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Local Produce Degustation

Incorporating the best produce and beverages from Geelong and the Bellarine.

Your dining journey includes an exceptional degustation of fresh local produce, all cooked and prepared on board our well-appointed kitchen car. Every day, our Head Chef and her team carefully choose top quality ingredients from local ethical and sustainable producers. This way, the menu always reflects the very best of what the region has to offer, so expect fresh, delicious, seasonally changing menus.

Our Summer 19/20 menu has been curated using the best seasonally available local produce, and tells a story along our journey. Due to climatic conditions throughout Australia that have impacted our region, we have decided to keep our Summer menu until our closure in April. For more information visit our blog here

Click here to view our Summer menu.

  • Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking online. We need to know these in advance, and cannot make provision for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free or dairy free without prior notice.

Our beverage offerings showcase our region, and incorporate beers, wines and ciders. Our wait staff are happy to help you choose your perfect tipple by the bottle or glass. We also serve a comprehensive range of local and imported spirits.*

Click here to view our current drinks menu.

  • All pricing is subject to change without notice.

What is a degustation? A degustation is great way for restaurants to take their guests on a culinary journey. (A metaphorical journey – not all restaurants are on wheels!) With a number of smaller courses, guests can try many different flavours and combinations that, while being quite different from each other, all tie together as well. Sometimes degustations are called “tasting menus” or “chefs selections” or “feed me menus”. The word “degustation” comes from the French word for taste.

Will I be too full or still hungry at the end? Just like baby bear’s porridge, we think the amount you receive over your three hour culinary journey is just right. The portions are carefully planned so you can appreciate every course, and not be uncomfortable when you leave. Of course, not everyone is the same. Don’t starve yourself to ‘make room’ before you come, and if you’re coming for lunch, you will still have room for dinner that night.

I’ve had a look at your menu, and what happens if I don’t eat a particular ingredient? The menus above are what we serve, so dietary requirements and preferences are accommodated using the offerings in the menus above. If, for example, you don’t eat pork then we substitute the corresponding vegetarian dish for that pork dish. If you need an ingredient removed, we do what we can to remove that ingredient without compromising the dish. However, we simply do not have the space in our on board kitchen to cook different meals for people based on their preferences. We encourage you to contact us before booking if you have dietary requirements that differ from pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or dairy free because we may not be able to accommodate your requirements.

I’m vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian. Will I miss out? Absolutely not! If you look at our menus above, you will see that our vegetarian and vegan degustation menus have been carefully curated using the best local suppliers. These dishes have been designed to complement the omnivorous degustation, so that everyone is taken on a similar dining journey. Pescatarians will have the vegetarian degustation as above, with the second course from the omnivorous menu (aka the seafood course) substituted in.

*Please enjoy responsibly. We practice responsible service of alcohol.

Click below to explore our degustation menu.