Every year at Christmas time, my friend Mel and I drive the short drive to the Yarra Valley for a Christmas celebration lunch. It’s only about half an hour from my house so I’m very lucky to live so close, given that it’s one of the best wine regions in Australia. This was our third time in what has become an anuual event.
This year we decided to do a bit of winery hopping. Lunch was at the Wine Bar Restaurant at Yering Station. We enjoyed magnificent views of the valley while eating. I wasn’t well but somehow the view and the food made me feel a little better.
The view from our table. The wine is Yarrabank Late Disgorged Cuvee Brut Sparkling which was a lovely, light sparkling wine.
We shared an entree of Wagyu beef tartare, smoked beetroot and pickled onion. It was quite filling so we both agreed that it was good that we shared it.
Mel’s main meal of Hapuka, tempura zucchini flower and squid ink.
My main meal of Roasted pepper and herb tortellini with pecorino, sliced almonds and parsley oil.
Overall it was a beautiful meal but not cheap. However it is featured in The Age Good Food Guide as one of the best restaurants in the Yarra Valley so you can’t expect a cheap meal. We have now eaten at a few restaurants from the guide and look forward to eating at more.