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Friday, August 25, 2006

High Country

We recently sang in Wangaratta which is just under 3 hours' drive from Melbourne so we made a weekend of it. Driving up the Hume Highway is straight forward but a boring trip, especially for the driver - fortunately I wasn't driving!

On the way, we decided to just pick a town for lunch and settled on Seymour because it's relatively big... there must be a lot of choice! We didn't even make it to the town as we spotted this vineyard just off the highway.

Yes, we all did wonder if Seymour is famous for its wines but this is the start of the winery trail to Goulburn Valley! The above picture is of the Somerset Crossing Vineyard.

I don't know why but the crisp country air makes me want to eat bread and steak... so it was their "steak stack" for lunch. This was accompanied by a glass of
rosé (I've previously posted my thoughts on rosé) that I selected only because of the name, "Lacrime rosé". Perhaps a play on lacrimosa but does that mean too much of it will make you cry?

To be honest the wine was a little too much like Ribena, but the steak stack was perfect. The steak is sliced in half so that you don't end up chewing chunks of meat and the bread (very generous as you can see) was buttery with garlic and herb. Served with good bacon and caramelised onion, you're set for the rest of the journey!

T had a steak with nice thick chips and I know Niki had something a bit healthier that the waitress did have to confirm twice. (Niki, was it a filo pastry with chicken and cheese?)

We didn't have time for wine tasting but all in all, a nice surprise off the Hume highway and a good stop for a meal in a lovely setting.

Somerset Crossing Place

1 Emily Street,
Seymour,
VIC 3660


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3 Comments:

  • At 8/26/2006 11:09:00 AM, Anonymous Ellie said…

    That steak stack looks mouth-wateringly juicy, tasty and just so gooood!

     
  • At 8/29/2006 12:06:00 AM, Blogger Belinda said…

    Hi, Ellie. It was very mouth-wateringly juicy, how a steak sandwich should be!

     
  • At 8/29/2006 11:47:00 PM, Blogger Niki said…

    Yep - filo with chicken and cheese filling. Tasty, but not terribly filling (hence why I gorged on garlicky lamb at dinner before the concert!!)
    I vaguely remember my glass of wine there....not memorable!

     

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