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Bird In Hand’s glamorous LVN restaurant opens its doors

Bird in Hand winery in the stunning Adelaide Hills has just thrown open the doors of its newly remodeled LVN Restaurant, creating a serious buzz.

Bird in Hand winery in the stunning Adelaide Hills has just thrown open the doors of its newly remodeled LVN Restaurant, creating a serious buzz.

The winery is now inviting guests to experience the brilliance of Executive Chef Jacob Davey, who heads the vibrant dining space named after Lalla Victoria Nugent, the founders’ daughter.

The name ‘LVN’ is also shared with the winery’s esteemed pinnacle cuvée, a symbol of their premium wine selection.

Located in the Woodside estate, LVN Restaurant is a celebration of the rich heritage of the Adelaide Hills. Chef Davey, who previously headed up the Adelaide’s acclaimed three-hatted Restaurant Botanic, is set to infuse his local and international culinary experiences into LVN’s menu.

“I’m inspired by the farmers, the producers, the fishers and the seasons and micro-seasons of Adelaide Hills and our kitchen garden,” Davey says. “My aim [at LVN] is to weave all of this together to create a world-class experience.” he said.

Chef Davey has been tasked to develop a menu that perfectly captures the essence and flavours of the land the winery relies on to grow its grapes; country that has been nurtured and respected for tens of thousands of years by the Peramangk, Paredareme and Ngarringdjeri peoples.

Here, the farm-to-table concept takes on new heights, featuring a selection of 7 to 10 exquisitely crafted dishes, ranging from delicate one-bite wonders to richly composed plates, all spotlighting the best of seasonal and native produce, sourced with a deep commitment to ethical and sustainable practices.

Combining produce from the onsite kitchen garden at Woodside, the Finniss River on the lower lakes of South Australia, as well as rare seasonal goods from Seymour in Tasmania, many of the native ingredients showcased at LVN have been foraged by Indigenous elders for generations.

Expect tantalising dishes featuring mutton bird, wallaby, pipis, coastal fruits, sheoak, and kangaroo. The restaurant also boasts an exclusive collection of Bird in Hand’s rarest museum wines, available only to its guests.

Given equal thought as the cuisine, art is a core focus of the new dining experience. The restaurant’s naturally lit and spacious interior serves as a backdrop to a vast collection of original works by cutting-edge Australian and international artists. 

“We believe wine is a connector to art, design and culture, bringing together people to share moments of happiness and joy,” says Andrew Nugent, co-founder Bird in Hand. “This translates beautifully in the new restaurant space.”

LVN Restaurant joins an impressive portfolio of special experiences offered to guests at Woodside, including the newly refurbished cellar door, private tasting room and landscaped gardens featuring a worldly sculpture collection curated by the Nugent family.

LVN Restaurant
Where: 150 Pfeiffer Road, Woodside
When: From 14 January 2024

For more info, and to book, click here.

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