A few weeks ago now, I was lucky enough to spend a weekend travelling around some of the regional towns of Victoria, as part of the Wander Victoria campaign, a government initiative to encourage more Melbournians to get out there and see more of our state. I will fully admit that I hadn't set the bar overly high - as someone with dietary requirements, my experience of eating in regional towns hasn't always been that great. Cut to memories of me eating three days worth of potato chips and cheese in regional France.
However, as is always the case, I was most pleasantly surprised by the foodie and creative delights that exist under two hours drive away from Melbourne. Which I guess is the aim of the campaign. Lucky I don't work in marketing really.
In Kyneton, our first stop was Source Dining. I was particularly excited because I had heard great things, and I wasn't disappointed one bit. The food is locally sourced (as the name may suggest to you, astute readers) and the care put into each dish does not go unnoticed.
I have to say that Daylesford was my favourite of all the places we visited on our roadtrip. The town itself had just the right amount of bustle and things to do, while still being charming and country. We stayed at Frangos and Frangos in the centre of town, which was perfect and allowed us to have multiple cocktails at Belvedere social next door, without truly leaving the hotel. My idea of a good time.
A whirlwind trip of eating with a gorgeous girlfriend, what more could you ask for?