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    Road Trip! Lovedale Long Lunch

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch by Sydney Food Blog Insatiable Munchies

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch: Braised Wagyu Beef with Truffle Mash, Apple, and Beetroot Relish from Saltire Estate Catering

    Lady dates are the best, especially when it involves a road trip to wine country with a fellow person who..doesn’t drink.

    Isn’t life ironic?

    But when I got invited as a guest of Lovedale Long Lunch, we absolutely jumped on the chance to explore Hunter Valley!

    Tatler Wines and Cafe

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch: 200g Grass Fed Scotch Fillet, with tatler chipolatas, herbed butter, tomato chutney, and rocket, pear and walnut salad

    First stop: Tatler Wines and Cafe. Steak and sausages, with a fresh salad on the side. Sausages were great, but I don’t really understand why you would serve steak at a festival: it’s so hard to keep warm and yet not overcook it, and have you ever tried to cut steak with a plastic knife? Not so cute when it tips all over you while you struggle with fragile plastic cutlery – like my self-esteem, haha!

    Insatiable Munchies dined as guests of Lovedale Long Lunch
    Tatler Wines and Cafe
    477 Lovedale Road
    Lovedale, NSW
    Phone: (02) 4930 9139
    Website: http://tatlerwines.com.au

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    The Deck Cafe

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch: Hunter Valley Brie with lavosh and fig, date and walnut roll from The Deck Cafe, Lovedale

    Then it was on to the Deck Cafe for some brie like a huge wodge of creamy cheese. Served a bit too cold for my liking, and not quite rich enough, but it was still a nice piece of cheese, with a beautiful still pond serving as your view.

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch: Gartelman Winery

    Very pretty.

    Insatiable Munchies dined as guests of Lovedale Long Lunch
    The Deck Cafe
    701 Lovedale Rd
    Lovedale, NSW
    Phone: (02) 4930 9007
    Website: http://www.deckcafelovedale.com.au

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    Saltire Estate Catering

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch: Braised Wagyu Beef with Truffle Mash, Apple, and Beetroot Relish from Saltire Estate CateringBraised Wagyu Beef with Truffle Mash, Apple, and Beetroot Relish

    Saltire Estate catering really really was a bust. Overcooked meat, and truffle mash with no truffle aroma – this meal was like the Tinder version of food: it looked promising, but no cigar.

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch: Braised Wagyu Beef with Truffle Mash, Apple, and Beetroot Relish from Saltire Estate Catering

    Y U SO OVERCOOKED??

    Insatiable Munchies dined as guests of Lovedale Long Lunch
    Saltire Estate Catering
    113 Wilderness Rd
    Lovedale 2320
    Phone: 02 4915 7228

    Muse Restaurant and Cafe

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch: Pork Crackling by Muse Restaurant and Cafe

    Hunter Calley favourites Muse Restaurant and Catering served up both savoury AND sweet dishes. Savoury had something something PORK BELLY (does the rest matter?), and a Nitro Rocky Road with Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry, Marshmallow, Coconut Meringue and Macadamia Brittle Biscuit.

    Review of Lovedale Long Lunch: Nitro Rocky Road with Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry, Marshmallow, Coconut Meringue and Macadamia Brittle Biscuit by Muse Restaurant and CafeNitro Rocky Road: Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry, Marshmallow, Coconut Meringue and Macadamia Brittle Biscuit

    So basically a lot of smoke, very dramatic, and a chocolatey dessert Unfortunately I couldn’t pick apart the individual flavours, but it did look very pretty, and it was pleasant, but not like, amazeballs, you know?

    Insatiable Munchies dined as guests of Lovedale Long Lunch
    Muse restaurant and Cafe
    1 Broke Rd
    Pokolbin, NSW
    Phone: (02) 4998 6777
    Website: http://musedining.com.au

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    Still, the Hunter Valley is just such a beautiful place to visit. Amazing vineyards, great food producers, and burrata for $4. Yes. $4.

    No, don’t bother going to try buying them. IT’S ALL MINE! ALL MINE I TELL YOU!!

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