The Farm Eatery & Experience Centre
We are so excited about this new chapter at the farm. Led by Maggie and Colin’s youngest daughter, Elli (with Mum and Dad firmly behind her in the renovations) it has given a whole new meaning to what was the Function Centre building.
Along with a fresh design, The Eatery has talented young chef, Tim Bourke, on board, whom Maggie first met at the renowned Southern Ocean Lodge. Both are as passionate as each other about beautiful, simple, seasonal food. Tim will create a daily menu from the charcoal grill during the week, and across weekends and busy holiday times, the new wood fired oven on the decking will be fired up for pizzas. There is also the chance to book a private dining experience for up to 24 guests with an ever changing ‘Feed Me’ menu.
But there is more! For those wanting a hands-on experience, there will be group cooking classes with 12 Miele equipped kitchen stations; the perfect way to bond with your friends or colleagues. And for those seeking a sensory experience beyond just food, there is the Gin School, in conjunction with Durand Distillery. Gin School guests will have the exciting opportunity to make their very own gin. Large communal benches are equipped with 12 x 5 litre traditional copper stills and each 4-hour session allows ‘students’ to choose their botanicals to brew, bottle, and label, their own batch of gin to take home. And whilst the still bubbles away, lunch is included.
This is definitely the next generation of the farm experience, firmly based on the traditions of region and season Maggie has always championed.