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Hunter Valley Restaurants and Nightlife

The Hunter Valley might be regarded as one big restaurant! Obviously, food and wine go together in a marriage made in heaven, and many of the wineries have their own restaurants, or supply particular eateries with special vintages that you won't find anywhere else. Gourmet produce has really blossomed in the Hunter, which used to be known exclusively for its wines. Nowadays menus are likely to include locally-produced beef, venison, poultry and game, enchanced with cheese, organic herbs, honey, stone fruit, vegetables and of course olives and olive oil. And then there's the sumptuous seafood sent up daily from the coast, which has its own special place in chefs' creativity.

As well as the wineries, there are fine restaurants and casual cafés in the country, and old-fashioned pubs serving good food. It is especially nice to have lunch overlooking a vineyard or rose garden, or under a shady tree with a picnic hamper. In the evening you can partake in a roving or al fresco dinner, to eat under the stars and marvel at the southern sky.

Big names in jazz, blues, folk, opera, country and classical music appear in the Hunter Valley calendar. If you like to mix your gastronomic experiences with world-class entertainment, then this is the place to do it.

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