Category Archives: Southern Highlands

Less than an hour and a half south of Sydney, the towns of Bowral, Berrima, Moss Vale, Sutton Forest, Exeter and Bundanoon in southern highlands of New South Wales offer a combination of casual and fine dining and some of the best weekend escapes from Sydney.

Eschalot, Berrima, New South Wales

  It has been more than two years since Chopinand and I had a weekend away in one of our favourite places in New South Wales. We love the Southern Highlands because of its fresh air, lush greenery, beautiful gardens and most … Continue reading

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Two Skinny Cooks, Berrima, Southern Highlands

“I think the ultimate sustainability is when you walk out into your garden and pick everything for your own lunch or dinner. If you need something else, ask your next door neighbour who may be growing something you don’t have. ” – … Continue reading

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Hatch Cottage, Moss Vale, Southern Highlands

When we visited the Southern Highlands in autumn last year, we were really enchanted by the beautiful colours of the trees and vegetation. We are just a little early this year but nevertheless, we see so many beautiful colours around … Continue reading

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Chestnut picking in the Southern Highlands

“It’s a glorious autumn day, what are we going to do?”, Mysaucepan summons urgently. We are at the Southern Highlands during the Easter break for a second year in a row. We conjour beautiful memories of our Southern Highlands trip … Continue reading

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ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary

“Life is not about the length of our time here but moments in time that give us inner peace. By capturing these moments on this blog, it is my hope it will also help you to relive your moments in … Continue reading

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Centennial Vineyards Restaurant, Bowral, NSW

“An avant-garde approach to food, showcasing some of the Southern Highlands and Australia’s best produce” and “Modernism mixed with a little orthodox”. These are the opening propositions of a menu that is intended to provide diners with unique local flavours … Continue reading

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Southern Highlands in the palm of your hands

It is easy to lose track of time when we are caught up in our busy lives each day. Happy family reunions mark the passing of time and these occasions seem to come sooner each year as we gather and … Continue reading

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