Food and drink
For breakfast and coffee HUTCH & CO 249-251 Main Street, Lilydale hutchand.co
The third venture from former finance-industry guys Nick Panagopoulos and Rob Salha, Hutch & Co in the Yarra Valley’s south is the perfect pit stop for those travelling from Melbourne. Using local produce whenever possible, the menu is an all-day affair so you can order eggs on toast in various incarnations or the Full Bird Colonel fried-chicken burger on Turkish bread at any time. The Sharing is Caring board for two is a go-to for the indecisive – it even comes with a small serve of decadent white-chocolate bread and butter pudding. Coffee is roasted on site.
Ezard at Levantine Hill’s Flinders Island salt-grass lamb with parsley and brioche “green soil” and black-olive caramel