Thursday, July 21, 2011
Lakes Entrance is a coastal town about 3-4 hours drive east of Melbourne. A scenic drive through the farming communities of East Gippsland suddenly opens out into a lovely view of seascapes and a harbour full of fishing boats :) The name reflects the geography of the area, as an extensive water system where the ocean meets the freshwater lakes.
We also explored the neighbouring town of Metung, known for its luxury yachts and waterfront views :)
Seafood is a MUST and the local restaurants serve a good array of beautifully fresh seafood, cooked simply. I enjoyed my first meal of pan-fried blue eye, potato/shrimp cake and orange/fennel salad at Miriams :D
Shut indoors thanks to the terrible weather on our second day, we managed to find Wyanga Park Winery for their yummy homemade desserts and dessert wines ($4.50 only!).
Another seafood highlight of the trip - super delicious Scallop Tortellini at the one hatted The Boathouse - definitely a touch of Masterchef there!
We were rewarded with a sunny morning on our last day and finally made it up the beach for some unforgettable views :)
Deb Ang at 11:53 am