Yarra Valley, Victoria, November 11, 2012—YESTERDAY, THE DAY AFTER the wedding, we brunched at a Yarra Valley winery, the scene of the bridal couple's first date, some years ago. Fearing I'd never eat again, I ordered steak and eggs. They came with a layer of boiled ham between, so in fact I had a breadless uitsmijter, with plenty of Béarnaise sauce — and, why not, an order of delicious toast on the side, since this place has a fine on-site bakery as well.
• Bella Vedere Winery,874 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, Victoria;(03) 5962 6161
BACK HOME AGAIN we were content to pick lettuces and roquette from the garden, dress them with olive oil and lemon juice, and have that with some mortadella and cabana (a dry cooked sausage new to me, a little like a mild chorizo) and good bread, and a bottle or two of Pinot grigio.