Les Clefs d’or


Where Melbourne - - Contents - By Nik Adams


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!

Les Clefs d’or mem­bers in the Ot­ways.

Les Clefs d’or mem­bers at Dono­vans.

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