January 1, 2015

A summer visit to the Hunter

This New Year's Eve we decided to take a short break to the Hunter Valley. Usually reserving the Hunter for winter it was nice to see lush green vineyards, smaller crowds at the cellar doors and hotel pools in use.

Like usual there was an over consumption of food and a drop or two of good wine.

We stayed at The Sebel Kirkton Park in a Colonial room over looking the valley. 

Pig pen on the premises

Swing, large enough for two

We spent New Years Eve dining at Infuzions Restaurant, The Sebel. A three course dinner with the option of matching wines was on offer.

Beetroot cured tuna, pickled Tasmanian scallop, harrisa bbq king prawn

Venison tortellini 

Eye fillet, yabbie and kipfler potatoes

Crispy skin duck breast

Chocolate tart and bitters ice cream on chilled Himalayan salt

Petite fours 

Burgers and chips from Tuk Tuk located at Tempus Two.

Blue cheese and port beef burger

Our trip wasn't complete without a trip to the Hunter Valley Gardens which is still showing its Christmas light speculation showcasing over 1.5 million lights.

A visit to David Hook also was a must.

Tempus Two was another must.

The Goldfish, Tempus Two