Victoria - 24 Hours with Victoria's most exciting chefs

Tasmania’s proximity and provenance are its biggest strengths. Bonds forged between food thought leaders and producers mean you can meet the makers and growers and have an experience unlike anywhere in Australia. Victoria - 24 Hours with Victoria's most exciting chefs
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24 Hours with Victoria's most exciting chefs

Experience an unforgettable day with two of the country’s most exciting regional chefs. Explore the garden of Brae with chef Dan Hunter followed by a 10 course degustation and overnight stay in the new luxury accommodation. Explore the Bellarine with Chef of the Year Aaron Turner followed by lunch at Igni.

What to expect

  • Explore the kitchen garden with chef Dan Hunter and enjoy a degustation at award winning Brae.
  • Overnight at Brae’s exclusive luxury accommodation.
  • Spend a morning with Chef of the Year Aaron Turner exploring the produce of his region and lunch at Igni.
  • Dates: Before event program

Home to quaint villages, rolling hills, beautiful scenery, iconic events and numerous food and wine experiences, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula are a short 45 minute drive west of Melbourne. Visitors can explore tranquil seaside villages, meet local makers and growers and wander down historic streetscapes. Gourmands will love the burgeoning foodie scene, complete with craft breweries, local wineries and a countryside peppered with farm gates, producers and provedores.

Day 1: Explore the Gardens, dine and stay at Brae

Brae, Birregurra, Victoria

Depart Melbourne and travel directly to Brae where you will meet with #65 of the World 50 Best Awards 2016 owner and chef Dan Hunter. Dan will take you through his kitchen garden and food philosophy.

Take a leisurely trip via some of Dan Hunter’s favorite local wineries on your way to Brae where you will meet with Dan who will take you through his property. Enjoy a 10 course degustation lunch of local produce and incredible wines.  

Spend the evening relaxing in Brae’s luxury accommodation, set amid the Australian bush.

Day 2: Wines and produce of the Bellarine

Jack Rabbit Winery,
Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria

Meet with chef Aaron Turner for a visit to a local farm to milk goats, make your own cheese and pick coastal greens. Return to his award-winning restaurant Igni and enjoy lunch with Aaron that includes your very own cheese, matched with local wines, before returning to Melbourne.

Return to Melbourne.