Robert's at Pepper Tree
Set in an ivy-covered, slab cottage that dates back to 1876 and is situated among the vineyards of Hunter Valley, this eclectic restaurant by renowned chef Robert Molines serves multi-course menus of country-style dishes like ballotine of local quail, star anise glazed duck breast, and seared Tasmania salmon. The wine cellar also follows an Australian theme with dozens of newer vintages of all styles from regional wineries. Before or after dining, the property is worth a walkabout to see the gardens, verandahs, antique knick-knacks, and even a chapel for the numerous weddings performed there.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.