After a busy week in Melbourne we felt like taking it easy for a couple of days. Daylesford was on our route north and the perfect spot for some quiet time. An added bonus, it was the home of the award winning Lake House hotel and restaurant.
Despite the fabulous a lá carte menu and even better wine list we decided to have the well priced menu special of a main and entrée with a glass of wine and finish with something from the dessert menu. The staff were excellent . It wasn't a busy lunch service so we enjoyed chatting with them and gleaning some local knowledge.
We shared the entree platter for two.
You can only eat trout in New Zealand if you catch it yourself or you happen to know someone who fishes for trout and they are happy to give you their catch. Here was my chance to eat trout. The last time I ate it was in France in 2004. At the Lake House it was served pan fired with a crisp skin and meltingly soft inside.
Bryan said his chicken was sensational.
We were to full to face dessert so set off for a walk around the lake in the hope we would be hungry on our return.
Sadly we still couldn't face dessert. We did get to see the private dining room which had been prepared for a photo shoot on the day we were there.
The table is in the cellar and opens out onto a private balcony over looking the lake where you can enjoy pre dinner drinks before moving inside for dinner at the beautifully set tables using native bush flowers. This would be the perfect venue to celebrate a special birthday.
On our walk around the lake we spotted this lone little duckling paddling furiously towards his mother and siblings.
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