Boy, it’s cold outside but when you snuggle into one of these cosy restaurants you’ll forget about the winter chill and instead be swept away by the seasonal flavours as you are serenaded by the crackle of the wood fires. Add a glass of red wine, and dessert and you won’t care if winter lasts all year!
From decadent platters, to fine-dining in historic hotels and wood fired pizzas in cellar doors – winter feasts await in the Pyrenees.
For the ultimate comfort food, head to The Avoca Hotel. Dripping with glamour and elegance (without the price tag), The Avoca is an experience that will leave you coming back for more. Everyone knows that ‘sharing is caring’ which is the motto at Chére restaurant at The Avoca. At Chére the food is all about shared cuisine and is a lovely way to dine with people you care about. Offering a broad range of flavours including elements from France, Japan, Spain, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Mexico, Italy and a weekly specials board means there is always something new to try. Indulge in a delicious shared menu at Chere restaurant at The Avoca.
Who is ready to feast by the fire? Exceptional hospitality and extraordinary flavours are brought to the table at Wayward Winery where the entire menu is expertly cooked over a wood fire. Here diners can expect dishes that have been roasted, smoked, grilled, or finished over the ironbark coals to create a unique experience for all the senses. Think woodfired duck breast with BBQ leek and whisky sauce, BBQ rib eye or charred pumpkin with pine needle syrup and whipped goats curd.
It’s love at first slice at Summerfield Winery. Warm hospitality and tasty pizzas are the name of the game at this unpretentious cellar door. We can’t get enough of the pulled pork pizza with red onion, capsicum, mozzarella and coriander.
The award-winning Blue Pyrenees is the ultimate destination for an epic winter feast. Indulge in their platters that have a strong focus on local produce. Grazing plates, cheeses, dessert, and coffee are available every day, and the friendly staff are happy to suggest their favourite wine and food pairings.
Sally’s Paddock is the perfect location for a midweek lunch. Grab a group of friends and book in for a goup booking combo of grazing platters, estate wines and Sallys’ delicious cakes. Sallys Paddock is a boutique winery that offers warm friendly service and on Saturdays over lunch-time, you can find local musician, Graeme Akers, playing his guitar and banjo in the Cellar Door. The hand built mud brick cottage is popular with guests looking for an authentic winery experience. The menu has a home-cooked vibe. Sally is also a whiz in the kitchen and creates beautiful cakes, jams relishes and more. Stop in for a tasting and stay for lunch!
Cellar Doors with platters
Some of the best memories are created with friends sharing a platter. We are spoilt for choice with so many amazing options in and around the Pyrenees. When visiting cellar doors as you travel the Road to Red be sure to order a mouth watering platter along the way which can be found at Dalwhinnie, Bigibila, Sallys Paddock, Blue Pyrenees, Summerfield and Taltarni.
Here in the Pyrenees we know how to keep away the winter blues – by cozying up to a crackling fire at our pubs! Mulled wine & cider, hot chocolates, sticky date puddings, classic pot and parma’s, our pubs offer the ultimate comfort food. Some of our favourite pubs include Lexton Pyrenees Hotel, Waubra Springs Hotel, The Avoca, Golden Age Hotel and Beaufort Hotel.