If you’ve got an appetite for excellence, are peckish for fine produce, or just adore everything edible out of Gippsland, we’ve got some good news for you.
One of Melbourne’s most renowned chefs, Alejandro Saravia, is setting up shop in a three-storey redevelopment at 80 Collins St to bring us Farmer’s Daughter – a delicious celebration of Gippsland’s best produce.
The deal here is simple; combine world-class cooking skill with the fresh, seasonal offerings grown and harvested in the Gippsland region for city-dwellers to relish and enjoy. It’s “paddock to plate” dining that directly connects customers and farmers.
On level one, punters will find a formal dining area with private dining rooms where the hero is Saravia’s mastery of barbecue. The classic Aussie campfire experience will come roaring back to life when you taste dishes that have been prepared on the fire and hot coals in the central kitchen.
For those who can’t stay long, the ground floor will feature a farm-to-table deli with some of Gippsland’s tastiest treats. Think cured fish, charcuterie, and take-away sandwiches and salads, all prepared with as minimal waste as possible.
Inside, Saravia, who is the official food and beverage ambassador for Gippsland, hopes to bring the serenity of Gippsland into the CBD. The rooftop level will be enclosed by a lush herb garden, while a glasshouse services the kitchens below. Whether it’s thanks to the greenery or the mouth-watering culinary sojourn to Gippsland’s rolling hills, Melburnians will be feeling more meditative than ever.
WHAT: Farmer’s Daughter
WHERE: 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
WHEN: Slated to open early 2021
MORE INFO: Farmer’s Daughter