With the weather warming up so quickly, what better place to have lunch than by the beach! And to mix it up a bit, we took a day trip down the coast to Thirroul (just above Wollongong) to try out Flanagans Dining Room. The whole trip from Central station only takes 1.5 hours and the ride is quite pleasant as you depart the city and see the vast ocean from the train.
The Lovedale Long Lunch is an annual event held during the third weekend of May in the Hunter Valley which brings together fine food and wine across various restaurants and wineries in the Lovedale region. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the gastronomic event and one of the restaurants taking part is Redsalt Restaurant from the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley where we previewed their upcoming lunch dishes which showcase fresh produce from the region.