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Tourist e-news July – Sept 2015

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Tourist e-news – Mollymook Milton Ulladulla, July – Sept 2015

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St Isidore Restaurant, awarded a ‘Star’

St Isidore’s restaurant in rural Milton NSW was one of five NSW Regional restaurants to be awarded a star in the recent Gourmet Traveller, 2016 Australian Restaurant Guide .

The restaurant is owned and operated by Jo and Alex Delly. Tasters for the magazine snuck into the Milton restaurant back in April to sample the food without the knowledge of the owners. Their dedication to exploring the best local produce certainly impressed the judges.

Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

The SMH ‘Good Food’ Guide awarded St Isidore’s restaurant a ‘Hat’ the following week for their exceptional foods using local produce.

‘Time Out’ Weekend Planner article:

The recent ‘Time Out’ planner wrote: A nice option for lunch is St Isidore just outside Milton. Again, this place is all about locality, with ingredients grown in their stunning gardens (take a wander through after your meal). Heat yourself up from the inside out with the crisp, melting confit duck leg. And the warm chocolate tart with roasted peanut ice cream will have you moving down here in a shot, it’s that amazing.

Details: Phone: (02) 4455 7261 Read what the ‘Foodies’ say about their experience at St Isidore’s RestaurantSt Isidore Restaurant

Contented Traveller writers, Gordon and Paula wrote:

St Isidore Restaurant is tucked away in the picturesque hills of Milton in the foodie mecca of the Shoalhaven area of NSW, Australia. The focus is on the quality of the produce, and much of it is sourced locally, including their own kitchen garden.The restaurant looks good, the setting is amazing. This is a fine dining establishment, where you least expect it, which is not really correct, as the Shoalhaven is the centre of many culinary finds. Read their full article: ‘Contented Traveller

 

Business Awards winner and Opening of the Sandbar and Cafe

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Kylee Edwards – The Treehouse Cafe Ulladulla

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Sandbar and Cafe

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Milton Ulladulla Business awards held at the Ulladulla Civic Centre was the venue for the top local businesses to be recognised. Winner of the ‘Peoples Choice’ for ‘Casual Eatery’ went to the popular Kylee Edwards who operates ‘The Treehouse Cafe‘ in Boree Street, Ulladulla.

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The Sandbar and Cafe was officially opened during September. It is located in a prime position at the Civic Centre, on the Princes Highway opposite the Ulladulla Harbour. It is open daily from 7.00 am for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Friday evening bites (Beer, wine & Tapas) are available from 5.00 pm with light entertainment till 9.00 pm. Read about the inspiring opening ceremony at the Sandbar and Cafe

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Foodies Trail:  Tallwood Eatery and Cupitt’s Restaurant and Winery

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Tallwood Restaurant

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Cupitt’s Restaurant and Winery

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Contented Traveller writers, Gordon and Paula write about their experience at the Tallwood Restaurant:

Quote: “It is testament to a café when you literally don’t want to leave, and we didn’t want to leave Tallwood Café in Mollymook. Located just over 3 hours from Sydney and 2½ hours from Canberra, the Shoalhaven area of NSW has earned a reputation as a foodies paradise.

The owners of Tallwood, Clayton Till and Matt Upson have travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and firmly believe, as we do, that dining is an experience best shared. This is definitely our idea of eating also. Food and travel are integral to one another, and become the core to meeting other people and to understanding more about the cultural similarities and differences.

Tallwood epitomizes this with its approach to free-form dining and the shared food concept. This is where people are brought together by a shared passion for food, and very good food at that. There is a laid back feel in this very on trend café, where the décor is modern and welcoming.

Tallwood is contemporary in its food, and the menu is impressive. It was easier to ask co-owner Clayton for his recommendations, and we followed this. The free-form dining concept must work because it wasn’t long before we were chatting with a local lady. She works in educating people on fresh food and had a lot of very good things to say about Tallwood. Then we were able to distract the owner, Clayton from his coffee machine to shoot the breeze. It is always reassuring to see the chef in the kitchen and to see the regional produce that he is using. Smelling the aromas wafting from the kitchen was exciting.

The Shoalhaven is a gastronomes paradise. It attracts many avant-garde and contemporary foodies”.

