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Our top 5 tastiest ways to learn new skills

Mornington Peninsula is full of places that offer delectable locally produced food, wine and spirits. Luckily some of the chefs, winemakers and distillers love to share their secrets with you. Learning something new can be hugely satisfying and if you are sharing the experience with others you are sure to have some laughs along the way. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!

If you have ever thought about making your own pasta but just don’t know where to start Georgie Bass is the answer.A couple of hours will see you creating a perfect gnocchi or lasagne. Not a fan of pasta? “Forage in Flinders” classes start on the Flinders foreshore where you will pick wild herbs and edible flowers to include in your dish. Best of all afterwards you can sit down in the Georgie Bass Café and dine with your new friends.

Check out Homemade Pasta classes here.

Check out Forage in Flinders classes here

Bass & Flinders’ modern new cellar door in Dromana is the location for a unique Mornington Peninsula experience where you have the opportunity to make a bespoke bottle of gin.Learn all about how gin is made, smell and taste the exotic botanicals, then blend them to invent your personal gin recipe.At the end of the masterclass you get to take home your creation which you can reorder at any time.

Check out Bass & Flinders Masterclass details here

The Green Olive Cooking School is part of their whole farm experience.  Starting with a tour of the garden you will select your own herbs and vegetables to create individually seasoned sausages, pasta fillings or wood fired pizzas.  “Meet The Farmer Meet The Chef” classes will see you joining the farmer for a tour of the paddock prior to joining the chef in the kitchen to prepare your meal.  Enjoy the food you have just made with a glass of Estate grown wine overlooking the olive grove. 

Check out Green Olive class details here

A retro café set in an old ten pin bowling alley, Blue Mini is the home of Boneo Roasters coffee beans; they run Barista Workshops where trained professionals will teach you how to make the perfect cappuccino, latte or espresso in a café setting. Plus you get to drink plenty of coffee during the workshop, take some coffee beans home and impress your friends with amazing new coffee making skills!

Book your barista class here

Not only do Foxey’s Hangout make a great sparkling but they offer you the chance to join winemaker Michael Lee to learn how they make it.  You can create a blend to suit your taste and will have a bottle to take home with you. Allow some time afterwards to sit on their deck and enjoy the wine, tapas style menu and the brilliant view over the vineyard.

Check out Foxey's Hangout Winery details here




Author: Allison

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