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Lavande of Callington

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by Outrageous Jones (subscribe)
but you can just call me Ray. My life is full of great experiences, made better for sharing.
Published September 12th 2016
Tired of your conventional Adelaide Hills lunch places?
It has been at least two years since I savoured the wonderful provincial food at Callington's strangest secret, Lavande. My Chicken Chasseur was a treat from motivational chef Chris Wilkinson. Chris is one of the Adelaide Hills great characters and Lavande has been a labour of love for many years.

The eight garden rooms are a delight, especially in spring. For a small fee, you can wander amongst the salvias with your glass of wine, while Chris cooks up a storm.

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Spacious French Decor at Lavande


Shortly after my last visit, Chris tells me she had a fall and broke her arm in 6 places. It slowed her down for a while, by an extraordinary miracle her mobility just arrived back one day. She noticed by swatting a mosquito that she could use her arm again, with almost full function.

She had just re-opened after a winter closure and is in as fine form as when I first visited her food and gardens in the old police station ten years ago. With the familiar tones of Piaf and Chevalier playing in the background, I will be returning soon.

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Why? French Provincial Food
When: Friday to Sunday 11am 5pm
Phone: 08 8538 5138
Where: Montefiore St, Callington SA 5254
Your Comment
Callington is somewhat a mysterious place.A town that is a bit off the beaten track.Sitting on the Bremer River with a small hotel and many old buildings,the local residents have gone about bringing some life back into the town.It is nice to see Lavande is still functioning and no doubt well worth a visit,I wonder if it is possible to have light meals there...maybe just coffee/tea with cake/scones etc.
by noelp (score: 3|1199) 1072 days ago
Cool find, welcome to writing for Weekend Notes.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11225) 1072 days ago
If you like gardens and French food and old architecture, this place is a find. I have visited for an explore. Hope to have a meal there sometime soon.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4069) 1070 days ago
A fabulous place .Chris and Terry who run Lavande are a delightful couple. Hubby and I friends who have visited agree. Share this place spread the news.Its a sheet gem.
by Mongr (score: 1|17) 1070 days ago
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