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Food and Wine

An assortment of menus at Lake House - ranging from simple fare to elaborate multicourse tasting menus are all based on the Lake House kitchen philosophy of working from the ground up and with the best available seasonal produce. Contemporary dishes, inspire even the savviest and most well travelled palates.

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Breakfast, lunches and dinners are had in the beautiful Lake House dining room – airy and with glorious views by day and moodily lit and romantic by night. Grab a seat by the bar for your cocktails of choice. Order room service for your suite or for your fireside chair in the comfortable guest lounge. In warmer months the restaurant’s outdoor terraces overlooking the lake are full of diners enjoying the stellar food in the beautiful al fresco setting.

Private dining for groups is available in their short term cellar room. Perfect for family groups and special occasions, the locally crafted hand adzed oak table seats up to 16 guests.

Other private facility dining for larger groups is also available

Their offsite sister café Wombat Hill House offers casual fare in a magical setting in the midst of Daylesford’s beautiful botanic gardens, high on a hill overlooking the village. It’s a great place for a stroll.

THE CELLAR: The award winning Lake House wine lists boasts an impressive 1000 labels and the cellar houses almost 10,000 bottles. The short term cellar doubles as an area for wine tasting and also private dining. Engagement with their team of sommeliers and wine specialists is a popular pastime for guests. Tastings of specialty boutique local wines and highly regarded Australian labels are available.

COOKING SCHOOL: Learn from some of Australia's most interesting chefs, producers, growers & winemakers plus get hands on tuition in contemporary cooking techniques from senior chefs of the award winning Lake House kitchen team. Check out the 2017 Lake House Cooking School Calendar of events.

LAKE HOUSE: A CULINARY JOURNEY IN COUNTRY AUSTRALIA - BOOK BY ALLA WOLF-TASKER AM

In this lavish volume, Alla shares her experiences, philosophies and food. More than 100 recipes reflect her Russian Heritage, her love of the styles and elegance of Europe and her own interpretation of today's culinary trends. Dishes celebrate the seasons and produce is discussed with lively authority and anecdotes.

This much-loved record of Alla's third decade at Lake House is now a collector's item.

Focus on regional produce
The Lake House policy of wherever possible reducing food miles and developing a personal relationship with producers of quality food means that the majority of the produce used in the restaurant is regionally grown or produced. Some of it is organic but mostly it is the result of great care and passion on the part of small growers who are changing the face of agribusiness in Victoria, and for whom biodiversity and sustainable agricultural practices are firmly on the agenda. Find out more »

Forage and feast
Forage & Feast is an activity and indulgence packed two-night retreat for groups of six or more food and wine lovers. Including a region scavenger hunt around the producers, some hands on time in the kitchen and plenty of great food and wine – it’s a challenging and delicious way to explore the Daylesford Macedon region.

Cooking School
A regular calendar of Cooking Classes are hosted by Executive Chef and Owner Alla Wolf-Tasker AM in the state of the art demonstration kitchen at Lake House. Many of Australia’s top chefs, regional producers and winemakers are frequent participants in the program. Find out more »

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