I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
Goldfields Taste Sensation
It's still not too late to tempt your taste buds and your palate at Plate Up Ballarat, an exciting month-long celebration of Ballarat's fabulous food, craft beers and boutique wines, a celebratory connection between local producers and the cities restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Steeped in goldfields history Ballarat is fast developing as a centre of culinary excellence. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Running until May 31st Plate Up Ballarat includes events like an American BBQ Challenge to be staged at the Western Hotel on Saturday 19th May, an Australian Outback Dinner at the Freight Bar on Wednesday May 23rd, The Wild Game Feast at The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery on Friday May 25th, an Afternoon On the Balcony at The George Hotel and the Goldfields Regional Degustation Dinner at RACV Goldfields Resort both being staged on Saturday May 26th.
Plate Up Ballarat offers everything from beer and burgers to silver service fine dining.
Plate Up Ballarat was developed to raise the profile of Ballarat & surrounds while boosting the community spirit and attracting tourists to the region. Right next door to the Grampians and Pyrenees wine regions and surrounded by quality farmland Ballarat surely ranks as one of the States great culinary centres. Little wonder that, at almost every turn in this historic city you'll find quality service, talented catering staff and a food & wine scene second to none.
Plate Up Ballarat is all about matching fabulous local produce with a range of outstanding regional beverages.
Plate Up Ballarat runs until May 31st so make sure you check out the website at www.plateupballarat.com.au for a full list of events and ticketing options. It's a great opportunity to spend time in a vibrant and historic Victorian regional city with a long list of venues delivering quality service, fine food and a great range of craft beers and quality wines.
Ballarat is 115 kilometres northwest of Melbourne, about a 90-minute drive via the M8 National Highway.
Here's cheers to Plate Up Ballarat, on now until 31st May at venues throughout this great city.