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This Week in Food: Cellar Door in the city + Caddie opens on Swan St

Kate Stevenson
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THIS WEEK IN FOOD

FORE!
Richmond’s just nabbed another eatery – Chef Dylan Evans (ex-NOMA / Alinea / State of Grace) has opened his own restaurant and bar in Swan Street, Caddie. The focus is local – local wine, local beers and local produce, he says you can pop in for a drink or two or settle in for a long lunch or dinner in the heart of Richmond. Current menu offerings – flat pasta, with black garlic, prawn and bottarga or beetroot with marigold vinegar, salted plum and almond. http://caddierestaurant.com.au

Chef Dylan James spoke with Darren on 3AW Afternoons on Friday, as a part of the program’s regular Meet the Chef segment.

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CELEBRATING THE DARK TIMES
There’s always room for another festival, and Queenscliff has decided to celebrate the darkest time of the year with the Low Light Festival – a month long celebration of all the senses through art, music, and (of course) food. Culinary events include a a five-course big red dinner featuring a battle of the wines from Bordeaux and Bellarine, a Bastille dinner with a French musical twist, and a progressive dinner showcasing the best of the region in four great locations. It all kicks off on 22nd June, more info: lowlightqueenscliff.com.au

BOOZY BELLARINE
Speaking of the Bellarine, The Whiskery is about to open in Drysdale, a much anticipated cellar door/tasting room for Bellarine Distillery. Looks like a stunning site, it’s a former Cobb & Co horse watering hole/shed that’s been transformed into a fun but stylish venue. There’ll be tastings of their spirits of course – Bellarine Distillery whiskey and Teddy & The Fox gin, plus other local wines, ciders and beers, and a menu of local grazing plates and simple Italian style pizzas. Search “The Whiskery” on Facebook.

UP FOR IT
Cumulus Up Wine Bar in Flinders Lane has launched a monthly wine tasting series called the City Cellar Door, giving you the chance to some quality weekend wine tasting without having to worry about nominating a designated driver. Mornington Peninsula will feature on May 5, with producers like Allies, Garagiste, Prossimo, & Foxey’s Hangout. You can pop in any time between 12pm and 4pm, they’ll have a seasonal snack menu on hand to complement the wine styles of the featured region. www.cumulusup.com.au

Kate Stevenson
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