BROWNBrothers’ Epicurean Centre, adjacent to the longestablished winery and cellar door in Victoria’s Milawa Gourmet Region (two hours northeast of Melbourne), is a celebration of the region’s fare. Chef Douglas Elder sources mainly local produce to create hearty favourites such as slowcooked rolled leg of lamb with spinach and potato puree and vegetables provencale, or lavender and vanilla marshmallow parfait with poached quince, rosewater and spiced popcorn. To drink? One of Brown Brothers’ finest drops (many available only on site), naturally. More: (03) 5720 5540; brownbrothers.com.au. ARMCHAIR TRAVELLER Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam: The next best thing to actually travelling with this personable chef is to watch his enjoyable escapades as he scours his ancestral homeland for the best (and frequently most unusual) dishes; and Luke Nguyen is never afraid to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in. Tonight, 6.30pm, LifeStyle Food. Tiger Man of Africa: There are no tigers in Africa, right? Try telling that to naturalist John Varty, who raises the striped beasts at Tiger Canyons in South Africa; starting with two zoo-born tigers, his aim has been to establish a self-sustaining, free-ranging population. Monday, 6.30pm, NatGeo.