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3 Days Weekend Cooking at BellView Hill, Australia

  • BellView Hill B&B, 270 Soldiers Road, Loch Victoria 3945, Australia

3 Days Weekend Cooking at BellView Hill, Australia

  • BellView Hill B&B, 270 Soldiers Road, Loch Victoria 3945, Australia

Cooking Weekend in Australia

Join us for a weekend cooking residential classes at BellView Hill B&B in the BellView Hill commercial kitchen. Everyone will have ample opportunity to share in the preparation of the food. Classes are designed to teach basic cooking skills and their application, with some more advanced techniques for more experienced cooks. We will use the best fresh seasonal produce with an emphasis on what is available locally. The weekend will include a trip to a farmers' market at Coal Creek, Korumburra to buy local produce and conclude on Sunday morning after breakfast.

Highlights

  • Cooking class, baking class
  • Weekend market visit at Coal Creek
  • Recipes, apron, take home sample
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation
  • Meals with wines & beverages
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1 day with instruction
  • English
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BellView Hill B&B is a new contemporary self-contained cottage and homestead. All of our facilities have been designed to have a minimal impact on our environment by using the latest environmental technology.

We have incorporated solar orientation, thermal mass, double-glazing and wide verandahs which will keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. Heat pumps provide ample hot water from the atmosphere, a state of art sewerage treatment plant and rain water tanks complete the facilities.

The homestead is oriented to capture the breathtaking views. The lounge and dining room with open fires and air conditioning are available for our guests exclusive use. We have 2 guest suites, Wattle and Blue gum. It has been designed to provide access to guests with restricted mobility.

Amenities

  • Double shower and a Japanese-style bath
  • Electric blankets
  • Ensuite bathroom with underfloor heating
  • Fluffy robes
  • French doors opening onto the verandah
  • Hairdryer
  • Independently controlled air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Luxury king-size/twin beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • TV/DVD
  • Views over the property or surrounding hills

Learn about the importance of mise en place, or planning, and good food handling practices, so your next family dinner or party with friends can be an enjoyable stress-free occasion. The classes will commence on Friday evening with a light dinner served on arrival. The hands-on classes are limited to a maximum of four participants.

Using seasonal produce ensures we are eating food at its best, full of colour and flavour. It gives us something to look forward to with the changing seasons.Each class will prepare a light lunch and a 3 course evening meal to enjoy together. All equipment is provided including pens and aprons. Some of the recipes and techniques we will use are: Pastry, short, choux and filo; Souffls; Breaking down poultry; Making pasta; Using gelatin; Cooking using a bain-marie.

Gippsland countryside

Set on 70 acres in the rolling hills of South Gippsland, between Loch Village and Korumburra, BellView Hill is an easy 90 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Our vision is to share our country property with people seeking a tranquil location, within easy commuting distance of Melbourne, where they can relax in peaceful surroundings with superb views over the Gippsland countryside. It is centrally located for visiting attractions in the area. Linger a little longer to explore the surrounding district from the rolling hills around Loch to the spectacular coastal scenery along the Bass coast to Wilsons Promontory.

Area attractions

  • Andersons Inlet, Inverloch
  • Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
  • Coal Creek Famers' Market, Korumburra, second Saturday of the month. Our nearest market, Korumburra is accredited by the *Victorian Famers' Market Association. The market supports local producers, honey from Loch, fish from Port Franklin, potatoes from Warragul, barramundi from Garfield, cheese from Bena, plants, eggs, wine, fruit & vegetables, and much more.
  • Coal Creek Heritage Village, Korumburra
  • Emily Koenders gallery, specializes in wildlife paintings.
  • Gooseneck Pottery, Kardella, one of Australias largest wood-fired kilns.
  • Grandridge Glass Studio 1655 Korumburra-Warragul Road, Strzelecki
  • Inverloch Farmers Market, third Sunday of the month
  • Kongwak market, every Sunday from 10am
  • Koonwarra Famers' Market, first Saturday of the month
  • Loch Market, second Sunday of the month.
  • Mayfield gallery, Arawata, landscape and native bird paintings.
  • Mt Worth State
  • The Glade, Inverloch
  • The Grand Ridge Road
  • The South Gippsland and Strzelecki Highways wind along the fertile valleys past some of Victorias best dairy farms via Korumburra and Leongatha to Mirboo North.
  • Valley Plains Pottery, Leongatha South, wood-fired pottery kiln using locally dug clay, with spectacular views from the gallery.
  • Walkerville South lime kilns
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park
Activities
  • Golf course nearby
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
Services
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance

Bike & Wine

The quiet roads of South Gippsland were host to the Great Victorian Bike Ride in 2007. The Great Southern Rail trail accessible from Leongatha is suitable for cyclists. Bikes may be hired in Leongatha and Meeniyan. Starting at the intersection of the South Gippsland & Bass Highways, the trail takes you to wineries from Loch to Foster. Trains from Loch station travel through the hills to Leongatha every Sunday, some public holidays and every Wednesday during Victorian school holidays.

Fly Fishery

Weroona Waters Trophy Fly Fishery is a private, secluded, trophy fly fishing facility a short walk from Bellview Hill. Here you can experience the thrill of catching a trophy trout or an Atlantic salmon. Tuition and equipment available. Bookings are essential. Please contact us for further information.

Golf

Korumburra Golf Course, an immaculately maintained 18 hole course is just 5 minutes from Bellview Hill.

Walking

  • Cape Liptrap Coastal Park offers walks from 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Cape Patterson walk is an easy 1 km. View the spectacular rock formations and observe the sealife in the rockpools
  • Limeburners Walk joins Walkerville North and South via the remains of the Walkerville Lime Kilns
  • Lyrebird Forest Walk is a bushwalk through native South Gippsland forest, suitable for all walkers and wheelchairs for 0.75 km
  • Take a stroll along Victoria Road Loch, enjoy browsing in the antique and craft shops
  • The George Bass Coastal Walk hugs the cliffs from Kilcunda to San Remo
  • The Grand Ridge Rail Trail from Mirboo North to Boolarra
  • The Great Southern Rail Trail is accessible at many points between Leongatha and Foster. It is suitable for walkers and cyclists