Spring has sprung, and it’s time to say goodbye to winter soups and stews and hello to lighter fare. The humble salad - once a chef’s after-thought – now takes centre stage on Yarra Valley menus, with ingredients from pickled cabbage, to smashed avo, eggs and five-spice pork. Check out six of the best on offer as the weather heats up.
Have you ever tasted cheese so fresh, so creamy, so deliziosa that you can’t find the words to fully describe the experience? We are at Oscars on the Yarra in Warburton to learn how to make four popular Italian soft cheeses – the versatile ricotta, the sweet and creamy mascarpone, a heavenly mozzarella and the rare and luxurious ‘burrata’.
You can taste the passion of the cheesemaker in the cheese. It’s a craft that is honoured and kept alive by small producers who focus on traditional methods and high quality ingredients.
Part of the magic and wonder of coming to a music festival is to listen to bands you may not have heard of before. We’re asking people to bring their sense of adventure!
Six new artists participating in the upcoming Nillumbik Artists Open Studio program will join well-known local creatives in opening their studios and in an annual exhibition launching in October at the Eltham Library Community Gallery.
Melba Highway is home to our Alternative Taste Trail but on the weekend of 10th & 11th November it's the artists that we'll be seeking out as the final weekend of Open Studios Yarra Valley takes place
My passion is to see people enjoy pasta with a smile on their face. Simplicity and abundance are words I use often when I talk about ways to eat fresh pasta. I believe the pasta should be the hero. Simple accompaniments like a quality olive oil, fresh herbs from the garden, a grating of good parmesan. Let the ingredients speak.
Creative inspiration flows in the Warburton Valley – just ask one of the artists in Open Studios (October 27 and 28) when fourteen artists open their studio doors and invite you into their working space and inner worlds.
Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges breakfast spots you’ll want to get out of bed for!
We have been taken to heart by the local Italian community and regularly host large family events. People of Italian heritage, and those who simply love the flavours and feel of Italian culture, all find their ‘home’ here.