great lunch special. Two courses,
a glass of Victorian wine and coffee or tea for $35.00.
When: 4 -14 March
Where: Various Restaurant Express restaurants across Victoria.                rEGIOnal
Bookings: The menu is available at lunch only and may not be available        restAurAnt                        suburb                 bookIngs
every day of the week. Check availability and book by contacting individual
                                                                              The Beach House                   Geelong                03 5221 8322
restaurants directly or online via
Website:                                          Bella Vedere                      Coldstream             03 5962 6161
                                                                              Big Fat Greek Bar & Grill         Rhyll                  03 5956 9511
nEW	fOr	2011	–		                                                              dhaba at the Mill                 Kyneton                03 5422 6225
rESTaUranT	ExprESS	OnlInE	bOOkInGS                                            Gallery Bistro at Craig’s Hotel   Ballarat               03 5331 1377
          Make your booking online when you see this icon. It’s fast, easy,   The Green Shed Bistro             Beechworth             03 5728 2360
          free and instantly confirmed thanks to
                                                                              Healesville Hotel                 Healesville            03 5962 4002
          to book when you see the icon.                                      Joseph’s                          Werribee               03 9731 4130
                                                                              Locale Restaurant @
                                                                                                                dixons Creek           03 5965 2271
                                                                              de Bortoli Wines
                                                                              Mandala Wines                     dixons Creek           03 5965 2016
                                                                              Morning Star Estate               Mount Eliza            03 9787 7760
                                                                              Mt Rael Restaurant                Healesville            03 5962 1977
                                                                              oakdene Vineyards Restaurant      Wallington             03 5255 1255
                                                                              oakridge Wines                    Coldstream             03 9738 9900
                                                                              Plunkett Fowles Cellar door       Avenel                 03 5796 2150
                                                                              Raeshaws at Fulham                Fulham                 03 5144 1672
                                                                              Salix Restaurant & Bistro         Merricks North         03 5989 7640
                                                                              Scorched                          Torquay                03 5261 6142
                                                                              Shelmerdine Whistler Café         Tooborac               03 5433 5188
                                                                              Stillwater at Crittenden          dromana                03 5981 9555
                                                                              The Village Larder                Woodend                03 5427 3399
                                                                              Vines of Red Hill                 Red Hill               03 5989 2977
                                                                              Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort      Moonambel              03 5467 2233
                                                                              Whirrakee Restaurant              Bendigo                03 5441 5557
                                                                              Wild dog Winery                   Warragul               03 5623 2211
                                                                              Wildfish                          Port Albert            03 5183 2007
                                                                              Wine Bank on View                 Bendigo                03 5444 4655
                                                                              Woods Sherbrooke                  Sherbrooke             03 9755 2131
                                                                              Zonzo                             yarra Glen             03 9730 2500

                                                                                                                Become the most popular
                                                                                                                person in the office – every
                                                                                                                time you lunch at a participating
                                                                                                                restaurant during Restaurant Express,
                                                                                                                you can go into the draw to win a free
                                                                                                                lunch for two, every week, for a year.
                                                                                                                DraWn	1	aprIl,	2011
                                                                                                                Participating restaurants,
Preferred suppliers:
                                                                                                                conditions and details online:

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