Regional Produce on a Pedestal

Snow Road Produce is the north-east’s latest epicure hub for locals and tourists visiting the Milawa Gourmet Region.

Produce, condiments, wine and beer from the region’s finest producers – be it farmhouse to internationally recognised – provides the cornerstone of the 7-day-a-week experience created by local couple Emma and Lachlan Routledge.

On all occasions, ingredients are first sought from within the region. “Our rule of thumb is that any products used in our cooking or stocked on our selves, you can drive to nd collect within an hour of Milawa”, says Emma. “Speed limit observed, or course.

“Developing quality relationships with local food and wine producers is the key to ensure we have the finest range available for our guests”

House baked goods including cakes, cookies and muffins are available each day of the week to complement barrista prepared Allpress coffees, Tea Drop teas and chai lattes.

A breakfast menu is served on Saturday and Sunday from 7am-4pm that pushes the boundaries on the standard country brekkie.  Try passing up on smashed avocado with poached egg, lime, chilli, and fetta, Emma’s own-take on Boston Beans, a house-blended bircher muesli, or boiled eggs and soldiers with a twist – being vegemite and grilled cheese. Many have already failed to do so.

If the sun is shinning the day beds will be always occupied, with wine in one hand and local cheese or charcuterie platters in the other. Be sure to get down and join the crowd.

Not forgetting the wine savvy, Snow Road Produce boasts more than 90 wines from the north-east Victorian winemakers to choose from. Punters can discuss their wine selection with Lachlan direct, browse the range for that special bottle to take-away and enjoy at home, or settle in for a glass or two from the revolving selection available in-house.

Opened in July this 2013, Emma and Lachlan have now realised a long held desire to return to the north-east where they both grew up, bringing seven years of living and working within Melbourne’s, fine dining, café, bar scene and customer service and events arena.

Snow Road Produce is located a stone’s throw from the cross roads of the Milawa Gourmet Region, be sure to drop in and say hello.

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