on February 15, 2017 Eat and drink

5 food experiences to try in ballarat

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BALLARAT provides visitors with an awesome array of culinary delights. Here is a list of five delicious reasons to visit the city this summer season.

1. Café brilliance

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Start off with a wholesome breakfast and premium coffee at one of our prized cafes. Whether you’re after some classic avo smash, fluffy pancakes served with strawberries and authentic Maple Syrup or the traditional eggs hollandaise, you’ll find it in Ballarat. And don’t forget to accompany your eats with some premium coffee from renowned roasters the likes of Padre, Supreme, Axil and Sensory Lab.

2. Craft beer

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Ballarat’s newest beer hall and most elusive bar Hop Temple should definitely be on your culinary trail. Indulge in some warming ales on-tap accompanied by some equally warming eats. Ballarat is also becoming known as the craft beer capital of Australia and is home to craft beer hot spots and breweries including The Mallow, Athletic Club, Red Duck Brewery, Cubby Haus and Coach House Ale.

3. Fine fare

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Get comfortable at one of our award-winning restaurants or romantic wine bars such as The Forge, Catfish or Mitchell Harris Wines and order yourself a locally-produced gourmet dinner accompanied by a glass of the region’s top drops.

4. The wine region

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If you’re up for the drive, head out to the Pyrenees Wine Region where wineries and wonderments are ample. Admire the rolling hills and stunning vineyards before you find your place at a local winery or restaurant and indulge in the best food offerings straight from the paddocks, patches and vines.

5. Cultural eats

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Ballarat’s reputation as a melting pot of culture is continuously evolving, and the city is home to some of the most culturally-diverse eats in the country. Enjoy a true Italian culinary experience at Carboni’s, take in teppanyaki tastes at Asahi, devour  dumplings by the mouthful at Fu Man Lou or embrace the Latino feels at the Spanish experience that is Café Meigas.