What is ‘Gourmet’ food?

The word ‘gourmet’ gets mentioned a lot nowadays, perhaps often in a loose context.  But I can categorically announce that the food provided in the Alpine Valley and North East region of Victoria is top notch, certified, ‘nom nom’, 100% gourmet!

Take for example the platters we enjoy on our Tour de Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.  Provided at the Gapstead winery cellar door, this platter contains the following:

  • 3 styles of cheese sourced from the Milawa Cheese factory locally (blue, soft and tasty)
  • Duck liver pate, amazing!
  • Pork terreine with tomato relish
  • 2 types of cold meats, usually Italian salami and prosciutto again supplied locally
  • Olive and capsicum anti pasta
  • EV Olive Oil (local) and artisan bread
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Fresh mango, orange and other seasonal fruit pieces

Wash that down with a lovely French Petit Manseng or perhaps an exotic Russian Saperavi red.

Is that gourmet?  We think so!