Vernon will miss his old mate Walter! RIP Walter.
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Superb Local Food and Wine From Southwest Food Bowl
The fruit and vegetable displays showcased persimmons, chestnuts, kale as well the large variety of fruit and vegetables grown in Manjimup and Pemberton area.
In spite of the welcome wet weather, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the good wine, food and views of historic Fonty Pool.
In the evening dinner guests enjoyed a sumptious degustation meal which was prepared with the local produce. even the table centre pieces were edible!
Peos winery was one of many excellent wineries which were offering wine tastings and bottle sales.
Of course, everyone enjoyed a variety of food cooked in truffle oil, salt or truffle mustard.
It was a day enjoyed by all. Good company, good food, good wine in a gorgeous location. And best of all… it also was raining !!!!
Celebrate the produce grown in our beautiful Southern Forests Region!
On Saturday 18th June 2011- 10am to 4pm - come and taste food of the Southern Forests at Fontys Pool, Seven Day Road Manjimup. Experience Truffles, Roasted Chestnuts, Wine, Cheese, Fruit, Marron, Truffle Hunts and Food Stalls.
Well known chefs David Coomer (Star Anise, Pata Negra) Russell Blaikie ( Must Winebar) Clint Nolan ( Harvest) and Raj (Cilantro) are preparing a 5 Course Gala Dinner poolside at Fontys- Tickets from $180/person.
For more information visit www.trufflekerfuffle.com.au
Wineries in the Manjimup and Pemberton area are not only worth a visit to do a tasting, but end of season specials are being offered on cases of good wine.
For example, Chestnut Grove Wines on Chestnut Grove Road Manjimup have cases of 2008 verdelho for $6/bottle or $72/ case. Buy 3 cases and you get one extra case!!! ( ex cellar door price) It has been thoroughly enjoyed by all of us at Clover Cottage this Easter! Visit http://www.wineonlinehome.com/chestnut-grove-wine-clearance/ for more info.
When visiting the Southern Forrest make sure to take a day out and also visit some of these wineries ;
Silkwood Winery http://www.silkwoodwines.com.au/ where you can enjoy a meal and glass of wine overlooking their lake and forest setting and Mountford Wines http://www.mountfordwines.com.au/ which specialises in organic cider. Both wineries are located along the beautiful Karri lined Channybearup Road.
Down in the heart of Pemberton you are always made welcome with a hearty meal and wonderful wines at Hidden River Winery, http://www.hiddenriver.com.au/wines.html
Bookings For Easter
We are now booked out for Easter again. Apologies to people to tried to book! If you are interested in getting away during the school holidays, we still have some availability in the second week of the school break.
Autumn is a beautiful time in the Southwest with the crisp evenings and golden days. Deciduous trees at Clover Cottage are a glow of colours and the grass is green once again. Now, we just wait for the rains!!
Last minute cancellation for Easter Weekend
Unfortunately for us, but maybe fortunately for you, we have had a last minute cancellation for Easter. If you are looking for the perfect getaway for the Easter break in the South West, check our bookings on line or give us a call on 97 731 262.
If you are a foodie who loves fresh water crustacean; this is for you! Raj, South West Chef of the Year (2007) not only can prepare a brilliant curry or Asian Cuisine, he will whip up the ultimate Tandori Marron dish! People who enjoy their food, have put it on the ‘must try’ list of food experiences when visiting the southwest.
At Cilantra Cafe you can enjoy superb Western, Asian, Italian , and Indian cuisine. The cafe is is open for lunch 6 days a week 18a Giblett Street , Manjimup and now also open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. from 5pm to 9pm.
When spending time in the Southern Forest take time out for a lunch or dinner at Cilantro Cafe! Don’t forget to grab a bottle of Southwest wine ($2 corkage) and make a booking with Raj or his wife on 0449686461.
The Southwest town of Northcliffe is getting geared up for the ultimate endurance challenge for all mountain bike cyclists. This coming March long weekend (7th March ) will see one of Western Australias largest and longest running mountain event through the beautiful karri forests with over 100km of scenic bushtracks. The course is well catered for and open to all ages and levels of ability.
For registration or further information visit the karri cup website http://www.karricup.com.au/index.htm for more information. For people interested in accommodation close to the event check our availability at Clover Cottage for the long weekend!
This time of the year people are back into the routine of work and school and soon will feel like there just wasn’t any holiday! The Forest Highway, which come off the Kwinana Freeway, makes the journey down south just a breeze. But instead of the usual trip down to Margaret River way, consider turning off onto the Southwest highway and head for a different type of experience for the weekend! Take a look at our beach itinerary http://www.clover-cottage.com.au/wp-content/uploads/beachgoers.pdf for a more layback spot of swimming or fishing.
Or maybe the Pemberton itinerary http://www.clover-cottage.com.au/wp-content/uploads/pemberton.pdf where you can explore the karri forests, swim in the Big Brook Dam, then sip and dine at one of the local wineries.
The area around Manjimup has lots to offer with its fantastic reticulated golf course, which is open to the public and it’s timber industry history. At this time of the year you can visit local orchards and purchase beautiful stone fruit. Take a look at the itinerary http://www.clover-cottage.com.au/wp-content/uploads/manjimup.pdf and have a look for yourself. The Wine and Truffle Company is also a definite to visit. Check out their website for details regarding truffle hunts and cellar sales http://wineandtruffle.com.au/
If you are ready for a break just take a look at our availabilty on line and use Clover Cottage as a place to enjoy the weekend break. There’s also midweek specials available from Sunday to Thursdays!
While everyone is sweltering in the city, country life couldn’t be more better! The guests staying at Clover Cottage accommodation have been enjoying the gentle rains and cooler days of recent times! Nothing is better than enjoying the cool of the day and evenings on the verandah while sipping on a local wine. The tiny wrens and other birds that live in the local forest are venturing out more to enjoy the cooler days too! As the rains tumble down, the grass is turning green and the gardens is lifting it’s flowers up again!
Hear from our guests
Welcome to the real world. This is a wonderful place. So many birds- you usually only see them in books. Some great fishing- honest. You just need luck. Ruby (my wife) caught nothing, Gerald (my son ) caught three. I caught 1 and lots of bites.
Last night tonight and a little blue tail wren flittered around our feet on the balcony as we watched the lakes just in case the trout started rising again. All quiet, so I have a glass of nice red. Brilliant place, we will definitely come again and I will be recommending it to a couple of my stressed out mates who need a good break.
Peter, Ruby and Gerald