Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Birthday Weekender - Macedon Ranges, Victoria

Friday 31 May

Holgate Brewhouse - Woodend

His #happyplace

Mr Carsisi - Kyneton

Hommous, chickepeas, pomegranate, pickled chilli, tahini cream & zaatar bread $13.00

Watermelon, sheep's feta, pomegranate & toasted pita salad, mulberry pekmez $11.50

Sucuk sausage, artichoke, chilli paste & sheep's feta pide, mint yoghurt $16.00

Honey & cardamom glazed Milawa duck breast, potato, orange & coriander ku ku, pickled cheerries, sour cherry & walnut sauce, confit duck leg & herb salad $36.00

Apple, sour cherry, kataifi & coconut crumble, salep clotted cream, blackberry pekmez, almond mahmoul $15.50

Turkish delight semifreddo, baklava sandwich, cinnamon doughnuts, rose petal icecream $16.00

Saturday 1 June

Hedges Accommodation

Perfectly fresh eggs!

Breakfast cooked by the Birthday Boy with provided provisions - house-made bread, freshly laid eggs, bacon and freshly squeezed orange juice :)

Woodend Community Farmers' Market

Fresh börek!

Little Swallow Cafe - Kyneton

Hanging Rock

Please note our mushroom disclaimer from a previous post:
Here is the mandatory disclaimer: Everything I have read on mushrooms or describing mushrooms has to tell you that if you cannot tell with 100% certainty if a mushroom is edible or not – do not eat it.  I am saying this as well.  Don’t eat it if you don’t know.  Really.  I had to talk my father down on the phone a couple of days ago when he called me to say that he had picked some field mushrooms whilst playing golf.  Most likely he had picked yellow stainer mushrooms which would make him vomit and shit water for a week, but it could easily have been a death cap.  They are one of the most poisonous mushrooms in the world and are very common in Victoria.  The whole reason we signed up to go on a guided tour is to have an expert there to show us what to look for.

We spotted this lovely cluster of mushrooms from the car and had to pull over for a closer look!

And then we spotted our first pine mushrooms of the season!

Holly :)

Mount Macedon

Picked up a hitchhiker - Maurice the leech!

Hedges Accommodation

Hedges Accommodation

Hedges Accommodation

Crab Apple Jelly from Hedge Farm

du Fermier - Trentham
menu du jour - menu of the day$44 per person
A shared meal with friends or family, decided and prepared by the cook based on th ebest produce available, seasonal whims and market availability or, what's in the larder. The dishes featured at du Fermier are influenced by what is currently being harvested from Annie's acre in Malmsbury and will be inspired by her book "Annie's Garden to Table" which traces through the seasons of our region.

Sunday 2 June

Hedges Accommodation

Breakfast this morning also included some pastries courtesy of du Fermier.

Hedges Accommodation

Gisborne Market

  • Holgate Brewhouse on Urbanspoon Holgate Brewhouse - 79 High St, Woodend, Victoria, Australia (03) 5427 2510
  • Mr Carsisi on Urbanspoon Mr Carsisi - 37C Piper Street, Kyneton, Victoria, Australia (03) 5422 3769
  • Little Swallow Cafe on Urbanspoon Little Swallow Cafe - 58a Piper St, Kyneton, Victoria, Australia (03) 5422 6241
  • du Fermier on Urbanspoon du Fermier - 42 High Street, Trentham, Victoria, Australia (03) 5424 1634
  • Hedges Accommodation - 124 Three Chain Road, Carlsruhe, Victoria, Australia (03) 5422 6904
  • Woodend Community Farmers' Market - High Street, Woodend, Victoria, Australia (first Saturday of every month, 9am - 1pm)
  • Gisborne Market - Howey Reserve, Gisborne, Victoria, Australia (first Sunday of the month, 9am - 2pm)

1 comment:

  1. Great photos. Thank you. Sold on the idea of a great weekend following your footsteps.