The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges offer a vast range of award-winning wines and cocktails, quality multicultural dishes, restaurants and cafes showcasing local produce and culinary talent, creating the food we love to eat.
If you’re dining in our region, take the time to discover these incredible signature dishes and the unique stories behind what makes them some of the best bites and bevs.
In the heart of the Yarra Valley’s Coldstream, Isabella's Restaurant at Rochford Wines provides a relaxed atmosphere where head chef Ryan Frost showcases seasonal fare to maximise fresh and local produce.
With both a casual and set menu option, you can be assured that your meal at Rochford will be beautifully paired with one of their globally renowned and awarded wines. Isabella's offers a large outdoor terrace area, sweeping views of the Great Dividing Range and easy access to the cellar door and gin bar tasting areas.
The Signature Dish
Created by head chef Ryan Frost to showcase quality Australian beef to visitors of the Yarra Valley, the sous vide Beef Oyster Blade is unquestionably the most popular item on the menu and for a good reason.
Both dairy and gluten-free, the Beef Oyster Blade is a 16-hour slow-cooked beef oyster blade with tomato and pumpkin tagine, gremolata and smoked almonds. It pairs best with Rochford Estate ‘la Droite’ Merlot Cabernet 2020.
This sensational dish is available 7 days per week on the casual menu on weekdays and the set menu on weekends.
Chef Ryan’s been a member of the Rochford family since 2017 and has always loved bringing people together with food. When he’s out of the kitchen, you’ll find him in the back shed experimenting with kitchen scraps as part of his recently developed passion for composting and furthering the venue's sustainability.
This must-try dish will feature in the Rochford Wintertime Experience, including a wine tasting, 2-course lunch and a glass of Estate wine. It’s the perfect companion to a cosy winter afternoon at Rochford Wines.
Want to research the menu before dining? Head to the Rochford website to take a sneak peek.
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