dinner at Cafe Martini in Wangaratta

dinner at Cafe Martini in Wangaratta

When in Wangaratta recently for work I ate at Cafe Martini on the main street in town. Another reviewer calls it ‘rustic’ and that’s a perfect description, but on a Tuesday night you can’t be too fussy. I started with a glass of Oxley Estate chardonnay, and ordered the somewhat confusingly described chicken kiev with bacon and a mustard cream sauce.…

dinner at Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina in Wangaratta

dinner at Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina in Wangaratta

On a recent trip to northern Victoria for work I had a free evening and used it to eat at Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina in Wangaratta. Owner and chef Adam Pizzini opened his restaurant at the Dal Zotto cellar door at Whitfield in the King Valley in 2006 and moved it to Wangaratta in 2009, and Greg discusses what he sees as a related decline in the township of Whitfield.…

dinner at Watermarc in Wangaratta

dinner at Watermarc in Wangaratta

I have a fantastic new role working for a prominent north eastern Victorian winery. While the job is based in Melbourne, I will be staying in Wangaratta when visiting the head office at the vineyard. It’s not a town I’ve spent any time in before, and my first impression was that it does not have the quality of accommodation and restaurants available in towns like Beechworth or Echuca.…