Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 8 (of 18): Lazy Morning and a Liquid Lunch

Tuesday the 26th.

08.00am: Greetings Wombats! ๐Ÿ˜œ Wow! That’s what I call a sleep – it must have been all the stress yesterday! After Monday’s tyre tantrum, today we’re keeping it local, and we’re not going anywhere unless there’s a tyre shop within view! ๐Ÿ˜

Oh, and if there’s also a Restaurant nearby with some wine, that would be perfect!!

Well, one-out-of-two isn’t bad, so we’re heading for Josef Chromy’s restaurant for lunch. He may not know a ‘225/65R17′ from a ‘225/55R19′ but that’s OK, as in addition to his well-known eatery, he owns a vineyard out here too! ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‡

I spent the morning catching-up with my reading – two more magazines finished, but still a few more to get through! (plus a history sheet about Longford).

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Midday: So, after a very lazy morning, we took the short drive in the direction of Lunch.

12.25pm: On the way there, we stopped off at the quaint town of Evandale. – population 1345 (+2!). It’s a classified historic town and many of its buildings remain largely in their original condition. It’s well-known for its annual penny-farthing race.

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We dropped in the local shop to pick us some food for tonight and then headed back to the car, and the journey to the Restaurant.

12.45pm: On arrival, the view from the car-park certainly didn’t disappoint! The vineyards went on forever (far wider than the photo shows).

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The Vineyards at Josef Chromy’s restaurant, Tasmania

After some brief difficulty locating the actual Restaurant itself…

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12.55pm: …we were soon inside and being shown to our Table.

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It was already pretty busy when we arrived but they found us a nice table-for-two away from the masses. The menu had a lot to offer and whilst Ann favoured the fish (No Pollocks here, instead some tasty Bluefin Trevally), I flew the flag for the carnivores…

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Starter – Pork Belly
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Mains – Tasmanian Lamb
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…and the obligatory Chips!

And it would have been rude not try some of their wines wouldn’t it?? So we settled for half-carafe of their own Gewรผrztraminer.

2.05pm: The locals obviously eat early over here because by the time we were considering Dessert, the place was now a lot emptier. Unusually for us, we couldn’t fit in Desserts, so we polished off the remaining wine and paid our bill.

All-in-all, it had been a fantastic experience all-round. Not only was the food and wine spot-on, the Service was well above the norm. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

2.25pm: We headed back to the B&B, topped the hire-car up with petrol (checked the tyres!) and spent the rest of the day chilling by the pool! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

We check-out tomorrow first thing tomorrow, and after a short flight, our next stop is the mighty Sydney. See you on the other side! โœˆ