Thursday, October 15, 2009

Western Australia - Margaret River Food Adventure - Part II

You can see Part I here.
Try clicking the pictures to have a better view

Had a night of table tennis (which i improved dramatically in one night, at least i could hit the ball and bounce it off the table now). Woke up to the awesome view of the vast ocean and forest. I am ready to start the day full of activities!

First stop of the day: Margaret River Chocolate Company

The Chocolate Factory has so many interesting chocolate products. They have  award winning truffles, a wall full of different chocolates (i bought yummy chocolate coated honeycomb), chocolate massage oil, chocolate sauce (bought one too!), souveniers and dipping sauces.

Free Chocolate samples. I look a spoonful of white, milk and dark and they were velvety smooth.

I wanna be that age when you are considered 'cute' for doing stuff like this. If i do this now, it will be frowned upon. Not fair!

Went to their cafe for their famous "Real Hot Chocolate" ($4.50). You can choose what chocolate you want (milk or dark). I had my mocha with the mini dark chocolate buttons instead of the hot chocolate cos i am a coffee addict. It was the best mocha i've ever had! We had an enjoyable time sipping our hot beverages in the chilly morning.

Everyone's rating: 4.5/5
If you are there, you have to try their hot chocolate!

We were chilling at the alfresco part of the cafe in the midst of all the greenery. Then we spotted a very scary look tree, i wonder if it's natural or someone made it to look like the freak in Scary Movie.

Margaret River Chocolate Factory has won a lot of awards. Those are just some of the awards they've won. I bought some of the award-winning (2009) Fresh Blueberry Truffles and they were awesome! Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it.

Location: Cnr Harman's Mill Road and Harman's South Road
Metricup WA 6280
Opening Hours - 9am - 4.30pm

Our Second Stop: Cape Lavender

It should be quite obvious what Cape Lavender is famous for. They specialise in Lavender products and the scenery of the place is so beautiful! They also made the world's first lavender wine.

They have won a lot of awards too. Seems like Margaret River is saturated with award-winning companies!
You can have a taste of their lavender wine in their cellar.

Our photographer caught a bee in action. Another thing that Cape Lavender is famous for is their scones, this is my first time trying them.

We ordered their specialty: Lavender tea (great way to start the day if you are not sleepy enough), lavender scones and plain scones.

The scones were so delicious. They were moist (unlike most scones these were not dry at all) and freshly out of the oven (we were the first customers there that morning). The lavender scones had a subtle lavender fragrance and it was yummy! I cut the scones into halves and generously spread jam and cream on top. The whole combination was splendid!

Not only did we enjoy the moist-warm-lavender scones, we also enjoyed being surrounded by an abundance of purple lavender around the lake that was just in front of the cafe. The enchanting vineyard and fields of lavender gave us a sense of tranquility. It was a wonderful experience, and visitors should visit Cape Lavender.
Overall Rating : 4.75/5
Location: Caves Rd (off Metricup Rd), Wilyabrup, margaret River

Stayed tuned for Part III where we had our lunch at this place which has won the award of Best Restaurant in a Winery. If i ever get married this will be the place to hold it! (re lax, it is not going to happen anytime soon but it's just a thought)

To be continued...

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