De Bortoli LocaleThe name Locale (pron Low-car-leh), reflects not only the De Bortoli family's Italian heritage but also the restaurant's philosophy of sourcing the best local, seasonal and organic produce.
Sourcing this excellent local produce is a job that is made easier because of Locale's position in the Yarra Valley, an abundant region full of people producing great quality ingredients from quail and salmon to beautifully fresh mascarpone from Yea and trout from Buxton. In addition, Executive Chef Tim Keenan is commissioning local farmers to grow special heirloom Italian produce exclusively for Locale and he has access to the many vegetables and herbs that are grown in the restaurant's kitchen garden.
The philosophy behind Locale is a perfect match with the De Bortoli belief of moving towards sustainable, environmentally aware farming and winemaking practices. The fresh new look of the dining room with its neutral tones, carpeted and tiled areas and airy light-filled spaces allow customers to fully focus on the excellent views and the ingredient-driven Italian dishes on the menu.
Archival pictures of the De Bortoli family, framed and hung on the wall, add a sense of history to the place. Add a wine list that highlights De Bortoli's award winning Yarra Valley wines alongside some of the best that the rest of the country and the world have to offer and you have a restaurant that truly is devoted to the good tastes that spring from the local earth and how those flavours are unique to and representative of this particular part of the world.
Thursday to Monday for lunch from 12pm
Saturday for dinner from 6.30pm
The restaurant is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bookings are recommended.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Pinnacle Lane Dixons Creek | Map
✆ 03 5965 2271
❊ Web Links ❊
→ De Bortoli Locale
→ Book Table Online
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