Bright 09: Eating In in Victoria’s Alpine High Country

Here is an overview of a few of the things we whipped up while holidaying in Bright. With friends dropping in, there were 7 to 11 people for meals, which does require some forethought.

I actually love cooking for lots of people (suffering from Over Caterers Anxiety notwithstanding), and we found so many tasty things along our daily adventures to feature on the menu, and it is great fun cooking with friends – we would see something at a market or farm gate shop and start thinking about what we could turn it into later🙂

These are in no particular order, and just photos. If anyone would like some sort of recipe, leave a comment and I will see if I can expand somewhat, but this post was going to be huge if I added more text!

Also, if somehow you haven’t heard already, this part of Australia has suffered a huge tradgedy the last couple of weeks – the worst bushfires in Australia’s recorded history. The loss of lives, both human and wildlife, is incredibly devastating. The ecological, social and economic impacts will go on long after the tv cameras have retreated, and it’s such a complicated issue – no easy answer, no simple solution. My heart goes out to those who have suffered – if you would like to donate money you can go to the Australian Red Cross or Wildlife Victoria.

Artichoke, fetta and hand-chopped basil pesto pasta
Artichoke, fetta and hand-chopped basil pesto pasta
hot-smoked fly-caught trout
hot-smoked fly-caught trout...
.. flaked into sourcream, onion, parsley, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper...
.. flaked into sourcream, onion, parsley, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper...
...and becomes the freshest smoked trout dip in the universe
...and becomes the freshest smoked trout dip in the universe
this lamb was slow roasted with wild fennel, garlic and lemon
this lamb was slow roasted with wild fennel, garlic and lemon
yep, we pretty much had cheese for dinner (don't worry, we had wine too!)
yep, we pretty much had cheese for dinner (don't worry, we had wine too!)
mushroom, tomato and spicy sausage pizza
mushroom, tomato and spicy sausage pizza
yellow corgette, bacon and brie pizza; potato, herb and blue cheese pizza
yellow corgette, bacon and brie pizza; potato, herb and blue cheese pizza
the view from the house was terrible, too
the view from the house was terrible, too
grilled herbed farmed trout
grilled herbed farmed trout...
.. goes awful with asparagus, mash and mustard-dressed spinich
.. goes awful with asparagus, mash and mustard-dressed spinich
constructing picnic sandwiches
constructing picnic sandwiches
another terrible day in the Alps - Falls Creek picnic spot
another terrible day in the Alps - Falls Creek picnic spot
meat and 2 veg. kinda. delicious local potatoes make delicious potato salad
a meat and 2 veg dinner.. delicious local potatoes = delicious potato salad

2 thoughts on “Bright 09: Eating In in Victoria’s Alpine High Country

  1. Everything here looks perfect, but can I just say that it fills me with South Australian pride to see Coopers on the table🙂

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