Friday, 15 February 2013

Review: Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat & The Argus Dining Room

Location: 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs
Phone: 03 5348 4199
Link: http://www.theargusdiningroom.com.au/
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Overall Impression: 7/10
Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat is located in and amongst scenic Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

The surroundings are serene, making it the perfect venue for a relaxing weekend away. 
In terms of foodie delights, the Argus Dining Room which is located within the grounds of Peppers Mineral Springs retreat boasts delicious Modern Australian fare with a focus on freshly sourced regional produce. 
I was fortunate enough to enjoy a lovely dinner catered by The Argus Dining Room at the Conservatory. 
Tartar of salmon, with olive and green apple 
Istra smoked ham hock, 63 degree egg and pea soup 
Wild Barramundi fillet, black bean, asparagus and hollandaise 
Birch Estate Lamb 2 ways, heirloom carrots, salted lemon and garlic 
Buttermilk, rhubarb, strawberries, cracked pepper
Honey poached pears, ginger bread, pollen, royal jelly and honeycomb 

The dining experience was very pleasant. Each dish showcased local produce that was executed very well. We were impressed by the good balance of flavours and nicely added textures that came with every course.
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2 comments:

Em said...

Did you try out the mineral springs at all? I am going in a few weeks time for some bathing and and a massage and was wondering what it is like.

RC said...

Sorry Em but we didn't try the mineral springs! Would love to hear about it when you go though :)