They have done it again!!! The team at Meletos have continued their reputation as the best dressed venue in town. Not only is… The Barn a must see when planning a wedding, The Stables a fine dining experience you will not forget, The Farmhouse the perfect accommodation and Meletos a favourite for casual dining – a providore has been added to the mix. When I heard that the beautiful red-brick walls of the Meletos building had been extended to include a retail outlet that houses local produce of the Yarra Valley (the food bowl of Melbourne) anticipation and excitement stirred within. You see I had no doubt that the space would be styled to perfection – I was not disappointed.
It is no secret that I love a well stocked providore and even more obvious is my love for all things beautiful. Well…The Providore at Meletos ticks both of those boxes with:
Wrought-iron gates opening to reveal a courtyard any homeowner would love to call their own
The red brick exterior accented by rustic planter boxes filled with blossoming hydrangers
Umbrellas providing the provincial outdoor settings with shade from the summer sun
All delight the eye and offer a perfect introduction to the bountiful beauty that awaits within.
Once inside you will need to pause a minute to take in all that beckons you. The build continues the historic feel of the entire property. I love how the design team have played off The Stables in all the additions to the land. The atmosphere from the 1800’s is felt in every building you step foot in. So much so that I asked the origin of The Providore building. The arched windows, exposed beams and cement floor all features that deceivingly declare heritage.
The Providore offers local produce fit for any foodie. Supporting locals has become a real focus of mine for both my Instagram and Facebook accounts. I was so pleased to see Toms Paddock Free Range Eggs, Yarra Valley Garlic from Dixons Creek, Bush Honey from Yarra Valley Honey Company, lemons grown in the Yarra Valley by Walter de Laps, The Artisan Crust baked goods from Cockatoo and the house made sauces from Meletos. Let’s not forget the local fruit and vegetables on offer. So pack your eco-friendly shopping bags and expect to leave The Providore with them full.
You will also be pleased to know that The Providore stock a beautiful range of homewares and linen. It really does have everything you need to ensure your dining table is a sight to behold. You will be tempted by their displays of vases, fresh flowers, candles, napkins, coasters and cheese boards. If you are in awe of the restaurants styling on the property then you will find the same inspiration in The Providore for you to purchase and take home with you.
To say I was impressed by the new addition at Meletos is stating the obvious. I would love to hear about your experience at The Providore in the comments below. And remember… if you like to read about my journey through the Yarra Valley then receive my write ups directly to your inbox as soon as I post them by subscribing below.