For my mom’s birthday pressie, my sister and I decided to take her away to Daylesford for the weekend. Daylesford is a lovely little town with great places to eat! Two places stand out for me, which are: Kazuki’s and Cliffy’s Emporium. Another place of note in the region is Du Fermier in Trentham which rocked my socks.
Let’s start with Cliffy’s. It’s just a nice little cafe with great brunch. I wish I took pics, but alas I can only recall that the cheddar potato hash was excellent, the scones were a delightful afternoon snack and the cakes were great! Most importantly, coffee was solid. We brunched there twice and got takeaway coffees and cake once.
Kazuki’s was fabulous. A very solid restaurant with great food and superb service. Started with a beautiful “house smoked salmon, spanner crab, cucumber, edamame“. Light and delicate, really beautiful to eat and to look at.
The second dish I had was the “pork belly, bun, kimchi, apple“. Mix of different textures, and delicious.
For main I had the “Sher Wagyu porterhouse, MS 9+, chimmichurri, chargrilled vegetables” which was spectacular. Loved this dish.
Dessert was “Tonka bean crème brûlée, lychee sorbet, meringue, raspberry“. Again, beautiful to look at and beautiful to eat.
Would you believe, after that 4 course dinner, I went to Du Fermier the next day? By the end of this holiday, I was well and truly well and over fed.
The concept at Du Fermier is that there is no menu, they serve you whatever it is that’s in season and available. We started with the best savoury tart I’ve ever had, which were filled with leeks from the chefs garden. Was amazing.
The main was a shared plate consisting of wagyu steak with garlic croutons roast vegetables with a veal jus. It was so so so good. I honestly can’t describe how good it was. All I know is that it was perfect and I want to eat it all over again.
Dessert was lemon curd and meringues. It was pretty darn good.
My mom, sister and I had an amazing time in Daylesford enjoying the sights, hot springs and massages. The food was also amazing and on a whole new level of regional dining. I seriously can’t wait to get back to Du Fermier.
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