Les Clefs d’or
STATE DIRECTOR FOR VICTORIA
MELBOURNE’S CONCIERGE WERE
lucky enough to start off the month with a trip down the Great Ocean Road to the Otways region. We were invited to come and sample the area, and were treated to plenty of fantastic food and drink. We visited some secret places that many of us had never seen before. Over the next few days we experienced zip lining through a rainforest and eating and drinking at some of the Otways’ famous restaurants and casual eating places. We were treated to some of Victoria’s history at the Cape Otway Lighthouse and also learnt about its Aboriginal history as well.
A highlight was having lunch at the giant redwood forest. It was such a spectacular place and I would recommend it, when you are next at the Great Ocean Road.
■ What is now becoming an annual dinner for the concierge of Melbourne, we were invited back to Donovans in St Kilda by its owners Kevin and Gail. With a beautiful backdrop of the sun setting over the beach, we indulged in some of Donovans classic menu items including crab cakes, smoked salmon and, everyone’s favourite, the traditional Beef Wellington. Not only did we have great food but we also experienced some of the warmest hospitality in Melbourne.
■ The Australian Ballet returned to Melbourne with their latest production, “Symphony in C”. Combining classical and contemporary ballet, several concierge went along to view the performance. For many of us it was a new experience, but all agreed that it was a very enjoyable night. The grand finale was a classic ending of multiple ballerinas in white tutus!