welcoming another local artisan food experience
The Ministry of Chocolate is a family-owned and run business producing high quality chocolate within 10 minutes of Yering Gorge Cottages. From humble beginnings at Farmer’s Markets across Melbourne, husband-and-wife team Drew and Karin Maddison found it increasingly difficult to produce their wares at home with two young boys wanting to taste test EVERYTHING so they took the leap and opened a large-scale kitchen.
We are excited that our guests will be able to enjoy these delicious taste sensations including their milk chocolate bar with honeycomb and the always popular freckles to the mini bar from late December, 2019.
friday evening: lIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE MEMBERS’ LOUNGE
Throughout Daylight Saving, guests dining with us on Friday evenings will enjoy complimentary live entertainment in The Members’ Lounge. Each Friday evening, we will also showcase our special ‘Street Food’ inspir
ed taste of the day; and matched beverage of the day.
No bookings are required for groups of less than 10 guests. If you have a group of 20 or more please contact us to discuss a tailored menu for your event. We can also assist with the co-ordination of hampers from our Hamper Menu if you would prefer a more initmate celebration on the private deck of your cottage.
new spring menu
As we welcome the warmer days that Spring brings, our new menu has been launched.
Alongside your favourite dishes & shared boards, you will find a selection of lighter dishes to enjoy including a warm quinoa salad and a chicken & basil pesto salad; we’ve added some new taste sensations including vegetarian dumplings, an Asian Ramen and we’re looking forward to trying the Moroccan spiced braised lamb rump.
The Members’ Lounge & Bar is open to guests daily from 11am until 6pm; for dinner until 9pm on Wednesday & Friday night; and from 7am on weekends for breakfast.
this spring & summer we’ll be drinking rose on the deck
To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we have launched our first ‘Seasonal Mini Bar Special’ with the addition of Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose to our mini bar experience for guests to purchase during their stay.
Showcasing Yarra Valley neighbour – Dominique Portet – the Fontaine Rose is the perfect wine for late summery afternoons spent lazing on your private deck as you take in the natural beauty of the surrounding private nature reserve or watch a spectacular dusk sunset after a day of exploring the Yarra Valley.
The Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose joins a selection of Yarra Valley artisan producers featured within our mini bar offer including wines from Coombe Yarra Valley, beers from Hargreaves Hill and The Public Brewery, cider from Napoleone and chocolates from Kennedy & Wilson.
Welcoming two delicious drops from nearby winery – Oakridge as our ‘Wines of the Month’.
You can try their 2018 Yarra Valley Rose and 2018 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir – both wines have been sourced from their controlled and operated sites in the Upper Yarra Valley.
A warm, wet spring, followed by a dry summer and autumn resulted in good crops that were harvested in near perfect conditions to create two lovely wines that are perfect for the warmer days ahead.
Both wines are available by the glass and bottle.
Yering Gorge Cottages’ guests can enjoy The Members’ Lounge & Bar during their stay and charge back to their cottage.
showcasing another local – hargreaves hill pale ale
Keeping true to our philosopy of promoting local, we are delighted to now feature Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale in our Mini-Bar.
A true phoenix from the ashes tale: Hargreaves Hill is the Victorian craft brewing scene’s great survivor. When bush fires tore across the state on Black Saturday in 2009 this brewery in Steels Creek was destroyed along with most houses in the region. The following weeks saw an outpouring of support for Hargreaves Hill from the craft beer community. And, just six months later, a new brewery was re-established in Lilydale, with a larger brew length, greater process control and improved bottling facilities.
Last sunday of the month lIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE MEMBERS’ LOUNGE
Last Sunday of the month will return on February 23, 2020 from 12.30pm – 4.30pm.
No bookings are required for groups of less than 10 guests. If you have a group of 20 or more please contact us to discuss a tailored menu for your event.
MINI BAR GOES BIG ON LOCAL
Yering Gorge Cottages is opening the door to the bounty of local wineries, brewers and food producers on their doorstep. Continuing to enhance the accommodation and destination experience we are providing, guests can now enjoy a selection of some of the Yarra Valley’s best producers straight from their mini bar including:
Coombe Farm Blanc de Blanc, Pinot Gris and Shiraz – home of the iconic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba, their Estate Grown, boutique wines deserve equal recognition for their style and elegance.
Payten & Jones VV Series Pinot Noir – describing their wines as ‘having a bit of personality and a little different to the polished norm’, Payton & Jones are leading the next generation of producers to emerge from their beloved Yarra Valley.
Feather Weight Craft Light – The Public Brewery – only one of three craft light beers produced in Victoria; and the only one made in the Yarra Valley. The team at The Public Brewery developed Feather Weight to challenge age old perceptions that light beer isn’t cool or worth drinking.
The new mini bar offer complements the upgrades to our continental breakfast basket undertaken earlier in the year including a selection of teas from Yarra Valley Tea and coffee sourced from local roastery – Silva Coffee.
FOOD & DRINK experiences
Yering Gorge Cottages Hamper Menu provides a selection of food experiences for guests to have waiting for them on their arrival. In addition to the always popular ‘cheese platter’ and cooked breakfast hamper, guests can enjoy a charcuterie board and selection of Coombe Farm wines. A full selection of food and drink packages can be found here.
wednesday and Friday night dining: the members’ lounge
Join us for dinner on Wednesday and Friday night’s. Relax by the fireplace as you enjoy our family friendly environment before retiring to your cottage for the evening. Guests can charge back to their cottage when dining in The Members’ Lounge. Bookings are not required for groups of less than 10 guests.
weekend breakfast: The members’ lounge
If you feel like a heartier breakfast on weekends, and don’t want to cook up one yourself with our cooked breakfast hamper upgrade, you can let us do the cooking whilst you sit back and enjoy the view. Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday’s between 7am until 11am. Guests can charge back to their cottage when dining in The Members’ Lounge.