Only a local would know...

Our Festival Legends and friends in regional Victoria have let us in on their foodie secrets. Discover Alla Wolf-Tasker's and James Halliday’s favourite local haunts.

                       Daylesford and Macedon Ranges
                 Alla Wolf-Tasker, chef, The Lakehouse

Best cafes for a morning coffee?
We are spoilt for choice - from Koukla and Cliffy's in Daylesford to Red Star in Hepburn Springs - and lots more.

Must-try local delicacy?
Bull boar sausages - made from recipes going back to the original Swiss italian settlers - are a heady mix of beef, pork, red wine and spices. They feature on local menus and are available from many of the local butchers - who each have their own closely guarded recipe.

Best local country pub for a leisurely lunch?
Both the Farmer's Arms in Daylesford and the Royal George in Kyneton are great. But for something really quirky, The Radio Springs Hotel in Lyonville is hard to beat.

Visit Daylesford and Macedon Ranges during the Festival.

                 Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
             James Halliday, wine writer

Best local country pub for a leisurely lunch?
Healesville Hotel

Provedore to pick up local produce?
Kitchen and Butcher in Healesville

A must-visit farm gate?
Yarra Valley Dairy

Regional food and wine specialities?
Truffles (in season); Cunliffe & Waters Specialty Jams, Buxton Trout and Caviar; Kennedy & Wilson Chocolates and Yarra Valley Beef

Visit Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges during the Festival


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