To view their full article: Contented Traveller.com

To read what a variety of ‘Foodies’ have to say about their experiences at TallwoodTallwood Restaurant

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Contented Traveller writers, Gordon and Paula write about their experience at Cupitt’s Restaurant and Winery:

Quote: “Cupitt’s Winery and Restaurant, Brewery and Fromagerie, is entirely a family affair. And what a lovely and welcoming family at that. Their innate sophistication and friendliness are felt throughout Cupitt’s, and we thoroughly enjoyed out time there. This is field to fork, paddock to plate, nose to tail dining. Cupitt’s is set on a property with a spectacular vista. There are views across the paddocks where the families black Angus cattle eat contentedly on the green grass. There are views of the families vineyards. There are views across the families herb and vegetable garden, and there are spectacular views over Burrill Lake and the Budawang Ranges. All in all this is an incredible setting from which to enjoy a long and languorous lunch as we did.

Cupitt’s Winery and The Kitchen restaurant is located in the misty hills of Milton in the Shoalhaven  which has earned a reputation as a foodies paradise, with very good reason.

Libby showed us around the property, which is the restaurant, winery, brewery and fromagerie. We met Wally at work in the winery and were able to talk to him about Cupitt’s wines. We met Tom in the brewery where he makes bespoke craft beers and also we saw the cheese side of the operation which is Rosie’s brainchild and she has an excellent palate. The venue is rustically charming with that natural sophistication about everything they do. It looks good, and it feels very good. The award-winning restaurant specializes in seasonal produce, and as Rosie Cupitt is the Leader of Slow Food Shoalhaven, we were able to savour, the slow cooked Consomme Rich with oxtail cheek & Cappelletti Truffle for the entree. Too good.

We left all pairings of wine and beers with the staff because they know what works, and it all did. I then went to a main meal of Corned Beef Bubble & Squeak with poached egg on piccalilli, a relish of chopped pickled vegetables and spices. Gordon chose the Chargrilled Bindaree Trinity Sirloin, Shallot Confit and Smoked Potato Puree.

The Shoalhaven is an unspoilt region of the south coast of NSW, Australia. It is the beach, it is nature, it is the hinterlands, and it is the passionate and visionary people, like Griff, Rosie, Libby, Tom and Wally. It has fast become a gastronomic paradise, where the local food is the star and where quality and diversity is the key. I think that what you will find, as we did at Cupitt’s Winery and Restaurant, is that excellent gastronomy and friendly service gets talked about. Customers are coming from near and far for The Shoalhaven Experience.

We loved Cupitt’s Winery and Restaurant. It just felt right. We loved the effortless sophistication, the innovative cuisine and wines, the very family centred way that this business operates. We fully intend to come back on a Sunday when they have music, woodfired pizzas and probably Gordon will book the quaint accommodation on site, and make it an utterly romantic weekend”. To view there entire article: Contented Traveller.com

To read what a variety of ‘Foodies’ have to say about their experiences at Cupitt’sCupitt’s Restaurant

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Milton a quirky rural town? and the new Mango Tree Restaurant

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Milton

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Mango Tree Restaurant – Ulladulla

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Milton a quirky town? The Daily Telegraph has compiled a list of 20 quirky and wacky rural towns in NSW that they believe are a ‘MUST VISIT’. They include Milton in their list of 20 quirky and wacky rural towns they say “towns where country folk drink to the colour of life”. They write quote: “Scarecrows may not have brains, but residents of this small coastal town have used theirs to bring in tourism dollars. Scenic Milton runs an annual scarecrow festival, in which the hay-stuffed creatures are in trees, standing in paddocks and diving off buildings. It’s grown into a scarecrow and harvest extravaganza”. (Article credit: The Daily Telegraph)

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The Mango Tree Restaurant. Situated above the beautiful Ulladulla harbour, this restaurant offers an extensive menu, great food, friendly staff in a relaxed ambiance. Web link: Mango Tree

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New B&B and the local Farmers Markets

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Ridge Retreat B&B

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Gaia Farmers Markets

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The ‘Ridge Retreat’ B&B. Check out this new B&B in Mollymook. Web link: Ridge Retreat

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Gaia Farmers Markets have begun in Ulladulla every Thursday afternoon at the Civic Centre. Web link: Gaia Farmers Markets

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Banisters Motel on Tallwood.

Check out the latest local news articles below, and Banisters advertising of their new Tallwood Pavilion Motel due to open December 2015

 

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Bannisters motel article courtesy of the Milton Ulladulla Times

 

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An impression of the future ‘Bannister’s Pavilion Motel’ courtesy of Banisters

 

Coming Events:

Visit the South Coast Leisure Times: Link South Coast Leisure Times

Shoalhaven Tourism – Events Calendar: Link Coming events in the Shoalhaven

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