Celebrating dining this season…

Winter is a magical time to be exploring Gaia Retreat & Spa’s grounds and enjoying our seasonal, nourishing meals. Watching the sunset roll in with dropping temperatures together make a perfect appetiser before you meet our warming restaurant, welcoming team, and dinner scents wafting from the kitchen.

We wanted to share some beautiful new additions for your next restaurant experience…

We now offer NON, the real alternative to wine, produced in Melbourne as a complex alternative to alcohol that truly pairs with food. Each bottle is layered with flavour by using fruit, tannin, salinity and acidity…and they make a wonderful complement to Gaia Retreat & Spa’s plated garden produce. We are savouring their NON7 Stewed Cherry & Coffee, to cater for the cooler weather palates. A delicious non-alcoholic beverage with rich dark fruit notes and a touch of cold brew coffee, which gives it a chocolatey finish with added tannin. It’s the perfect pairing for any of our home-grown mushroom dishes, and recommend reading how Head Chef Dan is serving them this season – hearty, full-flavoured and rich – in his Braised Mushrooms with Soba Noodle and Dashi Broth

We are excited to offer our new organic tea range, TeaGood, a local non-profit organisation making delicious blends and contributing to sustainable development in communities globally. At the moment we’re enjoying their organic Vegan Chai, a blend perfect for winter. 

With its warming spices and digestion boosting properties, this tea is the perfect companion for a sunset viewing from our garden daybeds, and to make it even more decadent, add a drop of one of our house-made nut milks, which contain a good dose of hemp seeds for extra nutrition and earthy notes.

This season sees the return of the communal table to the restaurant…so whether you stay solo or come with company, guests can choose to gather over a meal and get that warming feeling, not only from our comforting food, but from human connection too – a vital part of a balanced and healthy life.

Wishing you all a wonderfully gourmet winter season, we look forward to hosting your next dining experience soon,

Rodrigo, Andrea & the Restaurant Team

View our TeaGood Range