It didn’t take much convincing to clear our schedules and find an area of Victoria renowned for its delicious fruit and vegetables. Fantastic surroundings, friendly residents, and luxe lodging. So it was an extremely delighted drive as my sibling, and I (in addition to my little woman Annabel) went out of Melbourne and made the journey to our very first stop, Trentham.
Trentham is just a pure 90-minute drive from Melbourne, and I like the reality it’s still quite a nation town (albeit one with remarkable coffee, produce, individuals, stores, and surroundings!). Being a city woman through and through, I like that I can leave Melbourne and discover myself in such a stunning part of Victoria in no time at all.
All the driving developed hunger, so we were very delighted to hear that lunch would be at RedBeard Historic Bakery. Famous for its handmade, natural sourdough, and a 19th Century Scotch Oven, I was blown away by the history and enthusiasm that originates from this acclaimed bakeshop.
Redbeard is directed by John Reid, a baker with more than twenty years of experience. His enthusiasm and understanding for his craft are so evident, and it was a satisfaction to talk all things bread with this skilled baker. John likewise hosts regular workshops on a Sunday at Redbeard, which rapidly sold out– you can learn more and book here.
Between you and me, I believe among the good tricks at RedBeard is the fantastic food that emerges from their small kitchen area. Believe fresh superfood salads, melt-in-your-mouth curries, and diet-breaking desserts.
I was likewise fortunate sufficient to be provided a trip of the well-known 19th-century wood fire oven that is the not-so-secret active ingredient to RedBeard’s remarkable bread. Powered entirely by a wood fire, the oven is so well constructed that it can remain warm for weeks after merely one fire.
It’s clear that Group Melbourne Woman is huge fans of a road trip, so I was enjoyed be welcomed by Honda together with the Daylesford and Macedon Regions to experience the #HondaFoodTrail just recently in a zippy brand-new Honda HR-V.
They do not construct them like that any longer!
Redbeard is open for breakfast and lunch, and I extremely advised taking home a loaf (or 3) house.
The fruit bread was my preferred– so excellent!
My leading suggestions for Trentham:
– Schedule a long time to chill in The Cosmopolitan Hotel’s beer garden. I’ve never encountered such a beautiful beer garden before!
A substantial thank you should go to Todd from Redbeard– he took time out of his hectic day to personally take us around Trentham and present me to a few of the residents who make this town fantastic. I cannot thank him enough for such a remarkable trip. Thanks, Todd!
Redbeard is headed up by John Reid, a baker with more than two years of experience. John likewise hosts regular workshops on a Sunday at Redbeard, which rapidly offer out– you can discover out more and book here.
– Check out the diverse mix of products at Kuki. The charming group behind the shop are just beautiful, and the transformed home has the most incredible chimney smack bang in the middle of the shop!
It was an extremely delighted drive as my sis, and I (along with my little woman Annabel) headed out of Melbourne and made the journey to our very first stop, Trentham.
While I might have quickly invested days checking out all that Trentham needed to use, it was off to our next stop on the Trail– Grange Bellinzona for a decadent High Tea!
– Prominent chef Annie Smithers is now based at Trentham’s du Fermier dining establishment. While I didn’t have an opportunity to dine at du Fermier, I was dealt with to a trip of the cooking area and experience Annie’s remarkable ability first-hand. I cannot wait to return for lunch!
– While the bread is exceptionally proficient at Redbeard, do not forget the remainder of the menu. The coffee made by resident barista (and incredible Trentham font-of-knowledge) Todd is lovely too!
While I couldn’t dine at du Fermier, I was dealt with to a trip of the cooking area and experience Annie’s remarkable ability first-hand. A substantial thank you should go to Todd from Redbeard– he took time out of his hectic day to personally take us around Trentham and present me to some of the residents who make this town excellent.