#WANDERVICTORIA ROADTRIP PT 1 – NEW GISBORNE, MACEDON, & KYNETON
And here we go! Part one of @georgeats and my recent adventure eating our way through regional Victoria.
First thing’s first – Georgia packs a MEAN snack jar. This bad boy was full of an electic mix of naughty n nice, all sourced from The Source Bulkfoods – who we love very dearly.
I was able to separate myself from aforementioned snack jar long enough to check out the first stop on our foodie itinerary – Baringo, in New Gisborne.
This picturesque spot is a mere 40 minutes drive from Melbourne but feels like a world away. There’s a cute cafe at the front, and a more “serious” restaurant dining experience at the back. We had a quick squiz at the cafe, but ended up dining at the restaurant because #treatyoself.
Georgia had the heirloom tomato salad, and I had the chicken piccata. To finish, we indulged in a cheese board.
Two coffees later, we were back in the car and off to Macedon – the first big stop on our trip.
After a small navigational glitch that saw us zooming off to Bendigo for a while there (OOPS) we ended up finding our accommodation in Macedon- the lovely Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa.
For dinner, we headed to Olive Jones in Macedon. I had the DELICIOUS roasted Moroccan lamb back straps, and Georgia had the imam bayildi. We would have loved dessert, but unfortunately our stomachs couldn’t stretch that far. They could however, manage a cocktail each (check out how pretty they are!)
We were back in Macedon’s town centre for brekkie the next day, dining at Mr Cafe. The avocado smash was one of the most generous I’ve had and left me in a (happy!) food coma for most of the morning.
Next stop on the agenda was the charming town of Kyneton (about 85kms from Melbourne).
We stayed at a cute cottage just off the main street called Isabella at Kyneton and it was the perfect base from which to explore.
We had an impeccable fine dining experience at Source Dining for lunch (market fresh fish, sweet corn risotto, lemon verbena poached peach, and a cheese board) before an early dinner at Major Tom’s.
Next stop – Trentham!
Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa
Treats from Mr Cafe
Cute hotel we stumbled across in Kyneton – Mollisons