They say sometimes you need to go back to the beginning before you can move forward – and that couldn’t be more accurate for one of Geelong’s well-known night-life venues. After years operating mainly as a nightclub, The Eureka Hotel has been restored to its former glory of a pub and live music venue.
Mitchell Harris has been producing high quality, elegant bottles of wine since 2008 and with the introduction of a Cellar Door and Wine Bar in 2013, it seems there is no stopping the fantastic foursome behind this expanding business. Mitchell Harris is a joint venture, owned by couples Alicia and Craig Mitchell, and Shannyn (Craig’s sister) and John Harris. Alicia handles the day-to- day running of the wine bar, Craig takes care of the social media side of things and Shannyn provides business management support.
Located in the heart of the seaside town, Torquay Hotel is the place to be this summer. Just a short walk from the beach, it’s the ideal place for a drink, a delicious meal, and even a place to catch some great live bands! Forté chat to Torquay Hotel’s Andrew Routley.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself by the Mediterranean shore – sun shining bright, glistening waters, and a plate of culinary delights awaiting you. Now imagine you don’t actually need to travel thousands of kilometres to be able to devour said “culinary delights”.
Healthy living and eating out has had a facelift in Geelong, and co-owners of the Bronx Pressed Juices Jake Munday and John Kennedy are at the forefront. After opening their first store in early August, plans are underway for expanding with a Torquay location set to open later this month.
Along with sunny days and shivery winds, Spring is best for fresh produce and seasonal flavoured dishes to match, especially for Cafe Narana, currently in the midst of celebrating their new Spring menu.
For those who have missed the news, the biggest wine tour/festival is happening in the region all weekend, with more than 25 wineries involved across the Moorabool Valley, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast/Otways.