When those in the know – whether it be a chef or a renowned gourmand – plan a short break, it stands to reason that the journey will be centred on good food and wine. But it takes more than that to make an exceptional couple of days away from their own kitchens. Gaining new ideas and inspiration is key.
“Quality and realness, that connection to the land so real with people who are truly excited by food is what I look for,” says Maggie Beer who has just returned from a particularly fruitful trip to Tasmania.
Australasia is brimming with passionate producers and artisans – on farms, by the sea, and in the cities. For some, a short break might be trip to the city to experience new tastes, for others, it’s a friendly country escape.
“A great edible escape has many components – seasonal regional food well-prepared, preferably matched with local wines, comfortable accommodation and a good old-fashioned country welcome,” says TV food presenter Lyndey Milan.
Here, some of Australia’s well-known foodies reveal their favourite destinations to spend a short break.
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