Tuesday 22 April 2014
|Banh Mi from Nhu Lan to start the journey.|
Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth
Lobster Raviolo, corn pureer and lobster sauce 19
Beer battered Calamari with tartare sauce and lemon 18
Roast duck leg, apple, pear and walnut salad, red currant sauce 30
Chicken parmigiana with chips and salad 23
Twisted Willow Cottage, Yackandandah
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Exploring the local forests...
Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth
Double Smoked Ham Pizza - Tomato, oregano, Bocconcini, Gamze Butchers double smoked neck ham and mushrooms $16.50 (small)
Italian Margherita Pizza - Shaw River Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh sliced tomato, oregano and fresh basil $14.50 (small)
Beechworth Bakery, Beechworth
Mayday Hills, Beechworth
Elsewhere in Beechworth...
Degustation Menu $100
Optional starter $10 - House made silken tofu, soused seafood, wasabi, ginger
Beetroot, pancetta, fennel, pickled green fruits, blood cracker
Cured and smoked mackerel, radish and succulents, vanilla and green olive oil, desert limes
Cauliflower, confit potatoes, buttermilk, Yarra Valley salmon roe
Pork neck, tonkotsu sauce, braised daikon, okra, eggplant
Beef rump, cabbage, roast sake lees, onion, wild garlic capers, blackcurrant
Poached quince, roses, macaroon, rosemary, quinoa
Provenance was amazing - the quality and value completely surprised us, and it was easily one of the best meals we've had in a while. The only criticism would be the slightly slow pace of the meal, which took around 3 hours in total. Between the delicious food, the wine, the long pauses between courses, and the extremely warm dining room, we were close to falling asleep towards the end. But we would happily do it all again, and certainly wouldn't hesitate to take the long drive to Beechworth for this restaurant alone.
Thursday 24 April 2014
On the way home...
Mushroom disclaimer: If you cannot tell with 100% certainty if a mushroom is edible or not – do not eat it. Don’t eat it if you don’t know. Really. So please don't use any of the photos on this site to identify mushrooms. If you're keen to learn how to identify edible mushrooms, consider going on a guided tour.
- Tanswells Hotel - 50 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia (03) 5728 1480
- Bridge Road Brewers - Old Coach House 50 Ford St, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia (03) 5728 2703
- Beechworth Bakery - 27 Camp Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia 1300 233 784
- Provenance - 86 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia (03) 5728 1786
- High Times Cafe - 23 High Street, Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia (02) 6027 1236
- Accommodation: Twisted Willow Cottage - Mahon Lane, Osbornes Flat, Victoria, Australia