The next hottest food and wine destination down under is a hop, skip, and kangaroo jump away from Sydney in a town called Mudgee. Get inspired by these ten mouthwatering morsels.
Much like the Granite Belt where wine tourism developed as a way to get people to the tasting room, so do the restaurants in Mudgee beckon Sydney-siders and other out of towners to their wine region.
Pronounced MUH-JEE, it is about a 3 hour drive from Sydney, Australia.
In particular, two restaurants in Mudgee stand out:
Both source local ingredients and serve up fine dining fare in a relaxed, countryside atmosphere.
In addition, these are “hatted” restaurants, which is the country’s reigning restaurant rating system given by the Australia Good Food Guide.
Since it is a wee bit far to travel all the way there, tickle your tastebuds and get inspired with these top 10 fine dining dishes.
Fine Dining Fare From The Zin House
#1 Make a Vegetable Tartare
#2 Move over meat pie; make room for Green Goddess pie
#3 Make a Sesaonal Ragu
Inspiration from the Pipeclay Pumphouse Restaurant
#4 Curry Mussels for a Crowd
#5 Get your game on
#6 Cook potatoes in a liter of butter
#7 Scallop Boudin Blanc look just like scallops
#8 Never say “no” to Gnocchi
#9 Poach in truffle oil
#10 Top with tempura
I dined at these restaurants as part of the Wine Media Conference in October 2019. Unfortunately, we did not have time to talk to the chefs, but the food was so good, I had to make this brief photo essay to remember and share.
Perhaps you will be inspired to try one of these ideas too. 🙂
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