Grazing makes perfect sense when it comes to winter fare – variety, flavour and abundance all get a tick – and if the thing that makes you happy on a chilly day is a hearty dish prepared with country style love, then the winter tables at your favourite restaurant will not disappoint. The slow cooked meal is the perfect way to slow down and enjoy a long lunch or a lavish dinner. Take all the time you need.
Long tables laden with vino and comfort food – that’s what winter lunch at Zonzo Estate is all about. Slip out of the office, grab your besties and head to the valley for a weekday lunch. There’s a reason Italian food and winter go hand in hand and it has everything to do with the respect for food and the natural inclusion of wine everywhere that brings the best of winter to the shared table to be enjoyed.
Wednesday nights are steak night at Fondata 1872 in Kangaroo Ground and if you’ve been saving a magnificent bottle of red for a special occasion now is your chance at the ‘Raid your cellar’ steak night. Cooking a steak is an artform and when that plate is set down in front of you accompanied by a perfectly whisked Bearnaise sauce, you’ll know you’ve found the perfect match for your prized wine. And the local wine list is more than impressive too. Lunch from Wednesday to Friday is also a special affair with an Italian-inspired lunch menu that makes the most of local and seasonal produce. Close to Melbourne, close to the Yarra Valley, close to your heart.
Make mine medium rare - steak night at Fondata
Treat yourself…really treat yourself. Think stunning architecture, award winning wines and a winter lunch at Levantine Hill created just for you by Teague Ezard and Luke Headon. That’s the feel. Lavish, languid, all day dining with stunning views, exceptional service, and a shared feast perfectly matched to the Estate wines. Lunch is an elevated experience. The views, the tastes, the sense of being absolutely in the right place. It’s a truly memorable experience and there’s a table waiting Monday to Friday (excluding Tuesday).