The Bureau is going through some corporate re-jig. I don't know what's going on, Molly. Don't know how much you know.
This ground was recently trodden by the extremely capable Not Quite Nigella, and other places in the region by the reasonably capable me. But this time I've been sent down to Berry to 'get some perspective'.
Well, Molly, maybe I did bring something back with me after all.
- Slow down, take your time, and drink good tea. (And next time make time for cake.)
- Chocolate is good. (I am happy to keep learning this one.)
- Use local produce, cook small batches of good recipes, and if you give me a great sausage roll and delicious chutney I will be your loyal fan.
- Lovage -- which looks and tastes a lot like parsley -- is known as "the Maggi herb" because they used it as the base for their stocks and flavour sachets.
- If you are passionate enough you can turn a parking lot into an edible garden.
- Jack and Jill maybe went up the hill to get a great view and a bottle of wine.
- Even if you visit a place regularly, if you know where to look or who to ask you can find a bunch of new and exciting things.
Berry Tea Shop
Pompadours Chocolate House
South Coast Providores (a definite highlight)
The Butterfactory Cafe and Restaurant
Two Figs Winery
Foodscape Tours -- an excellent tour operator. There are plenty more places to visit -- see http://foodscapetours.com.au/producers/ for more available stops on the tours.